About the Body Sculpting Procedure
A modern plastic surgeon procedure, body sculpting was pioneered and is practiced by a few surgeons including Dr. Fodor. The body sculpting procedure, also known as superficial liposuction, must be performed by experienced and highly skilled plastic practitioners. While a similar technique to traditional liposuction this procedure works more closely to the under surface of the skin.
Traditional liposuction works to remove deep layers of fat. However in body sculpting, as the superficial layer of fat is disturbed, irregularities in the skin surface are more likely to become visible. It is for this reason that this procedure should only be performed by the most highly skilled surgeons. Contrary to deep fat liposuction, body sculpting is far more difficult to perform evenly. That said, when properly performed, a better skin contraction result will occur. Therefore, this type of procedure can be used to treat older patients and those patients who have larger accumulations of fat.
Advanced medical technology combined with these innovative surgical techniques allows for a wider array of options available to patients today. This includes lower and upper layer liposuction, making it possible for liposuction to create the visual impression of a body lift. It works well for patients with elastic skin and for areas of smaller fat deposits. In conjunction with liposuction, some patients also receive breast lift surgery or breast reduction.
Body Sculpting Results
Patients that choose to have a superficial liposuction, or body sculpting, do so in order to achieve specific goals that are unachievable through diet and exercise alone. While the primary aesthetic goal is to reduce or eliminate imperfections such as dimples in the skin, it should improve the overall appearance giving your body better contours and shape. Once more, the results are permanent as witnessed by hundreds of thousands of patients who have had liposuction. Fat cell re-growth extensively studied at the site of suction and elsewhere in the body, has been found to be insignificant. Because they no longer have body regions that resist efforts to diet and exercise, most patients can lose additional weight after suction more easily than before the surgery.
The Body Sculpting Procedure
After being placed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation, your procedure will be performed and you can expect to wake up in recovery and be discharged from the surgery center within a few hours. Liposuction leaves minimal scarring as only the incision large enough for the liposuction instruments is necessary, therefore recovery is also minimal compared to more invasive procedures.
Liposuction, also known as “Lipoplasty” and “Suction-Assisted Lipectomy,” is the procedure used to perform body sculpting. It should only be performed by the most highly trained, board-certified plastic surgeons with proven safety records very low complication rates. Dr. Fodor’s patients’ discomfort following the liposuction procedure is similar to what most patients are used to experiencing after a heavy workout.
If the surgery is to remove excess skin it may be performed at the same time as other skin removal surgeries such as a tummy tuck or as part of full body sculpting. When multiple procedures are performed your surgeon will take all the necessary steps to ensure your safety and minimize complications from surgery. Upon closing your final incision and placing dressings, you will be moved to a recovery unit. In some cases drainage tubes will be inserted to allow for removal of excess fluid from the incision sites. Possible outcomes will be discussed with your prior to your surgery, but if you have concerns about these potential outcomes it is important to ask the doctor during your consultation.
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Recovery From Body Sculpting Surgery
In most cases it is recommended to rest for about a week before resuming work or regular activities. Special compression garments may be recommended to aid in healing and recovery. If recommended, they will help minimize swelling associated with liposuction procedures and support the tissues in the treatment area. Incisions will be properly dressed and care instructions will be provided. The stitches used to perform your body sculpting will be self-absorbing and therefore dissolve on their own. If other types of stitches are necessary they will be removed in a week or so depending on how healing progresses.
Body sculpting patients can expect to be sore and will want to rest for a few days to a week, minimize tasks, bending, and strenuous activities. It is best to be prepared to avoid lifting heavy objects during this time as well.
During the healing period it is natural to experience soreness, tenderness, swelling and redness. Many patients show bruising that may look worse the first few days immediately following surgery, before it begins to look better. Dr. Fodor may prescribe pain medications to reduce the temporary discomfort for a few days. Some patients report noticing tighter and smoother contours immediately after surgery, even with swelling, but these results may be obscured initially in some cases.
Body sculpting liposuction results are typically long-lasting, though it is important to maintain a steady weight, following a healthy and well-balanced diet, and continuing with routine exercise. It is reasonable to expect the majority of the improvements gained during surgery to be fairy permanent.
Your Initial Consultation
Prior to conducting any surgery or procedures Dr. Fodor will have a consultation with you. As a body sculpting candidate you will have a chance to discuss your cosmetic goals directly with the surgeon. This dialogue is your opportunity to address any questions and concerns directly with the doctor. It is important that you are honest about your goals and medical history in order to achieve optimal results. During the initial consultation for body sculpting liposuction procedure Dr. Fodor will thoroughly evaluate your candidacy for the surgery. It will involve a physical examination, medical history check, and health status check. In order to prepare you should be ready to answer some basic health and medical history questions that may include the following:
- Any surgeries you have undergone in the past, even minor ones.
- Allergies to drugs
- What your alcohol or tobacco consumption looks like
- What vitamins or supplements you are currently taking
About the Doctor
Dr. Peter Fodor works is a board certified plastic surgeon that has worked with patients to help them achieve their aesthetic goals, matching their natural beauty to their internal beauty. His understanding of the importance to feel confident in your appearance has in your life. This understanding drives him to innovate and include technologies and techniques into his procedures that reduce scarring and recovery time without sacrificing patient health and long term goals.
Over the last two decades, Dr. Fodor’s personal contributions to refining all aspects of liposuction, from fluid infusion to techniques and instrumentation of extraction as well as postoperative care, have made this procedure extremely safe and, for most patients, painless. Due to Dr. Fodor’s technique, liposuction’s results are highly predictable with patients now attaining significant aesthetic improvement. In this case, liposuction can be better defined as “liposculpture.”
His experience and consistent patient outcomes has made him a leader in the field. As a result he has teamed up with industry leading surgeons and helped introduce the latest techniques and advanced technologies to others.
Body Sculpting Cost
There are many factors that contribute to the cost of a liposuction procedure. These costs include the surgical center, anesthesiologist, nurses and surgical assistants, the various tools and equipment needed to monitor your status and perform your procedure. Depending on the severity of your case, the techniques used for your surgery and the other particulars this cost may fluctuate. A full breakdown of your costs will be calculated and explained to you. At your initial consultation, Dr. Fodor will make these determinations and calculate the total cost for your surgery and discuss all the payment options available based on your specific needs.