What is the Difference Between Liposuction and Liposculpture?

Liposuction is the most widely performed cosmetic surgery in the world. Liposuction gifts patients with a tighter physique by reducing fat in unwanted areas. Liposculpture is a more cautious, refined liposuction. With this procedure, surgeons can shape, sculpt, and add contour to your body.

Liposuction to Remove Areas of Stubborn Fat

Liposuction slims and reshapes specific areas of the body. It removes excess fat deposits and improves your body’s contour and proportion. Liposuction is sometimes referred to as “lipo” by patients. [] It is not a treatment for obesity or a substitute for diet and exercise. Rather, liposuction can help reshape areas of stubborn fat which doesn’t seem to come off, no matter what you do. Many people have belly fat or “love handles” which they are unable to lose. Liposuction can help remove these pockets of fat.

Why Choose Liposculpture?

Liposuction removes unwanted fat pockets. It is a nuanced procedure that ensures the body’s contour will endure. [] The procedure is a more advanced form of liposuction. It removes fat from the skin and muscle using a suctioning device called a cannula. Liposculpture produces an ideal contour which blends with the rest of your body.

Liposculpture is a term that has only been around for four to five years. But plastic surgeons have been doing some version of this procedure for much longer. More than liposuction, liposculpture requires an eye for beauty and a skillful hand. Many people want a “chiseled” look to their midsection. This can only be done with liposculpture.

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Who is a Good Candidate?

Good candidates for liposuction include those who:

  • Are at a stable weight.
  • Understand lipo is not a weight loss solution. (You should diet and exercise appropriately to lose unwanted fat.)
  • Would like to lose one or more sections of “diet-resistant” fat.
  • Are in good health. This will help you avoid any possible complications from surgery.
  • Have realistic expectations about what surgery can do.
  • Have good skin elasticity. This means your skin stretches and bounces back into place easily. If it does, your body will respond well to lipo.

Parts of The Body That Can Have Liposculpture

Surgeons can treat almost any part of the body with liposculpture. The usual treatment areas are the abdomen, thighs, arms, and chest. New areas include ankles, calves, the back, and the lateral chest.

Dr. Brent Moelleken believes every person should feel good in their body. He offers the best liposculpture Beverly Hills has to offer.

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What Recovery is Like

Patients are generally sore after treatment. Patients stay overnight in two instances. First, if the surgeon removes more than 5 liters. Second, if you have special pain medication requirements. After four to five days, you can drive and go back to work. In two to four weeks, you can resume light exercise.

Benefits of Liposculpture

Liposculpture targets and reshapes problem areas. It is a safe way to sculpt refine your appearance. Treatment areas will look firmer and more contoured. The results will be immediately noticeable.

Liposculpture surgery results in less scarring than other plastic surgery procedures. The incisions for liposculpture are very small and become almost invisible when healed.

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Dr. Brent Moelleken is a top reconstructive and plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills and Santa Barbara. Dr. Brent performs plastic surgery procedures on the breast, body, and face. He also has trademarked three signature procedures: the 360 Facelift, Hybrid Tummy Tuck, and LUSIC Cheeklift. To find out more about how Dr. Brent can sculpt your body and enhance your face, start a virtual consultation now!

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