Liposuction is among the most common cosmetic surgical procedures performed for body sculpting. Newer techniques such as ultrasound-assisted liposuction, power-assisted liposuction, laser-assisted liposuction, and noninvasive approaches such as mesotherapy, cryolipolysis and high-intensity-focused ultrasound (HIFU), have the potential to improve efficiency, minimize adverse consequences, andshorten postoperative recovery time.
The HIFU in particular reduces treatment time, reduces scarring, and ameliorates the risk of severe posttreatment complications such as infection that are associated with surgical procedures. HIFU also eliminates the necessity for general anesthesia and the associated risks. HIFU thus allows patients to return quickly to activities of daily living with minimal downtime ascompared to traditional surgical liposuction procedures. For these reasons, noninvasive methods like HIFU are increasingly preferred by patients who are resistant to the invasive surgery involved in conventional liposuction procedures.