Knee Ultrasonic Liposuction
Sculpt your way to shapely legs
Remember the time when you felt comfortable wearing shorts in public, the time when your legs were more of a source of pride than just a means of locomotion? It is easy to return to those more glamorous times with Ultrasonic Liposuction of the knees. Both men and women accumulate fat in their legs. Now you can use tumescent ultrasonic liposuction to get rid of knee fat and get back into your shorts and short skirts. With knee liposuction, you can wear the clothes you thought you'd never want to wear again, finally ridding yourself of that stubborn fat around your knees, sculpting your legs, and improving your body proportions.
Having a ultrasonic liposuction surgeon eliminate your knee fat with ultrasonic liposuction is much easier and safer than undergoing traditional liposuction. The process is simple:
- You are given a local anesthetic to numb the area.
- Your ultrasonic liposuction surgeon uses a laser to gently melt the fat directly under the skin and to encourage skin tightening.
- Your surgeon then places small incisions to begin the suctioning process with a cannula, which is only about 3mm wide.
- Your ultrasonic liposuction surgeon uses slow, gentle movements to remove the fat, meaning limited pain, fewer bruises, and a rapid recovery for you.
The entire tumescent ultrasonic liposuction procedure usually lasts only one to two hours and acts to reduce fat and tighten skin. Ultrasonic Liposuction patients need only light sedation, and most patients are back at work in one or two days.
- Ultrasonic Liposuction is permanent. Once fat cells are removed from the body, they do not grow back.
- Ultrasonic Liposuction produces noticeable results, leaving you with sculpted, contoured, and slimmer legs.
Why choose knee ultrasonic liposuction? Is it for men or women?
Both men and women can benefit from knee liposuction. Ultrasonic Liposuction of the knee reduces fatty deposits above and around the knee, naturally tapering the leg and restoring proportion to the body. After knee liposuction, your leg is defined by your knee joint, not by the knee fat above it. With knee ultrasonic liposuction, recovery is quick and post-op bruising and pain is minimal. Results are permanent, so you never have to worry about excess knee flab again.
What is knee ultrasonic liposuction like?
Ultrasonic Liposuction is usually performed in an office or clinic setting under local anesthesia. Patients remain awake and alert during the entire procedure. First, the surgeon numbs the skin and places small incisions in the area. Using gentle suction, excess fat is removed with a small vibrating cannula, or straw-like instrument. The cannula is only 3mm-about the size of a cooked spaghetti noodle-and leaves no unsightly scars. The procedure lasts for about one to two hours, and patients walk out of the office with their new, sculpted bodies.
Am I a good candidate for knee ultrasonic liposuction?
Ultrasonic Liposuction of the knees is a safe procedure for most men and women who have a high accumulation of fatty deposits around the knee area. If you can pinch more than a quarter inch of fat around or above your knee joint, then knee Ultrasonic Liposuction should improve your leg contours by eliminating that fat. Anyone who has had a gastric bypass or has lost over 100 pounds might need to take extra precautions and might want to consider further skin-tightening procedures for loose skin. A consultation with the ultrasonic liposuction doctor can help address these issues.
Can knee ultrasonic liposuction be combined with other procedures?
Yes, absolutely. Many patients choose to have their knee ultrasonic liposuction procedure performed in conjunction with other procedures, especially hip and thigh ultrasonic liposuction. When knee, hip, and thigh liposuction procedures are combined, the laser surgeon can sculpt and slim your entire leg, from front to back. Of course, not all patients need ultrasonic liposuction on their hips, thighs, or other areas, so your surgeon can target the knees alone and perform this procedure by itself if you prefer.
Will I have any scars or sagging skin after knee ultrasonic liposuction?
Tumescent ultrasonic liposuction of the knees leaves only a couple of small incision sites, each only about 3mm wide. The puncture sites naturally close within a day or two, fading into the natural color of the surrounding skin. Scarring does not usually occur.
Ultrasonic Liposuction is designed to promote skin tightening and to restore collagen. Anyone under the age of 60 with good skin tone will generally not have sagging skin and will instead see an improvement in skin tone and firmness. Ultrasonic Liposuction is specifically designed to promote skin tightening as the fat is removed. However, older patients or those who have experienced dramatic weight loss may still experience sagging or lax skin.
What are the post-op procedures for knee ultrasonic liposuction?
Patients generally experience only mild discomfort after the procedure. You can walk immediately afterward, enjoy light to medium activities, and return to work in a day or two. Some, but not all, patients experience mild bruising. A compression garment similar to bike shorts is worn for three days and nights and then at least eight hours a day for two weeks.
Some patients might experience swelling after the procedure. Good results are visible within three to four weeks; final results are seen within six months. While it does take a while for the swelling to subside, there is minimal to no pain involved. With ultrasonic liposuction of the knees, there are no stitches, and the tiny puncture wounds naturally close within two days. The most common discomfort patients experience is mild soreness, similar to the muscle ache that accompanies strenuous exercise.
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