Between Coolsculpting and Liposonix, Which Has Shown to Provide Greater Inch Loss?

I am trying to decide between coolsculpting and liposonix. Which one of them will give better results?

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Coolsculpting is an excellent form of non-invasive  fat reduction for the right patient. Some applicators take 1 or 2 hours but the new advantage applicators take only 35 minutes and have significantly less risk for delayed onset pain (especially in the abdomen). Results are seen at 2 months and typically 1-3 treatments will be necessary on each area to achieve ideal results. The number of treatments depends on the amount of fat there and the patient's goals.  There is not downtime and the results can be impressive in the right patient.  We also use the Zimmer Z-wave for improved patient comfort and added results. The best candidates are those who are in pretty good shape with areas of stubborn fat that won't go away no matter what.

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Sheila Nazarian, MD, MMM

Beverly Hills, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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CoolSculpting may provide better long term results than Liposonix

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The fact is that CoolScuplting freezing energy kills some of the adipocytes (fat cells) and results typically at four months after treatment with 20% reduction in volume. This seems to be a real result and one that is seen long term as the fat is not just liquified and shrinking the fat cells, but killing the fat cells. Liposonix, and other energy treatments might just reduce the volume temporarily as the fat might be liquified and then extracted from the fat cells. The true sequence of events of the fat cells is somewhat unknown in radiofrequency, laser and ultrasound energy treatments.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

Coolsculpting versus other fat loss procedures

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We do several different fat shaping or fat loss procedures in our office. In correctly selected patients Coolsculpting provides the most reliable consistent and dramatic results.

Steven Hacker, MD
West Palm Beach Dermatologic Surgeon

CoolSculpting Inch Loss

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20-25% of fat in an area will be removed with a CoolSculpting treatment. So, if you had 1 inch of fat being treated, you would lose about 1/4 of an inch.

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