This procedure removes unwanted fat from various areas of the body. A thin cannula is inserted in small incisions, usually placed in oppurtune areas that are easily disguised. The fat is suctioned out with a strong vaccuum-like device.
This technique is similar to liposuction, with the exception of thinner cannulas used more superficially allow the necessary skin retraction that can re-contour your body.
What areas can be treated with Liposuction and or Liposculpture?
The most frequent areas are the abdomen, waist, and back, in both men and women. Women also request the removal of fat from their lower extremities (outer and inner thighs, knees, etc). Neck contouring will also improve both men and women’s aesthetic appearance. The fat can be recycled to be used as a facial “filler (cheeks, lips, melolabial lines) or to enhance the gluteal area in women.
The results of liposuction are permanent due to the fact that we do not create new fatcells after puberty. When gaining weight, you increase the size of your existing fat cells. After tumescent liposuction, if you gain weight, it will go tot he remaining fat cells in your body.
Usually your liposuction surgery will provide fulfilling results. In rare cases, a second surgery will fine tune further results.
Some patients will notice improvemnt in their cellulite following liposuction, however it is not advised for that problem only.
Due to the use of smaller cannulas, the fibrous bonds under the skin remain intact. These then contract over time causing skin retraction that can even result in the disappearance of skin folds avoiding the necessity for surgical skin excisions.
What is the tumescent technique?
This technique involves infiltrating a saline solution containing ‘local’ anesthesia and adrenaline to the areas of fat, to induce swelling. In addition and according to the patient needs, Dr. Spera treats the areas, with a new soft laser that helps the adipose cells to release the fat or with the “CONTOUR GENESIS” ultrasonic system that melts the fat.
An elastic compression type garment is applied after surgery, to be worn for a few weeks. Depending on the complexity of the liposuction, you may stay overnight in our recovery suite, or go home to rest. Activities are gradually increased as tolerated. Normal activities are resumed after 3 – 5 days.
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