LIPOSUCTION VS COOLSCULPTING
Researching the many different types of fat reduction procedures can be quite overwhelming and confusing for many. We’ve put together this simple guide to help give you a better idea on which procedure may be able to give you the experience and outcome you are looking for!
|How it works:
|Liposuction is a surgical procedure in which the surgeon makes incisions in the skin and vacuums excess fat deposits from under the skin.||CoolSculpting is FDA approved for fat reduction using a non-invasive cooling technique called Cryolipolysis to target and freeze localized fat.|
|Who makes a good candidate:
|Someone in good health with disproportionate contours due to fat deposits that won’t respond to diet and exercise.||Someone who has areas of stubborn fat pockets such as belly bulges, love handles, leg fat, arm fat or back fat that won’t budge with diet and exercise.|
|Improves body contour and shape.||Non-invasive procedure with minimum discomfort, no anesthesia, needles or downtime.|
|Liposuction is a surgical procedure, therefore, there are risks involved. These include risks of the anesthesia, pain, bruising, swelling, blood clots and scarring.||There can be mild cramping after the procedure and in a small percentage of patients can last 7-14 days. Bruising is not common and there is no anesthesia needed whatsoever. The skin is not cut so there is no scarring.|
|Swelling and some bruising is expected after surgery. A compression garment is usually worn following the procedure to control swelling. The recovery time depends on the extent of your surgery.||No downtime! Get back to work or go for a run after treatment.
The treated area may be numb or sensitive to touch directly after procedure.
|Improvement in body shape and contour. It may take a several months before the swelling subsides to notice the final outcome.
The results from Liposuction will last as long as you continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
|CoolSculpting will eliminate 20-25% of the fat cells in the treated areas permanently. Noticeable, natural results of fat reduction in just 6 to 8 weeks. Areas can be re-treated if more results are desired since there is no scarring. Results are not guaranteed and vary from patient to patient.|
|What it won’t do:
|Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity, nor will it take place of proper diet and exercise.
It also will not treat cellulite or loose, saggy skin.
|CoolSculpting will not tighten skin but the skin that is treated will shrink to fit the new contour. Excess skin that was there before treatment will not improve. Results are not guaranteed and vary from patient to patient.|