Liposuction is a popular procedure for those looking to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat that don’t respond to diet or exercise. If you’re looking for liposuction though, you’ve likely run across the term “lipocontouring.” Despite the two terms being often used interchangeably, they aren’t quite the same.
So: let’s talk a little bit about lipocontouring to help you decide if this advanced cosmetic surgery is the right option for you!
What Is Lipocontouring?
During ordinary liposuction, fat is extracted from a targeted area of the body to create a slimmer appearance (though it should be noted that it’s not a weight loss procedure). Lipocontouring (AKA liposculpting), on the other hand, takes this a step further by providing more defined results while still preserving a natural look.
Lipocontouring techniques are also commonly used during fat transfer procedures to achieve the desired look. For example, lipocontouring can be used during a Brazilian butt lift to create a fuller, rounder backside and a slimmer, more contoured waistline. The combined effect offers the patient a more flattering figure overall!
How Long is the Recovery Period After Lipocontouring?
For small-scale procedures, you can expect to return to work almost immediately. However, exercise and strenuous activity should be avoided until cleared by your physician.
More extensive procedures may require you to miss five to seven days of work and up to six weeks before strenuous physical activity can resume. You can also expect some bruising and swelling. For most patients, this subsides after about two weeks.
During the first few days, you’ll also be required to wear a compression garment to drain excess fluid and preserve results.
Contact Dr. Jazayeri
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