- What is a Liposuction?
- How does this treatment differ from the other options?
- What Conditions May Be Treated?
- Whom is the treatment for?
- Whom is the treatment not for?
- How is the treatment done?
- What results may be expected?
- When will one see the results?
- How long do the results last?
- How to maintain or enhance my results?
- What is the recovery like?
What is a Liposuction?
Liposuction removes unwanted fat to sculpt, shape, and contour the face and body. This form of fat removal is permanent, long lasting, and enjoys a high level of patient satisfaction.
How does this treatment differ from the other options?
Quick removal of unwanted fat
Long lasting and permanent removal of fat
One stage procedure
Removes the most amount of fat
Harvested fat usable for fat grafting to enhance other areas of face or body
What Conditions May Be Treated?
• Chubby lower face
• Round face
• Early jowls
• Double chin
• Early skin laxity
• Wide face
• Chubby abdomen
• Fatty flanks
• Saggy Back
• Round arms
• Wide thighs
• Early skin laxity
3. Fat harvesting
Whom is the treatment for?
1. Patients with realistic expectation
2. Patients in good, healthy conditions
3. Adequate fat for harvesting in case of fat grafting
4. Stable weight without frequent or excess weight gain or loss
Whom is the treatment not for?
1. Patients with unrealistic expectation
2. Patients with low blood sugar, dehydration, acute disease, autoimmune disorder, blood disorder, cancer, or on bleeding thinning medications.
How is the treatment done?
Via multiple small incisions, delicate cannulas are used to suction the excess fat. Extraction methods may deploy one of more of the following: manual, motorized, laser, ultrasound, or radiofrequency extraction. Sculpted areas of excess fat in areas may include the jowls, neck, abdomen, flanks, back, the tail bone, thighs, and many other sites. The harvested fat can then processed and injected in layered fashion into the specified area. Additional sessions may be required.
As an added option, the extracted fat can be modified and injected for tissue augmentation. In this state-of-the-art procedure, the extracted stem-cell rich fat cells can be processed into small-particle sized fat cells, with the stem cells extracted, and high density growth factors from platelet rich plasma added for enhanced augmentation, regenerative, and anti-aging effects.
Furthermore, fat-derived stem cells preparation can be made. LipoStem, the laser stimulated, antioxidant energized, and autologous blood stem cell enriched fat stem cells are injected intramuscularly or subcutaneously. In a surgical center, liposuction is performed under local anesthesia to remove about 200 cc of fat. This fat is then processed with specialized equipments to fractionate to produce a stromal vascular fraction containing the fat stem cells. LipoStem is the then produced by laser stimulation, antioxidant energization, and autologous blood stem cell enrichment.
Local or general anesthesia may be used.
What results may be expected?
• Permanent fat removal
• Reduced jowls
• Slenderize neck curve
• Reduced double chin
• Tightening of skin
• Narrowing of the face
• More pointed looking face
• More sculpted facial shape
• Permanent fat removal
• Slenderized waist line
• Flatter abdomen
• Firmer back
• Smaller arms
• Thinner legs
• More shapely body
When will one see the results?
The results are seen in two weeks.
How long do the results last?
Combined with proper diet and exercise, results last years to decades, with further treatments suggested for maintenance.
How to maintain or enhance my results?
Additional maintenance is required.
Healthy eating and exercise are helpful to enhance results.
Further treatment may be recommended for further results.
What is the recovery like?
For local anesthesia, recovery generally is one weekend, with most patients returning to work and light activities thereafter. For general anesthesia, recovery generally is one week, with most patients returning to work and light activities thereafter.
Mild swelling and bruising are expected. Use of prescribed pain medicine is usually not necessary. Make-up can be applied immediately.
Cost of Treatments
Cost of treatment options ranges from four to five digits. An in-person consultation with your specialist physician will help to determine the best suitable solution to your own individual needs.