Sculpt and tone your body with an effective and minimally invasive body contouring technique
Liposculpture uses an advanced
technique that works toward removing excess fat deposits in areas that are
resistant to exercise and diet. The treatment is effective in contouring a
number of areas of the body, including the abdomen and love handles, arms, thighs,
knees and ankles, chest and upper back, cheeks, chin and neck.
Liposculpture treatment is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic medical procedures and is suitable for those seeking to sculpt and tone their body shape. We offer a treatment known as excess fat tumescent liposculpture, which is an advanced surgical technique that permanently removes excess fat deposits in areas that are resistant to exercise and diet. It is an increasingly popular alternative to traditional liposuction for men and women seeking a less invasive treatment. The procedure does not normally require a general anaesthetic.
Tumescent is a word that means firm or swollen. In relation to this procedure, tumescent refers to the fact that a large amount of local anaesthesia is injected into the fat that is to be removed, thus usually eliminating the need for general anaesthetic. The injected local anaesthetic also constricts blood vessels which results in minimised surgical blood loss.
What should I expect at the consultation?
If you are interested in undergoing liposculpture, we recommend that you come in for a personal consultation so that you can discuss your expectations. A personal consultation with your surgeon is the first step for any patient considering liposculpture. We will assess your physical and emotional health, discuss your aesthetic goals, and address any questions or concerns you may have.
Issues you should be prepared to discuss during consultation are:
- All medical conditions, both past and present
- Current medications, including nutritional supplements and herbal remedies
- Past surgeries
- Other treatments you have received
How does the liposculpture procedure work?
During the tumescent liposculpture procedure, the contours of the body are re-sculpted by removing subcutaneous fat. The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic and mild sedation, and works best for removing stubborn fat deposits which persist despite a regular exercise routine, as well as a healthy, balanced diet.
During the procedure, a thin, hollow tube known as a cannula is inserted below the skin through very small incisions, and then used to break apart and vacuum out unwanted fat. The incisions will be made in the body’s natural folds whenever possible in order to minimise the appearance of any resulting scarring. A unique surgical plan will be designed for you to best suit your physical features and desired result.
What can the treatment be used for?
Although people of almost any age can be good candidates for liposculpture, good skin elasticity is needed to achieve a smooth contour in any of the following areas:
- Cheeks and jowls
- Under chin/neck
- Male chest
- Love handles
- Saddle Bags
- Upper back / around bra strap
How long does recovery take?
You can expect to experience some swelling and bruising following your liposculpture procedure. These side effects are completely normal and should subside within a few weeks. You will start to see the results of your treatment as your swelling goes down, although it can take up to six months to see the full effects of the surgery.
Your surgeon may recommend that you take around a week off work after your procedure. You will need to avoid strenuous exercise for up to three weeks, although light walking is recommended while your body heals.
You may need to wear a compression garment to minimise swelling and aid recovery from the liposculpture procedure.
What kind of results can I expect?
The results of this minimally invasive treatment are typically visible within 48 hours, with results continuing to improve over time. Once the results of the surgery are visible, you should notice smoother body contours and a reduction in fat deposits at the site of treatment.
How much does the treatment cost?
The cost of the procedure varies according to area and extent of treatment. An accurate quote cannot be given without personal assessment by the surgeon.
At ICCM, we provide the liposculpture treatment to those wishing to transform the shape and appearance of their body. If you would like to learn more about the liposculpture treatment, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.