Generally speaking, any area of the body which has excess fat deposits and are resistant to non-surgical weight loss methods are candidates for a liposculpture procedure. Areas such as the chin and jowls, breasts, lower abdomen (spare tire), and hips (love handles) in men and the chin, abdomen (muffin top), inner and outer thighs, post-pregnancy fat, back, waist, and arms in women are potential targets of in this cosmetic procedure.
Liposculpture of the hips, lower abdomen and back are more popular in women who are after an “hourglass figure”. It can also be combined with a fat transfer to the buttocks to achieve a more effective result.
How is liposculpture different from liposuction?
Liposculpture surgery is a technique for fat removal in a more controllable way. The instruments used in this procedure are smaller and the procedure is more delicate. While liposuction is a good method for removing large amounts of excess fat, liposculpture is for those who are after a more toned and athletic appearance.
How is it performed?
Liposculpture is carried out using a tumescent solution, which is used to make the body tissues solid, firm and expanded. This makes it easier for the surgeon to sculpt the body in a more controllable way. A cannula is then inserted through a small incision and the surgeon makes some movements with the instrument to dislodge certain fat and then suction it out via the suction device attached to the cannula.
The tumescent liquid is also an anesthetic solution which infiltrates only to the areas to be reshaped. Liposculpture is performed under local anesthesia and a sedation is also given to make the procedure more comfortable for the patient. The whole procedure is usually very painless.
As the procedure is minimally