CoolSculpting and Liposuction can both help you get rid of unwanted fat and reshape specific areas of the body. While they do have some similarities, they’re also quite different. Read on to learn more.
What is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical, completely non-invasive FDA-cleared fat reduction treatment. CoolSculpting freezes stubborn fat in the following areas:
· Flanks (aka Love Handles)
· Double Chin
· Inner Thighs
· Outer Thighs
· Upper Arms
One of the biggest differences between CoolSculpting & Liposuction is that the CoolSculpting procedure is non-invasive, meaning there are no needles, incisions or anesthesia involved. Because it’s non-invasive there is no downtime. No time off work necessary (unless you want to).
A CoolSculpting treatment plan can range from 1 to several procedures over a few weeks depending on the area(s) you’d like to have treated.
The best part is the results are long-term!
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction, a.k.a. Lipo, is one the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery procedures. This surgical approach is used to treat one or more areas of the body, removing excess fat and reshaping the body contour.
The following areas can be treated with Liposuction:
· Upper Arms
Lipo is ideal for patients looking for a more dramatic change because it allow for more fat to be treated in a single procedure and results are noticeable within days vs weeks with CoolSculpting.
For Liposuction patients, most people can return to normal activity within a week.
Which one is right for you?
CoolSculpting and Liposuction are generally safe for most people. Consult your physician to find out if CoolSculpting or Liposuction would work for you.
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