If you’re researching liposuction, you may have come across the term
“liposculpture,” and now you’re wondering how
liposuction and liposculpture differ. In order to shed light on the topic, we’re
going to explain the differences between the two terms below.
Here are some facts about liposculpture:
1. The difference can depend on who you ask.
What’s the difference between liposuction and liposculpture? In many
cases, it depends on who you ask. Many plastic surgeons will say that
when they are removing a large volume of fat, they are performing liposuction.
When they are removing less fat, but shaping it so it mirrors the muscles
underneath, creating an athletic appearance, this technique is often referred
to as “liposculpture.” Often liposculpture involves adding
the fat that was removed to areas where it is needed.
2. The terms can be used interchangeably.
Some plastic surgeons use the terms “liposuction” and “liposculpture”
interchangeably. However, surgeons often use liposculpture to leave or
remove fat in order to give the illusion of a sculpted look, such as six
pack abs. When a small amount of fat is left in a specific location, it
can mimic the look of fuller muscles.
3. Liposuction is sculpting.
Whenever a surgeon is performing liposuction, he or she is
sculpting, regardless if they are performing Tumescent Lipo, Power Assisted Lipo,
SLIMLipo or another type.
4. Liposculpting involves less fat and contouring.
These are the key differences between liposuction and liposculpture: 1)
liposuction involves removing a large volume of fat, 2) liposculpture
is where there’s less fat, and 3) liposculpture involves shaping
and contouring an area with fat transfer.
5. Liposculpture creates a chiseled or athletic look.
Often, athletes, weight lifters, and people in the entertainment industry
will have liposculpture performed when no amount of diet and exercise
will give them the definition they’re striving for. It can be the
ideal procedure for someone who is at or close to their ideal body weight
but need that little extra to achieve the lean, sculpted look they desire.
If you are interested in learning more about liposuction and liposculpture,
contact our office to meet with our
Dr. Yuly Gorodisky!