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Liposuction or Liposculpture?

Liposuction & Liposculpture Austin, TXJust about anyone with even a passing interest in the aesthetic world knows what liposuction is. The procedure first came to the U.S. after being invented in France in the early 1980s. Liposuction involves using a cannula to suction away unwanted, stubborn-to-address, areas of fat.

Liposculpture? What about that? Hmm. Blank looks all around.

Liposculpture has lots of similarities to liposuction, yet some crucial differences. In liposculpture, less fat is removed, but the fat that is targeted and removed is done so with a higher degree of precision. This is to achieve fat reduction and contouring in the last areas of the body to surrender it.

Drs. Carlotti perform both liposuction and liposculpture at Austin Cosmetic Surgery.

What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that suctions away unwanted fatty tissue through the use of a cannula. The cannula is inserted through tiny incisions and is then moved about to remove unwanted fat to slim and contour targeted areas of the body.

What is liposculpture?

Liposculpture has much in common with liposuction, but it is more advanced, demanding the expertise found with Drs. Carlotti. Liposculpture is a procedure meant for patients who are at their ideal weight, yet seek more intensive body contouring on the last areas with stubborn fat. It is used to enhance the definition of muscles and remove fat from problem areas, such as the stomach, hips, neck, and chin.

How is liposuction and liposculpture different?

Both of these procedures utilize suction through a cannula to remove unwanted fat. Liposuction candidates tend to remove more total fat. Liposculpture is used to reshape as much fat as it removes. Liposuction provides larger scale body contouring for patients with more residual fat. Liposculpture provides more precision on smaller areas of the most stubborn fat.

Who is a good candidate for liposuction or liposculpture?

Liposuction candidates need to have good elasticity in their skin, so that the skin can tighten down once the underlying fat is removed. Patients should also be within 10 percent of their ideal weight, and they should have a regular exercise regimen for weight management.

Liposculpture candidates should be at their ideal weight, yet seek to remove specific fat deposits, along with sculpting of these deposits.

Interested in either liposuction or liposculpture with Drs. Carlotti at Austin Cosmetic Surgery? Call us at our Lakeway location, (512) 688-8000, or our Scottsdale location, (480) 947-7700, to schedule a consultation.

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