Liposuction – the most effective immediate body sculpting procedure
Liposuction is probably the most frequently performed procedure in cosmetic surgery overall. In our Caribbean plastic surgery clinic at Trinidad Institute of Plastic Surgery we however like the last term in the title best. Liposculpture reflects best how we look at the procedure.
We mentioned a couple of times that our credo here is “Structure is beauty”. We need the skin and the fatty tissue underneath to be like a body glove, showing the underlying structure. Too much fatty tissue in certain areas blunts this effect of skin just draping over structure.
What liposuction can do for you
The waistline is a good example what liposuction can do. The ideal is one smooth, uninterrupted curve facing inward towards the belly button. An outward bulge from excess fat disrupts this aesthetic appearance. The process of reducing fat by liposuction with a cannula, regardless of the technology we use in the end (power assisted liposuction – our favorite, or laser liposuction or ultrasound) is just a tool to sculpt the fat in the location of the bulge so that the curve at the waistline again becomes smooth, inward facing, without a hump.
The same philosophy and treatment strategy is applied to other areas where liposculpture with liposuction may be beneficial to restore the “ideal, beautiful, normal” contour – in the neck, around the bra line, the belly, hips, thighs, knees and ankles to name a few. We want to achieve a pleasing contour, not just take fat off.
Liposuction – fast and long lasting body contouring
We in particular do not look at liposuction as a weight loss tool. It is a body contouring procedure. It is liposulpture. Also the skin still must have enough retained contractile properties to reduce its redundancy over time and adapt to the new contour. Thus liposuction is not a good procedure for obesity treatment or after massive weight loss or in areas where the elastic properties of skin have been damages as evidenced by striae, often seen in the abdomen after multiple pregnancies. In such instances removal of skin by say a full abdominoplasty or body lift procedures are more successful in restoring contour.
The ideal candidate for liposculpture is not overweight, has elastic skin and areas, where diet and exercise resistant fat deposits disrupt an otherwise ideal contour produced a an ideal underlying structure.
If done for the right reasons (contouring, not weight loss) by some of the best body contouring plastic surgeons in the Caribbean at Trinidad Institute of Plastic Surgery liposuction is a procedure with an extremely high satisfaction rate – for one simple reason: it works !
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