LipoSculpture is a minimally-invasive procedure that removes fat from specific areas of the body with the use of microcannulas. Unlike traditional Liposuction, LipoSculpture is a day procedure, meaning that you can walk into the clinic and walk out again the same day. Most patients require one week off of their regular activities afterward. Although it’s less invasive than traditional liposuction, there are still a lot of misconceptions around this procedure.
Myth: LipoSculpture helps weight loss
While LipoSculpture can help you achieve a more contoured appearance by removing fat from your body, it may not reduce your weight very much. This is because fat weighs less than muscle or water. When we talk about losing weight through diet and exercise, we technically should be saying “reducing our size” or “getting into shape” because we might want to burn off fat and build up muscle, which is a heavier tissue.
Body weight can be a helpful tool to assess your body mass index in relation to your health, but on its own, your weight is just a number. The more important measure is body fat percentage and how healthy you look and feel.
Myth: LipoSculpture is the lazy way out
LipoSculpture is actually not recommended as a replacement for a healthy lifestyle. Most of our clients come to us because they diet and exercise regularly, but certain areas of fat just won’t budge. We prefer to think of liposcultpure, or any form of fat reduction, as a complement to diet and exercise.
Also, after you’ve had LipoSculpture, it’s recommended that you keep up a healthy lifestyle (within reason) in order to maintain your results.
Myth: LipoSculpture is for people who are really overweight
LipoSculpture can help you slim down somewhat, but it’s not recommended if you have a BMI over 30. We offer consultations for LipoSculpture if you want to know more about whether this treatment is suitable for you, and you can always speak to a health professional about a weight loss plan to bring your BMI into a lower range.
Myth: Lipo leaves you lumpy
It is common for some lumps to form while the liposculptured area is healing, but in most cases they subside in a few weeks. The lumps are often caused by swelling or fluid retention and, though they often resolve on their own, you can discuss them at your follow up appointment.
This rumour has led many to turn to Vaser LipoSuction which involves the use of ultrasound energy to dissolve the fatty tissue before removing it. The theory behind this is that the ultrasound energy also stimulates collagen cells in the area to rebuild themselves and reduce the risk of a dimply appearance. Vaser Liposuction, however, cannot remove as much fat as liposculpture. It can also lead to more scarring because the incisions made for the ultrasound probe are larger than the incisions made for the microcannulas used with liposculpture.
Myth: Lipo is just for big bellies
LipoSculpture can be used for rolls of fat on the back, arms, legs, neck or chest area as well as the stomach. Last year, Sports Illustrated model Chrissy Tiegen publicly admitted to having the procedure done on her underarm.
This procedure is excellent for localised areas of fat. If you are certain about whether you would be a candidate, we offer consultations so that you can consider this option more carefully with all of the correct information.