What is Liposculpture and how does it work?
Liposculpture has been around in the aesthetic industry for quite a while now. It has become a treatment of choice for people who wants to trim the excess fats in their body without having a big surgery as liposuction does.
What is Liposculpture?
Liposculpture in the literal definition means “sculpturing of fats” as lipo means fats in the medical term. This treatment aims to help people who have difficulty in shedding off their excess fats despite trying their best through diets and exercise. This is because, in some people, the genetic traits they inherited may cause fats deposition in certain parts of the body which is hard to burn off. These areas are like the belly button, thighs, and buttocks.
The treatment for liposculpture is not a new breakthrough in the field of medicine but rather an evolution of the previous treatment of liposuction. It has been developed and refined over the years to maximize the outcome while providing less invasive methods.
How does Liposculpture work?
Liposculpture is considered a minor surgery as it does not involve the use of general anesthesia. The procedure involves the use of local anaesthetic together with additional medication such as adrenalin solution (to prevent excessive bleeding) into the fatty layer. The doctor then inserts a cannula which is a small tube into the injection site after which there is a bit of swelling. A front and back movements or vibrations are applied with some suctioning effect to remove the adipose (fatty) tissue layer.
To optimize the treatment, the surgeon may also use some other aids like an ultrasound probe to navigate during the procedure. After carefully removing the fats from the patient’s body, the patient will be given a surgical pad at the injection area as well as a drain to remove excess fluids and blood. These are to ensure better recovery and prevent local swelling and infection which could harm the patient’s health.
The whole surgery may take up about 1-2 hours or longer depending on the size, amount of fats to be removed and the surgeon’s skills. Although the treatment has an immediate effect, the full outcome, however, may take another 3-6 months for people to see its full benefits.
As with other surgeries whether big or small, liposculpture also has common and rare side effects. It is important for patients to have informed consent in both written and verbal methods. To prevent complications during and after the surgery, patients will be advised to follow strictly advises given by the surgeon before and after the surgery. These rules are to ensure a smooth surgery and quicker recovery period for the patients.
Among the common advice given is for the patients to try to lose as much weight as they can through diets and exercise programs tailored for them. This is not just to ensure only a small amount of fats are being scrapped off, but also for faster recovery, better fitness and preventing relapse. Other advice is usually specifically related to the post-surgery recovery process such as the wearing of the surgical pad, nutrient and fluid requirement and early movements like walking but not the heavy activity.
Overall, treatment for liposculpture will be beneficial as it is claimed to be if the patients also play their roles. Even with the advancement if medical science and technology, it is worth noting that patients’ active involvement is equally important to reach a better health outcome.