Vibroliposuction is a modern and effective technique for treating localized fatty deposits.
A device called LIPOMATIC will give a suction cannula small back and forth movements facilitating its penetration through the fibrous partitions of the fatty tissue. The vibration of the tip of the cannula preserves the small blood vessels without damaging them, hence reducing the risk of hematomas.
When can you consider vibroliposuction?
Vibroliposuction permanently removes localized fat deposits that do not disappear despite diets or sports. It is therefore not just superficial fat under the skin, which is present everywhere on the body, but above all fat located in a second, deeper layer.
Usually these areas are located at:
- From the belly between the navel and the pubis (lower abdomen);
- Size (love handles);
- From the outer side of the thighs (saddlebags);
- From the inside of the knees;
- And also the back part of the arms and under the chin.
You may therefore consider vibroliposuction when:
- You have localized areas of fat deposits that are unsightly compared to the rest of your body;
- You want a better definition of your silhouette;
- If your skin elasticity is sufficient.
What are the benefits of vibroliposuction?
Patients can expect real aesthetic benefit from vibroliposuction. It is a safe and effective way to treat excess fat. Here are the main advantages:
- This immediately eliminates fat from certain areas of the body;
- Your shapes will have a more harmonious appearance;
- The technique requires small incisions, which result in small scars;
- The operation can be done under local anesthesia with sedation, entailing less risk than an operation under general anesthesia.
The disadvantages of vibroliposuction.
- Results may be affected by weight gain, aging and pregnancy;
- Vibroliposuction does not improve the appearance of cellulite or loose skin.
If you want to know the best solution in your case, a consultation with Dr. Christophe Desouches is necessary for an accurate assessment.
Are you a good candidate for vibroliposuction?
For some people, diet and exercise won't get rid of stubborn fat deposits. Here are some of the reasons you might consider vibroliposuction:
- You have little excess skin and good skin elasticity. Loss of skin elasticity with age can compromise the quality of vibroliposuction results, but if your skin has remained elastic, age alone is not a contraindication for vibroliposuction;
- You have localized excess fat in your abdomen, arms, thighs or neck and these lumps do not go away with exercise or diet. You are in good physical shape, are not more than 10 kg overweight, and your weight is stable;
- If you plan to lose or gain weight (for example, due to pregnancy or diet), this is not a good time to consider vibroliposuction;
- Keep in mind that vibroliposuction does not remove cellulite and cannot tighten loose skin. Dr. Christophe Desouches will be able to recommend other procedures to improve these points.
Areas that can be liposuctioned:
- Arm ;
- Neck ;
- Thigh: internal face and anterior face;
- Saddlebags or outer thigh;
- Double chin ;
- Chest (in men);
- Cut ;
- Belly above the umbilicus;
- Belly below the umbilicus.
If you are in good general health, with a positive attitude and realistic expectations, you are probably a good candidate for this procedure.
Information on the vibroliposuction procedure:
How is vibroliposuction performed?
Vibroliposuction removes fat from your body by suction. In this procedure, thin, blunt-ended tubes (cannulas) are inserted through small incisions under the skin. The back and forth of the cannula at the level of the fat deposits allows them to be sucked up.
The equipment used, a motorized cannula, causes a vibration which contributes to the liquefaction of the fat which is going to be removed. In the traditional liposuction process, the doctor makes movements for the removal of fat. The motorized handpiece achieves these movements mechanically, and since these movements are faster and more standardized, this allows for more consistent results. The realization of the act being simpler and easier, it reduces the time of the surgery.
What will scars from vibroliposuction look like?
- Because vibroliposuction incisions are 1-2mm, the scars are small and very inconspicuous;
- Most vibroliposuction scars fade and are barely visible over time. Visible scarring is more common when large cannulas are used and in patients who have dark pigmentation;
- However, the quality of healing depends on genetic factors and it is possible to observe hypertrophic healing;
- The scar may be rarely associated with dyschromia, which is a spot on dark (hyperpigmented) or light (hypopigmented) skin.
Although the scars from the incisions are in most cases permanent, they fade and improve over time. Dr. Christophe Desouches, your cosmetic surgeon from Marseille, will make every effort to place scars in hidden areas and minimize them, with the aim of achieving the desired result with the most discreet scars possible.
What are the consequences of the vibroliposuction procedure?
Dr. Christophe Desouches will study with you the time needed before you can return to your normal level of sports and social activity. After surgery, you will receive detailed instructions on your postoperative care, as well as information on:
- The normal symptoms you will experience;
- Signs of possible complications.
Immediately after vibroliposuction.
You wear special compression garments to keep your skin compressed. They usually have to be worn for 6 weeks.
When the anesthesia wears off, you may feel some pain. If the pain is severe or if it takes time to dissipate, talk about it with the medical team taking care of you. Powerful analgesics can be administered to you during hospitalization. You will also notice redness and swelling after the surgery. In some cases, the edema will persist for a few weeks or even one to two months. Dr. Desouches, cosmetic surgeon in Marseille, will tell you if your pain, redness or swelling is normal or if it is a sign of a complication.
Recovery time after vibroliposuction.
It is extremely important that you follow all care instructions given to you. This will include advice on wearing pressure garments, taking antibiotics, and the level of physical activity allowed. Dr. Christophe Desouches will also provide you with detailed instructions on the normal symptoms you will experience and the signs of a possible complication. It is important to know that recovery time varies greatly from person to person.
What are the limits and risks of vibroliposuction?
Complications from vibroliposuction surgery are rare. Your specific risks will be assessed during your consultation with Dr Christophe Desouches in Marseille.
All surgical procedures carry some degree of risk. Some potential complications with all surgeries are:
- Adverse reaction to anesthesia;
- Hematoma or seroma (accumulation of blood or fluid under the skin);
- Infection and bleeding;
- Sensitivity disorders;
- Hypertrophic or hyperpigmented scars;
- Allergic reactions;
- Unsatisfactory results that may require additional interventions;
- Blood clots in the legs or lungs (phlebitis or pulmonary embolism)
Other risks specific to liposuction are described below:
- Skin irregularities;
You can reduce certain risks by following the advice and instructions of Dr. Christophe Desouches plastic surgeon from Marseille, both before and after your vibroliposuction.