I plan to get Liposuction on flanks, outer thighs and banana roll, my overall goal is to change the square apperance of my butt. I am tall and slim and I would greatly appreciate your advice on which method of lipo would me effective for me traditional Liposuction or Smart Lipo etc? Thanks!
Best Liposuction Method to Improve Square Butt?
Doctor Answers (7)
Treatment of buttocks with liposuction
Your question is surprisingly complex. Usually liposuction alone when performed by very competent surgeons is quite successful. However as much goes into the decision making process as the surgery.
An experienced board certified plastic surgeon will assess the skin looseness, likelihood of success (remember with liposuction you are removing fat, so if the skin is loose, the results may not be good), and health risks of the procedure.
Best Liposuction Method
Many years ago, a master Plastic Surgeon (M. Gasparotti) was performing surgery in Florida which was broadcast live into an auditorium seating over a thousand Plastic surgeons.
During the procedure, this master virtuoso of liposuction was asked what liposuction tubes (cannula) he was using. When he demonstrated his beat up, worn out suction tubes, many in the crowd burst out laughing. But the point was made - a great tool is nice to have BUT more important than the tool are the brain and hands that guide it.
An inexperienced Family doctor holding the latest equipment is NO match to a seasoned board certified Plastic surgeons (www.PlasticSurgery.org). Just EVEN if played tennis with the greatest and newest racket, I will soundly be humiliated if I faced an aging McEnroe / Borg or Sampras playing against me with a frying pan.
I think (not so) Smart Lipo is a marketing humbug which despite being out for years has yet to prove any of its claims. While I prefer to use the VASER / Liposelection using tumescent solution, I have seen nice results by colleagues who use PAL and traditional liposuction.
Remember - ITSS (It's the surgeon, stupid) (With apologies to 1992 Carville - Clinton)
Dr. P. Aldea
Body contouring with Liposuction
From the sounds of it, liposuction would be a great option for you. The important thing to remember is not to fall victim to marketing. Any type of liposuction in the right hands would likely be helpful and achieve your goals.
Most of the different types of liposuction to which you refer sre small tweaks to a standard, well proven technique. You have to remember, each company that comes out with equipment for liposuction needs to try and stand out against their competition. Laser liposuction, ultrasonic liposuction, and power liposuction are all variances on hardware that can be used.
Unfortunately there are plenty of non-qualified practitioners and these are the situations that you do need to avoid. Make sure the person who is doing your liposuction isexperienced, and well-trained. You'll want to go to a real plastic surgeon.
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Liposuction and buttocks
Liposuction can be performed on the buttock region to give a great result. I do not think any one specific form of lipo is really better than another.
Rounding the square butt
Liposuction is an excellent method to refine the waist and hips. This makes the buttocks more prominent. I would not recommend liposuction of the banana roll. Liposuction of this area would make the crease between the back of your thigh and buttocks less distinct which would not enhance buttock shape.
Hope this was helpful.
Best method of liposuction for square butt
SADDLE LIFT (patient had previous liposuction performed elsewhere leaving a square buttocks). No fault implied, but rarely, the buttocks can fall even with good liposuction of the buttocks area).
Caution with Lipo on banana roll
As most of the plastic surgeons here say repetetively, it isn't the technique or technology it is the surgeon. The smartest lipo is the one done by an experienced surgeon, not the one with the most expensive ad campaign or latest laser. Experienced plastic surgeons will tell you to be very cautious about lipo on the banana roll. Not that it can't be done, but think of it as the top of a column that is holding up your butt. Remove it and the butt sags, recreating a new banana roll only with an even saggier bottom. Often it is some counterintuitive things that are the most helpful, like adding fat to the upper part of the butt for a little bit of lift. It all depends on your individual situation, varying according to skin tone, bone & muscle shape, and of course fat distribution.
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