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What is the Difference Between Liposuction and Body Contouring?

The two most common types of body contouring procedures include fat grafting and liposuction.

What is the Difference Between Liposuction and Body Contouring?

A little bit of fat in the right place doesn’t hurt. However, when it is in excess, it becomes a potential health risk and affects your appearance. If you are looking to reduce excess fat, it is essential to consult an expert to know the options available. There are surgical and non-surgical procedures that can be performed by our experts, depending on your preference.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical fat removal procedure. It involves small incisions made in the areas that need fat removed. Then, a surgeon inserts tubes inside the incisions to suction the grease. This is done until the desired results are attained. Liposuction is an invasive procedure that results in trauma in the affected areas. Patients who have undergone liposuction need more extended downtime to recuperate.

There are three liposuction techniques. These techniques use thin tubes (cannula) to suction the fat. They include ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL), tumescent liposuction, and laser-assisted liposuction. Recovery time varies depending on the type of surgery. After surgery, you will experience mild swelling, soreness, and bruising.

What is Body Contouring?

Body contouring is a non-invasive procedure that uses modern technologies and techniques. It is effective in reshaping specific areas. These procedures are used to: melt fat, tighten and tone skin, reduce cellulite, and reduce the appearance of marks and scars. Unlike liposuction, body contouring doesn’t require surgery.

It is important to note that body contouring doesn’t help you lose weight. Instead, it shapes the body by focusing on specific areas. This can be extra skin after losing significant weight or areas where weight loss isn’t practical.

Surgical procedures can achieve unbelievable results in weight loss. However, body sculpting gives you your desired shape. Body contouring is cost-effective compared to surgery, so you are guaranteed minimal discomfort and downtime. It is advisable to consult an expert before choosing either procedure. This helps to determine the most effective solution.

At Signature Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, we have a well-trained and equipped team. Our experts are ready to help you achieve your desired look. Contact us for a consultation, and enjoy quality services guaranteed to get rid of excess fat.

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