Liposcultpting is similar to liposuction however it has different goals than it’s more famous cousin. With liposcultping, the goal is to generate more muscle tone and contouring through the treatment of little pockets of fat. Instead of excess fat removal, it is more for those who just need a little extra help with stubborn fat areas.
The procedure works best in patients who have a BMI under 30 and good skin elasticity. If you have weakened muscles or loose skin the procedure may not be beneficial or an option for you. That’s why it is important to work closely with a plastic surgeon that is qualified and experienced with liposculpting. Liposculpting requires a more nuanced approach due to the goal of producing specific contours in the body.
During the consultation, verify the plastic surgeon's experience, discuss the results you want, determine if they are feasible, and check the before and after gallery to get a good idea of the kind of results you can expect from your liposculpting procedure.
It’s important to remember that this procedure is not a weight loss procedure. Instead, it is meant to enhance your shapeliness. Most patients of this procedure look to trim their waistline or accentuate their abdominal muscles. The most common method of performing the procedure is with the tumescent technique. This technique limits blood loss and scarring by injecting a solution that numbs the treatment are. Once done, the incisions are made and a cannula is used to remove the fat.
It is common for patients to combine this procedure with other similar procedures such as the tummy tuck to achieve optimal results. Keep in mind that every patient’s body is different and has its own shape. For this reason, individual results may vary. You can optimize your results by following the plastic surgeon’s post-surgery recovery plan.