Study shows lower-body Liposculpture provides excellent & safe results
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global-Open, the official journal of ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons) presents a report regarding the potential and safety level of liposculpture of flanks, thighs and hips and the results seem to be quite encouraging.
The renowned plastic surgeons, Dr. Francesco Castello (of Clinica Villa Salaria) and Yixin Zhang (of Shanghai JiaoTong University) after observing for almost 20 years the results of modern liposculpture in these parts of the body sum up: “Based on our 20 years of experience and observations on three-dimensional liposuction, we can suggest it a reliable method with proven results.”
One of the major point regarding modern liposculpture according to the doctors is that liposculpture “is a very sophisticated method that goes beyond the simple aspiration of adipose tissue [fat] and allows the surgeon to modify the shape of the body and recontour the profile,”
A major part of the whole procedure has to do with skin retraction which according to the researchers (that investigated a sample of 4000 (!) patients) is not faced as a passive element: “The skin should no longer be considered a passive element during superficial liposuction, but instead as an active, structural and dynamic constituent” .
After investigating all steps of a liposculpture procedures (preoperative, operative and post operative) the researchers conclude regarding the efficiency of the process: “If performed correctly, three-dimensional liposuction of trunk, hips and thighs can yield very satisfying outcomes because of the excellent contour and enhanced skin retraction provided by the thin cutaneous [skin] adipose flap”. The researchers also notice that the duration of the results is quite satisfactory even in patients that faced pregnancies or weight loss/gain.
Finally the conclusions regarding the complications rates are quite encouraging while the rates are extremely low (only one serious complication -infection- in 4000 patients, 50 postoperative seromas and a few more with minor issues!
The surgeons conclude “A careful application of the technique combined with an accurate surgical planning, a thorough preoperative explanation of real expectations and post-operative care are crucial.”