What is ultrasonic liposuction?

In all its forms, lipo works to beautifully shape and slim the torso, creating exciting, sleek results, especially where diet and exercise have failed. In an ever-evolving quest for more sophisticated, safe and effective forms of body sculpting, however, medical science has come up with new modalities of liposuction.

In recent years, ultrasonic liposuction has become a viable alternative to traditional, manual lipo and has quickly gained popularity in the US. During this form of body contouring, directed sound waves are harnessed to dissolve and eliminate fat deposits, improving efficiency while preserving client safety.

What are the advantages of this type of lipo?

Ultrasonic liposuction is more rapid and focused than manual lipo, reducing downtime as well as the risk of complications. The potent sound energy gently breaks up the fat cells while perfectly preserving the surrounding tissues, nerves and skin. Bruising, swelling and post-operative discomfort are all reduced with ultrasonic lipo.

Because ultrasonic lipo allows for more precise, pinpointed fat loss, it can be an ideal procedure for treating the more muscle-bound regions of the torso, such as the male chest, the back or the hips. The muscles in these areas are completely left alone, while the fat cells are expertly targeted and eradicated.

Ultrasonic liposuction, also called UAL, can be excellent for addressing delicate areas of the neck and lower face. Because it vacuums out more fat in a shorter time while smoothing and tightening the outer skin layers, its effectiveness at toning the buttocks, thighs and abdomen is unparalleled.

Understanding the procedure

Dr. Scarpidis performs ultrasonic liposuction in NYC in 1-2 hours, depending on the extent of the fat suctioning required. He will first create micro incisions at the target regions, which are just wide enough to allow a slender cannula to enter.

Before the suctioning process begins, he will apply a fluid that anesthetizes the treatment area for your continued comfort. A special handpiece is used to deliver gentle yet potent sound waves that emulsify the fat cells, facilitating their easy drainage.

Recovery from ultrasonic lipo

Thanks to a minimally invasive approach and Dr. Scarpidis’ excellent techniques, recovery from ultrasonic liposuction tends to be swift and without incident. The anesthetic used during treatment allows patients to be comfortable all the way through the first stages of recuperation, and does not require an overnight stay as general anesthesia does.

Bruising, swelling and tenderness, while still present to some degree, are greatly minimized with ultrasonic lipo because it is less vigorous and manipulative than its manual counterpart.

Dr. Scarpidis may recommend a compression garment, which is worn to both reduce excess swelling, and to help maintain your beautifully improved contours. While you may return home right away, refraining from rigorous exercise for a week or so is encouraged.


With UAL, liposuction results are often more fine-tuned and exacting, supplying you with a slender, shapely figure and a better fit in clothing and swimwear. Ultrasonic liposuction is considered a permanent solution, so as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle in terms of diet and exercise, results are long term.

Choosing the best surgeon for your NYC ultrasonic liposuction procedure

Considered among Manhattan’s leading body contouring specialists, Dr. Scarpidis is a board certified plastic surgeon who is passionate about recreating your physique with minimally invasive techniques and reduced downtime. He is known for constantly contributing to the advancement of cosmetic science through peer-reviewed articles and industry lecturing, always striving to be at the forefront of groundbreaking advancements in the field of liposuction.

Where will my treatment take place?

All liposuction procedures occur at our beautiful, accredited outpatient medical facility in NYC, Scarpidis Aesthetics. Here you will experience convenience, tranquility and the strictest of safety protocols, just like at any local hospital but with added privacy and comfort. From our luxurious, climate-controlled reception area to our state-of-the-art surgical suites and soothing recovery rooms, clients receive outstanding care and personalized attention every time.

In addition, Dr. Scarpidis has assembled a team of highly qualified and caring RN’s, medical assistants and technicians to assist him, each of whom is dedicated to going the extra mile for your satisfaction with your procedure.

The consultation

The journey towards a slimmer, sleeker you begins with a confidential consultation in the privacy of Dr. Scarpidis’ New York City offices. During this initial meeting he can answer all your questions about ultrasonic liposuction in greater detail, going over the risks and benefits, the costs, and what to expect from recovery.

The doctor will perform a comprehensive medical exam and record your surgical history, followed by the creation of a customized plan of action for targeting your most troublesome fat zones.

Schedule a consultation

If you’re ready to rejuvenate your appearance so you can look and feel your very best, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Scarpidis today. During your private meeting in his midtown office, Dr. Scarpidis will thoroughly discuss your cosmetic goals, concerns and desires, before outlining a customized treatment plan designed to address the issues that concern you most. From there, he will guide you through making an informed decision that is in your best interest and will result in the precise aesthetic enhancements you desire.

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