What’s the Difference Between Liposuction and Liposculpture?

Losing weight can be tough. The older you are, the more likely you are to end up with loose skin and hard-to-target areas. Should you opt for liposuction or liposculpture? What are the benefits of liposculpture, and what is the difference between liposuction and liposculpture?

Both liposuction and liposculpture target loose skin and trouble spots so you can reduce excess weight and get the smooth, sculpted look you’re working for.

Here’s a brief overview of the two procedures so you can decide which is right for you.


Liposuction is a surgical procedure, which requires the patient to undergo general anesthesia. It’s usually used to remove excess fat from the thighs, hips, upper arms, stomach, buttocks and lower legs. Liposuction removes larger fat deposits but can leave loose skin behind. It takes several days before the patient can return to work, and they should be completely healed in two to four months.

People who choose liposuction are usually trying to remove large areas of fat in order to contour their body shape.


In contrast, liposculpture is a more targeted way to remove fat. It can be used to get rid of smaller pockets of fat, such as those beneath the chin, on the upper arms, face, abdomen and back. It uses very small incisions and ultrasound waves or lasers to melt the fat away. Instead of general anesthesia, patients can use local anesthesia or an IV to help reduce pain during the procedure. The fat can also be moved around during the procedure, which allows you to get your desired shape. The recovery time is similar to liposuction.

Choose liposculpture when you’re trying to clear away a few last, stubborn areas of fat. If you have a long way to go before you hit your weight loss goal, diet or liposuction is the better option. If you’re just trying to get rid of the last few fat deposits, liposculpture is a great choice.

Benefits of liposculpture

There are a few key benefits of choosing liposculpture over liposuction. First, it’s a less invasive procedure than liposuction, which means you’ll heal faster. Since you won’t undergo general anesthesia, you’ll be on the road to recovery sooner than if you were completely under during the procedure. Scarring is minimal.

Liposculpture allows you to target troublesome areas that don’t respond to diet and exercise. Nearly everyone has certain fat deposits that stick around, no matter how much weight they lose and muscle they put on. If those areas bother you, liposculpture is a quick and easy way to reduce the problem.

Finally, because liposculpture allows doctors to move around the fat, you can create the shape you want instead of the shape you were born with.

Is liposculpture right for you? Now that you know what the benefits are, talk to the team at Spa’ Mazing Beauty and Wellness. We offer a variety of procedures that will have you looking and feeling your best. Get in touch with us today to get started and schedule an appointment.