Just a little bit about liposculpture for those who are interested in the surgical, more instantaneous option to target stubborn and specific fat.
Liposuction is a type of cosmetic surgery that removes fat from the human body in an attempting to alter its shape. Liposculpture is a more refined type of liposuction.
Liposculpture is used to remove excess collections of fatty tissue that are resistant to diet and exercise. Liposculpture can also be used for pseudogynaecomastia, lipoma, and undermining for flaps during surgery.
Liposculpture is not a substitute for diet and exercise, and is not for weight loss. Liposculpture is not for children, or people who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Certain medical conditions and medications will preclude patients from undergoing Liposculpture.
Liposculpture can be used on body, limbs, breasts, or neck and jowl area. When used in neck and jowl area, it should be used with other facial rejuvenation measures such as skin care products, sun protection, muscle relaxation injections, and dermal fillers to achieve the best result.
The patient will be evaluated with detailed history and examination prior to the treatment to determine suitability for the procedure. Bloods tests and imaging (ultrasound and mammogram before breast liposculpture) will be performed prior to the procedure.
Liposculpture is performed under oral and intramuscular sedation and analgesia. After cleaning the area, local anaesthesia is infused through an infusion canula, fat is then removed through suction canulae of various sizes depending on the area being treated, and amount of fat present.
Common side effects of liposculpture include bruising, swelling, tenderness, fatigue, scarring, asymmetry, and contour imperfections. Rarer side effects include persistent swelling, hyperpigmentation, haematoma (collection of blood under the skin), seroma (collection of lymphatic fluid under the skin), skin necrosis, infection, intraperitoneal or intrathoracic perforation, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolus, and pulmonary oedema. Loss of life has been reported.
After the operation, the area treated will be swollen and will improve for next 3-6 months. Results are usually permanent. A healthy lifestyle is recommended for every patient. Whilst the results of any operation cannot be guaranteed, a realistic aim is significant improvement, not perfection.
The patient will need to wear compression garment(s) for 3 weeks, and will be discharged with prophylactic antibiotics and analgesia post operation. The patient is usually reviewed on day 3, 1 week, 1 month, and 3 months after the operation.
Hope the above helps in giving an idea of what liposculpture involves and helps with evaluating all fat loss options and making an informed decision. We at Rejuven8 Body can provide a free consultation and explain all the various options we have available in our studio and can also provide a free quote for the cost of your liposculpture to help with your decision.
Ring us here at Penrith for further information 02 4732 4006.