What is Liposculpture?
Liposculpture is a minimally invasive body contouring technique that dramatically transforms your body, adding fine definition to treatment areas. Liposculpture precisely targets only the fat around muscle groups, so it is used to highlight and provide more defined contours through precise removal of the fatty deposits obscuring the muscles, leaving you with a more sculpted appearance.
The technology is so precise that it is able to distinguish nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue from the targeted fat. The unwanted fat is removed through ultrasound body reshaping technology instead of the vacuum removal method utilized during traditional liposuction. Although, both liposculpture and liposuction are minimally invasive procedures, the former is used to reshape and create more muscle definition instead of solely removing unwanted fat.
What are the reasons for having Liposculpture done?
There are a variety of reasons for having liposculpture done, the most significant usually being that the patient can’t get rid of unwanted fat in spite of exercise and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
- Single procedure. Provides optimal results in one procedure as opposed to having to sit through multiple procedures over time
- Minimal recovery period. You’re back on your feet in no time
- Improved body contours. Obtain the same results you’d have if you’d spent months working with a personal trainer
- Smoother, more youthful looking skin. In addition to more refined and accentuated muscles
Is Liposculpture a good way to lose weight?
You may lose a few pounds from the fat being removed, but it is not considered a form of weight loss. In fact, you need to be in good shape, exercise regularly and maintain a healthy lifestyle to be a good candidate for liposculpture.
Liposculpture is best for people whose exercise regimen and healthy lifestyle have already provided some definition. It’s ideal for active people who need help shaping and tightening areas in with stubborn fat. For general body sculpting, liposuction is a more effective option.
In addition to being close to your ideal shape, a good candidate for liposculpture should be:
- A nonsmoker in generally good health
- Prepared for a minor surgical procedure
- Willing to rest during a short recovery period
- Prepared to take steps to maintain your results
Liposculpture can produce ideal contours and tone, but it cannot prevent future fat deposits from accumulating. To maintain your results you will need to be dedicated to healthy living.
What parts of the body can be sculpted?
Liposculpture is used on places where you have localized excess fat, as a means of achieving a more chiseled appearance; there are many areas that can be contoured.
These areas are:
- Cheeks, jowls and neck
- Upper arms
- Breast or chest areas
- Abdomen and waist
- Hips and buttocks
- Inner and outer thighs
- Inner knee
- Calves and ankles
What to expect after surgery?
There will be some discomfort to varying degrees. Some patients cope without painkillers. Some occasionally require stronger medication. This is left to your discretion and will be dealt with at the time of the procedure.
During the first two days, excess fluid will discharge from tiny holes in the skin from the procedure. The fluid will be pinkish, but actual blood loss will be minimal. Absorbent pads are supplied to help deal with this leakage and a plastic sheet is provided to place on the mattress. Towels can help contain the fluid. Patients are encouraged to take it easy for the rest of the day, but may go for a short walk. They are not permitted to drive at all for 24 hours.
Most patients can return to work on the second day. By the end of the first week, most patients will feel quite comfortable. Any bruising or swelling of tissue will gradually subside over the next three weeks.
When will I see results?
In 48 hours you will see up to 70% of the final result. A month after the procedure, most patients look and feel completely recovered from the procedure.
It takes three months for the final result to be evident. Liposculpture to the calves and ankles requires a longer recovery period, with swelling of the ankles continuing for up to six months in some patients. Retraction of abdominal skin where excess fat has been removed will also show a slower recovery, taking up to six months.
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