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Liposuction Versus Liposculpture: What's the Difference?

If you have some areas of your body that aren’t as lean as you’d like them to be, it would be natural to consider liposuction as a solution. Liposuction has been used for cosmetic fat removal since 1974. It is safe and effective. Unfortunately, liposuction alone can leave the body looking undefined and unnaturally flat in shape. Over the years, cosmetic surgeons have been working to improve the aesthetic results.

The Art of Liposculpture

As surgeons, we knew the answer to improving the results of liposuction was improved
technology. Today, the technology has advanced to the place where we can artistically sculpt and contour the body rather than focusing solely on fat removal. In our Skinsational office, we are educating our patients on the differences between the liposculpture we offer and the older, more well-known term of liposuction.

Liposculpture is a relatively new, but highly developed procedure that is often mistaken for liposuction - but they’re not the same. The truth is, liposculpture is not a replacement for liposuction, but a way to perfect the results of the fat removal done through liposuction. Surgeons use a keen sense for body contour aesthetic to sculpt the targeted areas and get the results envisions by the patient. While liposuction focuses only on fat removal, liposculpture is focused on reshaping the body into the patient's desired appearance. Between liposuction and liposculpture there's not a choice to be made - they go hand in hand.

Words are limited when trying to explain the difference between liposuction and liposculpture. Visual evidence provides the best means of demonstrated the marked difference that can be achieved when an artistic surgeon uses liposculpture to achieve the definition that is lacking in liposuction alone. You can see real life examples on our website.

Technically Advanced Sculpting Tools

There are a number of proven methods to remove fat cells from the body. New technology and advancements making it easier, faster, and less intrusive to the body. State of the art ultrasound liposculpture is one such recent innovation. Ultrasound waves are used to liquefy fat cells so they can be removed with ease without disturbing or injuring surrounding tissues.

For the first time, you can choose to be awake during the procedure and return to normal activities after only one to two days. Consequently, you receive refined results with minimal recovery downtime.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Luciano and learn about the amazing results that can be achieved using liposculpture techniques versus liposuction alone.

“Man Boobs” Gone Without a Trace

Are you unsatisfied with how your chest compares to other men around you? Do you avoid going shirtless or wearing tight shirts that make your enlarged breasts more obvious? You aren’t alone. Having soft and enlarged breasts can be considered cosmetically unattractive or less masculine. We see more and more men in our office seeking to have their excess breast tissue removed to improve their personal appearance.

We would like to believe that people don’t judge us on our physical appearance, but the first impression in most situations begins with a visual assessment. Enlarged male breasts can give the impression of being out of shape, even when the rest of your body says otherwise. In an age where gender has become fluid and changeable, enlarged male breasts could be mistaken as an intentional enhancement when that is not the case. These are just some of the reasons men give when they come to our office seeking to change the shape and appearance of their breasts.

Gynecomastia – Enlarged Male Breasts

Enlarged breasts in men can be hereditary or caused by weight gain, hormonal changes, or reactions to certain drugs. The clinical name for the condition is gynecomastia, but men may make reference to their condition as “man boobs.” Regardless of the root cause of your
enlarged breasts, you want them gone. So, let’s talk about your options for breast reduction.

Liposculpture Breast Reduction for Men

At Skinsational, our preferred method of addressing the issue of enlarged male breasts is the use of liposculpture techniques with minimally invasive incisions. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia, so you are awake and able to move and communicate with our cosmetic surgery team. This aspect of our approach allows patient participation, which is crucial to producing the most natural looking results possible.

We use a 4mm incision in the armpit or below it, laterally to the chest, so it is not visible. Other techniques include incisions in the areola, in the nipple, along the breast fold, or a combination of these incisions. As you can see from our Before and After photos, this technique does not produce a visible scar. The procedure takes a bit longer, up to two hours instead of one hour, but the superior results are certainly worthwhile.

In addition to having you participate by moving your arms in different positions, our breast reduction technique for men avoids scar tissue in the nipple area. This prevents the nipple inversion which is experienced in other breast reduction procedures. It is always our intent to leave your chest looking as natural as possible following your cosmetic surgery.

If you are serious about gynecomastia removal, schedule a consultation with Dr. Luciano. You will be so glad you did!

Recovery from Male Breast Reduction Surgery

Another benefit of our outpatient cosmetic surgery is the minimal downtime and quick recovery. You can expect to return back to work in one to two days. We will do a follow-up visit a few days after the procedure to ensure that your recovery is going as expected and without complications. It won’t be long before you will be able to remove your shirt with confidence in the company of friends and strangers.

Get Ready for the Summer Sun

The winter months are a popular time for cosmetic enhancements like breast reduction for men. By the time the temperatures are warm enough to wear tank tops or go without a shirt, you will be fully recovered from your liposculpture procedure. You’ll be able to strip your shirt off at the beach with total confidence.

Give us a call and schedule a consultation with Dr. Luciano. Let’s get rid of those man boobs, once and for all. Call 401-521- 0303 to make an appointment. Visit:

Does Age Matter For Breast Implant Surgery?

Am I too old or too young for breast implants? That’s a common question from women who visit our office. The answer to that question - Breast implants are an excellent option for women between the ages of 18 to 50 years old. Ultimately, it is appropriate for almost any age, if a woman feels that is what is best for her.

Women choose to get breast implants for many different reasons. Younger women who have very small breasts often feel uncomfortable in their own skin. You may have a hard time finding clothes that fit nicely, and you want to always look great. Right? If you’ve had children, you may have lost the perk in your breasts after breastfeeding, and sometimes you may have even wound up with ‘’empty milk bags’’. Then, as you start aging, these problems can get even worse. No one wants to look in the mirror and be disappointed in what they see. You want to feel like you’re as beautiful as you can be.

Younger women have a recommended waiting period.

The Food and Drug Administration advises against anyone under the age of 18 to have breast implant surgery. If you are in your twenties, you might consider waiting, as well. It’s recommended that the breasts be fully developed before undergoing this procedure. If they aren’t, it’s hard to be certain you will end up with the look you desire. Getting breast implants too soon can cause stretch marks and sagging because the skin will need to stretch even more as they grow. Your cosmetic surgeon can help you in making this decision and determining if your breasts have reached full development.

Are you age 35 to 50, or older?

Women in between 30 and 50 are usually in good health, are finished having children, and their breasts are fully developed. There are fewer risks that are tied to these factors and make them prime candidates for breast implant surgery. 

Over 50? Breast implants can still be a great option for you. It really depends on how healthy you are and your understanding of any risks involved in the surgery. Consult with your plastic surgeon to learn the pros and cons.

Breast implant surgery may be a great option for you. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Luciano today, and take the next step in being the best you, you can be.