COOLSCULPTING® VS. LIPOSUCTION
CoolSculpting is a game changer when it comes to fat reduction. Why? Because before its technology there was only one way to have similar results, which included going under the knife... NO THANKS!
So now you're wondering, what are the other benefits to CoolSculpting? Let us break it down for you.
PROS OF COOLSCULPTING
- No downtime
- No hidden fees (surgery fees, anesthesia fees, etc)
- No swelling
- Visible results within weeks
- Safe fat reduction
CoolSculpting is a medical procedure that’s also known as cryolipolysis. It helps remove extra fat cells from underneath your skin without surgery.
During a CoolSculpting session, your technician will use a special tool that is focused on your area of opportunity. In the weeks after the treatment, your body naturally eliminates the frozen, dead fat cells through your liver.
CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical procedure, meaning there is no cutting, stitching, anesthetizing, or recovery time necessary.
Liposuction, on the other hand, is a surgical procedure that involves cutting, stitching, and anesthetizing. The surgical team may use local anesthesia, or you’ll be sedated with general anesthesia. A plastic surgeon makes a small incision and uses a long, narrow suction tool called a cannula to vacuum fat out of a specific area of your body.
HOW LONG IS EACH SESSION?
There is no downtime with CoolSculpting and sessions take about 35-45 min.
Most people see the full results of CoolSculpting three months after their last procedure, but you may see results in just a few weeks.
The Liposuction procedure takes around 2 hours and the recovery time is usually a few days to a week. It also may take several months for the full results to be seen as swelling goes down.
The results of CoolSculpting and liposuction are very similar. Both procedures are used to permanently remove excess fat from specific body parts such as the belly, thighs, arms and chin. Both are comparably effective when it comes to removing fat.
A 2009 study found that CoolSculpting can freeze and eliminate up to 25 percent of the fat cells in any given part of a person’s body.
During the first few weeks after surgery, people who’ve had liposuction will experience swelling. This means that results aren’t immediately apparent, but you can generally see the final results within one to three months after your surgery.