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Liposculting, one of the many forms of liposuction, has grown increasingly popular because of the way it can improve the contour of the neck and face.

liposculpting sun valley idahoWhat is liposculpting?

Liposculpture is a more refined method of liposuction that targets excess fat deposits in the face and neck. The procedure utilizes facial aspiration cannulas that are inserted through tiny entry incisions in the treatment areas. A suction pump then removes the fat.

Why is liposculpting performed?

People unsatisfied with their facial contour often opt for liposculpting in lieu of more invasive surgical options. They can still have great results — removing unwanted fat deposits in the chin, neck, and cheeks — without the recovery time needed after surgery.

What happens during my liposculpting appointment?

Dr. Crais first marks the areas to be treated. Photos are usually taken, as well, for later comparison. Local anesthesia is then administered. Once the treatment areas are numb, Dr. Crais makes incisions and inserts the cannula to aspirate the fat. Throughout the procedure, your vital signs are carefully monitored to ensure your safety. Depending on the extent of the procedure, a liposculpting treatment will take 1 to 2 hours.

What can I expect after my liposculpting procedure?

After your liposculpting, you will experience some discomfort and swelling. You will be prescribed pain medication by Dr. Crais; cold compresses will help with the swelling. Usually, in two to four days you can resume your normal daily activities.

When will I notice the final results from liposculpting?

Two days following liposculpture, most patients notice about 70% of what will be their final result, as the body is still recovering. It takes about a month before patients are completely recovered from the procedure. Final results usually become evident after three months. The improvements are subtle, leaving people wondering what you have done to look rejuvenated.