For those of you plagued by trouble spots unresponsive to dieting, working out, or lifting weights, liposculpture may be the procedure that solves some of your problems.
Liposculpture combines liposuction and autologous fat transfer, allowing you to get rid of unwanted fat, while filling in wrinkles, facial lines, some deformities, thin skin on hands, as well as breasts and buttocks. So your abdomen, thighs, back, hips – whatever is out of balance on your body – can become sleeker while your face can look younger or other parts of your body can become rounder or fuller.
What is liposculpture?
In a consultation with your physician, you can discuss which areas you would like to be thinner, along with other areas that you think may need the support of extra fat tissue. Your physician will determine if you are a candidate for liposculpture, and the treatment areas will be discussed between you and the physician. Liposculpture removes unwanted fat deposits creating a slimmer shape, which alone can give your body a more balanced and pleasing appearance. However, the removed fat can then be injected (after it is processed and purified) into your face, your hands, or other parts of your body.
What is the liposculpture procedure?
Liposculpture combines the liposuction procedure with the micro-fat grafting procedure. Using analogous fat (fat from your own body) guarantees that your body won’t reject the grafts based on genetic makeup.
Liposculpture begins with liposuction. By utilizing the tumescent technique along with power-assisted liposuction, Dr. Volshteyn can remove unwanted fat from designated areas. This fat is collected and then processed, leaving only pure fat cells for the micro-fat grafting. The purified fat is then injected into predetermined areas, creating a more youthful appearance.
What can I expect after a liposculpture procedure?
The duration of the procedure depends on the extent of liposculpturing you require. Liposculpture is typically performed under local or light anesthesia and you are able to go home the same day. You may be required to wear a pressure garment for several days to help support your new shape. Dr. Volshteyn will provide you post-op instructions. You should be prepared to take it easy for about a week. After a week you will be able to return to work and resume light activities. After about six weeks you’ll be able to resume more strenuous activities.
You should expect some swelling from the areas that received liposculpturing, with swelling peaking on the third day after surgery. After the third day, the swelling should remarkably improve and continue to improve for several weeks to a few months.
What are the potential risks and complications of liposculpture?
All surgeries come with some level of risk and complications including infection, bruising, swelling, hematomas, and asymmetries, however these are rare. Taking care of yourself properly and following post-op instructions will help to minimize any potential risks.
For some, the cards that genetics has dealt them can be very frustrating. It can be very reassuring to learn that real options such as liposculpturing exist, so that they can decide for themselves to take the next step and have the body of their dreams.
Call us today for more information on liposculpture or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Boris Volshteyn, our board certified plastic surgeon. 732-641-3350