What is the Difference Between Liposculpture and Liposuction?
- Asked by Eva S in Seattle, WA
- 4 years ago
The difference between liposculpture and liposuction
The difference between these two techniques may depend on who you ask. In our practice, liposuction is the technique that we perform when we want to remove a significant volume of fat. Liposculpture is the technique that we use when we want to remove less fat but want to shape the remaining fat so that it mirrors the underlying muscles. Liposculpture will create a toned and more athletic appearance rather than just the bulk of the area of volume.
Liposculpture and Liposuction: what are they and am I a candidate?
Liposuction and Liposculpture are essentially names/terms describing the same exact medical procedure: suctioning the layer of fat that sits between the skin and muscular layer of the body. All of these procedures aim to create an even surface for the skin to adhere to, accentuating the shape and form of the muscles and body below. The result is a sensual, aesthetic shape which compliments the beautiful figure and contours of the body, rather than the fat layer altering the body's appearance. It is safe and highly effective surgery when performed by a trained and board certified plastic surgeon. The artistic precision, sculpting, and transformation of your body when performed correctly can be highly rewarding. This type of aesthetic transformation is commonly performed for both women and men.
"A rose by any other name...Shakespeare" Liposuction = Liposculpture
Would you rather be sucked or sculpted? The answer is obvious. The term liposculpture arose as a preferred alternative to liposuction primarliy to connote a better overall impression of sculpture versus suction. In the early years, some practitioners used this term to delineate a practice of lipoetching or superficial liposuction in which more delicate contouring (with a higher risk of creating contour irregularities) is carried out in the upper layers of the fat.
Web reference: http://www.bodysculptor.com/
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Liposculpture is Liposuction
Liposculpture is liposuction. They are really synonymous. However, some experts use the term "Liposculpture" when they are treating smaller areas of fat such as the neck, or the knees. Or, when talking about "sculpting" areas on individuals that have only minimal fatty deposits (such as a young athletic female that has a small excess of tummy fat). In my practice, they are the same procedure. Suction assisted Lipoplasty is the medical term that encompasses "Liposuction", "Liposculpture" and "Tumescent liposuction".
"Tumescent liposuction" was coined and developed by dermatologist (Dr Jeffrey Klein) in the mid 1980s. It means to use a large amount of very dilute anesthetic to tumesce (swell) the fatty tissue. It allows for removal of fat cells while patients are awake, and it greatly decreases the amount of bleeding and complications. Currently, almost all, or all liposuction is done using tumescent anesthetic whether the patient is awake or under general sedation.
Lipo: Suction vs Sculpture
Liposculpture describes the use of fat removal using purely tumescent techniques (no general anesthesia) to contour the body into a more favorable silhouette. Liposuction is a more broadly encompassing term often describing the use of larger cannulas to remove fat, often performed under general anesthesia.
Difference between Liposculpture and Liposuction
Vaser Lipo is an advanced body contouring procedure that selectively removes unwanted body fat. An alternative to the harsh techniques of traditional liposuction, Vaser Lipo uses state-of-the-art ultrasound technology designed to gently reshape your body.
What distinguishes the Vaser Lipo procedure is its ability to differentiate fat from other important tissues — such as nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue. Our innovative technology breaks up fat while preserving all other important tissues. This approach promotes smooth results and rapid healing.
The Difference Between Liposculpture and Liposuction
The difference between Liposculpture and Liposuction is really in the name. Liposculpture is really a marketing term developed to describe Liposuction. Liposuction is not meant to be a weight loss procedure. It is really meant to be a sculpting procedure where pockets of disproportion are removed and at the same time the area is sculpted to
create better contours.
Web reference: http://www.expertliposuction.com/pure-tumescent-liposuction/
Liposculpture is not liposuction
True Liposculpting,created discrete muscle definition leading to the creation of a sculpted, atheletic trunk on the surgical table by design. It does utilize suction lipoplasty but the philosophy, the technique and certainly the results are very different.
Web reference: http://www.Bostoncsc.com
Liposculpture or Liposuction: Twenty five cents or a quarter? Kleenex or Facial Tissue,
Patients who undergo liposculpture have liposuction. Fat is removed by different techniques: LASER, suction, ultrasound, etc. The inventors of the various forms of the removal claim their form of fat removal is less "stressful" to the tissue, less "traumatic" and ensures less downtime and more rapid healing.
Consider this: the less surgery you perform, the less healing that has to occur, and the faster the return to daily activities. Therefore the more surgery or more invasive surgery that is performed will give a more noticable result. Whatever form of surgery that is performed creates local tissue injury. The local tissue injury results in immediate post-operative swelling. The swelling which is part of the healing process takes time to resolve. It is not uncommon for patients immediately post-op to have less swelling than they do one week after surgery. For the most part, patients who undergo liposuction need to wear post-operative girdles and garments to help control the post-operative edema and swelling to facilitate more rapid and controlled healing.
Liposculpture uses specific techniques to achieve better body shape
Liposculpture uses specific techniques to achieve better body shape. The basis of the technique is the use of the tumescent technique of local anesthesia and artful use of microcannulas to shape cosmetic units of the body.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.