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”As "the body architect" and musculoskeletal engineer, Dr. Cyr is able to enhance the body’s structure safely and accurately.LeAnn CyrCEO of CYRx MD
(OrthoSculpt of the abdomen/torso, arms, and legs)
Steven J. Cyr, M.D., F.A.A.O.S.
For nearly 20 years, Dr. Steven Cyr focused his practice on the delicate art of spine surgery. As an Orthopaedic Surgeon and Mayo Clinic-trained spine surgeon, he has gained a reputation for correcting complex conditions of the musculoskeletal system.
Learn more about Liposculpture & Vaser-assisted HD Liposculpture.
What is liposculpture?
Liposculpture is a surgical procedure that uses VASER liposuction technology to give you more muscle tone and shape. It removes fat deposits and allows for fat removal around the musculature, revealing and defining the abdomen and chest muscles. Dr. Cyr’s unique skills as a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and fellowship-trained cosmetic surgeon have allowed him to introduce his proprietary approach called OrthoSculpt. This procedure combines his knowledge of human anatomy and liposculpture to produce results unobtainable elsewhere.
Instead of just removing fat, liposculpture with VASER technology and frequently Renuvion skin-tightening allows your surgeon to sculpt your body for the desired shape. It can be beneficial in areas of the body that don’t respond to a disciplined diet and proper exercise.
Liposculpture and liposuction work best if you have good skin elasticity, which is generally true for:
- People under a certain age
- Darker skin tones
- Minimal sun damage.
Dr. Cyr may use Renuvion Skin Tightening [LINK]to create the best possible surgical outcome if there is reduced skin elasticity.
The ideal liposculpture candidate is close to their ideal weight and has a BMI under 30. However, VASER’s technology allows a skilled surgeon to get excellent results with a somewhat higher BMI in an otherwise healthy patient. It may not work well alone if you have weakened muscles or loose skin from age or pregnancy. The doctor may suggest that he needs to tighten or remove excess skin for the best results. A trained cosmetic surgeon can tell you whether you’re a good candidate for the procedure.
Most surgeons use a tumescent liposuction technique for a variety of reasons. The tumescent method helps to limit blood loss and reduces scarring. During the liposculpture surgery, the surgeon injects a sterile solution containing numbing medicine and other agents that lessen bleeding. They then make a tiny porthole incision and place a small tube, or cannula, under the skin into the fat. Many patients combine liposculpture with other procedures, like tummy tucks. Combining different surgeries can help you achieve desired results since liposculpture alone cannot address loose muscles and excess skin.
VASER-assisted high-definition liposculpture
VASER ultrasound-assisted high-definition liposculpture is a powerful approach to body contouring. Many surgeons consider it the state-of-the-art in liposuction for several reasons.
- Very little bruising as it does not damage blood vessels and connective tissue
- Patients report very little pain for the same reasons as above
- VASER preserves the integrity of the fat cells, unlike Laser or other methods, allowing them to be used for transferring
- More fat can be removed safely than by other liposuction methods
- Both the subcutaneous and deep layers can be suctioned, unlike all other methods. That means a skilled surgeon can do muscle etching of the abs, arms, legs
VASER enables Dr. Cyr to sculpt the superficial tissues to define the 3-dimensional surface musculature in many patients. The technology is demanding and requires a trained surgeon like Dr. Cyr to deliver the results possible in his hands.
There’s a lot of misunderstanding between the terms. The short answer is that liposuction is part of the overall procedure of liposculpture. They may be essentially the same thing, with varying levels of fat removal being a significant difference and the experience and skill of the surgeon being the other. However, liposculpture is a more complete and precise alternative to liposuction for men and women; and generally produces better outcomes. Liposuction with VASER allows for much more fat reduction, which reveals the muscles. VASER liquefies the fat, allowing Dr. Cyr to extract, mold, contour, and shape your body.
If you have many areas where you would like to see more definition and more significant fat reduction, liposculpture might be right for you. Liposculpture works on many areas such as the thighs, hips, buttocks, abdomen, waist, upper arms, armpit area, back, cheeks, chin, and neck. Some surgeons will address the legs and knees as well. Gynecomastia, also known as male breast tissue enlargement, is effectively treated with liposculpture. Also, liposculpture can create a more masculinized chest by defining the chest muscles and abs and relocating fat to the upper pectorals.
Liposculpture drastically improves your appearance and confidence by removing the stubborn excess fat deposits that you’ve been struggling to lose. After your liposculpture procedure, expect to see more slender, attractive contours or more lush and shapely if that is your goal. Your shape can be either more feminine or masculine, in the hands of Dr. Cyr.
VASER® ultrasound-assisted liposculpture uses a cannula that emits ultrasonic waves that penetrate the tissues to dislodge the fat cells, much like shaking a bunch of grapes loose from their stems. This action does not destroy the surrounding membrane of fat cells.
The fat is emulsified and suspended in sterile fluids, making it easier to aspirate or remove from the body. Dr. Cyr uses this emulsified fat to provide the curves, enhancements, and physique that make liposculpture so desirable.
Dr. Cyr’s orthopedics experience allows him to anticipate how your skin will respond to the decrease in fat volume beneath your skin.
There are two common approaches to addressing loose skin associated with body contouring. The first is to trim it at the time of liposuction surgically. A mini tummy tuck and arm lifts are examples of surgical skin tightening. Second, we can turn to innovative technologies to tighten loose skin at the time of liposuction. Dr. Cyr may also use Renuvion, a permanent plasma treatment that provokes tissue retraction, think shrink wraps, targeting the skin’s underside. Like surgical lifts, Renuvion is performed simultaneously with other procedures, including liposuction and liposculpture.
You could be an outstanding candidate for high-definition liposculpture to get six-pack abs. With traditional tumescent liposuction, we always leave a thin layer of fat so that the skin looks smooth and natural but without many definitions. For adding definition with VASER high-definition liposculpture, the fat that outlines the abdominal and chest muscles are removed, allowing them to stand out and be visible. Of course, the way you look depends on how your muscles look under the fat. Please consult a trained cosmetic surgeon who can show you great results from this procedure because it takes skill to accomplish well.
A fat grafting procedure, or fat injection, transfers liposuctioned fat from areas where you have excess fat, such as the abdomen, outer thighs, back, and flanks. Next, Dr. Cyr injects it into areas where more volume and shape are welcome. When placed in the buttock, this is known as a Brazilian Butt Lift or BBL. When the liposuctioned fat is used to increase breast volume modestly, it is natural breast augmentation.
Proportional body contouring is enhanced by decreasing the fat volume in your mid-section, back, and thighs and increasing the fullness in your breast, hips, and butt.
You discuss your goals and concerns with Dr. Cyr in an in-person or virtual consultation. He will determine the most effective set of procedures and treatments for your circumstances and suggest a surgical plan with the proper procedures to give you the results that match your expectations. Dr. Cyr spends as much time as necessary to make you feel comfortable and answer all of your questions about the process.
It is crucial to understand that liposculpture results may not be fully evident for up to three months after the procedure. Time is needed for swelling to subside, more fat to be excreted by the lymph glands, and for the skin to re-drape to your new body shape. There may be some minor numbness in the treated areas, and the sensation may take several weeks to return. Rarely, there may remain areas of permanently reduced sensation. Body Contour irregularities, if they occur, include depressions or wrinkling of the skin but are usually a result of not addressing redundant or low elasticity skin. Treatments are available to help minimize and mitigate these problems if they occur.
Dr. Cyr’s post-operative recovery plan varies from patient to patient based on their surgery, general health, and tone. A compression garment is worn, and post-op lymphatic drainage massages are necessary to ensure results by maximizing fat loss, reducing swelling, and improving body contouring.
Risks and potential surgery complications should be discussed during your consultation between you and Dr. Cyr. Some of the possible complications common to all surgeries include bleeding, infection, and reactions to anesthesia, although these are all rare.
You will have pre-operative requirements and test that will minimize risks and ensure you are healthy for your surgery.