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Liposculpture is a form of liposuction that carefully removes excess fat from a specific part of the body. However, it differentiates from liposuction by also adjusting the tone and texture of the body part by strategically removing fat to create a new underlying shape.

Here at Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Specialists, our cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Natalie Driessen, uses a special tube called a cannula to carefully remove fat from one or more locations. The volume was taken and the final appearance you’d like for the body part will be factored into her surgical strategy and incision plan.

Most liposculpture procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis. The size of the area that is being adjusted and the volume of fat being removed will determine the level of sedation required. A small area like the cheeks might only call for an injection of local anesthetic. For a larger area, such as the abdomen, it might be better for you to be fully sedated.

In either case, it’s best to arrange to have a friend or family member drive you to and from your appointment. Your cosmetic surgeon will explain any other postoperative care requirements, like the cleaning and care of a potential drainage tube, after your procedure.

If there is an area of your body that needs fat reduction or an improvement in tone, you should call Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Specialists at (760) 773-6616 to see if you are a good candidate for liposculpture in Palm Desert, California.