Lipo 360

Lipo 360, or circumferential liposuction, is a transformative cosmetic procedure designed to sculpt the body by removing localized fat deposits. This comprehensive approach targets the front, sides, and back, ensuring a balanced body contour.

What is Lipo 360?

Lipo 360 is a specialized technique that addresses excess fat around the entire midsection. Unlike traditional liposuction methods that spot-treat specific areas, this form of liposuction comprehensively contours the abdomen, flanks, sides, and back. The procedure is meticulously executed to achieve a balanced and proportionate body silhouette.

By treating the entire circumference of the midsection, including the front, sides, and back, the procedure ensures a thorough and beautifully balanced transformation from every angle. This approach mainly benefits people who want uniform fat removal and seek an overall sculpted appearance.

Treatment Areas

Talk to your plastic surgeon about your goals. Based on your anatomy, they’ll help you develop a surgical plan that includes a combination of these areas:

  • Abdomen
  • Bra Roll
  • Flanks / Love Handles
  • Middle and Lower Back
  • Presacral Triangle
  • Inner and Outer Thighs

360 Lipo Treatment Areas

Mommy Makeover or Tummy Tuck with Lipo 360

Some patients combine a breast lift and/or breast augmentation with Lipo 360. This is especially common in women who have had children and find it difficult to get back to their pre-pregnancy physique with diet and exercise alone. Depending on your anatomy, goals, and overall health, your surgeon may be willing to combine a mommy makeover with 360 Lipo – reducing your overall costs and downtime. Remember that liposuction only targets fat cells. Excess abdominal skin, common after massive weight loss and post-pregnancy, is best addressed with a tummy tuck.

360 Lipo and Brazilian Butt Lift

During a Brazilian butt lift, or BBL surgery, excess fat removed through liposuction is purified and strategically injected into the buttocks, enhancing their shape and size. By contouring the midsection and enhancing the buttocks, this combined procedure creates an hourglass figure, providing patients with a naturally curvaceous silhouette. 360 Lipo and BBL surgery are highly customizable, allowing patients to achieve their unique aesthetic goals precisely and confidently.

Four Key Benefits of 360 Lipo

  1. Comprehensive Fat Removal: Your surgeon targets multiple areas, offering uniform fat removal and balanced body contours.
  2. Enhanced Body Proportions: By addressing the entire midsection, the procedure ensures that the body proportions are balanced and natural-looking. Patients usually have curvier buttocks, reduced love handles, and a leaner-looking abdomen.
  3. Minimally Invasive: 360 Lipo is a minimally invasive procedure involving small incisions and reduced downtime compared to traditional surgical methods.
  4. Boost in Confidence: Achieving a balanced and sculpted body contour can significantly enhance self-confidence, allowing individuals to feel more comfortable and content in their skin.

The Procedure

During the procedure, your surgeon makes small incisions strategically to access the targeted areas. A tumescent solution, comprising local anesthesia and adrenaline, is injected to minimize discomfort and reduce bleeding. Subsequently, a thin cannula is inserted through these incisions to dislodge and suction out the excess fat. The surgeon meticulously sculpts the treated areas to achieve natural-looking contours. This outpatient procedure is performed under local anesthesia and sedation, ensuring patient safety and comfort.

Recovery and Results

Patients may experience mild swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which are normal and temporary. Wearing a compression garment is essential to minimize swelling and support the healing process. Most individuals can return to light activities within a few days, gradually resuming regular activities over the following weeks.

The final results of 360 liposuction become evident as swelling subsides, typically within a few months. Patients can expect a slimmer, more defined physique, showcasing their natural contours. To maintain the results, adopting a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise and a balanced diet, is essential.

How Lipo 360 Achieves Balance

Circumferential liposuction achieves balanced body contours by addressing both the front and back areas comprehensively:

  • Frontal Contouring: Excess fat in the abdominal area often leads to an unbalanced front profile. Circumferential liposuction targets this area, precisely sculpting the abdomen to create a flat and contoured front, enhancing the body’s natural curves. Excess skin is best addressed with a tummy tuck, in addition to abdominal liposuction.
  • Sides and Flanks: Stubborn fat deposits on the sides and flanks can disrupt body proportions. Your surgeon will target these areas, ensuring a smooth transition from the front to the back, resulting in a seamless and balanced profile.
  • Posterior Sculpting: The back is equally important for achieving overall body harmony. Lipo 360 contours the back, eliminating excess fat and creating a sleek and defined appearance. Some patients also opt for fat grafting to fill in hip dips or to enhance their buttocks, also referred to as a Brazilian butt lift.

Traditional Liposuction vs. Lipo 360: Understanding the Differences

Traditional liposuction and Lipo 360 are cosmetic procedures designed to remove localized fat deposits and sculpt the body. However, their scope, targeted areas, and overall approach differ significantly. Below, we outline the key differences between the two treatments.

Scope of Treatment:

  • Traditional Liposuction: Focuses on specific body areas, such as the abdomen, thighs, arms, or neck. It treats singular regions in isolation.
  • Lipo 360: Comprehensively addresses the entire midsection, including the front, sides (flanks), and back. It provides a 360-degree approach to body contouring, ensuring a balanced and proportionate result.

Areas Targeted:

  • Traditional Liposuction: Targets localized fat pockets in specific areas chosen by the patient and their surgeon.
  • Lipo 360: Targets the entire circumference of the midsection, offering a seamless transition from the front to the back. It sculpts the abdomen, flanks, and back to create a harmonious body contour from all angles.

Achieving Balance:

  • Traditional Liposuction: While it can enhance specific areas, it may not necessarily ensure overall body balance, especially if multiple areas are treated separately.
  • Lipo 360: Designed to achieve balance and proportionality. Treating the entire midsection uniformly ensures that the body’s front, sides, and back are sculpted harmoniously.

Patient Goals:

  • Traditional Liposuction: Best suits patients with isolated fat deposits in specific areas and does not require extensive contouring around the entire midsection.
  • Lipo 360: Ideal for individuals seeking a comprehensive transformation, desiring balanced body contours and a sculpted appearance from the front, sides, and back.

Recovery and Downtime:

  • Traditional Liposuction: Recovery time for traditional liposuction varies based on the treated area and the extent of the procedure. Patients can usually resume light activities within a few days to a week.
  • Lipo 360: Involves a slightly longer recovery period due to the comprehensive nature of the procedure. Patients may need a few weeks to resume normal activities gradually.

While traditional liposuction targets specific areas, Lipo 360 offers a holistic approach, ensuring balanced body contours from all angles. Choosing between the two procedures depends on the patient’s goals and the level of comprehensive transformation they desire. Consulting with a board-certified plastic surgeon is crucial to determine the most suitable option based on individual needs and expectations.

Final Thoughts

Lipo 360 is a powerful solution for individuals seeking a balanced and proportionate body contour. This procedure ensures a harmonious transformation by addressing the front, sides, and back, enhancing appearance and confidence. Choosing a qualified, board-certified, and experienced plastic surgeon is crucial to achieving optimal results. With Lipo 360, patients can embrace a more confident and revitalized version of themselves, showcasing balanced body contours from every angle.

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