For many years liposuction has been the gold standard when it comes to fat reduction procedures. Though many people have had great results with liposuction, there are just as many people who have not been happy with their liposuction results. In the past few years, we have seen several new fat reduction procedures on the market. However, most of these have not been an adequate alternative to liposuction in terms of fat loss and body contouring. Until CoolSculpting. For those of you that have not heard of it before, CoolSculpting is a revolutionary, non-invasive procedure that uses cooling technology to permanently get rid of fat cells without surgery. CoolSculpting is an excellent liposuction alternative for those who do not want to have surgery. In most cases, the results with CoolSculpting are even better than those with liposuction.
Let’s take a closer look at Liposuction vs. CoolSculpting.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure. That means it requires anesthesia, several incisions, and recovery time. The CoolSculpting procedure is totally non-invasive. There are no needles, no incisions, and no downtime involved with CoolSculpting. Since liposuction involves surgery, there are also risks and complications involved. Infection of the incision sites and fluid buildup can contribute to less than desirable results with liposuction. On the other hand, CoolSculpting is safe and low risk. Some people may experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, numbness or discomfort in the treated area, but this is temporary and will resolves completely on its own. Since there is no downtime associated with CoolSculpting, you can resume your normal activities immediately after your treatment.
Benefits of liposuction compared to CoolSculpting are that liposuction can be used to treat larger and hard to reach areas. During liposuction a suction tube (cannula) is inserted through small incisions in the skin, and fat cells are then sucked out through the tube. This process can sometimes lead to uneven results, causing unsightly “bumps” and “dents” in the treated areas. CoolSculpting uses a unique applicator that is applied to the area of fat being treated. Once applied, the CoolSculpting device then freezes the fat inside the applicator. Once the fat cells are frozen, they are dissolved and removed naturally by your body over the course of time. Results can be seen in as little as three weeks, and will continue to happen for six months until all of the fat cells are permanently removed. The beauty of the CoolSculpting applicator is that it provides a smooth and even reduction of fat without the bumps that can be seen with liposuction.
The Bottom Line
If you are looking for immediate results, and don’t mind undergoing an invasive surgical procedure, then you may want to consider liposuction. But, if you’re looking for a natural way to lose fat without having to go through surgery or liposuction, then CoolSculpting might just be the perfect option for you.
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