Park City, UT (PRWEB) October 18, 2012
Liposculpture is the latest lipo procedure aimed at slimming problem areas with minimal downtime and side effects.
A little bit here, a little bit there - for patients at or close to normal weight, liposculpture, also known as precision, selective, fine or micro liposuction, can be the procedure of choice to eradicate those last few stubborn bags and bulges.
But it’s not just the slim and trim who can turn to liposculpture. Patients who have experience major weight loss may turn to some form of body contouring to eliminate excess skin and extra fat, noted Web MD.
Liposuction, or lipoplasty, in general has grown in popularity, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) “2011 Statistics on Cosmetic Surgery.” From 2010 to 2011, there was an almost 13 percent increase in the total number of liposuction procedures, with liposuction surpassing breast augmentation as the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the United States. But while liposuction involves the removal of anywhere from 16 to 170 ounces (0.5 - 5 liters) of unwanted fat, liposculpture removes far less, generally from one to three ounces.
But in this case, less translates to more in terms of the challenge and complexity of the procedure, noted ASAPS. Because the areas targeted (neck, face, spine or upper back, ankles, upper arms, calves, and knees) are less fatty and may also be located near major nerves and important blood vessels, the level of the plastic surgeon’s skill and technique are critical.
For patients uncertain if liposculpture is right for them, the ASPS recommends undergoing a thorough evaluation with your plastic surgeon. You should also be within 30 percent of your ideal weight, have firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone, and in general, be a healthy person.
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