Ultrasonic Liposuction New York City
Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction:
ultrasound liposuction (UAL) was first introduced in 1993 in Europe, and in 1995 in the United States. Dr. Sherman was one of the first practitioners using ultrasound liposuction, having used the procedure both in Europe and in the United States shortly after its introduction. He has taught the procedure in courses offered to other plastic surgeons, and has been featured on many television shows and print media.
The principle of ultrasound liposuction is similar to the mechanism of the ultrasound apparatus that the dental hygienist uses to remove plaque from your teeth. A sound wave is delivered through a probe that helps emulsify the fat in the surrounding tissue. In the hands of the experienced surgeon, the operation is easier to perform allowing better results to be achieved, and is predictable. In the male patient, the ultrasound helps break up dense breast tissue/fat with minimal effort. Ultrasound assisted liposuction is also especially useful in revision cases where patients have uneven contour.
Over the past decade with the advent of power assisted liposuction and other modalities, it has allowed us to decrease the actual time of ultrasound use. This greatly diminishes swelling, and other potential complications.
At consultation Dr. Sherman will discuss the possible use of ultrasound, the predictable results, and of course, all potential complications.