Liposculpture is a form of body contouring surgery. It’s designed to take fat from specific areas of the body and replace it in other areas in order to create volume. This is specifically useful for patients that wish to boost fullness to areas such as the breasts and hips, however it could be a full body liposculpture surgery.
Patients pick liposculpture procedures to contour the body without using foreign bodies such as implants. It can be offered as a stand alone form of surgery or as part of a wider treatment plan to transform the shape of the body but incorporating liposuction.
Frequently Asked Questions
Making the decision to undergo surgical procedures can be a difficult one, and there are many questions you may have. Please read the frequently asked questions below which may answer any queries or ease any concerns you may have.
Who is suitable for this type of surgery?
This type of liposculpture fat transfer is suitable for men and women aged over 18 who are healthy and are looking to subtly contour and reshape the body and/or improve volume. It is not a weight loss solution and can’t be used in place of a healthy diet and exercise to maintain your body.
What happens during a liposculpture procedure?
Before undergoing fat transfer surgery you’ll have a consultation with your plastic surgeon. They will talk you through what liposculpture or fat reduction surgery can offer, as well as any risks or side effects you should be aware of.
During liposculpture procedures fat is taken from one area of the body and replaced in another – this may be the body or the face. It’s common for the fat to be taken from areas where fat is stored more commonly, like the abdomen.
Treatment times vary between patients and it largely depends on the part of the body being treated and how much fat needs to be taken. Some patients also combine liposculpture with other body contouring procedures including tummy tucks and liposuction.
What is the recovery like?
An overnight stay is sometimes needed. Some swelling and bruising is normal but painkillers can be given to manage any discomfort.
Generally, patients take around 4-6 weeks to recover initially but this varies patient to patient. The swelling and bruising can last for some weeks after this, and it’s good to be prepared for that. You will also be given aftercare with regards to how to ensure the new fat cells remain alive.
How long do the results of liposculpture last?
Results cannot be guaranteed on liposculpture fat transfer, so it’s important to be mindful of your expectations and take any advice offered with regards to preparing for the procedure and the aftercare that’s also needed.
Who should you trust to perform this body contouring surgery?
At LASE Cosmetic in Newcastle we offer liposculpture procedures and have a team of surgeons who specialise in this form of body contouring surgery. If you decide to go ahead with this procedure, a surgeon will give you advice on how best to move forward.