Enlighten Skin & Body Medspa offers both liposuction and liposculpting procedures which can be confusing if you don’t know what each procedure does.
The most basic way to explain the difference between the two procedures is this:
- Liposuction removes large amounts of unwanted fat from a general area.
- Liposculpture removes smaller, more targeted areas of fat to contour the body.
Both procedures aim to reduce the amount of unwanted fat on a person, but they differ in the level of refinement used to achieve the reduction.
Many people undergo liposuction to remove excess fat and then have a liposculpting procedure done to refine those areas that have been treated. Others don’t need liposuction so much as they need just a little bit of refinement in a few select areas; these patients may be able to skip the liposuction process and go right to liposculpting.
More About Liposuction
Liposuction is a great way to “debulk” the body. If you have concerns about the overall size and shape of a certain area or areas, liposuction is an excellent choice. The doctors at EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa are skilled at removing fat via liposuction in ways that improve the over all look and shape of the body.
More About Liposculpting
If you want to achieve a more toned or athletic appearance, liposculpting is a better choice. We like to explain liposculpting as being similar to the sculpting artists may do to clay or stone creations. Once the overall shape has been revealed, such as through liposuction, small, very precise and targeted treatments can remove further unwanted areas of fat to reveal the muscles underneath or to provide even more refined contouring. Think of chiseling (liposuction) vs. filing (liposculpture).
Important Points To Consider
Do not expect to come out of your procedure looking completely toned, tightened, and bikini-ready. You will very likely have some areas of skin sagging after your procedure. With proper healing time and aftercare treatments, this skin will eventually tighten over time revealing your new body.
Discuss Your Options With A Doctor At EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa
The best way to determine which procedure is right for you is to schedule a consultation at EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa. You’ll meet with one of our doctors where you can discuss your needs and wants and receive advice on which procedure would best meet your needs.