Which method is the best for you?
I’m Dr Jonny Today I’m going to answer one of the most commonly asked questions we get. That is, what are the differences and similarities between coolsculpting a.k.a the fat freeze treatment and liposuction.
First is similarities
Both of these treatments are used to permanently remove fat deposit. Secondly, both of them are used for body sculpting so that is to remove stubborn area of fat deposit such as the abdomen, chest, the back, the chest. Liposuction can be used in the facial area as well, we don’t yet use coolsculpting in those areas.
Now the differences
Liposuction is a surgical procedure so with that come more downtime because we are actually cutting the skin, inserting a canulla and removing the fat. Because we’re cutting the skin there is always a risk of scarring also anesthesia. So for cutting into the skin we need anesthesia that can be local and oral or general in that the patient is asleep during the procedure.
Coolsculpting on the other hand, there is no anesthesia involved so that means no oral medications or any medication afterward for most people. Some people will get a little bit of cramping afterwards for a week or two. Tylenol ibuprofen seem to work just well if anything is needed.
If you use liposuction on the other hand you can get some bruising so the downtime maybe several days to several weeks depending. With coolsculpting you can go back to regular activities that day, sometimes I recommend take thing easy for 24 hours, but for the most part patients go about their normal activities after the coolsculpting procedure. It doesn’t disrupt their work, or activities schedule.
So those are some of the differences and similarities. They’re both great procedures and they both play role in body sculpting techniques. It is important to get assessment by someone well trained and they’ll steer you in the right direction.
People choose non invasive fat removal program such as coolsculpting 5 to 1 over invasive simply because of convenience and for many people they may not need the dramatic result from liposuction. They just have some troubles with areas that we can treat with coolsculpting.
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