Muscle definition liposculpture is the evolutionary leap of the liposculpture technique. It consists of reproducing a game of lines and shadows on the patient’s body, which gives the patient’s body a more athletic and sporty appearance. The marking or definition can be done in a subtle or soft way (soft definition) or more marked and notorious way (high definition). The important thing is to choose the patient well, as not all patients who are fit for liposculpture are fit for definition, nor are they all fit for high definition.
In the consultations, each case will be assessed individually and according to the characteristics of the patient’s age, weight, and muscle tissues. The indication of the most appropriate surgical technique for each case will be made.
The same technique is performed as in liposculpture, but here with more detail in the definition of the muscular structures, in the lines, furrows and reliefs that generate shadows and that kind of body definition. For this, even more fat is extracted in certain areas to generate subsidence or injected in others with the aim of creating reliefs, which give more marked contrasts of light and shadow, giving as a more athletic appearance.
To obtain good results, it is necessary to use some technologies such as power assisted liposculpture (PAL), which allows less trauma to the muscle tissues and a greater amount of fat extraction in a more precise way.
The muscular definition is only suitable for patients who are candidates for traditional liposculpture at the outset, but who are also not significantly overweight or obese and who have very good skin quality, so it does not retract and gets definition. In addition, it is very important that the patient has correct and internalized previous sports and dietary habits, otherwise it will be difficult to maintain and improve the results.
With this surgical technique, the following areas are usually improved:
- Shoulder marking: the furrows of the deltoid muscle are usually defined, creating a more marked and athletic shoulder, which appears to have been exercised in the gym. In men, it is usually necessary to put fat to give more volume.
- Marking of the pectorals (men): the area between the pectorals is usually defined, leaving it more sunken, as well as the lateral part, in addition to putting fat grafts in the upper area of the pectoral, generating a more masculine and strong torso.
- Abdominal marking: in this case, a soft or more marked marking (soft or high definition) can be performed, depending on the case and the wishes of the patient. The alba line, which is the midline above the navel, is usually marked, the semilunar lines that are next to the rectus abdominis, the transverse lines between the rectus abdominis “six pack” (high definition), as well as the oblique lines at the bottom. All this generates an abdomen exercised in the gym.
- Back marking: the marking of the paravertebral lines is usually more common in men. In women, Venus dimples are usually marked in the lumbar area.
- Marking of thighs: especially in women, a depression is usually marked on the lateral aspect of the thigh, which is very erotic in the female figure.
To perform this surgery, Dr. Ospina recommends general anesthesia.
This type of intervention must be performed in a hospital that meets all health requirements and has an intensive care unit. Cosmetic surgery is a very regulated surgery with fewer complications, but in case they appear, it is essential to have the support of a good hospital. Hence, low-cost surgeries try to save money on this, and the procedures are performed in small clinics where these safety conditions are not covered.
Dr. Ospina is fully aware of this and that is why he performs all his surgeries in the operating rooms of Hospitals San Roque, as it gives him that extra security that he wants for his patients.
After the intervention, it is usual and completely normal for the patient to feel a sensation of stiffness in all the intervened areas. This usually returns to normal after 3 days. On the other hand, it is common for inflammatory fluid to leak through the small holes used to extract the fat, this can last for several days and is completely normal and desirable.
The patient should simply keep the small wounds clean and take the prescribed medication at the time of hospital discharge.
It is necessary only about 7 days to return to your regular life. However, you should continue using compression garments throughout the first months as appropriate. On the other hand, after surgery the patient must start a protocol of therapies that will be explained and delivered to the patient before the intervention, with lymphatic drainage massages being essential. It also requires the rehabilitation of their nutritional and sports habits, which will be gradually reintroduced from the first weeks.