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Liposculpture Treatment Abroad
Liposculpture, a cosmetic surgical procedure, is used both for men and women, to remove and sometimes reshape fat to make the body muscles more prominent and reshape certain problem areas of the body such as the stomach, the inner/outer thighs, calves, or buttocks, but also the chin, jowls, and neck
The fat harvested in liposculpture will be used to enhanced other areas of the body, resulting in the perfect shape.
As opposed to liposuction, liposculpture removes less amounts of fat and is more used to reshape and sculpt the body. The procedure usually lasts between 30 and 90 minutes depending on the number of areas and the complexity of the process. But depending on the area and the size of the patient, the procedure can take sometimes from two to four hours.
Liposculpture is an advanced form of liposuction used particularly in the process of body and face contouring. Liposculpture is an alternative, minimally invasive form of liposuction pioneered in the late 20th century. Rather than using large incisions to remove fat from the body, liposculpture uses small suction mechanism to target specific fat deposits under the skin. The procedure is used to contour or fine tune areas of the body, rather than to completely re-sculpt it.
Two of the most common liposculpture procedures nowadays are UAL, or ultrasonic assisted liposculpture and tumescent liposculpture.
UAL Liposculpture Procedure
During this type of liposculpture an ultrasound probe is used to transform the fat into a liquid before it is sucked out of the body by something called a “cannula”. A “cannula” is used in all methods of liposculpture and is a special tube that has been designed as a suction device for the fatty tissue. This method is preferred for more fibrous parts of the body, such as the male breast area or the upper back.
Tumescent Liposculpture Procedure
This type of liposculpture is one of the most common procedures used for cosmetic surgery. It can safely and permanently remove excess fat deposits that are unresponsive to exercise and diet. Before the procedure the surgeon will fill the fatty areas that are going to be removed with a special solution that will cause the fatty area to swell. The local anesthetic in the solution will numb the area, which cuts out the need for intravenous sedation or general anesthesia.
Who Benefits from Liposculpture?
The best candidates for liposculpture lead a healthy lifestyle but have areas of fat deposits that are resistant to normal weight-loss techniques. Liposculpture is not intended to be a weight-loss solution. It is important that patients don’t view liposculpture as a form of weight loss and that they have realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure.
Liposculpture effectively improves the following areas of the body:
Liposculpture Costs Considerations
Liposculpture is an affordable esthetic medical procedure. It is generally not covered by medical insurance. However, since it is an outpatient procedure and does not usually require general anesthesia. Liposculpture surgery costs may include: anesthesia fees, hospital or surgical facility costs, medical tests, post-surgery medical care, prescriptions for medication and surgeon’s fee. Therefore, liposculpture in Western countries like the USA, liposculpture costs $6,000 USD. But medical tourism has made it easier for travelers to benefit from many cosmetic procedures at affordable prices in foreign countries. In Asia, in a country like the Philippines the liposculpture procedure costs $4,000 USD, in Latin American countries like Mexico the surgery costs between $2,500 USD – $4,000 USD, in Bolivia $2,200 USD, Argentina $2,700 USD and in Costa Rica $2,000 USD. Eastern European countries like Croatia are some of the newest destinations in medical tourism, here this cosmetic procedure costing $3,400 USD.
Who Performs Liposculpture Procedures?
Liposculpture specialists offer a permanent solution to a longstanding problem of unwanted fat deposits and bulges. They can remove fat from nearly any part of the body and give each patient the perfect shape they always wanted. Many liposculpture surgeries are performed by plastic surgeons or by dermatologists. Any licensed physician may perform liposculpture procedure. This cosmetic surgery may be performed in a doctor's office, surgical center or hospital.
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