Even with rigorous dieting and sweating it out in the gym, the fact is not many people have a perfect shape.  Many people are prone to accumulate pockets of fat in undesirable places.  Women tend to put on weight on the inner and outer thighs or on the lower abdomen, whereas men on the other hand often have more flesh in the form of “love handles” or pot belly.

Unlike traditional methods of weight loss, liposculpture gives instant result that you can see for yourself.  You don’t need to convince yourself that there is an improvement.  The results are easily achievable, stable and safe.  In fact, liposculpturing is the most successful way to get rid of the flab from selected spots such as on the thighs and tummy, that too without any obvious scars. 


What is liposculpturing?

Liposculpturing is a surgical procedure through which subcutaneous tissues or fat is removed from different parts of the body thus giving it a proper contour in the aesthetic sense.  It primarily focuses on little pockets of fat, contrary to liposuction which covers large areas.  Instead of grossly removing fat deposits, liposculpture also moves it around for a desired shape.  It can be of great use in areas that don’t respond to diet and exercise. 

Besides contouring and resculpting specific body parts,throughliposculpture excess fat masses can be safely and permanently taken away.Liposculpture works best on people who have good skin elasticity, which is largely true in young people.  Ideal height-weight ratio and a BMI of under 30 are some of the parameters to qualify to be an ideal candidate.  This revolutionary procedure effectively helps you achieve your desired body shape by taking out unwanted fat deposits and bulges.


Prior to liposculpture surgery:

As is the case with any other surgery, prior to the procedure you will have a thorough consultation with your surgeon where a full medical history is taken and careful physical examination is done to evaluate your condition.  Tell your surgeon if you have any allergies or problems with blood clotting or have high blood pressure.  If you qualify for the procedure, surgeon will clearly explain the procedure and what results might be realistically expected.  You can ask any concerns or apprehensions you have and the surgeon will answer them.  Photographs of the specific body parts where liposculpture is intended to be done are taken to keep in the clinical records and for before-and-after comparison purposes.  If you are on a medication regime, it might be tweaked to suit the procedure and you will be put on a course of antibiotics on the day of the procedure.


How does liposculpture work?

As already mentioned, liposculpture is done to take off some fat and move some of the fat to certain areas of your body.  It is not an alternative to weightloss, but rather used for tightening up areas that already have good elasticity.  Accentuating abdominal muscles or narrowing a waist line can be best done with liposculpture.

Tumescent liposculpture is widely used as it has the advantage of limited blood loss and scarring.  The procedure starts with the doctor injecting a sterile solution containing numbing medicine.  Then a tiny incision is made in order to place a thin tube or cannula under the skin to collect the fat.  They use the tube to move the fat and then remove it with suction.  At times the fat is purified, processed, and transferred to other body parts, such as the buttocks or face, to enhance features in those areas.        

There are three techniques for tumescent liposculpture:

Power-assisted liposculpture (PAL) uses a vibrating tool to help break down fat faster and remove it more easily.

Ultrasound-assisted liposculpture (UAL) melts fat with ultrasonic energy through a handpiece. This makes it easier to remove large amounts of fat, but takes longer.

Laser-assisted liposculpture melts fat through low-energy waves. This procedure also takes longer.

Liposculpture can be combined with other procedures, like tummy tucks.  The ease of combining liposculpture with other procedures makes it even more attractive.


Targeted areas of liposculpture:

  • Back
  • “Love handles”
  • Thighs
  • Arms
  • Under the chin

You should have good elasticity of skin in whatever area is being treated so that your skin will bounce back soon and there won’t by any additional sagging.


After the procedure:

Some swelling and bruising may be there after the surgery and this is quite normal and will go away in a few weeks.  You can see the complete result after six months post surgery when the wound will have fully healed.  During this time your body continues to heal and readjust.

Your doctor may advise to take one week off from work.  Light walking is recommended to stimulate blood circulation.  For two to three weeks, strenuous work and exercises should be avoided.  In order to subside the swelling, you may be advised to wear a compression stocking.

Keep in mind, in order to maintain results after liposculpture eat a balanced diet of vegetables, fruits and grains and keep the intake of the so-called junk food minimal. 

It would not be an exaggeration to say that exciting new developments in liposculpturing have heralded a new era in body contouring.  These advances have made the procedure easier for you, and less expensive.

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