A body sculpting procedure uses multiple techniques used by cosmetic surgeons in order to reshape and re-contour the body. Patients can successfully get rid of excess skin and fat in areas that are typically unresponsive to regular exercise and diet such as the abdomen, thighs and buttocks. Body sculpting with liposuction allows patients to achieve more toned, leaner figures through the removal of excess skin and fat.
Body Sculpting and Liposuction
Liposuction is a common complement to body sculpting surgery, since it enables the surgeon to reshape treated areas by reducing fat volume. By using a few microscopic incisions, the surgeon can safely suction stubborn fat deposits and eliminate fat cells from the target area. There are several different liposuction techniques available, which can be discussed during your consultation.
Procedures that Use Liposuction
Abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck, is a body sculpting technique that often uses liposuction to eliminate excess fat and skin from the mid-area as well as tighten the abdominals. A tummy tuck can be a stand-alone procedure or performed in conjunction with other surgeries. This procedure not only results in a thinner abdominal area but also one that appears fit and more toned. Other procedures that utilize liposuction are breast reductions and fat transfers.
Removing Excess Fat
Liposuction is one of the safest and most effective techniques for removing excess fat. With new advances in technology and medicine, there are now several types of liposuction available. Each kind carries its own set of risks and benefits. Liposuction is not effective in removing excess skin or reducing cellulite, which is why it is often paired with other body contouring procedures to create the best results.
Eliminating Excess Skin
Many people have excess skin due to a variety of reasons such as a dramatic weight loss, a pregnancy, or from the natural aging process. While liposuction takes care of the excess fat in treated areas, skin removal procedures can treat the loose or sagging skin. More extensive procedures work to trim down excess fat and skin along the waist, buttocks, hips, and thighs. More targeted lift procedures such as the arms, breasts, buttocks, and thighs are less complicated procedures that primarily focus on removing excess fat and skin from one target area of your body.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Body Sculpting with Liposuction?
Overall, a good candidate for body sculpting with liposuction should be in good health, have realistic expectations concerning the result of the procedure, and have good skin thickness and elasticity. Your candidacy for body sculpting as well as the various options that are available to you will be discussed during your initial consultation.
If you have areas of stubborn fat that seem resistant to diet and exercise, liposuction could be right for you. At our office in Draper, Dr. Steven Warnock will work with you to determine the most effective treatment for your individual needs. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and find out if body sculpting with liposuction is right for you.