Liposculpture is an aesthetic surgery, which eliminates excess body fat and gives the body a more pleasant and more harmonious profile.
Liposculpture: men and women
While inmen fat accumulations occur on the abdomen, with women fat tends to accumulate on the hips, buttocks, and thighs, and as a result liposculpture is much more in demand by women.
What is liposculpture
Liposculpture is an aesthetic surgery that helps to remove localised fat, improving the appearance of the body.
Liposculpture or liposuction?
Compared to other more traditional aesthetic surgery procedures, such as liposuction, liposculpture is a much more manageable procedure, as it reduces potential risks to a minimum and guarantees a very rapid post-operative recovery.
Liposculpture eliminates fatty tissues closest to the surface and is therefore minimally invasive.
How is liposculture carried out?
Technically, liposculpture is performed as follows:
- Before the procedure: anaesthesia of the target area. The area to be treated is anaesthetised with the injection of a special solution which allows the treatment to be carried out.
- During surgery: suction of adipose tissue. The surgeon uses small cannulas to suck in excess fat from the subcutaneous area, which is then quickly and safely expelled from the body.
The cannulas used for this procedure are very small and are designed specifically for liposculpture, therefore the suction of the adipose tissue is functional and safe.
- After surgery: compression bandages are worn. Once the procedure has been completed, the surgeon applies a compression bandage, which must be worn by the patient for a period of time that will be set by the surgeon.
The duration of a liposculpture procedure may vary, depending on the number of areas to be treated, as well as their size.
Liposculpture: before the treatment
liposculpture is an aesthetic surgery that is anything but problematic; anyone who intends to undergo this type of surgery should, at least, carry out a series of preliminary tests that are entirely in line with the most common ones for any plastic surgery.
In fact,prior to carrying out liposculpture, the surgeon will make sure to perform tests such as:
- blood tests
- other general health checks
Afterwards ,the surgeon will provide you with a set of "rules" to follow carefully prior to the surgery.
It is recommended, for example, that:
- a low-calorie diet is followed
- the use of certain types of drugs is discontinued
- that you give up smoking and alcohol
Liposculpture: after surgery
As for post-operative recovery, liposculpture is a plastic surgery that is anything but problematic.
The resumption of normal daily activities takes no longer than other surgical procedures.
First of all, as previously mentioned, you will need to wear a compression bandage.
The bandage should be worn for at least 2 weeks after the surgery.
Functional recovery is extremely quick, and in just 2 or 3 days it is possible to resume normal daily activities, even moving regularly the parts of the body that have undergone treatment.
Localised pains are rare.
Aesthetic recovery of the treated area takes a few weeks, as swelling and bruising may occur.
The doctor may also recommend antibiotic therapy as part of the post-operative procedure.
Traditional liposuction eliminates fat in solid form, which is why it is considered an invasive treatment.
Liposculpture: other treatments
When it comes to liposculpture, there are a number of different options, which are very interesting as they offer similar results to surgery.
- Ultrasonic liposculpture
With ultrasonic liposculpture the doctor uses ultrasound technologies to eliminate fat cells without the need for surgery (acting specifically on the fat cells).
This technology is proposed as a minimally invasive procedure and with fewer side effects.
The ultrasounds act selectively on the fat without any heating of the tissues thus reducing the risks of damage to the vessels and nerves. The dissolved fat is then sucked out.
The fat cells sucked out can then be used for lipofilling (adipose tissue implants in the face and body where there is no volume). Ultrasonic liposculpture is an aesthetic treatment with few side effects, but individual medical history is essential, and you will have to discuss with your doctor the contraindications before you undergo treatment.
- Laser liposculpture
Laser liposculpture is essentially based on the use of beams of light that are positioned directly on to the target area to destroy the adipose tissue cells.
Laser lipolysis is a minimally invasive liposculpture procedure. Laser lipolysis uses more powerful lasers to eliminate the fat. The laser acts by breaking down the adipocytes and liquefying the fat. The fatty fluid is then sucked out with syringes or physiologically eliminated by the body. It should be noted that laser liposculpture cannot be considered an alternative to traditional liposculpture, since with this method only small areas can be treated, and only small amounts of fat can be eliminated.
Laser lipolysis uses high temperatures with risks of damage due to overheating of the tissues.
The best way to consider laser liposculpture, therefore, is as a simple complement to traditional liposculpture.
Liposculpture and lifestyle
There are many ways to eliminate the amount of fat tissue, both surgically and non-surgically, and they offer the possibility of ensuring significant results.
Liposculpture can be a valuable complement to:
- a balanced diet to reach one's proper weight through proper nutrition
- a healthy lifestyle