There are certain areas on the face and body that, regardless of how hard you try, remain resistant to exercise and a healthy diet. Liposuction or liposculpture can be effective in removing excess fat deposits from these trouble areas and in giving them a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.
The areas where liposuction and liposculpture are most commonly performed include:
- The stomach
- The waist and hips
- The thighs
- The arms
- The back of the neck and shoulders (sometimes referred to as the “buffalo hump”)
- The back (the loose rolls of skin in the upper back area)
- The chin
- The chest (particularly for men with enlarged breasts)
However, treatment is not limited to the above-mentioned areas. Indeed, liposuction and liposculpture can be performed elsewhere on the body to eliminate excess fat. To find out more, be sure to book an appointment with our medical specialist, who will be able to assess your particular situation in detail.
There are two factors that contribute significantly to the success of the liposuction and liposculpture procedures, namely:
The condition of your skin
For treatment to be effective, your skin should be healthy and elastic. These qualities will ensure that the skin retracts properly after surgery and that it then conforms to your new body contours. It’s important to note that the results of a liposuction or liposculpture procedure may be adversely affected by age or repeated dieting, which can cause the skin to lose its elasticity. However, the issue of skin laxity (loss of elasticity) can be addressed with other treatments available at Clinic Lémanic.
Liposuction and liposculpture are not suitable treatments for obesity. They may be used to help sculpt or reshape the body and to create a slimmer and better proportioned silhouette. In cases of obesity, the distribution of fat is considerably more extensive, which significantly reduces the possibility of achieving satisfactory results. Our cosmetic medical specialist will work closely with you to determine whether liposuction or liposculpture is appropriate for you.
Non-surgical alternatives to liposuction and liposculpture
In some cases, it is possible to reduce fat deposits without surgery. At Clinic Lémanic, we have a variety of state-of-the-art equipment for non-invasive and absolutely painless body contouring. In particular, the Emerald slimming treatment is a state-of-the-art technology that uses a so-called cold laser: by creating pores on the surface of the fat cells in the treated area. It is possible to evacuate superfluous fat from the cells via the lymphatic system without any effort or diets. Cryolipolysis is a method that uses cold to reduce fat cells and get rid of unwanted fat deposits. MasterCryo is another popular program at Clinic Lémanic, using other state-of-the-art equipment that allows for the treatment of larger areas (waist, stomach, thighs).