Plastic surgeons specialists in liposculpture in Málaga
We usually confuse one another, being in them lies a very important difference. Liposuction itself has a much broader definition, as it is called so any procedure that uses technology to destroy fat cells and remove them from the body through suction.
In general, liposuction is used to remove large amounts of body fat, especially in those areas that a large amount of fat cells accumulates as legs (thighs), buttocks, abdomen even.
However, Liposculpture is a “minor” because liposuction is performed to remove less fat and shape the body. It is a procedure designed for areas that are not appropriate for liposuction, such as the face, and neck.
The confusion lies because both procedures, liposuction and liposculpture, use the same technology to remove fat: first liquefies and then removed by suction.
Liposculpture is most effective for removing localised fat deposits in areas that do not respond to diet or exercise. Liposculpture is not intended as a substitute for weight loss, but rather is a contouring procedure. It is therefore best utilised in a programme of exercise and optimal weight maintenance.
Liposculpture is the removal of excess fat with a thin, straw-like instrument called a micro cannula, which is attached to an aspirator machine. Thin micro cannulas are used to dislodge the fat from its web-like gristle supports under the skin. The aspirator then suctions the fat away. An elastic garment is then worn to compress the skin on the underlying tissues. The result is a re-sculpting of bulging areas into more attractive contours.
The thin micro cannulas (1-2mm diameter) allow for a more comfortable procedure and a more even result, with less bruising and smaller incision holes.
Before liposculpture surgery, you’ll have a consultation in which a full medical history is taken and a careful examination conducted to evaluate your condition. During the consultation describe the procedure and what results might be realistically expected, and answer any concerns you may have.
Your doctor will also review alternative treatment options and explain the possible risks and complications that may occur. Photographs are often taken before and after surgery to evaluate the amount of improvement. A prescription for antibiotics is given to commence the day of your procedure. You will be fitted for the garment 2-4 weeks prior to surgery.
Do not take any aspirin or aspirin-related products for six weeks prior to surgery. The only safe medication for pain is paracetamol. Do not take vitamin E by mouth or Ginko Biloba for six weeks before surgery.
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The information contained in this page in no case can, nor does it pretend, to replace the information provided individually by your plastic surgeon. In case of doubt, your plastic surgeon will provide you with the necessary clarifications. If you are thinking of undergoing a Plastic or Aesthetic Surgery, go to a Specialist in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery.