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Different Body Sculpting Procedures for Men and Women

Posted Feb 22 2012 2:15am
There are many different body sculpting procedures for men and women and your cosmetic surgeon will help you choose the right one. Body contouring requires an excellent understanding of human anatomy and physiology and of the different requirements of men and women. The surgeon’s experience, skill and artistic abilities are also crucial to ensure optimal results. Well performed, the procedure can make you look younger and slimmer, improve self-esteem, or just make you feel your best.

Different Types of Cosmetic Surgery for Body Shaping

Abdominoplasty – The abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is a procedure performed to trim and tighten the abdomen by getting rid of surplus skin and fat in the area and tightening abdominal wall muscles. It also does away with wrinkled/loose skin. Female body sculpting also helps to tighten muscles that have become lax or weak and lighten post-pregnancy stretch marks.

Gluteoplasty – The procedure helps to augment the buttock region, providing for a sensuous derriere. Many cosmetic surgery practices offer the Brazilian butt lift to achieve the desired buttock volume. The cosmetic surgeon extracts excess fat from other area(s) through liposuction, purifies it, and then injects a certain proportion of the purified fat into your buttocks. The fat cells are distributed so that they get sufficient blood supply, while ensuring uniformity and aesthetic appeal in the final result.

Tumescent liposuction – The tumescent method of liposuction involves injecting a large volume of an epinephrine and local anesthetic mixture (in the form of highly dilute lidocaine) in the targeted area before eliminating the excess fat. This technique offers several benefits such as minimal surgical trauma, minimal discomfort, no postoperative nausea or severe infections, quick healing and considerable cosmetic improvement.

Smartlipo™ Laser Body Sculpting – This is a very popular FDA-approved liposuction technique performed using an advanced laser workstation. In this minimally invasive technique, a small laser-empowered cannula is inserted under the skin. The heat of the laser beam causes the fat cells to rupture and melt. The liquefied fat cells are then suctioned off. The Smartlipo Triplex™ uses triple laser wavelengths that allow high-definition body sculpting. Controlled energy delivery prevents overheating and limits complications. The system has proven tissue coagulating capabilities that promote skin tightening.

VASER Liposuction and Hi-Def Liposculpture – VASER liposuction, which utilizes superior grade ultrasonic energy of the VASER® Lipo system from Sound Surgical Technologies LLC, is another minimally invasive way to eliminate small or large areas of pesky fat deposits from various regions of the body. VASER hi-def liposculpture is for people who are slim, healthy and active, and want to improve body definition by enhancing the underlying musculature. Men can attain a six-pack look with this procedure. The VASER® Lipo system is unique in that it destroys only the targeted fat and does not damage any surrounding connective tissues, blood vessels or nerves.

For More Information

For more information about these different body sculpting procedures for men and women (such as pre-operative care and possible risks), speak with your physician.
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