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It’s not a choice of Smooth or Chunky

Liposuction smooth results

Liposuction, done properly leaves the skin with a smooth finish, unlike crunchy peanut butter.

Unlike Peanut Butter – there is no choice of smooth or chunky when it comes to Liposuction.  A Smooth finish to the skin surface is always the goal.  How do you ensure that your Liposuction Surgery has optimal results?

Start with a questions and answers session with your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon prior to your liposuction or fat transfer surgery.   Discuss how he does the procedure.  The instrument that a Plastic Surgeon uses to remove the fat from your body during a Liposuction procedure is called a cannula.  All Liposuction cannulas have holes at the tip (like a straw), where the fat enters the cannula tube and gets sucked out of the body. A thin,  3 millimeter diameter cannula with small 1mm diameter holes at the cannula tip ensures that you don’t leave defects in the fatty tissue where fluids or blood can accumulate.  The results is a smooth skin surface.   Larger liposuction cannulas do the job quicker, but allow fluids to accumulate and have a higher likelihood of uneven surgery results…and scaring. It is the uneven scarring that causes skin contour irregularities.

Sculptures Liposuction Foam

Sculptures Liposuction Foam is medical grade polyurethane foam designed to provide even, smooth padding and compression for added comfort and contouring

Another key component in maximizing even healing is the use of a well fitting Liposuction Garment and Liposuction Foam.  Immediately following surgery, Liposuction Foam padding is placed inside your compression garment. Sculptures Liposuction Foam can be cut to the desired shape and size, and then easily inserted between sterile dressing and compression garment.  The foam ensures even compression and the compression will hold the surgical area firmly in place, aiding in proper retraction and intended body contouring.   With the help of the foam, you will see less waviness in the skin surface – Free fat cells are thought to be redistributed evenly by the pressure of the foam plus the pressure garment. The result is a smoother skin surface.

As for your peanut butter – Crunchy wins!  Crunchy Peanut Butter has considerably less Saturated Fat and  gives you 2% more Fiber than Smooth and Creamy.  But then again Smooth and Creamy has more Vitamin E.  Either way Peanut Butter is a great source of Protein and B Vitamins.*

*National Nutrient Database for a Standard Reference from the USDA.

Springtime is Primetime for Liposuction.

Ready for Bikini Season

Springtime is Primetime for Liposuction.  Not a weight loss method or cellulite cure; healthy adults with fat deposits that do not respond to diet or exercise, may find liposuction an effective way to sculpt the body.

How do you ensure the expected results from your procedure? 

Immediately following your Liposuction procedure apply Sculptures Surgical Grade Liposuction Foam to improve compression distribution.  Our foam can be cut to your desired shape and size, and then easily inserted between sterile dressing and compression garment.  Our super soft foam is lightweight, breathable and ultra-absorbent. Packaged with UV-protected bags for longer shelf life.SC-320insert (2)

The benefits are:

  • Less waviness in the skin surface – Free fat cells are thought to be redistributed evenly by the pressure of the foam plus the pressure garment. The result is a smoother skin surface with less waviness.
  • A more comfortable recovery – Sculptures Liposuction Foam is also comfortable under the compression garment and there is less immediate postoperative tenderness.
  • The combination reduces swelling and bruising dramatically. A bruise occurs when red blood cells leak out of blood vessels and move toward the skin surface. The application of foam directly onto skin beneath a compression garment, tightly compresses the skin’s collagen fibers and aids in healing of the vacated area by minimizing the movement of red blood cells from the liposuction wound toward the surface of the skin.SC-810

The Role of POST-OPERATIVE COMPRESSION GARMENTS Selecting the Right Compression Garments

 Designed to address the specific aesthetic or reconstructive procedure each medical compression garment targets the incision site, adjacent area and depending on the procedure, possibly the area below the surgery. BodyScan technology Hook and eye closings underneath the zippers assist in applying the garment immediately after surgery. A cushioned zipper guard tape, positioned under the hook and eye closures eliminates pinching or scratching the skin.

Adjustable shoulder straps are necessary to accommodate the changes in fluid accumulation during the healing process.  This aids in positioning the garment properly, comfort and accurate compression.

Garments targeting the lower portion of the body, (without shoulder straps,) require a wide waistband to prevent rolling, bunching, or sliding…and insure a proper fit..CDI offers a waistband of 2”, 4” or 6”(ideal for tall patients).

 

A reinforced anatomically correct crotch is an essential part of compression wear design. Due to gravity’s pull; the accumulated fluids, post-op, flow downward.  Proper support to the pelvic bone is needed to reduce the possibility of edema in the genitals; hence the garment opening in the crotch area is relatively small.  A small, flexible plastic funnel positioned close to the perineum when urinating will prevent accidental splashing onto the garment. Tags are always located on the exterior of the garment for patient  comfort, reducing skin irritation.

 

Fabric:

Sculptures Compression Wear is made utilizing two anti-microbrial, self wicking, memory resilient fabrics. Open weave allows air flow, construction maintains integrity after being cut or pierced.

-accommodates holes made for drain and intravenous tubes.

 

Wash and wear / quick dry time spandex and nylon, light weight, breathable, moisture wicking 100% latex and rubber free…  No allergic reaction, no formaldehyde. Each garment is made to withstand stress over extended time, providing consistent and continuous compression. Fabric Memory ensures the garment returns to orig. shape after laundering.

 

CDI uses a specialized surging machine to create a flat stitch, eliminating tissue marking, itching and skin irritation.  This flat stitch is an extremely strong seam, undetectable under outer clothing.  The seam is the natural weak point in garment construction.  Our flat seam is durable and ensures that the garment will not be compromised due to stress, promising consistent compression needed for recovery. Note: A seam should never be located at an incision site to prevent undo pressure on the body resulting in severe discomfort.

 

How a Garment should feel.

Working with your doctor, personal preference, and type of procedures your compression garment specialist will ensure your compression garment will meet expectations.

Snug on the body, feeling like it is compressing the dermal layer into the muscle wall.

Although snug, the fit should be comfortable enough not to impede normal breathing or restrict the patient’s movement.  In addition, the patient’s body type can be accommodated.  A patient with a full thigh might find a garment with a longer leg more comfortable than a mid-thigh version.

Note:  athletic wear, shapewear yoga wear or lingerie will not offer the proper level of compression needed after a surgical procedure

 

Your doctor will determine the length of time a patient should wear a compression garment.  On average three weeks to three months is recommended.

 

Post surgery (for 3-4 weeks) the compression garment should be worn at all times, removing only to shower or bathe.  Because the body will quickly swell due to water entering the surgical area, it is recommended a second compression garment be replaced immediately after bathing and the original hand laundered and air dried. 

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