Losing a modest to significant amount of weight can be a serious endeavor. For some people, the improvements in general health are only part of the reward. Improving the appearance of areas like the abdomen, thighs and arms is also a major benefit. At the same time, there might be some body parts that prove to be stubborn and they don’t reflect your hard work in their appearance. To address a situation like this, your cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Trenton C. Jones, M.D., might recommend a liposculpture in Utah County, Utah.
As the name implies, this is an advanced form of liposuction. It involves removing excess fat to alter the shape, tone and texture of a specific, problematic body part.
Dr. Trenton C. Jones, M.D. performs a liposculpture treatment using a special tube called a cannula to carefully remove fat from one or more locations. The volume taken and the final appearance you’d like for the body part will be factored into the surgical strategy and incision plan.
Most liposculpture procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis. The size of the area being adjusted and the volume of fat being removed will determine the level of sedation required. A small area like the cheeks might only call for an injection of local anesthetic. For a larger area, such as the abdomen, it might be better for you to be fully sedated.
In either case, it’s best to arrange to have a friend or family member drive you home after your appointment. Your cosmetic surgeon will explain any other post-operative care requirements, like the cleaning and care of a potential drainage tube after your procedure.
If you have one or more body parts that could benefit from an improvement in shape, tone or texture, you should call Cascade Cosmetic Surgery Center and Medical Spa at 801-762-8989 to see if you’re a good candidate for liposculpture.
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