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Liposculpture

Liposculpture is a modern surgical procedure designed to eliminate fat through small incisions in the skin using a blunt cannula with holes at the tip, which is connected to a syringe that produces the vacuum needed to absorb or suck the adipose tissue.

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We are able to sculpt the body with a technique called liposculpture. Its aim is to remove fat deposits, which are mostly genetic in origin, and not to make the patient lose weight. The pictures show diagrams of the how the sucking procedure acts on the fat.

Although liposculpture seems easy, it is a difficult procedure that requires very specific morphology and body anatomy knowledge besides certain artistic sense. Technical refinement has led, in the last years, to conceive liposuction as liposculture, which in some way defines the technique’s characteristics. Liposculture can be compared to a sculptur pushing away splinters of wood with a gauge, making 3-dimensional shapes of surfaces, that, to make things more difficult, he/she cannot see, since they are covered by the skin.

Although this procedure was not indicated for obese people at the beginning, it is currently used quite frequently. It has been proved that it has very good results in this type of patients, not only due to the fat extraction, but also because of the stimulus provided by the improvement and the metabolic change that follows the drop in fat ratio.

Liposculpture is not the solution in cases of skin sagging or excess. These cases require another type of procedure. In any way it also does not eliminate the tendency to gain weight, reason why it is necessary to keep a healthy and balanced diet.

Liposuction can be performed in nearly all body parts, going from face to legs and arms, as an isolated procedure or complementary to other procedures, especially cervico-facial lifting and abdominoplasty. azul

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