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Liposuction and Liposculpture

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Liposuction and Liposculpture are procedures designed to sculpt areas of the body that are resistant to traditional diet and exercise. Ideal areas for treatment include the thighs, buttocks, abdomen, waistline, arms, knees, ankles, jowls, and neck.

Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits, improving your body contours and proportion, and ultimately, enhancing your self-image.

Liposuction And Liposculpture. Before and After Treatment Photos: Female, side view

Liposuction Before & After







Sometimes living a healthy lifestyle which includes a reasonable level of fitness (30 minutes of exercise, five times a week), some people may still have a body with disproportionate contours due to localized fat deposits. Family genetics may be to blame when it comes to stubborn, exercise-resistant fat, despite implementing food-intake limitations and fitness routines to your daily life.

It is important to note that these procedures are designed to sculpt to body, not as cures for obesity or for weight loss. Patients should be healthy and have a good diet and exercise routine. People with cellulite are not good candidates for liposuction because they may develop skin irregularities in the treated area. Age is generally not a major consideration when discussing liposuction. Older adults, though, often have less elasticity in their skin, which means they may not get the same results that a younger person with tighter skin might get.

Since liposuction is for contouring of the body and improving the appearance of the body, trunk and face, it is important patients do not consider this surgery as a weight loss solution for whenever they gain too much unhealthy weight. Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity and is not a replacement for regular exercise and good eating habits.

Good candidates have concerns that are related to specific areas of the body, which may need to be reshaped for body sculpting and body contour improvement. A good candidate is a person who is in relatively good shape but has excess fat or contour deformity involving specific areas of the body. He or she has a healthy lifestyle, eats appropriately, and exercises regularly. Generally the candidate wants improvement in one or more of the following areas: underneath the chin; the bra line; under the armpit; the lateral part of the trunk and posteriorly in the hip areas, saddle bags, and underneath the gluteal area; the inner thigh and maybe some areas of the calf.

Recent figures released from the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS) reveal that liposuction was the most frequently requested treatment in the world. In the United States alone, plastic surgery procedures collectively increased by 3 percent from 2012 to 2013. A total of more than 13 million plastic surgeries were performed in the United States in 2013 according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Liposuction is an invasive procedure that changes the body chemistry, which is why it needs to be performed by a well-trained plastic surgeon. Depending on the type of liposuction you are having, you may be able to have it done at a doctor’s office or surgery center and go home the same day. If large amounts of fat will be removed, the procedure will be done in a hospital, and you may need to stay overnight.

Before the procedure starts, you will be given an anesthetic. Depending on how much fat is being removed and the type of liposuction being done, you may get local anesthesia or general anesthesia. With general anesthesia, you will be “asleep” during the procedure.
Once the anesthesia has taken effect, the surgeon will make small cuts, insert a suction device inside the cut, and remove excess fat using a suction pump or a large syringe. How long it takes depends on how much fat is being removed.

On average, it is recommended that no more than four liters of fluid be removed during any body contouring procedure. There are many body fluid shifts that occur post-surgery, including blood loss and fluid loss that need to be monitored by the cosmetic surgeon.

Differences between traditional liposuction and liposculpture:
Traditional liposuction uses larger cannulas, which are used to extract the fat out of small incisions in the skin. Because of the surgery’s invasive nature, patients are required to set aside downtime of one to two weeks, which means abstaining from normal physical activity, work and any other strenuous activity that could interrupt a healthy healing process. A liposculpture procedure, also known as tumescent liposculture, a tumescent numbing fluid is placed beneath the skin into the targeted pocket of fat. This fluid helps to numb and liquefy the fat, ultimately allowing the use of smaller cannulas. This eliminates the need for general anesthesia and decreases the amount of downtime a patient needs post surgery. Skin quality is not altered by the micro cannulas, which is why bruising, swelling, and thus downtime are greatly reduced using this method. Patients are typically able to return to work in two to three days.

Oftentimes, Dr. Rokhsar uses the LipoLite laser to enhance the procedure. This device melts fat and tightens skin from within, resulting in optimized results.

What to do prior to your surgery:
Before liposuction, you may be asked to follow a few basic steps in order to ensure the safest procedure coupled with the most optimal results. Get lab testing or a medical evaluation. Begin taking certain medications or adjust your current medications doses or frequencies. For any type of surgery, it is very important to stop smoking well in advance of surgery in order to avoid any complications. You will also be advised to avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can thin blood and increase the potential to bleed during surgery.

What you should expect post surgery:
It may take several months for the swelling to completely decreases after liposuction surgery. As it does, a newer body will reveal itself, with sleeker contours and enhanced self-image. The fulfillment patients often report from the initial results of liposuction set them on a path that they continue on as long as weight-control is implemented along with a maintained healthy lifestyle.

However, significant weight gain can completely reverse the procedure’s results, one of the most unfortunate post-surgery stories are those from patients who aren’t committed to maintaining their body’s new contour. Following liposuction, a patient’s leaner and more accurately proportioned body should reflect the mental desire to lead a healthier and more active lifestyle.

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