Liposculpture is a surgical technique where small pieces of fat are injected into the skin or other body parts to reduce wrinkles and improve overall appearance. It was first used in the 1930’s to treat psoriasis.
Today it is being used to treat many different conditions including scars, stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles.
There are two main types of liposuction procedures:
1) Extensive Liposuction – This involves removing large amounts of fat from the face, neck, chest and arms.
This type of surgery may require multiple sessions over several days. The amount of fat removed will depend on the size and location of each area.
2) Minimal Liposuction – This involves removing only the fat around the mouth, nose and chin.
A smaller amount of fat is removed than extensive liposuction. This type of surgery requires less time but does not result in immediate results.
Some patients may experience some temporary changes in their facial features such as a thinning of their jawline or a loss of weight. These temporary changes usually last for about one month after which they return to normal.
The most common side effects of liposuction are bruising, swelling, bleeding, and pain. Most of these side effects will go away within a few weeks after the procedure.
It is important to maintain a healthy diet and engage in regular exercise after the surgery to maximize results.
Liposculpture Before and After Photos:
The following pictures are of a female patient undergoing liposuction. These pictures display the procedure before and after.
These are actual photographs taken of the patient before, during and after the surgery. In this case, the patient underwent extensive liposuction in multiple areas of her body. As you can see in the before picture, much of her skin has a fold or sagging appearance. After liposuction, the folds and sagging skin were removed to give her a smoother appearance.
Q: What areas of the body can be treated with liposculpture?
A: The neck, arms, hands, trunk (abdomen and back), and the areas surrounding the knees and elbows can all be treated with liposculpture. The patient’s doctor will determine which areas need to be treated.
Q: How long does the procedure take and how long is the recovery period?
A: The surgery itself is completed within a few hours. Once the procedure is completed, you should be able to return home the same day. You may experience some pain, so it is important to take the pain medication prescribed by your doctor. Most patients feel well enough to return to work within a week of the procedure.
Q: How long do the results last?
A: A series of liposculpture procedures may be required in order to achieve permanent results. The doctor will assess your needs and determine how many sessions are necessary. Even if further treatment is required, each procedure can still achieve desirable results.
Sources & references used in this article:
Syringe liposculpture: a two-year experience by LS Toledo – Aesthetic plastic surgery, 1991 – Springer
Syringe liposculpture by LS Toledo – Clinics in plastic surgery, 1996 – Elsevier
Superficial liposculpture: manual of technique by M Gasparotti, CM Lewis, LS Toledo – 2012 – books.google.com