With increasing awareness of the importance of having and maintaining a healthy body, more people nowadays have been shifting to change unhealthy lifestyle habits to a better one. Exercising and dieting for the sole of losing the weight is becoming quite popular among the general population. For some people, having fat reduction is not just for losing weight but also means having a slim and beautiful body.
With the advancement in the medical field, people can not only lose weight faster but also having a desirable body shape. The term liposuction and liposculpture often used interchangeably by a lot of people when in fact there are few key differences between both of them.
When to use liposculpture and liposuction?
Liposuction is a process of removing a large amount of fat tissue while liposculpture is a treatment to trim and contouring parts of the body with excess “stubborn” fat. The former is a widely known treatment for people who just about to lose weight or wanted to have a greater fat reduction in a short period of time. Liposculpture, on the other hand, aims to shape certain areas of the body to be more elegant and to the patient’s desire.
So which one is suitable for you? Which one is the better option? To answer these questions, it will depend on the patients’ needs and wishes. While liposuction seems to have more advantage in a way that it removes a lot percentage of adipose tissue, it does not provide the clean body contour compared to its evolved treatment liposculpture does.
People who wish to undergo liposuction procedures also need to have a considerable fitness level as this treatment needs the patient to have general anesthesia. Since a lot of people who opt for this treatment are those who have a considerable amount of fat tissue, there will be problems associated with having them undergoing the surgery. Having said that, liposculpture may not solve this problem either even though it uses local anesthetic rather than general anesthesia. This is due to the limitation in terms of how much the fat can be removed with this procedure.
People who are greatly overweight or obese still can do liposuction treatment but they will need to adhere to strict rules before and after the surgery to avoid complications and relapse. For liposculpture treatment, the criteria are much less complicated than liposuction but generally, the candidates are either people who are slightly overweight or those with body mass index (BMI) range 25-30.
Since the technique involved with liposculpture is less invasive, the associated side effects with this treatment also showed in many trials to be far better than liposuction. The complications whether it is big or small does exist with this treatment, however, due to a small number of reported cases, it is now easy to identify and prevent such cases from happening.
Meanwhile, for liposuction, some of its downsides are the complications associated with major surgery such as allergic reaction to general anaesthesia, pulmonary embolism, fat necrosis (death of fat tissue which may cause pain and infection), wound problems (wound dehiscence, hernia) and infection (localized or general). Hence the need to consider all of these risk factors before the surgery can even be considered.
Whether to choose liposculpture or liposuction, it will all depend on the patient’s need and the best recommendation from the surgeon. Some surgeons will advise the patient to lose as much weight as possible and do liposculpture for the best possible result and wellbeing as they already engage with a healthy lifestyle. Before doing liposculpture or liposuction you can always take an expert’s advice from professionals.