*Individual results may vary
Liposculpture or liposuction, as it is more commonly known, is a plastic surgery procedure designed to remove stubborn fat and cellulite that has not responded to diets and exercise. Liposculpture can be undergone as a solitary procedure or can be performed in conjunction with other cosmetic surgery procedures.
Undergoing a combination allows the plastic surgeon the opportunity of sculpting the body and face.* Liposculpture is commonly used as an coupled procedure to neck lift, tummy tuck, and breasts cosmetic surgery.
The duration of the plastic surgery is anywhere between 30 minutes and two hours, depending on the number of sites treated. It is performed either under conscious sedation with local anaesthetic, or under general anaesthesia.
Liposculpture can be completed on a day-basis but larger areas, particularly where multiple sites are treated, will require an overnight stay in the clinic. The patient can expect to experience bruising, swelling and tenderness for a week or two after the procedure.
Who is a candidate for Liposculpture or liposuction?
The ideal candidate has localized deposits of fat but is close to his or her optimal weight. Localized deposits commonly treated by liposuction include fat deposits around the hips, saddle bags, inner thighs, buttocks, love handles, neck, and breasts.