Dr Ahmed ElSherifa
Difference between liposuction and liposculpture

Difference between liposuction and liposculpture

What is meant by liposuction?
Liposuction is converting the stubborn fat in a certain area of ​​the body into liquid fat that is easy to remove outside the body, as it is difficult to get rid of it by regular slimming methods such as following a diet or exercising.

One of the most well-known liposuction methods is 4D Vaser liposuction, which works under a high-resolution ultrasound technique to dissolve the fat around the muscles so that the doctor can suction it and then tighten it if desired.

Who is the ideal candidate for Vaser liposuction?
The ideal candidate for liposuction is the one who approaches the ideal weight, but his body contains localized fat that is concentrated in one body part rather than distributed all over the body.
Who adheres to a healthy diet as much as possible.
Non-smokers and those with good physical health.
Non-allergic to the type of anesthesia used, whether local or general.

Liposuction steps:
Liposuction is performed under the influence of anesthesia, whether it is general or local, depending on the case.
The surgeon makes small surgical incisions around the target area,  not exceeding a few millimeters.
In these incisions, the doctor injects a saline solution that facilitates fat removal. It also helps in anesthesia and reduces bruising and swelling, thus increasing the speed of recovery.
Fat cells are removed after being disintegrated, without affecting the surrounding cells and tissues in complete safety.
The doctor closes the surgical incision with fine cosmetic sutures that do not appear after the recovery period and installs a tube in the place of the wound to get rid of any excess fluids or blood from the surrounding tissues.

What is meant by liposculpture?
It is a process that aims to draw the details of the body, i.e. defining the circumference of the chest, abdomen, buttocks, and others. Liposculpture highlights body curves, either by liposuction followed by tightening of the skin and abdominal muscles or by coordinating body shape and removing its sagging by J- Plasma.

Sites that can be carved: 
Body lift and sculpting procedures can eliminate the problem of sagging and wrinkles by lifting the face, neck, double chin, arms, thigh, or buttocks, using the J-Plasma device. Liposculpture takes place in one session with an impressive result, but its final result appears after several months of the procedure. Sometimes the patient may need another tightening session, depending on the sagging degree, or he may request a tightening in another body part.

Advantages of sculpting with the J-Plasma device:
It stimulates the skin's production of collagen.
It is a technique with a short recovery period compared to surgical lifting.
It is a procedure with fewer complications.

Risks of using a J-plasma device:
There are no risks that may prohibit the use of the J-Plasma device to sculpt the body and tighten its sagging. Rather, its use may result in some minor symptoms, such as redness and swelling after the procedure, which can be eliminated by wearing a firming corset and taking some painkillers prescribed by Prof. Dr. Ahmed El Sherifa if there is pain.

According to some studies, J-Plasma device has also proven its effectiveness in resisting cancerous cells and helping to reduce them. It is currently used in cardiac surgeries, gynecology, obstetrics, and spine surgeries.

In the end, liposuction and liposculpture are two complementary procedures that complement each other to achieve a harmonious body.