CoolSculpting Or Liposuction: Which One Is Right For You?



CoolSculpting Or Liposuction: Which One Is Right For You?

If you’re plagued by unwanted fat that won’t seem to disappear no matter how much you exercise or watch what you eat, you may benefit from CoolSculpting or liposuction. Both eliminate unwanted fat pockets, but the two procedures are very different. So, which one is right for you? Let’s explore both Coolsculpting and liposuction below to help you understand each procedure.

CoolSculpting Vs. Liposuction

What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction, or lipo as it is commonly known, is a fat removal process. It is a surgical procedure that involves permanently removing fat cells from problem areas like the love handles, upper arms, thighs, abdomen and buttocks. During the procedure, small incisions are made so that a tiny device can be used to suction the fat from underneath the skin. Because the fat cells are permanently removed, the result is a thinner physique with more pleasing contours.

What Is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure in which fat cells are frozen until they are naturally eliminated by the body. You sit comfortably during the procedure, while a special machine freezes the fat cells under the skin, without penetrating the skin. As with liposuction, CoolSculpting targets stubborn fat deposits in the areas that are resistant to dieting and exercise. The result is a more sculpted and pleasing physique.

CoolSculpting vs. Liposuction

  Liposuction CoolSculpting
Procedure Time 2-3 hours, depending on the amount of fat to be removed. Can treat multiple areas during one procedure. 30-60 minutes, depending on the area being treated.
Cost From $3,200 and up Between $1,500 and $4,000
Side Effects Swelling (this fades in time) None
Invasiveness Surgical intervention, you will receive anesthesia for your comfort. None
Recovery Time Most people are able to return to work within 1-2 weeks. None, you can go back to work after your procedure.
Number of Treatments Single treatment needed for complete fat reduction. Multiple treatments, usually 2-4
Results Visible as soon as swelling subsides It takes about 3 months for the frozen fat cells to be eliminated from the body, at which point you will see results.
Health Canada / FDA Approved Yes Yes

No matter which option you choose, neither liposuction or CoolSculpting are a substitute for a healthy diet and exercise. Make sure you maintain proper eating habits and exercise regularly, otherwise you run the risk of new fat cells developing. Please contact us for more information about each procedure. We can help you decide which is right for you.

January 8, 2018

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