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What is the Difference Between Liposculpture and Liposuction?

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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.

Miami Plastic Surgeon
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"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.

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Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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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.

Seattle Dermatologic Surgeon
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Liposculpture has a fancier name.

While many surgeons refer to “liposculpture” and “liposuction” as totally separate procedures, the truth is that they both involve breaking apart fatty deposits prior to removal with suction. That makes them essentially the same in my book. Liposculpture may indicate greater care and finesse on the surgeon’s part to really fine-tune the figure. However, it’s my personal feeling that every surgeon should be performing at his or her highest caliber setting when performing any body sculpting procedure (or frankly any plastic surgery), no matter what name they want to give it.
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
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Liposuction vs liposculpture

These terms are equivalent.  With all liposuction the physician will try to sculpture the area as best possible.  Liposculpture is a term many came up with to make their procedure sound more refined.  But any will try to do the best with the area that the patient wants improved.
Salt Lake City Plastic Surgeon

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.

San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
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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.

Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
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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.

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Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
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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.


Brookline Facial Plastic Surgeon
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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.

La Jolla Plastic Surgeon
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