Liposculpture is a technique that sucks fat deposits located between the skin and the muscle of different areas of the body and reinjects them where it is needed to better define the corporal contours.
The process consists of the use of a cannula that is inserted through the skin through a small incision in the area that you want to treat and will eliminate localized fat from the selected area. Finally, it is purified before being reinserted.
Although both terms are usually used as synonyms, they present a series of differences, as we will see below. When the extracted fat is not reinjected, as it does in liposculpture, then we are talking about liposuction.
The latter involves extracting a greater volume of fat with thicker cannulae; On the other hand, in liposculpture, smaller fat deposits are extracted to reinject and the cannulae are thinner.
Types of liposculpture
Traditional liposculpture with surgery is the most effective technique and with which the most visible and lasting results are obtained. Requires local anesthesia or sedation depending on the area to be treated and is performed on an outpatient basis. The incisions of this intervention are minimal , and the postoperative, simple. On the other hand, liposculpture without surgery combines other techniques such as cavitation or radiofrequency.
Who undergo liposuction
We must qualify that it is not a technique to lose weight, but to reshape the body contour. That is why it is essential that surgery be performed in healthy patients who have realistic expectations about the results. These should be motivated to adopt healthier lifestyles, balanced diets or regular exercise that help these results last long term.
Obese patients or patients with added pathologies should not undergo liposculpture. It is also important to have an elastic and healthy skin to improve the results. There is also a limit on the volume of fat that is extracted in a single intervention: no more than two liters.