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What is Liposculpture?

What is Liposculpture?While liposuction is one of the most sought-after cosmetic surgery procedures in the US, not many people know about a related technique called liposculpture. This procedure is designed to enhance or accentuate the contours in certain areas to create a more sculpted appearance.

Liposculpture should be performed by a surgeon who has an artistic surgical skill and combines the principles of science and art to produce targeted results. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt provides liposculpture to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding locations.


Different from Liposuction

Liposuction is a plastic surgery procedure to reduce excess fat deposits in a particular area to restore more uniform and even looking contours. Liposculpture, on the other hand, involves not just fat removal, but fat sculpting in a specific area to create a more attractive contour. With liposculpture, it is possible to make the muscles look more defined and sleek.

Unlike liposuction, which is a one-dimensional procedure to reduce fat, liposculpture will typically involve slimming down of one area with an aim to augment or accentuate another area. In recent years, a growing number of men and women are seeking liposculpture to achieve highly accentuated body contours like one of their favorite celebrities.


Liposculpture for Men

Liposculpture is a unique procedure that has seen consistently rising demand from men. The procedure is more naturally suited to the male anatomy, and results can be quite dramatic. In many cases, a man’s skin will have a higher level of collagen and elastin fibers than a woman’s. This helps to ensure that the skin remains tight and firm after fat reduction.

A cosmetic surgeon can perform liposculpture more easily and effectively for men because the procedure is designed to enhance contours that are typically considered masculine. For instance, a growing number of men want to achieve six pack abs, which can be sculpted with a creative approach to liposculpture. Pectoral augmentation and male breast reduction can also be performed using liposculpture technique.

Dr. Q commonly performs liposculpture for men in areas such as the flanks, love handles, abdomen, chest, face and neck, and knees and ankles. Muscles can be made to appear flatter, larger and more defined with liposculpture technique. As compared to traditional liposuction, liposculpture will have a much lower risk of lumpiness or unevenness below the skin. Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for liposculpture.



Liposculpture is a relatively less invasive surgical technique, and can be performed using only local anesthesia. The procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis. The typical risks and complications of a surgery are much reduced with this procedure. Less bruising and less discomfort will be experienced with this surgery, resulting in a faster recovery.

Patients are encouraged to stay active after the procedure, and may go back to work in about three to five days. Very tiny incisions are involved, and no cutting or suturing is necessary in this procedure. Therefore, healing is faster and scarring is negligible with liposculpture.

To learn more about the plastic surgery treatments and procedures performed by Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) please contact us at 760-324-2660. To learn more about Dr. Q’s Medical Spa please visit

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