The Safe, Quick Way to a More Contoured Figure
What is LipoSculpture?
Liposculpture/Liposuction is a relatively new cosmetic surgical procedure which removes fat in various body areas including the neck, chest, male breasts and love handles, waist, upper arms, abdomen, thighs, knees, calves and buttocks. This does not necessarily mean loss of weight, but rather reconfiguring your body to a more pleasing shape. The procedure is relatively simple: small incisions are made near the fat bulge and a hollow tube connected to a suction apparatus is inserted. Excess fat is then removed.
Is The Operation Safe?
Absolutely. A local anesthetic minimizes the recovery period to a few days. The small incision sites are virtually invisible. The skin will also naturally contract over the reshaped area.
Why Not Lose Weight?
Weight loss, through healthy diet and exercise, is the optimum method to a flattering body. But often, weight loss affects only certain areas. Even after a rigorous diet, the abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks can remain essentially the same, leaving a person discouraged with a feeling of "what's the use." LipoSculpture is a viable option.
Will the Fat Return?
No. Fortunately, the human body is constructed so that once unwanted fat cells are removed, they are eliminated forever. Of course, if a patient over-eats following surgery, weight gain will occur, but the excess poundage will be distributed over the remaining fat cells. It must be remembered that LipoSculpure is not a weight loss treatment but rather a way to shape and removed unwanted bulges.
There are no sexual preferences with respect to LipoSculpture. Both men and women increasingly use this method to achieve a more attractive appearance.
Following treatment, expect between two and seven days of recuperation dependent on the extent of liposuction you receive. Because of its inherent elasticity, any excess skin will, in virtually all cases, shrink to accommodate the new body contour.
Other Facts To Remember
- surgery need not be confined to a particular body area. Often,
LipoSculpture is performed on several areas during one treatment.
- Age is not a consideration. Older patients, however, might experience
incomplete skin shrinkage because of decreased elasticity. In such cases
excess skin should be removed surgically.
- Results are quite noticeable after six weeks, with improvement continuing
for up to one year.
- LipoSculpture can be repeated if necessary to attain the contours you want. Anticipate about a three-month interim between procedures.
If you would like to learn more about LipoSculpture, please call our office to set up a consultation visit with Dr. DeAngelis.