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Liposculpture

Liposculpture in Corpus Christi, TX

When excess fat deposits are diet and exercise-resistant, many patients opt to undergo liposuction techniques to eliminate them. With the liposculpture technique, incisions are smaller, and fat is targeted for more precise removal, creating a chiseled, defined body contour. Treatment regions can include the chin, jawline, arms, stomach, thighs, back, buttocks and hips.

Table of Contents

Who Is a Candidate for Liposculpture?
How Does Liposculpture Work?
What Is the Recovery Time for Liposculpture?
How Long After Liposculpture Will I See Results?
Frequently Asked Questions About Liposculpture

Who Is a Candidate for Liposculpture?

Any patient who has exhausted traditional methods to remove excess body fat and gain the definition they desire may be a candidate for liposculpture. Candidates should also be in good general health and have realistic expectations of their results.

How Does Liposculpture Work?

Similar to traditional liposuction, anesthesia is administered first. Tiny incisions are then made in the treatment site and a cannula (a very thin, hollow tube) is inserted to inject fluid that allows for the safe removal of targeted pockets of fat. By strategically eliminating fat, contouring can be more detailed.

If male patients are experiencing gynecomastia, their breasts can be reduced through gynecomastia surgery with liposculpture for more masculine definition. Women with large breasts who are seeking less strain on their shoulders and back can opt for breast reduction surgery to reduce the size of their bust. Fat cells can be purified and injected into other areas of the body, such as the buttocks, breasts and face, to enhance and add volume through fat grafting.

What Approaches Are Used for Liposculpture?

  • Power-assisted liposuction uses a powerful back-and-forth motion for precision when removing tissue.
  • Ultrasound-assisted liposuction uses an ultrasonic wave-emitting cannula to penetrate the tissue, heating and liquefying the surrounding fat for ease of removal.
  • Laser-assisted liposuction uses a similar process involving cold laser beams. Instead of removing the emulsified fat, it remains in the body to be naturally eliminated. Additional incisions to drain excess fluids may be necessary with this technique.

Remaining fat in the body is repositioned, and the incisions are closed using sutures and surgical adhesives.

Woman with beautiful body

What Is the Recovery Time for Liposculpture?

The incisions will be wrapped with surgical gauze and compression garments, and bruising and swelling should be expected. Your results should be visible immediately but may take up to 6 months to fully appear as residual swelling reduces.

It is very important to wear the compression garments with foam and have massages as instructed to ensure optimal results. Your surgeon will provide detailed postoperative care instructions with directions on how to care for incisions, when to begin exercising and which pain medications should be taken. Avoid strenuous exercise or pressure on the incisions for at least 7 days.

How Long After Liposculpture Will I See Results?

Although individual results may vary, the most common outcome includes accentuated abdominal muscles and a tighter body contour. Each procedure is customized to achieve the patient’s desired results, boosting their confidence and providing a slimmer figure. Occasionally, there can be some loose skin that may need additional treatment. Committing to a healthy diet and fitness regimen will help maintain your results.

Why Choose Our Physicians

Our physicians are very unique in the sense of their great customer care, service, and experience. They approach each client as an individual and takes the time to thoroughly understand their needs and desired results.

Dr. Vijay Bindingnavele, Corpus Christi Plastic Surgery

Frequently Asked Questions About Liposculpture

  • How much does liposculpture cost?

    The price of liposculpture can vary depending on the targeted area, the extent of correction desired and the complexity of the procedure. Your surgeon will be able to provide you with a personalized quote after your consultation.

  • What is the difference between liposculpture and liposuction?

    Liposculpture is a more refined technique based on liposuction. The main difference is that liposculpture prioritizes the removal of small fat deposits as part of a targeted body contouring procedure and may reinject that removed fat to create ideal contours elsewhere.

    On the other hand, liposuction removes more extensive fat deposits, with less of an emphasis on reshaping contours around the removed fat deposits. This makes liposuction more attractive to people dealing with excess fatty deposits, while liposculpture is more appropriate for people looking for more precise and targeted touch-ups.

  • Is liposculpture recovery the same as liposuction recovery?

    The recovery period for liposculpture is similar to that of liposuction, with initial recovery lasting between 4 and 14 days. During this time, patients should avoid vigorous activities and behaviors that may place pressure or stress on their incision locations. Most patients fully recover within 6 weeks of the operation, though residual swelling may remain for a few more months. Final results are usually visible within 6 months.

  • What is the major advantage of liposculpture?

    The most significant advantage of liposculpture is the targeted body contouring options it allows. Where liposuction can remove fat and adjust body contours to some degree, liposculpture can use precision techniques and fat grafting to create new body contours in a way that other procedures cannot match. Liposculpture can be used to create body contours like a 6-pack, create the appearance of more muscular arms or legs, or even make the jaw look more chiseled. Other plastic surgery procedures cannot replicate these effects.

  • Can I combine my liposculpture procedure with other plastic surgery procedures?

    Yes. Liposculpture is commonly combined with other plastic surgery procedures such as:

We also offer CoolSculpting®!

CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive way to get rid of fat permanently. This method has no downtime and is non-surgical.

To learn more about CoolSculpting®, click here.

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Corpus Christi Institute of Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery
Dr. Vijay K. Bindingnavele

5642 Esplanade Drive
Corpus Christi, Texas 78414

Phone: 361.888.7417