Less invasive methods to improve the appearance of the body

Less invasive methods to improve the appearance of the body

29th Apr 2020


With the development of modern plastic surgery, it is getting easier and easier for people to use these procedures to enhance certain body features or the overall contour of the body. It is true that a dramatic change in the appearance of the patient might often require a more invasive procedure and a radical approach; however, there are also less invasive methods available to improve the appearance of the body that can deliver spectacular results.

Among the less invasive methods that can be used to correct or enhance the outlook of the body, we have liposuction and fat transfer. These procedures can be performed together, but liposuction can also be a stand-alone procedure. Fat transfer procedures require liposuction as the first step as the fat needs to be collected from donor areas. However, liposuction can be performed without an additional fat transfer to another area of the body. In this case, the fat is removed from the body and discharged. 

When liposuction is used in combination with fat transfer, the procedure can also be known as liposculpture. This means that we are sculpting the body by redistributing fat. The fat that is in excess in one or multiple areas of the body is collected with the help of liposuction and then processed and reinjected into areas that could use a boost of volume. 

Because the procedures are less invasive, patients are concerned about the results and how long-lasting they might be. In general, liposuction and fat transfer deliver permanent or long-lasting results as long as the patient is able to sustain a constant weight. If the patient undergoes weight fluctuations, there is no guarantee that the results of the procedures will not be altered. The rule of thumb after undergoing plastic surgery is to have a normal weight and to sustain it after the procedure. Fluctuations of more than 2 kg per month can affect the results.

In terms of the results that can be achieved with liposuction or liposculpture, they can be quite stunning, and there are many celebrities nowadays showing off the outcomes of these procedures. Mostly, we are talking about the spectacular buttocks that we see all over mass media. In many cases, they are the result of a fat transfer to the buttocks and not good genes or generous Mother Nature. 

The main benefit of these less invasive procedures is the short recovery period. Also, it is important to mention that these procedures don’t leave significant marks on the body. In most cases, we are talking about scars no longer than 3-4 mm, so they are barely visible if the cicatrization process is smooth and uneventful. The lack of significant scarring is one of the reasons why they are sometimes preferred instead of more invasive procedures. 

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