Published On: Sun, Jan 15th, 2017

Lipocontour: Sculpting Your Body Silhouette

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Without a doubt, liposuction is one of the most requested procedures that are looking to improve body contour.

This procedure should always be performed by a certified experienced plastic surgeon to ensure the patient´s safety and satisfaction. However, you might have heard of another techniques that are more focused in the body silhouette and have delivered more aesthetic results to patients around the world. Let’s take a look at Lipocontour.

Lipocontour is a body sculpting technique that consists on performing a liposuction of the fat underneath the skin through incisions smaller than 1 cm (half an inch) of width with the objective of molding the body. It also includes the infiltration of the fat obtained from the liposuction in areas where volume is needed, for example the buttocks or the hips, depending on the look the patient wants for her new sculpted body.

Liposuction and Lipocontour are conventionally performed through cannulas or small, hollow, metallic tubes that are introduced into the fatty tissue in order to extract the excess fat. However, there are new technologies which can help to improve the results of this procedure and reduce the risk of complications.

Lipocontour (Photo: J.E. Lixa)

Lipocontour (Photo: J.E. Lixa)

One of these techniques is called “Microaire”, where liposuction is performed through an electronic device that generates vibrations that allow the fat extraction to be faster and easier giving a better body molding.

Another revolutionary technique in liposuction used in the most advanced centers in the world is the “Vaser” technique: this is the application of ultrasound technology through the cannula, which achieves the disruption of fat cells and the liberation of the same cells in a faster, easier and less traumatic way and it also reduces the bleeding volume.

There is a third type of liposuction, the “Laser” technique. Even though this has many advantages, it also comes with a great disadvantage which is that the fat obtained from this procedure cannot be used for infiltration or volume augmentation on the bottom. This is because the fat that comes out of the cannula is too damaged to be reused, contrary to the fat that is obtained through more conventional techniques like “Microaire” or “Vaser”.

Being one of the most popular procedures performed by plastic surgeons in the world there are a lot of misleading concepts about what Lipocontour can and cannot do. One of the most common is that it helps in losing weight. This is absolutely wrong and false given that liposuction is not focused on reducing weight in fat or obese people.


In fact, the best results are seen in people with well delimited fat accumulation, that are not overweight and that have identified those accumulations as hard to eliminate with diet and exercise. Mean to say, all “lipos” are made to reduce fat from the body, but all the skin tightness or weight losing should be treated with different treatments.

Dr. Héctor Durán, a plastic surgeon recognized by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and one of the most renowned doctors of the new generation in Merida, Yucatán, explains that Lipocontour provides the surgeon with the opportunity to execute a procedure “with better technology and better results” than conventional Liposuction but in a more safe and clean environment.

“People should not be afraid of plastic surgery. There is a good nuber of qualified surgeons in Merida that offer a great variety of procedures for all kinds of patients. Not only with the techniques mentioned above, but also feautring state-of-the-art technoligy such as the volume sculptor aspirator, the termorregulator system, and the pelvic member compressors” Dr. Durán said.

“With these options, patients don’t have to search for alternative methods that might lead to permanent pain such as mesotherapy (ouch), cryogen zeltiq (ouch!) or other treatments that involve a large number of injections (ouch – ouch!).”


Lipocontour (Photo: J.E. Lixa)

Lipocontour is definitely less painful, faster and more effective in specific areas of the body where exercise can’t seem to help. It is ideal for after pregnancy or just to feel comfortable wearing a swimming suit when you go to the beach on your next vacation.

In countries like the U.S. or Canada this procedure can cost between 6,000 and 10,000 USD, depending on the areas of the body in which you the surgeon has to work.


If you think you might be a candidate for this type of surgical procedure, Merida Yucatán is the place where you will find qualified doctors, certified medical personnel, modern hospitals featuring the latest technology and all this for an affordable price.

Because for many people, the only thing that matters is the size of the dress that you have always wanted to wear…

By José Enrique Lixa




Lic. José Enrique Lixa

Medical Travel Consultant

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