One of the ways we age is by deflation or shrinkage of facial features. Lipostructure is a technique of fat grafting developed by New York cosmetic plastic surgeon, Dr Sydney Coleman and is widely used by plastic surgeons, including Dr Terrence Scamp, today.
The technique entails placing a network of fine interwoven fat grafts into a region to improve the overall contour. This may leave a more youthful appearance, plumping up the depleted fat pads in those areas.
Australian Plastic SurgeonThe Lipostructure Procedure
The lipostructure technique (fat grafting) has also been used to treat acne, as substantial thinning of the fat layer may happen in this condition. Lipostructure may give acne patients better texture and improved skin appearance.
The surgery is commonly performed under general anaesthesia as a day patient. Swelling and bruising to the face may be quite marked, especially in the first two weeks, but sometimes as long as four or more weeks. In general, the final result is visible by eight to twelve weeks.
The abdomen is commonly the site the grafts are taken from. Again bruising, swelling and some numbness are to be expected at least temporarily. Bruising is worse if aspirin is taken in the two weeks before surgery.
Gold Coast Plastic SurgeonRequest Lipostructure on the Gold Coast
Dr Terrence Scamp will explain the surgical procedure, risks, recovery time and answer all of your questions at your initial lipostructure consultation at his gold coast clinic. If you have any additional questions about our other cosmetic surgery procedures, you can discuss this with Dr Terrence Scamp in your consultation.
What is the recovery process like after liposculpture?
The recovery period for liposculpture varies depending on the extent of the procedure and the patient’s overall health. Most patients can return to work within a few days, but it may take several weeks before they can resume normal activities and exercise.
Am I a good candidate for liposculpture?
Good candidates for liposculpture are healthy individuals who have localized areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. It is not a weight loss solution, and patients should be within a healthy weight range.
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With over 20 years of experience as a specialist plastic surgeon, Dr Terrence Scamp prides himself on staying up to date with the latest and safest advancements in the field of cosmetic plastic surgery. He applies his expertise with a personal approach to each individual client, ensuring they feel well cared for and that they achieve an optimal result.
Liposculpture is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess fat from specific areas of the body to contour and shape it. It involves using a small tube called a cannula to suction out the fat.
How long do the results of lipostructure last?
The results of lipostructure can be long-lasting, and sometimes permanent. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine is important. If the procedure is performed on the face, non-surgical treatments, will aid in the longevity.