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Liposuction Versus Lipofilling - Learn More!

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MBBS, MS, MCH-Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Delhi  •  19years experience
Liposuction Versus Lipofilling - Learn More!

Liposuction is a common type of cosmetic surgery, which involves the removal of excess body fat. People with isolated fat deposits which are non-responsive to diet and exercise, opt for Liposuction.

On the other hand, lipofilling, a relatively recent procedure which involves grafting the individual's own fat to the parts of the body that need filling. Liposuction is used to remove fat from various parts of the body. Lipofilling involves grafting the fats taken out by liposuction to the areas that require it. Both procedures address the following areas:

1. Abdomen
2. Face & Neck
3. Buttocks
3. Knees
4. Thighs and Calves
5. Hips
6. Breasts
7. Arms and many other areas.

The procedural differences
The basic difference between the two procedures can be seen in the two words itself. In the context of fat displacement, one involves suction while the other involves filling. Liposuction involves removal of the fat while lipofilling takes an extra step to allocate the fat to the required parts of the body. Lipofilling is popular for enhancing the Buttocks also. This procedure is well known as the Brazilian Buttock Lift.

Reasons for utilizing these procedures
Both procedures are opted for various reasons. Liposuction is used for reducing double cheeks, fat bulges, removing excess fats for an improved sexual function or for rectifying body irregularities which cause difficulty in movement. On the other hand, lipofilling is used for breast augmentation, creating smoother contours in various parts of the body and for grafting additional muscle mass in more prominent parts of the body. The type of people likely to use it Liposuction, in general, would be opted by people with fat bulges while on the other hand lipofilling would be opted by people with contour deficits.

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