Liposuction is a great tool and a fantastic procedure. It is one of the very few procedures which has minimal scarring with massive results. Liposuction occurs in two different forms. There is suction-assisted liposuction which uses suction alone to suck out the fat through metal cannulas with small holes in the tip of the cannula. Ultrasonic-assisted liposuction uses ultrasound to liquify the fat. The emulsified fat has to be sucked out through a different cannula. I use both these techniques and feel that ultrasonic-assisted liposuction is much better in fibrous fat which is more difficult to suck. These fat deposits occur over the back, the upper abdomen and breast areas. I do not believe that in the softer fatty areas, that ultrasonic-assisted liposuction has any advantages. There is a little more post-operative swelling when using ultrasonic assisted liposuction, and the pain post-operatively might be a little worse than when using ultrasonic-assisted liposuction. Liposuction is best for sculpturing fattier areas of the body rather than for an overall fat reduction.
Liposculpture is a new buzz word for liposuction of the superficial fat close under the skin. There is no magic behind this but similar and smaller cannulas are used and the technique is exactly the same as liposuction.