Imagine having the ability to improve the contour of any part of your body. With liposculpturing you can do just that by removing the fat from your abdomen, hips, thighs, back, arms, chest, and even your neck. You may be a good candidate for this procedure if you’re physically healthy, or normal weight, and have firm but elastic skin.
If you’re interested in Liposculpturing this guide will help familiarize you with the procedure and what to expect before, during, and after surgery. Just remember that this guide doesn’t substitute anything the Doctor says during your consultation. Many people seek liposuction because they want to improve their contour and remove fat from specific areas including abdomen, hips, thighs, back, arms, chest and neck. The best candidate for this procedure is a physically healthy, normal weight, person with firm, elastic skin, and with realistic goals. Patients may wish to combine Brazilian butt augmentation with their liposculpting procedure.
Technically yes. At our various Southern California locations, we consider this procedure an art form and we are sculpting a work of art for you.
Typically performed on an outpatient basis, Liposculpturing can last between thirty minutes to four hours depending in the amount of fat removed, number of areas treated and the technique performed.
The most common method for performing liposuction:
- Tumescent Liposuction: This technique requires a surgeon to inject a solution made of saline, a mild pain killer and ephedrine. This concoction is injected into the fatty areas before removal to help easily remove the fat and reduce blood loss, as well as provide some pain relief.
Expect bruising, swelling and some aches and pains which is all normal. Don’t be alarm if you’ve lost sensations in the areas you’ve been treated. Your nerves will slowly return normal sensations as time passes. Swelling may linger for as long as several months. Your pain medication should help any discomfort, but if the pain is intense be sure to contact us immediately. The healing process is different for everyone but you should be walking within a day after your surgery. Excess tumescent fluid will most likely drain from the access points for the first day or two and you may experience blood tinged fluid as well. You may shower on the second or third day following surgery. The procedure is generally very well tolerated.
Depending on the size of the procedure and quantity of fat removed, you may need to be out of work and away from your usual activities for the first week. Over the next two or three weeks your treated areas may remain very sensitive and strenuous physical activities should be limited. You will also need to wear a special compassion garment for up to a month to help ensure a good contour to your treated areas. Following this period you may gradually return to activities such or lifting, exercise and sex. Avoid any high impact activities for about one month. In particular you should avoid high impact activities for up to six weeks. These precautions will help you avoid stress to your treated areas and allow time for your time to heal and recover. All Liposculpturing procedures are performed using small incision, about the length of this line —–, so any scarring will be minimal.
The results of your Liposculpture are gradual and usually best seen after six weeks. Your treated areas should look great and retain their sculptured appearance for as long as you remain the same weight. If you gain weight, you will generally gain it in areas other than those that were treated
It’s very important that you are open and honest about your medical history. Be sure to mention all medications, vitamins, herbs, or supplements you are taking, even if you don’t’ think they’re important, we need to know them.
- Stop using Aspririn, Ibuprofen, Naprosyn, St. John’s Wort, Vitamin E and anything else as directed. These can act like blood thinners and may cause increased bruising and bleeding.
- If you smoke now is the time to stop or at least two weeks before surgery. You’ll also have to stop smoking for at least one week after surgery, too. This includes nicotine patches and gum, as nicotine in any form impairs circulation and healing.
- You’ll also have to stop drinking alcohol two weeks before, and one week after your surgery. Instead drink lots of water especially the days right before the procedure. You want to be hydrated going into surgery.
- Drink lots of water in the days leading up to your Liposculpturing procedure.
Post Surgery Preparation
- After surgery you’re going to want to arrange for someone to take care of you for a few days.
- Make sure your prescriptions are within easy reach of where you will be resting
- Have plenty of comfy items like pillows and blankets nearby, as well as a few extra towels for any potential drainage.