While neither Liposuction nor CoolSculpting is considered to be effective weight loss techniques, both provide the ability to selectively remove localized deposits of excess fat.
In both cases, fat cells will be permanently removed from treated areas, but neither procedure can prevent fat from subsequent accumulation or redistribution to other areas of the body.
Liposuction can be an effective technique for localized fat removal, but it comes with a lengthy list of negatives, including cost, pain and discomfort, lengthy recovery times, frequent substandard results, and some quite significant associated health risks and complications.
CoolSculpting is a more modern technique and offers far fewer risks and is a more cost-effective, non-invasive way to effect fat removal. It does not involve incisions or injections, in contrast to liposuction. Here are the key advantages of CoolSculpting over Liposuction.
CoolSculpting Is More Effective
CoolSculpting is particularly effective on the belly, the side-area between the ribs and hips, the inner and outer thighs and beneath the chin. Liposuction, in comparison, can be used in more areas and may be more effective at removing larger accumulations of fat.
The results from liposuction may take several months to become apparent, while CoolSculpting typically produces visible results in a matter of a few weeks.
Neither procedure is effective at removing the loose or lax skin that can result from extensive fat reduction.
CoolSculpting Is Much Safer
Liposuction is an invasive surgical technique that typically requires the use of a general anesthetic. Side effects can include blood clots, swelling, bruising, infection, reactions to the anesthetic, persistent changes in skin sensitivity, and lengthy recovery times. Its use is strongly discouraged if you suffer from breathing or circulation problems.
In contrast, CoolSculpting is a non-invasive outpatient procedure that can be performed over the course of several sessions. It does not involve anesthetic, although local pain relief may be provided during the procedure. Side effects can include mild bruising or tenderness but are typically short-lived.
In the hands of a skilled practitioner, CoolSculpting typically results in more natural symmetrical body contours. It is undoubtedly true that liposuction carries a far greater risk of serious side effects.
CoolSculpting Requires No Recovery Period
Due to its invasive nature, recovering from liposuction typically takes several days, during which you’ll be recommended to avoid work and other activities. CoolSculpting, in contrast, requires basically no recovery time – the non-invasive nature of the procedure can result in mild bruising, but avoids all risks associated with invasive surgery.
CoolSculpting Is Way More Convenient
CoolSculpting procedures normally take few hours, hence it’s far easier to incorporate them into your normal schedule. Accomplishing fat reduction over several sessions can also result in a more gradual and hence, natural-looking result.
The surgical nature of the liposuction procedure requires far more involved planning but is normally accomplished in a single visit. This does, however, remove the ability to gauge results and adjust the treatment after an initial session.
Choosing CoolSculpting with Your Laser Skin Care
Your Laser Skin Care is highly experienced in providing CoolSculpting, as well as a wide variety of other non-invasive cosmetic techniques. We’re happy to provide advice on the best way to tackle your cosmetic challenges, and can typically offer several options to allow you to choose the most suitable treatment, or combination of treatments, for your particular situation.
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