Does it feel like you’re constantly working out and eating right, but you still have some stubborn, excess fat that won’t budge on it’s own? As a common concern that many of our patients at Associated Plastic Surgeons have regarding weight loss, not being able to lose excess fat with diet and exercise alone can be really frustrating. Luckily, we offer patients a body contouring procedure called liposculpture to help you get the body that you work so hard for everyday.
What Is Liposculpture?
You’ve undoubtedly heard of liposuction before but you probably haven’t heard of liposculpture. As a form of liposuction, liposculpture works to recountour the body by removing excess fat. Rather than targeting larger areas of the body like the buttocks and thighs, liposculpture is typically done on smaller areas of the body such as the abdomen, neck, or knees.
How Is It Performed?
During this surgical procedure, Dr. Duboys will use either local or general anesthesia to help make you feel as comfortable and calm as possible. After the anesthesia has been administered, he will make a small incision in the skin and insert a micro-cannula to remove the abnormal fat cells.
Unlike other forms of liposuction, during liposculpture, Dr. Duboys will use a tumescent anesthetic fluid to help liquify the fat so that it can go through such a small cannula; leaving you with minimal scarring. Once the fat has been liquified and removed, he will the sculpt the area and then stitch you up!
What Is Recovery Like?
One of the most important parts of a procedure like liposculpture is recovery. While you’re at home recovering, you will wear a compression garment which will help ease swelling and pain; make sure that you are consistent about wearing it because it will help speed up your recovery.
On average, try to arrange to take an entire week off of work. However, once you are back at work, we still encourage patients to avoid any sort of strenuous workouts or activities until about 4-6 weeks after surgery.
You don’t have to age in a way that makes you feel sad everytime that you look in the mirror. One of the places that people tend to show the earliest signs of aging is on the forehead. If you feel like your Botox is only doing so much, we may recommend a surgical procedure called a brow lift. During your brow lift, one of our surgeons will surgically lift and tighten the skin on the forehead to help restore a more youthful look. As one of the most important parts of any procedure, it’s important that you know what you can expect from recovery and how you can speed it up. Let’s take a closer look at three ways that you can make your brow lift recovery go smoother. Are you ready to learn more? If so, read on.
The worst part about healing from any sort of surgery is the itchiness. As a normal part of the healing process, many patients experience some itchiness that may even persist for several months. Even though you may want to grab a bottle brush and scratch your incisions to find some sort of relief, it’s best if you don’t scratch them at all.
Clean Your Incisions
Before you leave our office, we will give you detailed instructions on how you should clean your incisions to avoid any infections. When cleaning your incisions, make sure that you don’t apply too much pressure because you don’t want to irritate the area. If you notice a lot of puss, inflammation, or redness around your incisions, contact our office to make sure that you don’t have an infection.
One of the most common side effects of a brow lift or forehead lift is swelling. In fact, a lot of patients experience swelling that goes all the way up their cheeks, which is normal, but it should subside within a couple of days. To help ease swelling and pain, take some non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen or Motrin.
Before we send you home from surgery, we will give you detailed instructions on what to do once you get home. If you want to learn more about brow lift surgery or brow lift recovery, contact us at our Huntington office and call (631) 423-1000.