Liposculpting helps shape the body by targeting and removing fat from specific areas. The procedure helps give more muscle tone and shape lines. This treatment targets specific pockets of fat, where liposuction treats larger areas.
Instead of removing all the fat in an area of the body, liposculpture targets a specific location, eliminating it to create the desired shape. Areas of the body that benefit the most are those that do not respond well to diet and exercise. In addition, this treatment works best on those with good skin spasticity, including those who do not smoke, do not have too much skin damage, and have darker skin tones.
A board-certified plastic surgeon must perform liposculpture treatments. In addition, the surgeon can help determine if a patient is a good candidate for the procedure and discuss any questions or concerns.
Liposculpture offers targeted treatment eliminating unwanted fat from the body. Common treatment areas include abs, back, thighs, arms, underneath the chin, and those pesky “love handles.” In addition, the treated area must have good skin elasticity to ensure the skin bounces back and does not sag after surgery.
In general, there is information the doctor needs before surgery. Information required includes medical history, current medications, supplements, allergies, high blood pressure, problems with blood clotting, and if the patient smokes.
The clinic or doctor will provide a list of specific instructions to help prepare for the surgery. For example, it may be recommended for patients to avoid alcohol and ibuprofen or aspirin two weeks before surgery and stop smoking four weeks before surgery. In addition, some patients need to reduce salt intake and stop taking vitamins and herbal remedies two weeks before the surgery.
Don’t forget to have all prescriptions filled before the surgery date and keep drinking plenty of water. Additionally, patients will need to have someone available to pick them up and take them home after being released from the doctor’s care.
Side effects from liposculpting are rare, but some patients claim to have lumpy and rippled skin post-treatment. Though side effects are rare, there is a risk of experiencing complications during and after the treatment. Common side effects associated with liposculpture include:
Patients who use the services of a certified liposculpting professional are often ready to return to work within one week of receiving treatment. After liposculpture surgery, most patients experience swelling and bruising. Swelling and bruising are common and generally disappear after a few weeks. Patients are often advised to refrain from strenuous exercise for several weeks and encouraged to do light walking to prevent blood clots. Compression socks are recommended to help reduce post-surgery swelling.
Results from liposculpture surgery are immediate, but most patients do not notice full results until about six months after treatment. The delay in seeing results is due to the body’s healing process and readjusting to post-surgery recovery. However, when keeping up with diet and exercise, liposculpting procedures offer permanent results.
On average, liposculpting costs a little more than $5,000. However, depending on the treatment area size, the price can range between $1,500 and $9,000. Factors affecting liposculpture costs include physical location, number of treatment areas, and doctor and office fees. In addition, liposculpture is an elective cosmetic procedure that is not covered by health insurance.
Liposculpture offers patients a procedure that targets specific areas of the body to gain their desired results. Those wanting to undergo liposculpting may wish to speak with their medical professional or a cosmetic surgeon about the options available and what to expect from the surgery.
$500 – 1.0 Vial
Kybella does not require surgery. Our specially-trained personnel injects it to the targeted skin area, into the layer of fat cells. Once it is below your skin, it targets and destroys the fat cells. Because Kybella is injected really deep, it does not damage the outer layer of skin at all.
There are some clear benefits to choosing this treatment:
The active ingredient in Kybella is a lab-developed form of deoxycholic acid. This substance is a natural fat dissolver that is found in the body. We use an FDA-approved synthetic form that is safe for injection. Since it destroys fat cells easily, injecting it beneath the skin dissolves any fats there. Kybella is the very first fat-dissolving injectable treatment to be approved by the FDA.
Most people think that one appointment is enough to get their desired result. Unfortunately, Kybella treatments are designed to be given over a multiple treatments – usually about 4 to 6 monthly appointments. Each injection melts away a layer of fat until you’ve reached the desired result you are hoping for.
The amazing part about Kybella is that the dissolved fat cells actually get processed by your body, the same as any waste. Once a cell has been destroyed and processed by your body, it will not come back. You could potentially gain new fat cells, particularly if you gain a significant amount of weight. However, most people are able to maintain their diets, and even help their skin tighten naturally, by doing a few simple things: keeping their body weight steady, always applying sunscreen when outdoors, and not drinking too much alcohol.
The only situation that you can’t undergo Kybella is if you have loose skin under your chin instead of fat. Since Kybella is designed to target excess fat, it won’t make a difference with loose skin. Instead, we will suggest tightening treatments such as Ultherapy, or as a last resort, we may recommend plastic surgery as the best option for your situation.
It is important to visit us before deciding if Kybella is the best option for you. Depending on what kind of results you are looking for, we can help you decide if Kybella will give you those results, or if you would do better on a different treatment.
Although Kybella often has amazing results, each patient does react individually. You will have your own unique results, based on your body, how much fat is dissolved, the area you need the injections in, and also how many treatments you decide to get. Make sure you keep this in mind as you go through your treatments.