Liposuction & Liposculpture are safe and simple procedures that gently reshape your body. Liposculpture and liposuction remove excess fat from the thighs, buttocks, abdomen, waistline, arms, knees, ankles, calves, cheeks, jowls, and neck. Traditional liposuction uses lager cannulas while liposculpture is gentler than traditional liposuction as micro-cannulas (small, thin, hollow instruments) provide for more precise sculpting.
Developed in 1985 by a dermatologic surgeon, tumescent liposculpture relies on tumescent fluid to numb the fat as well as help liquefy it, which allows for removal through small cannulas. A micro-cannula is inserted through a tiny incision in an inconspicuous location, and unwanted fat is then removed by high-pressure vacuum.
Not only are your results more even with this technique, but it also allows for faster recovery. You will be able to return to work 2-3 days later and can start working out soon thereafter. Another advantage is that liposculpture can be done purely under local anesthesia if desired, which eliminates the risks associated with general anesthesia and sedation.
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While liposculpture and liposuction are not the answer to obesity, they can help you lose inches from undesirable places. By reshaping your body and reducing problem areas, you will look slimmer and fit better in your clothes. Age by itself is not a significant factor in who can benefit from this procedure. Dr. Rokhsar has treated patients in their twenties to patients in their seventies with this technique.
One of the most impressive aspects of tumescent liposculpture is that the skin quality is not altered by the micro-cannulas. The skin is a dynamic organ which has elasticity and, in most cases, shrinks to accommodate the new body contour. Therefore, there is no need to remove excess skin with surgery.
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