Liposuction Vs Liposculpture


You may be considering liposuction and while searching about it, you came across liposculpture. Liposculpture is basically a liposuction technique with an addition to it. The two cosmetic procedures are similar but also have a few differences between them. Knowing the subtle differences between the two techniques is important to know which one would suit you best.


Often referred to as ‘lipo’, liposuction is a common Plastic Surgery procedure that removes unwanted stubborn fat deposits from virtually anywhere in the body such as the chin, upper arms, abdomen, back, flanks, hips, buttocks, thighs, and lower legs. Over the years, liposuction techniques have been refined to slim and reshape while improving an individual’s body contours and proportions. Liposuction is usually done under local anesthesia or general anesthesia depending on how much fat is being removed and the number of treatment areas. Although liposuction removes stubborn fatty cells from the body, it is important to note that it is not a weight loss solution. In fact, to be a good candidate for liposuction you have to be near or at a stable weight and not be overweight.


Liposculpture is in the same cosmetic family as liposuction but it is a more detailed technique. This technique is designed to perform body contouring by removing and reshaping the fat deposits. Liposculpture can also treat smaller areas of fat compared to traditional liposuction. It can enhance the definition of muscles and diminish fat from problem areas such as the abdomen, neck, and face.

Difference between Liposuction and Liposculpture

Both liposuction and liposculpture benefit individuals in a number of ways such as: improving body contour, requiring tiny incisions to perform, reducing body fat, precise cell targeting, and minimal downtime.

The differences between these two techniques include:

  • Liposuction removes fat from larger areas while liposculpture often concentrates on smaller fat deposits.
  • Liposculpture presents precise results as it is mainly used for sculpting specific body areas.
  • Liposculpture is best suited for individuals who are already very fit and at their ideal weight

Which one is best?

While both liposuction and liposculpture have their advantages and disadvantages, they still have benefited plenty of individuals with rewarding results as they have treated areas that have bothered them for years. Before settling on one particular technique, it is important to consult with a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon who is an expert in body contouring. Depending on your concerns and goals, your Plastic Surgeon will recommend the best technique for you.

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Would you like to understand what options are available for Liposuction in Dubai? Meet one of our experts at Al Shunnar Plastic Surgery for a personal consultation to develop a tailor-made plan for you. Contact us or Book an appointment and our patient care coordinators will identify the most suitable expert for you.