Nearly EVERYONE has heard of liposuction. Even my mother, who doesn’t even know who Beyoncé is believes she “knows everything” about liposuction.
But ‘knowing doesn’t actually mean understanding’. There are numerous misconceptions about liposuction and what it can do for your body.
Additionally, many people have not yet heard the term liposculpture — or they assume it’s a synonym for liposuction. To help clarify the differences, I’m going to describe the key differentiation between liposuction and liposculpture.
Liposuction vs. Liposculpture
Liposuction is a procedure typically performed whilst you are under a general Anaesthetic (i.e. unconscious with their breathing monitored by a qualified Anaesthetist). Your excess fat is removed by a Surgeon who uses a long, hollow cylindrical instrument called a cannula.
Liposculpture is typically performed under local Anaesthetic where you are aware of what is going on but can feel little pain. The progress of your procedure can be judged during your operation to help you get a better result. It is, essentially, a slower, detailed and finer liposuction to sculpt your desired look.
Often, your Surgeon will infiltrate the region with a solution of local Anaesthetic and Adrenaline to help minimize pain and trauma to the surrounding tissues.
This is known as tumescent lipo.
There are numerous other aspects that you and your Surgeon should consider before you embark on your liposuction or liposculpting procedure, including your desired results, and ascertaining they are realistic, achievable and able to be maintained (this requires an ongoing healthy lifestyle including good nutrition, adequate sleep and plenty of regular exercise).
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