Although they have similar names, they are two different procedures. They can be, however, complementary. Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes by suction the excess fat located in certain regions of the body.
Plastic surgeon Guilherme Graziosi M.D. remembers that this surgery does not promote weight loss — it simply removes localized fat.
While in the liposuction the removed fat is eliminated, in the liposculpture the removed fat is applied to other areas that need more filling. In other words, in a liposculpture, some liposuction is performed in an area, and that fat is grafting into another area.
Similarly to liposuction, liposculpture is not a weight loss technique. However, Guilherme notes that these procedures are for those seeking a more symmetrical and harmonious body, always seeking to respect the wishes of the patient.
Both procedures should be performed in a hospital since the type of anesthesia will depend on the amount of fat to be removed or grafted, and on which parts of the body are going to be repaired. The surgery lasts from 90 minutes to 4 hours, and hospital discharge can occur within 24 hours. For more information, schedule an appointment with Guilherme Graziosi M.D., in Niterói or Rio de Janeiro.