Liposuction is not often something you would expect to be offered at a facial plastic surgery office. Well, at Hobgood Facial Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ, you would be right. Liposuction is a procedure that is typically used around the torso and hips to remove large areas of fat deposits. But your head, face, and neck can have stubborn areas of fat, too. So how can you eliminate those problem areas without using liposuction? Hobgood Facial Plastic Surgery has the solution: liposculpture. This procedure is a less intense version of liposuction and is extremely effective at contouring the face and neck. Here are a few factors to consider about it.
Liposculpture is Different from Liposuction
Even though the terms are used somewhat synonymously, liposculpture and liposuction aren’t exactly the same thing. Both procedures are used to remove fat from different areas of the body, but liposculpture is a little more refined. It is mainly used on smaller areas with stubborn fat deposits for touch-ups and extra contouring. It also typically costs less than liposuction and has a shorter recovery period.
Liposculpture is Not for Major Weight Loss
Like liposuction, liposculpture is not designed to help people lose a significant amount of weight. It is meant to help people remove small areas of excess fat to get a better-looking figure. Liposculpture patients are most often people who are generally healthy but have areas of fat that are difficult to eliminate. Removing the fat around the face and neck with liposculpture causes the face to look more well-defined and allows the features to stand out a little more.
Liposculpture Works with Other Procedures
For procedures like the neck lift, face lift, and even chin augmentation, liposculpture makes a greater booster. These procedures already involve smoothing and tightening the skin or enhancing the facial features; adding liposculpture to these procedures helps save you time and money. It also helps you get even better results. This procedure can also be used to help remove pockets of fat around the jaw, chin, and face. Liposculpture is refined enough that it can be used on small areas or areas with thinner skin, making it perfect for the face. Liposculpture can be used on a patient at the same time as other procedures or after they have already taken place.
Liposculpture Still Requires Anesthesia
Liposculpture does still require liposuction, but because liposculpture involves a much smaller area than standard liposuction, the anesthesia used in this procedure can be local or even topical. Patients are able to stay awake during the procedure and, as such, are able to leave the doctor’s office a little sooner.
Liposculpture Still Requires Some Recovery
This is still a surgical procedure, so you can still expect a recovery period. This period is usually shorter than liposuction, about six or seven days. Patients are able to get back to their regular routine sooner than with standard liposuction.
Liposculpture at Hobgood Facial Plastic Surgery
Dr. Todd Hobgood uses tumescent liposculpture in which a saline solution is infused into the target area. The saline floods the fat deposits and causes them to break up into smaller pieces. These pieces can then be removed with a thin hollow tube through a very small incision. Using the tumescent method reduces the amount of swelling and bruising and keeps the incision smaller. Dr. Hobgood uses local anesthetics during the procedure, which can take anywhere from one to three hours.
How to Schedule Your Liposculpture Consultation
Do you have areas of fat deposits around your face and neck that have been difficult to erase, even with a healthy lifestyle? Do you want to improve the definition and contouring in your face by removing those fat deposits? Contact Hobgood Facial Plastic Surgery today at (480) 418-6415 to make an appointment for a patient consultation with Dr. Hobgood. Dr. Hobgood is a facial plastic surgery specialist who has been practicing for over ten years. He has been rated as a Top Doctor by Realself.com and has garnered great respect for his work from both his patients and his peers.