Smartlipo and Tumescent Liposuction (Liposculpture) for the Flanks
Smartlipo in conjunction with Tumescent Liposuction (Liposculpture) is a great way to remove body fat in the flanks for our patients in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, West Palm Beach and worldwide.*
Body Care achieves excellent results through a low pain, highly efficient process.The procedure is done with a special laser that dissolves the fat cells and uses a gentle suction massage to help remove the dissolved fat out of the body.*
The male flanks are located just above the crest of the hip bone and are also known as love-handles. In the female the identical area is called the waist. The male flanks are a localized accumulation of fat that bulges over the belt-line. The largest amount of fat in the male flank tends to be located toward the back.
In the female, the area of the back below the shoulder-blades is commonly designated as the female flank. This is a common target area for liposuction in women who are overweight. The same area on a man is rarely targeted for liposuction.
Success of Smartlipo and Tumescent Liposuction (Liposculpture) for the Flanks
Compared to the fat of female flanks the fibrous tissue content in the fat of male flanks is greater and is more difficult to remove by Smartlipo with Tumescent Liposuction (Liposculpture). Dr Stratt makes use of microcannulas which remove the fibrous tissue much easier than when using the larger cannula. Men and women can expect excellent results.*
Recovery from Smartlipo and Tumescent Liposuction (Liposculpture) of the Flanks
Since Smartlipo and Tumescent Liposuction are performed using local anesthesia the risks and complications involved with general anesthesia are eliminated. Patients will be able to go home the same day as the procedure but should have someone else do the driving. Patients do not typically need any pain medication immediately after liposuction because the tumescent local anesthesia lasts for up to 18 hours. From 36 to 72 hours after surgery, patients experience the greatest degree of soreness and discomfort, and a prescription pain medicine may be needed for a day or two after surgery. The appropriate medication will be provided to aid in the healing process after surgery. Walking at a mild to moderate pace is highly recommended the first few days after the procedure, however, strenuous physical activity should be avoided for 7 to 10 days. The patient should shower at least once or twice daily beginning the morning after the day of surgery.*
Stitches are not needed as the tiny incisions usually close within a day or two. A special support garment will continue shaping your body for the next two to four weeks. Although there will be a reduction in fatty bulges immediately following Smartlipo and Tumescent Liposuction, it will take two to four months for swelling to go down and reveal the results.
For most of our patients, liposculpture scars are very small and barely visible. The scars will appear as red or pink for six months and gradually fade. These scars are normally not a problem but patients should be aware that cosmetic plastic surgery scars are permanent and the size and the final color will depend on factors that are not totally predictable.*