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Body contouring in plastic surgery, also known as body sculpting, refers to procedures that are designed to smooth, shape, and get rid of unwanted fat from isolated areas to transform a patient’s body. Although minimally invasive options are available, surgically removing unwanted fat cells from specific areas—such as the lower stomach, hips, and thighs—still produces the most dramatic results. Patients have several options available to choose from if they’re considering having this done. Liposuction is not a new procedure, but the techniques it involves have continued to evolve over the past few decades. With modern technology, long-established procedures—like tumescent liposuction, which our St. Louis practice provides—have become even more effective and convenient for patients. Here are some of the main advantages of having this type of liposuction:
More Effective Fat Removal
Tumescent liposuction gives surgeons better control when removing fat, and the solution that is injected makes suctioning fat easier. This means the procedure can be customized to fit a wide range of patients’ needs.
It Can Be Paired With Advanced Technology
The basics of tumescent liposuction, coupled with the fact that our team has significantly extensive experience with the procedure, allows us to build on the foundation of surgical fat removal to provide even more refined results. By adding a single step—using ultrasound energy to liquefy the targeted fat cells—we can encourage ideal results that can include a skin-tightening effect in addition to the volume reduction.
Recovery Times Are Shorter
Due to the tumescent fluid that is used during the surgery to shrink the blood vessels, the risk of blood loss is much lower during this procedure, and the risk of swelling, bruising, and discomfort during recovery is minimized as well.
Discover more about how tumescent liposuction from St. Louis’ West County Plastic Surgeons of Washington University works. If you’re interested in having exercise and diet-resistant fat removed to re-shape your physique, fill out a contact form or call (314) 996-8800 to request an appointment.