Freezing fat is a relatively new technique. The proponents of it say there may be less downtime, but it’s likely just another marketed technique to remove fat that isn’t necessarily better or worse.
Columbus OH (PRWEB) June 14, 2011
Patients seeking liposuction in Columbus, Ohio may benefit from a recent WCMH NBC interview with local plastic surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Donaldson, where he explains different types of liposuction.
“There are a lot of different types of liposuction,” Donaldson said during the interview. “Starting with traditional liposuction, which uses a cannula connected to a suction apparatus. There’s ultrasonic assisted liposuction, which melts or cavitates fat, and then there’s a freezing technique as well.”
Each patient’s anatomy and goals must be carefully considered before making a selection.
Traditional liposuction is often best for large areas of soft fat. Here the fat is easily released without further energy applications, and there are fewer risks.
Ultrasonic is best for difficult areas of the body. Donaldson comments, “ultrasonic is good for fibrous areas -- the chest on men, in particular.” Ultrasonic assisted liposuction (UAL) is a procedure that delivers vibratory mechanical energy and thermal energy to subcutaneous fat to loosen it before removal.
A newer method of fat removal uses cold water to break down the fats. “Freezing fat is a relatively new technique,” says Donaldson. “The proponents of it say there may be less downtime, but it’s likely just another marketed technique to remove fat that isn’t necessarily better or worse.”
According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, liposuction is currently the second most popular form of cosmetic surgery in the United States with 289,016 operations performed in 2010. Dr. Donaldson offers liposuction in Columbus, Ohio, including a wide range of procedures for the face, breasts and body.
For more information on liposuction, Columbus, Ohio, plastic surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Donaldson, invites you to visit his website at http://www.donaldsonplasticsurgery.com or contact his office at 614-442-7610 or Donaldson Plastic Surgery, 4661 Sawmill Road, Columbus, OH 43220.
About Dr. Jeffrey Donaldson:
In private practice in Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Donaldson is a board-certified, fellowship-trained plastic surgeon. He teaches students and colleagues and serves as a media expert on a variety of plastic surgery topics. In 2010, Dr. Donaldson was honored with a Patients’ Choice recognition.