Liposculpture removes deposits of excess fat, creating a more pleasing contour. It can be used to slim hips and thighs, flatten tummies, remove love handles and improve double chins, and can be used in many other areas. Liposculpture can be performed under a local anesthetic for certain patients and is frequently combined with other procedures.
Reasons to Consider Liposculpture
- Desire for a smoother, more proportional figure.
- Target specific fat deposits in many areas of the body.
1. What areas can be treated with Liposculpture?
Common treatment areas include:
- Chin and Neckline
- Upper Arms
- Stomach and Waistline
- Hips and Buttocks
- Thighs and Knees
- Calves and Ankles
2. How will Dr. Taylor evaluate me for liposculpture ?
You should come to the consultation prepared to discuss your medical history. This will include information about any medical conditions you may have, such as diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease. Dr. Taylor will want to know about previous surgeries, medical treatments and medications that you currently take. It is important for you to provide complete information.
How much you currently weigh and whether you plan to lose or gain weight in the future will be factors in evaluating you for liposculpture . Dr. Taylor may ask you about the effects of prior weight loss on the appearance of those areas which you have indicated for contouring. He will assess the elasticity of your skin and estimate the amount of fat to be removed for optimal results.
3. What will the day of the procedure be like?
Your liposuction will be performed in our fully accredited, state-of-the-art on-site surgery center.
Medications are administered for your comfort during the procedure and general anesthesia may be desirable in some instances. For your safety during the operation, various monitors are used to check your heart, blood pressure, pulse and the amount of oxygen circulating in your blood.
When surgery is completed, you will be taken into a recovery area where you will continue to be closely monitored. There may be some discomfort, but this can be controlled by medication that you may continue taking at home. A compressive dressing such as an elasticized bandage, sponge or specially designed garment may have been placed over the areas that were suctioned. Dr. Taylor will tell you how long you should wear the garment and will instruct you on how to remove it so that you may shower or bathe.
You most likely will be permitted to go home after a few hours.
4. When can I resume my normal activities?
You may be able to return to work in just a few days. In many instances, you can resume most of your normal activities within one or two weeks and begin some form of exercise soon after. The timing of your recovery depends largely on the extent of your surgery.
5. How long will the results last?
The results of liposculpture will be permanent, as long as you maintain your post-operative weight. Even if you gain a few extra pounds, you may find that the weight is distributed more evenly instead of accumulating in the areas that were problematic for you in the past.
Occasionally, a touchup may be desired to further improve an area that has been suctioned. The additional treatment can sometimes be performed under local anesthesia in Dr. Taylor’s office. More extensive revisions may require a return to the operating room.
For many touch-ups, Robert Taylor Plastic Surgery offers LipoDissolve, a far less invasive procedure that involves injecting a special fat-metabolizing solution into targeted fat deposits. Click here for more information on LipoDissolve.