This is the latest in a series of articles I have written and will continue to write on a subject that is quickly coming to consume me: how our future is going to be dominated by the use of sound wave technology to do just about everything. Such a vision of a not-too-distant future is not some wild dream that defies universal scientific laws like light sabers or the transporter from “Star Trek” because right now, this very day, sound wave technology is being used for everything from replacing the need for windshield wipers to levitating small object.
What is considered a wild dream of a future that lies far beyond the not-too-distant future is one that haunts the days and nights of those who love food and hate exercising. That wild dream can be summed up pretty easily: being able to eat all the foods you crave while at the same time having hips that are slim, thighs that don’t rub against each other when you walk and arms that flap in the slightest breeze.
The experts keep suggesting that such a thing is impossible. It is perhaps worthwhile to keep in mind that at one time the most respected experts in the world also certain beyond a doubt that the sun revolved around the earth, reaching the peak of Mt. Everest was impossible and there was no way in the world that the Baltimore Colts could lose to the New York Jets in Super Bowl III.
In the not too distant future the experts of today may look every bit as foolish for expressing their absolute conviction that losing inches off parts of your body in mere minutes is impossible to accomplish without highly invasive and dangerous traditional surgical methods that cause you to sink inexorably into depths of debt from which you are unlikely to recover. But don’t judge the experts too harshly. They used to be right about such things. Still, the world turns and progress marches on no matter loudly the experts proclaim otherwise.
The experts were talking about liposuction when they suggested that losing inches in a day involved costly invasive surgery with the potential to put your health and even your very life at risk. What they were not talking about is one of the latest services to put theoretical application of sound wave technology to immediately available consumer user. Such a service is referred to by several terms: ultrasonic liposuction, smart liposuction, lipoplasty and ultrasound assisted liposuction. Whatever the name, it comes down to the same thing: every day we are moving closer and closer to that future dominated by the use of sound waves.
So how can sound waves do what used to be solely the domain of the blade and vacuum machine for sucking away fat cells? The answer lies in ultra high speed vibrations. The faster something vibrates, the more energy it produces. Some ultrasonic liposuction treatments require that blade to cut an opening in the skin into which a tube called a cannula (or, if you go to a doctor not quite as concerned with the potential for scaring you away even before consultation, the device might be called an ultrasonic probe) is placed which is vibrating so rapidly that it creates enough energy to actually liquefy fat cells in the body not unlike a blender liquefies scoops of rock hard ice cream into a milkshake.
The less invasive type of lipoplasty (or smart lipo or ultrasonic liposuction or ultrasound assisted liposuction) represents the real future of using nothing but sound waves to remove fat from the body. External lipoplasty may not be completely there yet since it may require some form of invasive liposuction for complete success, but it’s a step. A device not unlike that which uses sound wave technology to reveal the fetus inside a womb deliver high frequency vibrations to use the power of sound waves to destroy fat cells lying beneath.
Ultrasonic liposuction, smart lipo, lipoplasty–any term used to describe the use of sound wave technology to do what scalpels and vacuums used to do represent just one more step closer to that future in which all current methods of getting things done are placed into the dusty archives of the obsolete as the perhaps infinite power of sound to do everything better, faster, cleaner and safer dominates our lives.