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CoolSculpting vs. Liposuction- What’s the Difference?

CoolSculpting vs. Liposuction

CoolSculpting vs. Liposuction- What’s the Difference?

A gorgeous summer body starts now. Bikini weather will be here before you know it. If you’re struggling with unwanted fat, come on in for a body contouring treatment. We offer both CoolSculpting and liposuction, two powerful options for ditching the fat and discovering your best curves. Which treatment is right for you? Explore each option below to find out.

What Is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical body contouring option that removes fat with the power of cold. It uses targeted cooling to safely eliminate diet and exercise-resistant fat. The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), triggering cell death, and over time the body naturally eliminates these cells (you will see final results in three months). ? Non-surgical. ? No downtime. ? Quick and easy treatment with no anesthesia. ? Targets fat in specific areas. ? No incisions or scarring. ? CoolSculpting does NOT cause loose skin. ? Relatively comfortable treatment for most patients. ? Results appear starting three weeks after treatment and continue to improve for several months. ? Lasting results as fat cells don’t typically regenerate during adulthood.

What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical treatment for eliminating unwanted fat. A small incision is made near the treatment area through which a cannula, or tube is inserted. Suction is used to loosen and remove fat cells. Once the area is shaped and sculpted the incisions are closed and a compression garment is placed on the treated area. Incisions are always placed in discreet locations to minimize the appearance of scarring. ? More control over the results. ? Minimal downtime, often just 3-5 days are needed off from work. ? Targets fat in specific areas. ? Anesthesia is used so you’ll feel no pain during treatment. ? Immediate results that continue to improve as swelling fades. ? One treatment for lasting results. ? Minimal scarring, usually not noticeable after scars mature.

CoolSculpting vs. Liposuction- Which Option Is Right for Me?

Both CoolSculpting and liposuction shape and perfect the body. Both options are excellent, but you may find that you prefer one choice over the other. CoolSculpting requires less downtime and leaves no scarring. Liposuction generally provides more dramatic results, especially in patients with larger quantities of stubborn fat. If you’re not sure which option is best for you, come in for a consultation and Dr. Munasifi can help you decide. Call and schedule your body sculpting consultation today!  

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.