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SculpSure vs. Liposuction

Discover Some of the Main Differences

If you’re considering a fat reduction treatment from a professional aesthetics company, the options can be overwhelming. At Medical Cosmetics, we offer an FDA-approved procedure called SculpSure that is great for reducing stubborn fat found around flanks and the abdomen. Many compare this procedure to liposuction and we’re here to share some of the differences between the two:


SculpSure is a non-invasive technique that uses lasers to heat up and destroy fat cells underneath the skin. Because there’s no surgery, there’s very little downtime. The procedure takes around 25 minutes and patients can go back to their normal activities right after the treatment.

Liposuction, on the other hand, is an invasive procedure and requires surgery and a local anesthetic to eliminate fat. The length of the procedure depends on how much fat you’re eliminating and where in the body it is, but no matter what the procedure, it can take patients several days before they can go back to their daily activities.


The cost of both SculpSure and liposuction can vary – especially since liposuction can be used on virtually any area of the body; a procedure for your abdomen will likely cost more than a procedure for your neck. Nevertheless, the cost of both treatments depend on the professional you see and what you’re having done.

Side Effects

Whether you choose SculpSure or liposuction, you’re likely to experience some side effects. Here are the most common for each:

SculpSure: Temporary redness, bruising, tenderness, and/or swelling for up to two weeks.

Liposuction: Temporary swelling, bruising, soreness, and/or numbness for 4-6 weeks. Irritation and minor scarring around the incision sites may also occur.


Results for SculpSure will take effect around six weeks after the procedure and will remain permanent. Patients can also choose to do more than one SculpSure treatment in succession based on the results they’re looking for. Patients who choose liposuction will be subject to a one-time treatment that will yield immediate results.

If you’re looking for a fast, effective way to eliminate fat with little downtime, talk to our Lancaster aesthetics experts about SculpSure today.

*Photo courtesy of SculpSure’s Facebook