Definition - What does Liposculpture mean?

Liposculpture is a procedure that contours the shape of target areas by removing fat from between the skin and underlying muscle. The primary difference between liposculpture and traditional liposuction is that fat is removed or left in order to create the appearance of muscle definition on the body. Essentially, this procedure creates the illusion of muscle.

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There are various types of liposculpture techniques including power-assisted liposculpture, ultrasound-assisted liposculpture, laser-assisted liposculpture, and vaser liposculpture. Each particular technique provides a slightly different experience, but ultimately liposculpture is considered an invasive procedure, but has minimal scarring.

No matter the chosen technique, usually surgeons will use the tumescent technique to minimize bruising and swelling for the patient. Smaller treatment areas are usually performed under local anesthesia and large areas are done under general anthesia. First, a diluted fluid of local anesthetic and epinephrine are injected into the treatment site and then a cannula is inserted to dislodge the fat before it is sucked out of the body via a medical vacuum.

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