Radiofrequency-assisted liposuction is a new, minimally invasive procedure that uses a thermal energy field to induce skin tightening. It is performed under local anaesthesia where the surgeon makes a small incision in the area to be treated and a radiofrequency transmitting electrode is inserted.
As the radiofrequency waves liquefy the fat, it is immediately suctioned from the body. The radiofrequency waves also stimulate the production of collagen beneath the skin, making the treated area appear firmer and more toned.
What are the benefits?
- Minimally invasive, requiring only very small incisions.
- Scarring is minimal and the chances of infection are reduced.
- Less bruising, pain and/or discomfort during the recovery period.
- Done under local anaesthesia or light sedation.
- No risks of general anaesthesia.
- Procedure does not require an overnight stay.
- Typical recovery time is 1 to 2 days.
- Many patients return to work the day after their procedure.
- Considerably reduces fatty deposits while firming the body.
- Studies show highest rates of patient satisfaction.
Which areas can be treated?
Chin area, neck, jowls, cheeks, arms, inner and outer thighs, male breasts, pubic mound, buttocks, knees, hips and abdomen.