Ultrasonic cavitation is performed with noninvasive machines that target specific body areas with low-frequency sound waves (they are what put the “ultrasonic” in “ultrasonic cavitation”) and, in some cases, light suction. This process heats and vibrates the layer of fat cells below the skin’s surface. The pressure eventually causes the fat cells to liquefy and release their contents into the bloodstream. Proponents of the procedure believe that the body is then able to process these fatty acids through its proverbial waste-disposal plant: the lymphatic system.

Results can vary greatly from patient to patient. However, most proponents of ultrasonic cavitation claim that you’ll see: 

  • Tightened skin and reduced cellulite (due to the production of new collagen and elastin fibers)
  • Reduced circumference in the treated area (due to fat-cell release)
  • An overall contoured appearance (due to a combination of the benefits listed above)

Although most practices that offer ultrasonic cavitation claim you’ll see results after the first session, they also caution that between 8 and 12 sessions are needed for optimum results. The exact number of treatments needed will vary due to factors such as age, weight, and the area being treated.

“Ultrasonic cavitation” is a catchall term for noninvasive liposuction that works through low-frequency sound waves. Different spas and doctor’s offices use different devices to perform their procedures. Though similar, the machines can differ when it comes to the precise frequency and concentration of the sound waves. Ultrasonic cavitation does not destroy fat cells; rather, it empties them of their contents, which means the cells are capable of storing fat again. A balanced diet is the only way to ensure lasting results. Those who take in more calories than they burn will see their improvement start to decrease over time.

Ultrasound Cavitation risks are very rare as it is a nonsurgical procedure without anesthesia. The treatment is non-invasive, no cutting, no scars and no downtime should be experienced after the treatment. Due to specific ultrasound parameters of energy levels, it ensures selective damage to fat cells only and does not interfere with any other organs or areas. The heat causes contractions of the collagen fibers to immediately tighten the skin. It is then finalized with another circumference measurement. The duration of the treatment session normally takes around fifteen to twenty minutes; It depends on the size of the area and the thickness of the fat layer. Results are noticeable after the first treatment, but more improvement will be noticed within a few days. Six to ten sessions at three days intervals are recommended in order to achieve the best results, but further treatments may be needed to obtain your desired figure.

To avoid ultrasound cavitation risks, you need to follow the pre- and post-treatment instructions.  These include:

  • No tanning just before the treatment (because then your skin may be damaged and you may experience pain during and after the procedure).
  • No shower right after the treatment.
  • Drinking lots of water before and after session (improves the chances of success).

Ultrasound cavitation risks may appear on pregnant women or nursing a baby, and not performed on persons under the age of 18, because those persons still have changing hormones and their fat deposits are also unstable, while their body is still growing and developing. This procedure can be considered effective and safe, but IF and only IF you take care of yourself and your nutrition, if you are moderately physically active, not pregnant or nursing a baby, and are older than 18.