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Liposculpture: Leaving You Fat-Free and Smooth

In 1991, a large group of doctors arrived in the “City of Brotherly Love,” Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They had come to attend the 10th Annual World Congress on Liposuction. During that meeting, a man with a very unassuming last name, Miller, talked to the audience about a revolutionary new procedure – liposculpture.

Dr. Miller had designed some new tools that added to the beauty of the liposuction procedure. Dr. Miller’s tools allowed for the removal of more fat than had been allowed by earlier liposuction methods. More importantly, removal of fat with Dr. Miller’s new tools did not create the dents that were once expected in a body that had undergone liposuction.

Dr. Miller referred to his new procedure as “liposculpture.” Dr. Miller saw his liposculpture as an answer to the dreams of many overweight women. Often, such women longed for smaller breasts. Many, however, hesitated to request a breast reduction. They knew that such a procedure would leave many scars on their breasts.

Dr. Miller had developed a way to reduce the size of the breast without making large and unsightly incisions. Dr. Miller made very small incisions, and he removed the fat through those small incisions. What most impressed the audience at the 1991 Congress were the consequences of the fat removal.

Previously, doctors had to forewarn patients that liposuction could create a “dent” in the patient’s skin. Dr. Miller had designed tools that allowed doctors to complete a liposuction without the later appearance of skin indentations. After liposuction, the patient’s skin remained smooth.

Dr. Miller’s technique allowed cosmetic surgeons to reshape a patient’s body, simply by removing unwanted fat. Thanks to Dr. Miller, that reshaped body did not bear evidence of a surgeon’s knife or show at any dents in the skin, as had occurred previously.

After a “Dr. Miller liposuction,” the patient’s skin remained as natural appearing as it was before the liposuction. The cosmetic surgeon could thus reshape a patient’s body by removing unwanted fat and sealing the tiny hole through which fat had been removed. A woman with very large breasts could have fat taken from her breasts. In addition, her new breasts could be reformed, creating a pair of breasts that did not seem to fit with the image of a very buxom woman.

Today, liposculpture does more than just reducing the size of a woman’s breasts. Liposculpture works magic on buttocks, thighs and tummy muscles. It has also been used to remove excess breast tissue from a man’s chest. Liposculpture is performed in conjunction with other types of cosmetic surgery.