FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
What is Liposculpture?
What happens during your initial consultation?
During the consultation, we will discuss your health and surgical history, as well as your treatment goals. We will explain the different options available to you, the procedure itself, its risks and limitations, costs, and financing options.
How much pain is there?
Some procedures may be done under local anesthesia which minimizes the patient's discomfort and maximizes safety. Other procedures are best offered under IV sedation or general anesthesia. Please discuss these options with your surgeon.
What is the liposculpture recovery period like?
What can I expect after liposculpture/liposuction surgery?
How long do liposculpture/liposuction results last?
Are there risks to having cosmetic surgery procedures?
Contour irregularities. Your skin might appear bumpy, wavy or withered due to uneven fat removal, poor skin elasticity and unusual healing. These changes might be permanent. Damage beneath the skin from the thin tube (cannula) that's used during liposuction might give the skin a permanent spotted appearance.
Fluid accumulation. Temporary pockets of fluid (seromas) can form under the skin. This fluid might need to be drained with a needle.
Numbness.You might feel temporary or permanent numbness in the affected area. Temporary nerve irritation also is possible.
Skin Scarring. All surgery leaves scars, some more visible than others. Although good wound healing after a surgical procedure is expected, abnormal scars may occur within the skin and deeper tissues. Scars may be unattractive and of different color than surrounding skin.
Skin Discoloration/Swelling. Skin discoloration, bruising, and swelling normally occurs following liposuction. The skin in or near the surgical site can appear either lighter or darker than surrounding skin. Although uncommon, swelling and skin discoloration may persist for long periods of time and, in rare situations, may be permanent.
Unsatisfactory Result. Although good results are expected, there is no guarantee or warranty expressed or implied, on the results that may be obtained. You may be disappointed with the results of liposuction surgery. Additional surgery may be required to attempt to improve results.
Infection. Skin infections are rare but possible. A severe skin infection might be life-threatening.
Internal puncture. Rarely, a cannula that penetrates too deeply might puncture an internal organ. This might require emergency surgical repair.
Fat embolism. Pieces of loosened fat might break away and become trapped in a blood vessel and gather in the lungs or travel to the brain. A fat embolism is a medical emergency.
Kidney and heart problems. Shifts in fluid levels as fluids are being injected and suctioned out can cause potentially life-threatening kidney and heart problems.
What is an Arm Lift?
A Brachioplasty (Arm Lift) is used to address issues such as excessive loose skin or excessive fat in the arms when it does not respond well to excercise. Brachioplasty is a common procedure for patients who have experienced massive weight loss and has gained popularity since year 2000.
What is a Brazillian Butt Lift?
Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) surgery is a fat grafting process that imporves the fullness and shape of the buttocks using your own fat. Liposuction is performed in areas that have excess fat - typically the abdomen, love handles, and flanks - to both improve the waistline while adding fat to the buttocks. This maximizes the hourglass look!
What is a Tummy Tuck?
An Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) is a cosmetic surgery procedure used to make the abdomen thinner and more firm. The surgery involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen in order to tighten the muscle and facia of the abdominal wall. This surgery is commonly sought by patients who have had loose or sagging tissue after pregnancy or weight loss.
Are breast implants safe?
Yes. breast implants are safe and FDA approved. In fact, hundreds of thousands of women have successful breast augmentations every year. But as with any medical device, breast implants carry of risk of compplications. In rare cases, they've been associated with highly treatable lymphomas or autoimmune sylptoms. In the event that a complication develops, do not hesitate to consult with your plastic surgeon.
What should I expect during my breast implant surgery?
You'll talk about your anesthesia and incision options with your plastic surgeon before surgery. On surgery day, once your anesthesia takes effect, your plastic surgeon will make an incision to create a space within your breast tissue for each implant.