About Ultrasound Microlipo & Bags Under Eyes
The ultramicro lipo has a unique design using multidirectional acoustic waves ensuring focused energy only in the focal volume. There is no significant energy deposition on the skin and in non-focal areas. Tissue reduction is selectivity achieved by ensuring specific destruction of the fat cells only within the target area. All other types of tissues, such as blood and lymph vessels, muscles, peripheral nerves and the like remain intact. This ensures controlled ultrasound exposure only within fat, as well as an indication of the lysed fat after treatment.
The best candidates for Ultramicro eyelid procedure are men and women who are physically healthy, psychologically stable, and realistic in their expectations. Most are 30 or older, but if baggy eyelids run in your family, you may decide to have this procedure at a younger age. A few medical conditions make ultrasound microlipo more risky. They include thyroid problems such as hypothyroidism and Graves’ disease, dry eye or lack of sufficient tears, high blood pressure or other circulatory disorders, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. A detached retina or glaucoma is also reason for caution; check with our ophthalmologist before you have this procedure. Results of Ultrasound Microlipo can be noticed as soon as one week. And will last several years.
When performed by a qualified surgeon, complications during Ultrasound Microlipo are infrequent and usually minor. Bruising and swelling lasting on average for two weeks but can continue for a month or more. Remember human body is asymmetrical and even after surgery both sides of the body may look different All surgery requires an incision and therefore will leave a scar. In most patients the scar heals well, but in a small number of people the scar remains thick and heavy. At the time of surgery the small nerves that supply feeling to the skin are damaged. This may cause changes in sensation including numbness. Although uncommon, bleeding and infection are risks and can be serious. You will have some pain and discomfort after this surgery. The pain usually only lasts for a few days. One percent of all operations lead to major complications. Weigh the pros and cons, it is for you to decide. This is a non-surgical procedure and as such potentially serious complications, such as a blood clot or embolus or an unexpected response to drugs or anesthetics, although rar e, can occur. You can reduce your risks by closely following your surgeon’s instructions both before and after surgery.
After Ultrasound Microlipo you should be able to read or watch television in 24 hours. Feel ready to go out in public 3–7 days. Wear makeup after 7–10 days Wear contact lenses after 1 week.
Ultrasound microlipo is usually performed under local anesthesia. Any discomfort experienced during or after the surgery can easily be alleviated by oral medications. Your doctor will give you specific instructions on how to prepare for Ultrasound microlipo procedure, including guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking, and taking or avoiding vitamins, iron tablets and certain medications. If you develop a cold or an infection of any kind, especially a skin infection, your surgery may have to be post poned. Also, while you are making preparations, be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home after the procedure and, if needed, to help you at home for a day. Special accommodations are available for patients who are coming from out of town.
After Ultrasound Microlipo procedure the surgeon will probably lubricate your eyes with ointment and may apply a bandage. You can control any discomfort with the pain medication prescribed by your surgeon. If you feel any severe pain, call your surgeon immediately. Your surgeon will instruct you to keep your head elevated for several days, and to use cold compresses to reduce swelling and bruising. You’ll be shown how to clean your eyes. Soon the swelling and discoloration around your eyes will gradually subside, and you’ll start to look and feel much better. It is normal to feel a bit anxious or depressed in the days or weeks following surgery. However, this feeling will subside as you begin to look and feel better.
This treatment may not be available at Epione. The purpose of providing this information is to enhance the discussion and consultation with your physician so that you can make and informed decision based upon the risks, benefits and alternatives for your specific needs and desires.