As two effective procedures that work on removing excess body fat, there are obvious differences between Liposuction and Cavitation. Now let's find out where they exactly differs from each other.
Liposuction is generally regarded as the most commonly applied and reliable method for local shaping at present. Performed by using an electric suction device or a special negative pressure liposuction machine, it connects a liposuction cannula and a metal tube, inserting the liposuction tube into the subcutaneous fat layer through a small skin incision, and using the suction force of electric negative pressure to suck out the subcutaneous fat accumulated locally in the human body. Liposuction is a physical method to remove fat cells through surgery, which helps you to rapidly achieve the effect of permanent local shaping.
While Cavitation adopts ultrasound technology to dissolve fat cells that can be eliminated from the body through your lymphatic system. To be specific, the friction movement among fat cells can be produced through gathering ultrasound waves into body, which can effectively consume heat and cellular water, so that the fat cells shrink. When the sound waves vibrate, it can make a strong impact on cells that will be instantly burst, thus achieving the effect of fat removal. In addition, Cavitation offers you a solution to stimulate collagen regeneration while dissolving cellulite for a more tightened and smooth appearance.
Targeting stubborn cellulite on large body areas, liposuction is a surgical procedure that involves making small incisions on skin, which needs local or general anesthesia depending on the fat amount suctioned. Therefore, you have to spend at least several weeks for recovery after treatment. And there are more risks to take when you are under surgery, such as bleeding, infection, scarring, swelling or bruising. On the contrary, Cavitation is non-invasive and pain-free, with 0 downtime, which can be precisely acted on localized fatty parts. There is no discomfort at all when you are being treated. Although regular maintenance is needed, Cavitation has an absolute advantage in terms of safety. That’s also the reason for why Ultrasonic cavitation is often advertised as a “lunch break treatment”, which shows its characteristics of quick procedure and instant recovery.
In the USA, liposuction prices range between $1,000~$20,000. The cost varies depending on different body parts. And there are additional expenses that you need to take into consideration, such as preoperative examination, anesthesia, postoperative nursing, etc. With liposuction being as a costly option, Cavitation plays a game-changing role who can provide measurable results at low cost in a short time. Tailored to individual’s body type and specific treating areas, Cavitation delivers a personalized solution that can effectively dissolve fat deposits to contour the body for a more defined appearance.
Although the cost of ultrasonic cavitation is different according to the treatment area, what you can expect to pay for a single session is just between $250~$350. Despite the number of sessions needed varies from person to person, the treatment within 12 sessions will help to ensure the desired results you want to achieve. To sum up, the total cost of cavitation is much cheaper than that of liposuction, not to mention buying a machine for home use.
For ultrasonic cavitation, there is no report of side effects after treatment. However some people may experience transient redness in treated areas, and some may feel thirsty even nauseous, which can be resolved by drinking plenty of water. So you don’t have to worry about any probable side effects, which are all short-term and will disappear shortly. When it comes to how long the effect can last for, besides regular treatment needed, it also depends on your lifestyle. Healthy diet and exercising can do you a favor to maintain long-lasting results.
By comparison, we have to admit the effectiveness of liposuction, which owes to its principle. But considering its safety, cost and even postoperative care, whether it’s worth to undergo liposuction depends on you. If you think it’s too much to go through, there’s an excellent alternative, cavitation, ready for you. As a cutting-edge approach, its non-surgical and non-invasive characteristic greatly improves its safety. So you can sculpt your body, improve your health and even boost your self-confidence without any worries.