in Aventura, Florida
Unlike liposuction, liposculpture is used to create a more apparent sculpted appearance. If you have an athletic build but wish to improve the prominence of your body and muscles even more, liposculpture may be able to help.
What is Liposculpture?
Liposculpture is a variation of power-assisted liposuction in which the body is specifically sculpted to give the patient more muscle tone and contour. While this procedure is invasive, the scarring is minimal. This procedure is intended for treating small pockets of fat, rather than as a weight loss surgery. Liposculpture can be a great procedure for kick-starting a weight loss and exercise program or as a little extra help for areas not responding to a healthy lifestyle.
The Liposculpture Procedure
Liposculpture procedures use a power-assisted tumescent technique which allows for a more detailed approach. The tumescent technique minimizes bruising and blood loss, and therefore will reduce scarring. Once a fluid local anesthetic is injected into the fat, thin metal cannulas are inserted into the body through tiny incisions in the skin. These tubes will then remove the fat and suction it out. This procedure is best applied on someone with good skin elasticity as well as strong muscles. Liposculpture will not be helpful for patients that have weakened muscles and loose skin due to either age or pregnancy. In that case, we a tummy tuck or body lift may be more effective for that patient.
Liposculpture recovery is will change and improve through a few stages. You’ll see results immediately after surgery, but swelling and bruising may be more noticeable than the results at first. A moderate amount of swelling and bruising is normal and will likely take a few weeks to resolve. Most patients will see final results six months’ post-surgery. This is because the body will continue to heal and adjust to the new concentration of fat cells. Dr. Sarraga recommends that patients take off at least a week from work and your regular routine. However, you will not want to be completely sedentary during this time in order to prevent blood clots. Regular and light walking will help prevent blood clots as we as lessening the swelling. As far as heavy exercise and other strenuous activities go, patients should avoid anything of that nature for two to three weeks.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in learning more about what a breast Liposculpture can do for you, feel free to contact our cosmetic surgery office located in Aventura, North Miami Beach, Florida (FL), conveniently near the Miami area.