LiposculptureExtra help and finishing touches
What is Liposculpture?
Mesotherapy was first developed by Dr. Michel Pistor of France in 1952. Mesotherapy is a micro injection procedure that uses natural ingredients. Mesotherapy can be used for weight loss, or rather, body sculpting. One of our most popular forms of mesotherapy is liposculture.
Liposculpture is a medical technique intended to sculpt the body using the fatty part of the skin. Liposculpture involves the injection of medicine into targeted areas of fat. The medication causes localized fat shrinkage. Common areas of injection include the abdomen, thighs, hips and buttock region. If treating the abdomen, waist measurements are done regularly to track progress. From clinical experience, some systemic weight loss does occur in most individuals who have localized treatments because the treatment promotes healing through increasing blood and lymphatic circulation.
How do we get started?
Once it has been established that liposculpture is right for you, a series of weekly or biweekly treatments are scheduled.
If you are contemplating surgery, Dr. Macart will be happy to go over the pros and cons of liposuction versus liposculpture so that you can feel confident about your decision.
How many treatments of liposculpture is enough?
The average patient does eight to 12 treatments. It really depends on the size of the area being treated and your personal goals.
How soon before I see results?
It depends. The doctor recommends initiating a course of four treatments as a minimum. Effects are subtle but may be noticeable in as little as three to four treatments. Every four treatments, objective measurements are recorded so you can track your progress.
Is liposculpture safe?
Liposculpture is safe and effective. Most people are good candidates for this form of therapy. The doctor will evaluate your medical history and current state of health prior to initiation of treatments. Various side effects (eg. bruising) and contraindications (eg. bleeding disorder) may apply. Side effects are generally limited to bruising, a burning sensation post treatment, itching and swelling in some cases. Discomfort usually subsides within days to two weeks post treatment.
Can I go back to work or resume normal activity after the treatment?
Yes. The procedure generally takes 30 to 60 minutes and requires no preparation or recovery time. Avoid exertion for at least three days. Most patients find the procedure quite tolerable. If necessary, numbing creams are available.