Liposuction is a treatment that is useful to sculpt areas on the body or the face that are disproportionate. Pockets of fat are extracted through a tiny hole in the skin and using a thin cannula to reveal a better contour. The saddlebags, the love handles or a belly that is not in sync with the rest of the body shape are common areas for liposuction. But almost any where, from face to ankle can be contoured.
High-definition Liposuction is a more advanced form of liposuction that is used to sculpt areas of stubborn fats to reveal muscles shapes and definition. Male clients who need that extra help to sculpt their already athletic-looking bodies mainly request this particular treatment.
Liposuction is a minor surgical procedure. It is performed in a day-surgery OT with an anesthetist to administer sedation. The surgery takes about 2 hours in general to complete.
In some cases, the extracted fat can be transplanted to augment other areas, which have shrunk in the process of aging, in a procedure called Fat Transfer. The face and the breasts are examples of such areas where Fat Transfer is useful.
The recovery time depends on the extent of the liposuction and fat transfer, but generally most patients will be able to go out of the house and run errands to very next day. Although a bit slower as the treated areas are slightly sore from the swelling. The swelling peaks at about 4-5 days and will mostly disappear by 4-6 weeks.
The extracted fat is normally discarded, but it can also be recycled and processed as mesenchymal stems cells (MSC). These MSC are stored in a reputable stem cell bank for future use. Although there are no clinically approved use for MSC at the moment, there are therapeutic applications one the horizon with promising results for the treatment of diseased organs.