Liposuction is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the United States. Every year, hundreds of thousands of men and women undergo the procedure to eliminate unwanted and persistent pockets of fat. Liposuction is a technique for re-contouring your body by deleting fat deposits. The removal of fat is permanent and surprisingly the amount of fat removed is usually less than 10 pounds. The way the overlying skin where the fat was extracted is “re-sculpted” makes it appear more fat was removed however. Many individuals seeking liposuction do so after they are unable to achieve the desired physical results they want through diet and exercise alone. It is important to note that liposuction is a serious medical procedure and should not be considered a simple weight loss method. Liposuction technology has advanced rapidly in recent years to the point where select types of technology can now be used to refine and remove small areas of fat around your face, waist, knees, and ankles. Liposuction has been a staple of plastic surgeons for several decades used by both men and women to eliminate areas of excess fat from their thighs, stomach, love handles, buttocks and the chest area as well. All forms of liposuction can be used for liposculpture.
Dr. Brent Moelleken is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon using the best liposuction techniques on his patients. He believes that everybody should feel confident with their body. He performs the best liposuction Beverly Hills has to offer. Millions of people have improved their appearance and boosted their self-confidence by having liposuction surgery. Men and women love this procedure not only because of the physical benefit but the psychological effect, too. Wouldn’t it feel great to fit into your clothes that were just too tight? What about the excitement of going shopping for a new wardrobe to showcase your slimmed down physique. For these reasons, and many more, Liposuction procedures have grown in popularity to be the most widely performed cosmetic surgery in the world.
Liposculpture is a more advanced form of liposuction and is a term that describes a type of surgery performed to remove fat from your skin and muscle, using a suctioning device called a cannula. There are different techniques, methods, and instruments that assist in the liposculpture fat removal process.
Liposculpture is an effective way to shape, sculpt, and add contour to almost anywhere on your body. Liposculpture is a more cautious, refined liposuction where the primary goal is to produce the ideal contour that blends in with the rest of your body.
Liposculpture should not be used as a weight reduction treatment. It is designed to make moderate changes in your appearance and will not result in significant weight loss. The procedure is for improving body shape, not for weight loss. Some people think that they can have poor lifestyle habits and use liposuction to get rid of their excess fat, but once all the fat in your skin has been removed, fat gets stored around your internal organs and this is very dangerous for your health. Liposuction techniques cannot be used to treat internal fat, so patients who are overly obese are not the best candidates for liposculpture or liposuction Beverly Hills. If this is your situation, you should consult with Dr. Moelleken for other alternatives.
It is true that once fat cells are removed, they are gone for good because they do not replicate and grow back. However, you can gain weight in the same region if you do not live a healthy lifestyle. Liposculpture is a very successful way to slenderize areas and sculpt regions of your body, but it should not be performed repetitively in the same areas. Besides the physical benefits of liposculpture, the most important improvement a person achieves is that they feel better about themselves and this improves their self-motivation. Many of Dr. Brent’s patients tell him that getting rid of their love handles, saddle bags, and thunder thighs actually makes working out and exercise a more pleasurable experience because they want to keep their new look. Would you like to discuss your aesthetic goals with Dr. Brent?
Not everybody is a candidate for liposuction or liposculpture. Liposculpture is not a weight loss tool. Patients must be just as vigilant after their procedure as before. This means a good diet and an exercise program. Liposculpture is most powerful at reducing problem areas rather than whole scale weight loss. During your initial consultation you should also ask Dr. Brent about his signature Hybrid Tummy Tuck procedure.
Most areas of the body can be treated. New areas include ankles, calves, the back, lateral chest, as well as the usual areas of abdomen, thighs, arms and chest.
Patients are generally sore but don’t generally require a stay in the Aftercare unless more than 5L is removed, or they have special pain medication requirements. Patients typically drive after 4-5 days, resume light exercise after 2-4 weeks, and are back to work after 4-5 days, or sooner if small quantities of liposculpture are performed.
Results depend on the patient, what their problem areas are, the quality of the skin, and their expectations.
Complications up to and including tragedy are possible with any surgery. Fortunately, most complications are minor, such as a need for touch-ups at 6 months’ time.
There are many different liposculpture and liposuction surgery techniques available to help you achieve the body you want. With today’s technology, liposculpture surgery has become a procedure that meets the highest safety standards, requires minimal downtime, and gives you excellent results.
Some of the techniques used include:
This technique uses negative pressure or vacuum suction to suck out the fat. It can be a traumatic procedure that results in significant swelling and bruising. In traditional liposuction, cannulas have a relatively large diameter and remove fat quickly. However, with the use of large cannulas (diameter greater than three millimeters) there is an increased risk of irregularities and depressions in your skin.
This procedure uses a mechanized tip, which nibbles away at the fat. Little effort is exerted but there is no distinguishing of fat from nerves or blood vessels.
Commonly referred to by the most popular manufacturer name SMART Lipo, this is a relatively new technique that uses a laser to rupture the fat cells, liquefy, and remove them through a very small cannula. This technique can produce some skin tightening, but has limited effectiveness because it removes approximately 250ml of fat only.
Also known as UAL, this procedure is on the cutting edge of liposuction technology. The fat cells are liquefied for easier removal with ultrasound waves emitted from a special cannula.
A minimally invasive procedure that uses a smaller cannula to remove fat from hard-to-target areas.
This technique uses a jet of water to flush out your fat. This technique produces little tissue trauma hence recovery is very fast.
This is the newest technique and it uses radiofrequency to melt your fat externally with simultaneous suctioning of your fat internally. This technique achieves the greatest degree of skin tightening.
Large amounts of anesthetic fluid are injected into the fatty areas for this technique. The fluid causes the fatty tissue to swell (tumesce), making it easier to remove through a cannula. This procedure usually involves less bruising and blood loss. Tumescent liposculpture refers to the use of tumescent fluid to distend and numb fat tissues prior to sculpting with liposuction and this technique has revolutionized fat reduction surgery. The infiltration of tumescent solution serves many purposes including, numbing the tissues, so minimal
Similar to the tumescent technique, the amount of liquid injected is much less. Each liposculpture surgery has advantages and during your consultation with Dr. Moelleken, together you can determine which surgery technique will work best for you.
Prior to your procedure, the problem areas are carefully mapped out so Dr. Moelleken knows exactly what fat to remove. He will assess fat thickness and contours during your surgery, continually checking that your desired shape is being achieved. After your procedure, you will have to wear compression garments for a few weeks to reduce swelling and aid in skin contraction. This helps to reduce any unevenness as well. Some degree of discomfort, swelling, and bruising are to be expected but the final result is worth it. Liposculpture does not require large incisions. In fact, liposculpture incisions are so tiny they close within a few days and do not leave scars.
The steps involved in your liposculpture procedure are:
Like any medical procedure, liposculpture surgery has advantages and associated risks. Liposculpture is an outpatient procedure requiring local anesthesia to reduce the potential for risks and complications, so you will remain awake, comfortable, and alert throughout your entire procedure. Liposculpture patients recover quickly and with very few side effects. Patients may experience minor pain for a day or two before returning to their normal routines but every patient is unique so recovery depends upon the extent of the surgery and the amount of fat removed. Although rare, some complications that can occur include skin dimpling, loose skin, abnormal fat collections, and infection.
New techniques are developed all the time to make sure that liposculpture results are perfected and refined so you experience fewer side effects and recover quickly after your liposculpture surgery. Dr. Moelleken will provide a complete list of pre and postoperative instructions in order to reduce the risk of complications. You are advised to follow all instructions for the best liposculpture surgery outcomes.
Liposculpture is a surgical procedure to define a more pleasing body shape and appearance. The liposculpture procedure can be performed and treat the following areas of the body:
The most popular areas treated are the: thighs, buttocks, stomach, breasts, and arms.
Thigh liposculpture removes fat and tightens the skin in the area around your thighs. Thigh liposuction is often part of a complete thigh lift. Many women opt for this procedure when they are displeased with the way their legs look.
Along with the thighs, improvements to the buttocks are a very popular liposculpture procedure.
Another popular option for men and women is having fat removed from the abdominal area. Abdominal liposuction is a technique for re-contouring the body by permanently removing fat deposits from the abdomen area.
While breast augmentation is popular; it is a different type of cosmetic surgery than liposculpture. When it comes to the breast area, liposculpture works to reduce the size of the breasts. Many men and women have this procedure performed for health concerns that relate to having disproportionately large breasts.
This type of liposculpture targets excess fat that accumulates in your upper arms. Having fat removed from your arms and tightening the skin in the same areas is a rewarding procedure. Arm liposuction is often part of a complete arm lift.
If you are searching for a way to lose fat and look great, liposculpture surgery can help you reach your body contouring goals and make your body look slimmer and sculpted. If you are considering this procedure, you could not be in better hands than those of Dr. Moelleken who is a skilled, highly accomplished, and world-renowned plastic surgeon. He has helped many people reshape their body with liposculpture. Although liposuction alone cannot eliminate cellulite or tighten loose skin, Dr. Moelleken may suggest a combination of procedures to achieve the results you desire.
To find out if liposuction is right for you, your first step is to set up an initial consultation with Dr. Moelleken. He wants you to fully understand the benefits and limitations of liposuction and he will get to know you in order to best understand your desired expectations and long-term aesthetic goals. He will describe various liposuction techniques and procedures and this kind of consultation is especially important for liposculpture, which is often misunderstood. Micro-cannulas and tumescent liposculpture allow Dr. Moelleken to more precisely remove fat, resulting in better body contouring. The goal of liposculpture is a three-dimensional process beginning in your deeper layers of fat. Great liposculpture is based on experience, attention to detail, and an artistic eye, and Dr. Moelleken will “sculpt” your body into a more natural anatomically correct form that you can be happy with for years to come.