What is Radio Frequency Assisted Liposuction?


Radio frequency assisted liposuction is a new technology, which claims to remove fat via suction whilst at the same time tightening the skin and body. This works using radio frequency energy, which is transmitted through an electrode in the cannula. This heats the fat causing it to be broken down into a liquid. This liquid is then absorbed into the body and the remaining fluid is suctioned out of the body using the cannula.

Radio Frequency Assisted Liposuction Procedure

Radio frequency assisted liposuction is normally performed under a local anaesthetic, which is injected into the body in the tumescent fluid, which also limits blood loss by sealing the blood vessels. Small incisions are then made around the treatment area. A radio frequency transmitting electrode is the placed into these cuts. The radio frequency waves are guided upwards through the fat using another electrode, which also keeps a check on skin temperature to ensure that the treatment area does not get too hot.

As the radio frequency waves dissolve the fat, turning it into liquid the cannula is immediately suctioning the fat out of the body. This means that treatment time is reduced. The radio frequency assisted liposuction also works by stimulating the production of collagen beneath the skin. This tightens the skin making the treatment area appear not only slimmer but also more toned and youthful.

Benefits of Radio Frequency Assisted Liposuction

Radio frequency assisted liposuction has several benefits. It is minimally invasive requiring only small incisions meaning that there is little scarring and the chances of infection are reduced. It also means that the discomfort is lessened during the recovery period.

Radio frequency assisted liposuction is an accurate technique meaning that the surgeon can guide the cannula to precise areas giving them more power to shape your body to a natural and desirable shape.

The diversity of radio frequency assisted liposuction means that it can be used to treat several body problems. The radiofrequency waves not only dissolve unwanted fat but can also promote the production of collagen and reduce the appearance of cellulite. This is highly beneficial as collagen tightens the skin meaning that the skin slackness often caused by liposuction can be counterbalanced. This also means that the results are more effective making you appear more youthful as well as slimmer.

One of the biggest benefits of radio frequency assisted liposuction is the regulation of the skin temperature. The external electrode monitors the skin temperature and automatically cuts off the heat if the area is getting too hot. This prevents you from suffering from complications such as heat damage, which can be caused by laser assisted liposuction.

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