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LipoSculpture Overview
Millions of people have improved their appearance and boosted their self confidence by having liposculpture surgery. Liposculpture procedures have grown in popularity to be the most widely performed cosmetic surgery in the world. Liposculpture is a more advanced form of liposuction and is a term that describes a type of surgery performed to remove fat between your skin and muscle, using a suctioning device called a cannula. There are different techniques, methods, and instruments that assist in the liposculpture fat removal process. Liposculpture is an effective way to shape, sculpt, and add contour to almost anywhere on your body. Liposculpture is a more cautious, refined liposuction where the primary goal is to produce the ideal contour that blends in with the rest of your body.

Liposculpture should not be used as a weight reduction treatment. It is designed to make moderate changes in your appearance and will not result in significant weight loss. The procedure is for improving body shape, not for weight loss. Some people think that they can have poor lifestyle habits and use liposuction to get rid of their excess fat but once all the fat in your skin has been removed, fat gets stored around your internal organs and this is very dangerous for your health. Liposuction cannot be used to treat internal fat so patients who are overly obese are not the best candidates for liposculpture or liposusction. If this is your situation, you should consult with Dr. Moelleken for other alternatives.

It is true that once fat cells are removed they are gone for good because they do not replicate and grow back. However, you can gain weight in the same region if you do not live a healthy lifestyle. Liposculpture is a very successful way to slenderize areas and sculpt regions of your body but it should not be performed repetitively in the same areas. Besides the physical benefits of liposculpture, the most important improvement a person achieves is that they feel better about themselves and this improves their self-motivation. Some patients have found that this removal of fat actually makes working out and exercise a more pleasurable experience because they want to keep their new look.

If you are searching for a way to lose fat and look great, liposculpture surgery can help you reach your body contouring goals and make your body look slimmer and sculpted. If you are considering this procedure, you could not be in better hands than those of Dr. Moelleken who is a skilled, highly accomplished, and world-renowned plastic surgeon. He has helped many people reshape their body with liposculpture and although liposuction alone cannot eliminate cellulite or tighten loose skin, Dr. Moelleken may suggest a combination of procedures to achieve the results you desire.

To find out if liposuction is right for you, your first step is to set up a consultation with Dr. Moelleken. He wants you to fully understand the benefits and limitations of liposuction and he will get to know you in order to best understand your desired expectations and long term goals. He will describe various options and procedures and this kind of consultation is especially important for liposculpture, which is often misunderstood. Micro-cannulas and tumescent liposculpture allows Dr. Moelleken to more precisely remove fat resulting in better body contouring. The goal of liposculpture is a three-dimensional process beginning in your deeper layers of fat. Great liposculpture is based on experience, attention to detail, and an artistic eye, and Dr. Moelleken will “sculpt” your body into a more natural anatomically correct form that you can be happy with for years to come.

Frequently Asked Questions about Liposuction

Is anyone a candidate for liposuction?

Not everybody is a candidate for liposuction or liposculpture. Liposculpture is not a weight loss tool. Patients must be just as vigilant after their procedure as before. This means a good diet and an exercise program. Liposculpture is most powerful at reducing problem areas rather than wholescale weight loss.

What parts of my body can be treated with liposuction?

Most areas of the body can be treat. New areas include ankles, cales, the back, lateral chest, as well as the usual areas of abdomen, thighs, arms and chest.

What is recovery like after liposuction?

Patients are generally sore but don’t generally require a stay in the Aftercare unless more than 5L is removed, or they have special pain medication requirements. Patients typically drive after 4-5 days, resume light exercise after 2-4 weeks, and are back to work after 4-5 days, or sooner if small quantities of liposculpture are performed.

What kind of results can I expect from a liposuction procedure?

Results depend on the patient, what their problem areas are, the quality of the skin, and their expectations.

What are the risks involved with liposuction?

Complications up to and including tragedy are possible with any surgery. Fortunately most complications are minor, such as a need for touch-ups at 6 months’ time.

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