Diamond Surgical Institute
Cosmetic Surgeon located in Encino, CA
If you’d love to improve the contouring of your body and get rid of stubborn fatty deposits, liposculpture might be a great option. This advanced treatment is one of many services available from Roya Dardashti, MD, and the team at Diamond Surgical Institute in Encino, California. If you’d like to learn more about what liposculpture can do for you, call the office today to book a consultation, or schedule a visit using the easy online booking tool.
Liposculpture Q & A
Why is it so hard to lose stubborn areas of fat?
Many people have a hard time trimming their specific “problem areas,” and the best way to understand why is to think about how your body stores fat. You have a layer of fat cells just beneath the surface of your skin.
Each of these cells has the ability to expand or contract to hold more or less fat. When you consume more calories than you burn, your body converts some of that food into fat, and your fat cells expand. If you burn more calories than you consume, your body taps into that stored fat, and your fat cells shrink.
The problem lies in the fact that you have no control over which fat cells are tapped into when you diet and exercise. Everyone stores fat a bit differently, which is why many people struggle with fatty deposits in their problem areas.
What is liposculpture?
Liposculpture is a medical aesthetic treatment that removes unwanted fat to reshape the treatment area. It’s a great option for people who’ve reached and maintained a healthy body weight, but still want to address lingering fatty deposits.
Liposculpture can be used to remove fat from your:
- Upper arms
The process offers outstanding precision, allowing your practitioner to customize results. More or less fat can be removed, allowing for carefully controlled body contouring.
What is the difference between liposculpture and liposuction?
Liposuction is a procedure that removes fat cells through controlled suction. This approach is a good way to remove a large portion of fat from a specific area, but it isn’t always the best option for addressing smaller, more condensed areas of fat.
With some liposculpture procedures, fat is removed in a process similar to liposuction. The fat can be broken down prior to removal using a vibrating tool, ultrasound energy, or laser energy.
In addition to removing fat, liposculpture practitioners also have the option of repositioning fat to enhance contouring. This allows you to achieve a fuller or more rounded shape in some areas of the body while flattening and toning others.
How can I prepare for liposculpture?
If you’re a smoker, the most important thing you can do to prepare for your procedure is to find a smoking cessation program that works for you. Smoking has a negative impact on your circulation and healing abilities, and it also causes a wide range of other health issues.
You should also discuss your full personal and family health history with your practitioner prior to your visit. This includes providing a list of medications and supplements you’re taking, as well as any health conditions for which you’re being treated.
Some additional ways to prepare include:
- Limiting salt intake
- Drinking plenty of water
- Avoiding alcohol for a couple of weeks prior to your visit
- Avoiding taking aspirin or ibuprofen for a couple of weeks
You might also consider asking a friend or family member to stay with you for a day or two after your procedure so you can rest.
Will my liposculpture results be permanent?
Although liposculpture will permanently remove some of your fat cells, it’s important to understand that the remaining fat cells will still function normally after your procedure. This means you can still gain weight if you aren’t careful with your diet and activity levels.
Gaining a significant amount of weight after liposculpture can alter your results. That’s why this procedure is best suited for people who are already at or near their goal weight.
To learn more about liposculpture and what it can do for you, call Diamond Surgical Institute today to schedule a consultation. Online booking is also an option and takes just a little time to complete.