Liposuction v Liposculpture: what’s the difference?

liposuction vs liposculptureAt Mr Sudip Ghosh’s Buckinghamshire cosmetic surgery clinic, we receive a lot of interest from people who are looking for a permanent solution to unwanted body fat – and we’re noticing that certain clients are a little confused of the differences between Liposculpture and Liposuction. ‘Lipo’ is a term which relates to fat and other lipids, and it comes from the Greek word ‘Lipos’, which mean ‘fat’. And the rest pretty much explains itself. But let’s go into further detail, anyway…

Liposuction v Liposculpture: what they entail

Liposuction is an invasive procedure that sucks out excess fat. Liposculpture, on the other hand, hones in upon certain areas of the body where genetically-predisposed pockets of fat refuse to shift – even after a serious diet and exercise regime.

Who they are most suitable for

Liposculpture is a perfect solution for people who already take care of their body, but need help with targeting certain areas where the fat no matter what they do – be it love handles, bingo wings, double chins, etc. Liposuction is a more drastic solution for people who want rid of excessive fat, for health or lifestyle reasons

Length of treatment

A typical Liposculpture procedure lasts just between one and two hours, while a Liposuction procedure can last from anywhere from one to three hours.

Post-treatment downtime

While it’s possible to go about your regular business a couple of days after a Liposculpture session – although your consultant will advise against strenuous activity – a typical Liposuction procedure will factor in anything from two to ten days of post-op rest.

Side effects

A typical Liposculpture client may experience minor bruising and a slight element of soreness in the treated area in the first few days, while a typical Liposuction patient will experience long-term bruising and swelling, numbness in the affected area which may last up to eight weeks, and scarring.

In conclusion…

If you want to drastically reduce fat and weight due to lifestyle choices, consider Liposuction. Liposculpture, on the other hand, is the ideal solution for people who want to eliminate the fat cells that exercise and dieting can’t shift.

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