Having a slimmer, more toned body isn’t something that just happens overnight for most people. In fact, it usually takes months and months of hard work. With summer just a few short months away, you may already be sticking to a strict diet and exercise routine to get your bod bikini ready. If, however, it seems like you still have some stubborn fat that won’t come off with diet and exercise, then liposuction or liposculpture may be able to help you make it to the weight loss finish line.
Liposuction is the most traditional type of weight loss surgery and is great because it can be used on large areas of the body like the abdomen, buttocks, or upper thighs. During this surgery, one of our surgeons will start by making a small incision in the area, then scraping off excess fat, and suctioning it out with a device called a cannula. After the fat has been removed, we will then stitch you up and send you off to recovery.
The biggest difference between liposuction and liposculpture is that liposculpture works to target smaller areas of the body like the neck, abdomen, or knees. Because we treat smaller parts of the body, we are able to make smaller incisions and use an even smaller cannula than with liposuction which makes recovery a little bit easier.
Each of these options can help give patients, like you, real results and get that much closer to having the perfect bikini body. If you want to learn a little bit more about each of these weight loss procedures, contact our Huntington office and call us at (631) 423-1000.
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.