Restore Your Youthful Curves with Liposculpture
Do you sometimes look in the mirror and see an area of your body that could use some minor reshaping? If so, you Dr. Peter Fisher provides liposculpture as a body contouring procedure to remove small pockets of unwanted fat. This advanced form of liposuction allows the doctor to more accurately shape tissue. At his practice in San Antonio, TX, liposculpture is just one of a wide array of contouring services Dr. Fisher offers to refine your figure.
What Is Liposculpture?
Also known as fat transfer or lipotransfer, liposculpture is a commonly performed cosmetic surgery that removes, reshapes, and redistributes deposits of fat around the body. As an advanced application of the liposuction technique, it can be applied to virtually any area of the body, including the abdomen, face and neck, legs and ankles, hips, arms, and buttocks.
Liposculpture vs. Liposuction
As a type of liposuction, liposculpture shares a number of things in common with the original procedure. Both are minimally invasive techniques that precisely target of small amounts of fatty tissue. Both require minimal healing and result in minimal scarring. Even the basic procedures are the same: after creating an incision, the doctor inserts a small metal tube called a cannula into the fatty tissue and uses suction to remove excess tissue.
Ideal candidates should be healthy, not smoke, and already be close to their ideal weight with only localized areas of fat buildup.
Despite these similarities, liposculpture and liposuction have minor differences that make them suitable for different purposes. Among these are:
- Removal vs. redistribution: Liposuction selectively removes fatty tissue, while liposculpture also reshapes and redistributes fat deposits to create the most ideal contours possible.
- Reduced trauma: Because liposculpture uses a smaller cannula, the doctor can more efficiently and precisely reshape tissue. This also has the added benefit of causing less trauma to the surrounding tissues than liposuction.
- Less anesthetic: Liposculpture is typically performed with a local anesthetic that also contains epinephrine. This combined solution both numbs the area and minimizes bleeding, bruising, and swelling. Liposuction, in contrast, almost always requires general anesthetic and consequently can take longer to recover from than liposculpture.
- Skin tightening: Liposculpture can significantly tighten loose skin so that you heal with less swelling, bruising, and skin irregularities than that typically seen with liposuction.
While similar in many respects, liposculpture and liposuction offer different results in terms of accuracy and post-surgical recovery. However, neither procedure is intended to remove large amounts of fat. In fact, ideal candidates should be healthy, not smoke, and already be close to their ideal weight with only localized areas of fat buildup.
Refine Your Silhouette
Patients interested in speaking with Dr. Fisher about liposculpture are encouraged to contact his office. He has the training and experience to reshape your body and give you the youthful look you want. Read through testimonials from satisfied patients and explore his gallery to see their results. To schedule a consultation, call (210) 616-0798 or send a message online to the San Antonio Plastic Surgery Center.
Dr. Fisher has been available to answer all of my questions and provide me with not only professional medical expertise, but also a much appreciated level of personal empathy. I would 100% recommend Dr. Fisher to anyone who is considering plastic surgery.Brandi