Cosmetic Surgery Procedures in Costa Rica

Aesthetic Cavitation Treatment

Aesthetic Cavitation Treatment 1Many are the treatments that have been discovered when it comes to finding an efficient way of eliminating cellulite. Among these modern procedures, you will find cavitation (also known as aesthetic cavitation), a newly developed treatment.

This technique consists in generating micro-bubbles in the interior of fatty tissue using a special machine; this is done with the objective of breaking up the structure of the fat cells, successfully eliminating them in regions that are hard to reach by other treatments. The bubbles are produced within the fluids of the fatty tissue, destroying the walls of fat cells and transforming them into a more liquid substance that the body can more easily eliminate. The fat is then removed through the lymphatic system and urine.

Apart of being non-invasive, cavitation permits your specialist to treat specific regions covered with cellulite, allowing for much more precise results. Its effects are noticeable right away and it is possible to lose up to 2 cm per session depending on the patient’s case.

Cavitation can be considered an alternative to surgical liposuction. This treatment gives you the chance to avoid the operation room as well as anesthesia. Cavitation is a painless procedure and can be performed at your doctor’s office.

What Can I Expect

Aesthetic Cavitation Treatment 2Whenever it comes to cellulite treatment, you need to keep in mind that no procedure will ever provide an ‘ideal’ aspect to your body. The aim of this kind of procedure is to achieve an improvement and enhance your appearance.

This can help you boost your self-confidence and make you feel better about yourself, while keeping realistic expectations. This is one of the core values we have here at HCR; we want our clients to be completely satisfied with the results of their treatment and to heighten their self-assurance.

Procedure Planning

Before any type of procedure is performed, patients are strongly advised to have a detailed discussion with their doctor. By doing so, both parties have the opportunity to contribute in the whole process and to increase the client’s level of satisfaction.

here are certain conditions that do not allow for cavitation to be performed for the elimination of localized fat deposits. Among these are: renal insufficiency, hepatic insufficiency, pacemakers or other such electronic devices, pregnancy, hypertriglyceridemia, hypercholesterolemia, etc. Make sure you consult with your specialist so you can determine if this procedure is adequate for your particular case.

The Procedure

Sessions normally take around 35 mins and are done over a single area: the abdomen, buttocks, inner or outer thighs, etc. After each session it is possible to diminish up to 2cms in volume. Sessions are performed every 72 hours, time needed for the body to successfully eliminate the broken up fat. 6 to 12 sessions are recommended depending on the region of treatment and the patient’s health. The minimum recommended number of sessions is between 6 or 10.

Within the category of aesthetic cavitation, you can choose between three different techniques: stable or traditional cavitation, double cavitation or ultra-cavitation.

Stable or traditional Cavitation – this technique provokes the destruction of fat cells,transforming them into a liquid substance that is eliminated through the lymphatic system and urinated. During the treatment, the micro-bubbles exert excessive pressure over the fat cells forcing their membranes to break and triggering their destruction. They are afterwards emulsified (going from solid to liquid) and converted into a substance that’s easy for the body to eliminate.

Double Cavitation – this technique consists in producing an effect by combining two different wave frequencies to generate gas bubbles in a controlled and repetitive fashion. The bubbles raise the inner temperature of the fatty cells, forcing them to break because of the heat. The fat is then eliminated just like in traditional cavitation.

Ultra-cavitation – this technique incorporates the use of low frequency ultrasound waves to rupture fatty tissue without damaging micro-circulation. While the ultrasound waves travel, a series of bubbles are generated. These provoke a stable compression capable of separating fat nodules, breaking the membranes of fat cells and emulsifying the accumulated fat for it to be eliminated through the lymphatic system.

After The Treatment

After each cavitation session, it is necessary to drink 2 liters of water per day to facilitate the elimination of fat. Cavitation sessions cannot be repeated until after a minimum of 3 to 4 days have passed since this is the time the body requires to successfully eliminate the destroyed fat.


As with any type of cosmetic treatment, complications are unusual but they sometimes do happen. However, they are usually minor and can be reduced by following your doctor’s directions precisely before and after the procedure.

Make sure to ask your doctor concerning any risks you might have to face when undertaking this procedure. However, you must keep in mind that our certified group of doctors works full-time to prevent such scenarios from happening; we value the health of our patients above anything else.