What is the difference between liposculpture and liposuction? Chanel

Hi Chanel, thanks for your question. Liposculpture is a derivative of liposuction. These terms are often used synonymously. Liposuction strictly refers to the removal of fat cells from a certain area, sort of like “debulking” the area of fat. It uses a cannula which is a metal rod with holes at the end that is attached to a vacuum suction in order to suction fat from the deep fat areas of the body. On the other hand, liposculpture removes fat in areas to sculpt the body. A good example of liposculpture is the procedure where the surgeon carves out and defines the existing rectus abdominis muscle to reveal the “6 pack” or “washboard abs”.  It entails a combination of procedures, including removal of skin and fat from different parts of the body, such as a tummy tuck, breast lift, and/or breast reduction.  You should have a consult with a board certified surgeon to determine which procedure is best for your targeted areas for improvement.