How does Radiofrequency-assisted Liposuction technique work?

When a balanced diet and exercise are not enough to obtain or maintain a harmonious silhouette, some people consider more radical solutions as an aesthetic operation to get rid of their fat deposits and correct the sagging of the skin.  Among these aesthetic treatments is liposuction. Recently, however, a newer, less invasive technique is becoming more popular Radiofrequency-assisted Liposuction. It is a method to reduce fat tissue and more specifically to reshape the silhouette. It is therefore not surprising to find among patients people who have experienced significant weight loss, women, after giving birth or elderly people.

Radiofrequency-assisted Liposuction surgery in India is a less invasive procedure than traditional liposuction because it uses radio frequency to dissolve fat tissue and firm the skin. The parts of the body where this treatment is most practiced are those with the greatest risk of sagging skin and fat deposits such as arms, stomach or hips. Radiofrequency-assisted Liposuction is a treatment to reshape the figure that is not surgical.


Before the start of treatment, the doctor will mark the skin to delimit the area to be treated. Then, he will apply a sterile gel on the area to facilitate the passage of the outer cannula. Next, the doctor will make a small incision in a discreet place and will introduce the finest cannula into the skin. This cannula has an internal electrode which is introduced into the localized fat, and an external electrode which is above the skin. This is how radio frequency works.

The excess fat is aspirated by means of a cannula inserted into the treatment area. The radio-frequency uses a wave system to increase the temperature of the tissues and thus facilitating their remodeling. This technique has fewer side effects than traditional liposuction; the patient can resume daily activities faster. The latter will also present less bruising or swelling.

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It is an intervention that is usually performed under local anesthesia with sedation and outpatient, that is to say, that the patient can return to his home the same day if the doctor sees no contraindication. Of course, before performing this surgery, the patient will have to undergo the same tests and exams as during conventional liposuction.

The treatment is mildly painful but is well tolerated. Generally, it is performed under local anesthesia, but general anesthesia can be requested if necessary. Once the treatment is complete, the patient will be able to resume normal activities, being careful not to exert excessive effort. It will be necessary to wear a bandage during the days following the procedure to promote healing.

The results of Radiofrequency-assisted are appreciable after 12 weeks although it is possible to observe improvements at the end of the intervention. The scars related to this treatment will be much less important than those of conventional liposuction. The operation time is shorter than in the context of traditional liposuction, this duration varies according to the treated area. Local anesthesia will be used to avoid pain.