Q: What is Liposculpture?
A: Liposculpture (also known as liposuction) removes fat using small tubes, known as cannulas, to precisely target the location of undesired fat with minimal downtime. It is ideal for patients who are near their goal weight, but cannot lose hereditary pockets of fat on their body. The most popular areas of fat removal are stomach, thighs, hips, and waistline.
Q: Is Liposculpture safe?
A: Certainly. Any surgery carries some degree of risk. However, liposculpture is relatively low risk for those seeing a board-certified plastic surgeon, and who are in good physical condition. Liposculpture is most effective for people who are within 5 to 10 pounds of their desired goal weight.
Q: I had liposuction performed by another surgeon, but I’m not happy with the results. Can you help?
A: It is unfortunate to hear, but know that there is hope. By using micro fat grafting to replace some of the fat removed, and micro liposculpture to carefully even out bumps or uneven areas, results can usually be greatly improved. Here are some examples of liposuction revision.
Q: Have there been more requests for liposuction revision recently?
A: Yes. As the number of people having plastic surgery continues to rise, there has been more demand for liposuction revision to correct carelessly performed liposuction. Unfortunately, there is no real regulation of the types of doctors who are able to offer this procedure and the training they receive. Currently, doctors who are dermatologists, OB/GYNs, and other types of medical practitioners can perform outpatient liposuction with very little training or experience. To save time and money in the long run, find a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience in lipo. Board certification (in plastic surgery) alone indicates that the surgeon has had years of training specifically in aesthetic procedures, and has been reviewed thoroughly by their peers.
Q: Will my stomach/waist/thighs look like they did prior to my initial surgery?
A: The goal with any liposuction revision work is improvement, not perfection. The nature of the improvements is something we spend a lot of time discussing during consultations. Most patients are happy with the improvement I am able to achieve, and feel much more confident after a liposuction revision.
Q: Which areas can be improved with a liposuction revision?
A: Every case is different, and depends on the location and depth of the fat removed. Liposuction revisions are usually for patients who had an initial surgery that was overly aggressive, so replacing some of the fat can often help smooth the areas out.