Mousse is a thinned down version of liposuction that is performed by the surgeon under local anesthetic, which allows for the removal of fat and other tissues from the fatty parts of the body without disturbing the delicate connective tissue in the surrounding area. Silicone liquid polymer is added to a liquid or gel base, usually in a cream or ointment form, and then gently blended with the patient’s own body fats or carbohydrates. The actual surgical procedure uses a series of small incisions in the fat layer of the body, and a small laser is used to melt away the fat layer.
Since it is completely under local anesthesia, there are no possible complications or risks of malpractice. The procedure is much less invasive than the more invasive liposuction, with no external instruments or open sutures required. There is no risk of the mousse being rejected by the body, but the procedure must be done by a trained and experienced surgeon. Many doctors to provide their patients with a realistic and detailed description of the operation, so that the patient can understand what the procedure entails and how to prepare for it.
Most patients who choose this type of treatment for mousse actually have several types of fat deposits that they want removed. Usually, mousse is used as a complement to liposuction. Other cosmetic procedures that may be combined with mousse include:
Liposuction is the most popular and well-known cosmetic surgery procedure. It is also the most successful, but does not necessarily equate to a faster recovery time. Mousse can be used in combination with liposuction to help speed up the recovery process, especially if a patient is already recovering from an invasive surgery.
In addition to speed, another simple fact about mousse is that it is more reliable than the traditional liposuction. There is less risk of fat pockets or deeper areas being damaged during the actual surgery. Because the majority of the fat is already removed at the time of the mousse, there is less risk of damage to any underlying fat layers that might have been present prior to the surgery.
The results of preoperative liposuction do not need to be as spectacular as the results from more complicated operations. While many patients are happy with the results of postoperative liposuction, most people find that mousse looks as natural as real fat when removed. There is no need to alter the look of the patient’s face and there is no need to shave the mousse off of the face.
Because mousse is performed under local anesthesia, there is no risk of side effects associated with traditional liposuction. Depending on the region that is being treated, the swelling or bruising that is common with mousse removal may be smaller than with traditional liposuction. Because it is a gel-based surgery, there is no risk of infection either.
If you are interested in finding out if mousse is right for you, talk to a cosmetic surgeon about it. If you find that it is right for you, there is little to lose except some extra skin! There are many qualified surgeons around the country who offer the specialized treatments that will work best for your individual needs.