Liposculpting is a type of surgical procedure meant to give you more tone and definition in your shape. It is a form of cosmetic surgery, but as opposed to Liposuction which removes the fat from your body, liposculpting moves it around to create the desired shape. It can be very useful to use in areas where you find dieting and exercising are not working. If your skin still has a good elasticity to it, then this will be a great way to improve your image with the minimal amount of scarring and damage done to your body. This is also an ideal option for those who are close to their ideal weight and not extremely overweight with loose, baggy skin.
Every office will charge their own price, but the price range for this procedure is between $1,400 to $9,200 USD. On average, you can find it for $5.350. It is also not typically covered by insurance as this is considered an elective surgery instead of something needed for life saving reasons. So, expect to pay for the entire thing out of pocket. You will also have to make sure you have the finances to cover your recovery time, which is set at least one week. Let this information be a part of what helps you decide whether or not you are going to have this done.
Techniques of Liposculpting
There are three different techniques of liposculpting that you can have done. The first kind is Power-Assisted Liposcuplture(PAL). It uses vibration to help break down the fat faster and makes it easier to work with. Then there is Ultrasound-Assited Liposculture(UAL), which uses ultrasonic sound that is administered through a handpiece. This is better for targeting the larger fat amounts but will take longer than the previous version. The final technique is the Laster-Assisted Liposculpture(LAL) that uses low-energy
Areas Where It Works Best
Liposculpture is meant to remove excess fat to create contour. You mostly want for it to be used in areas that dieting and exercise have not been able to sculpt. The most common areas are abs, back, thighs, arms, and under the chin. Just make sure that the elasticity of your skin is still strong to help ensure the skin bounces back and there won’t be any sagging.
Risks and Side Effects
Even though this is considered “cosmetic”, this is still a surgery and with all surgeries you run the risk of complications. They are rare but there is always a chance and you need to know what they are before you jump up onto the operating table. If getting liposcuplting, you run the risk of blood clots, bad reactions to the anesthesia, infection, scarring, and changes in skin color. These are rare, with the most common side effect being rippled skin and lumps.