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Liposuction and body contouring are often considered to be the same. But there are significant differences between the two procedures. Read on to learn more.

The reason is simple. Most people (if not all) want to have bodies that look great in every outfit. However, for many, some stubborn layers of fat can get in the way. This is where medical body-shaping options, like liposuction and body contouring, can come to the rescue.

Aren’t Liposuction and Body Contouring the Same?

They aren’t! It’s only a misconception. Liposuction and body contouring both help people reach body shaping goals, but they are entirely different procedures.

Body Contouring and Liposuction – What’s the Difference?

Here are some of the key differences between liposuction and body contouring:

Liposuction is Always Invasive; Body Contouring is Not
Liposuction is a surgical procedure. It involves making multiple incisions on the targeted area(s) to remove body fat through suction. Body contouring, on the other hand, while it can be surgical for certain types of treatment, is typically non-invasive. That means it doesn’t involve cutting into your body, and offers virtually immediate recovery. Jade Clinics offers non-invasive truSculpt 3D which targets stubborn problem areas with a radio frequency delivery system that produces therapeutic temperatures. This process shrinks fat which is then flushed away naturally by the body.

Liposuction Causes More Discomfort than Body Contouring
Since liposuction involves surgery, it causes far more discomfort than body contouring or sculpting. Patients experience pain post-surgery until wounds are healed. And with liposuction there will also be swelling, soreness, and bruising. All of this also leads to limited mobility. While there is no way to completely avoid discomfort with any procedure that actually works, body contouring causes minimal discomfort both during and after the procedure. truSculpt 3D has been compared to a hot stone massage.

Liposuction Has a Long Recovery Period
Since liposuction is a surgical procedure, it takes weeks for the body to recover. But with body contouring, the recovery is quick. Downtime is minimal, and you can return to normal activities immediately.

Number of Sessions is Different
Body contouring could require multiple visits to dislodge more stubborn or thicker deposits of fats, whereas liposuction can remove all the unwanted fat from the target area in one session. But you have to balance that with the other issues already mentioned, such as the process you have to go through and recovery time. With truSculpt 3D, sessions are only an hour long. It can take several weeks for you to actually see the results.

Liposuction Can Remove More Fat than Body Sculpting
As the very name of it suggests, body contouring or body sculpting is primarily focused on enhancing the contours of the body. Liposuction can eliminate a greater amount of fat deposits in one session. Body sculpting, since it is non-intrusive and non-surgical, can only dissolve 20% to 25% of fat cells in the targeted area. The average impact of truSculpt 3D is 24% fat reduction in the targeted area.

Choosing Between Liposuction and Body Contouring

Choosing between the two procedures requires careful consideration of all the factors. From the amount of fat that needs to be removed to the desired results and health, all of these can play a role in determining the approach that’s best for you. If you’re interested in making a change to your body, take our free assessment to learn more and find out if you qualify for our innovative trusculpt 3D procedure.

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