Ultrasonic liposuction is a complement to traditional form of liposuction including the tumescent technique. UAL uses a specially designed cannula (a thin surgical wand) that emits high energy sound waves to create vibrations within the fat that ruptures the wall of fat cells, and then liquified fat can be easily removed during the second step that uses tumescent liposuction. Ultrasonic energy acts primarily on the fat cells and has no effect on the vascular, or connective tissues around the excess fat deposits. With UAL we can achieve smoother liposuction results, remove difficult fibrous fatty deposits and aspirate more fat with minimal blood loss. UAL is ideal for areas of the body where fat is interspersed with fibrous tissue. The most frequent areas treated by UAL in men are the love handles, lower back and chest; in women, thighs, hips, buttocks, back and stomach.
Dr. Stamatiou is one of the only with the UAL machine in Greece and has extensive experience with this technology. In most cases he finds it to be a superior technique in terms of procedure time, recovery and results.