Lipo vs CoolSculpting?
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The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.
best of luck!
Liposuction vs. CoolSculpting
Coolscultping - Non-Surgical
Coolsculpting is a non-surgical procedure that has been developed for fat reduction in problem areas. It involves freezing fat cells without damaging your skin. The fat cells are naturally eliminated from your body over the following few months. You will typically notice results 3-4 weeks after the initial treatment. On average, patients see a 25% reduction of fat in the treated area after one visit. Some patients can acheive greater results with additional treatments as early as 4 weeks apart.
These are advanced techniques so be sure to get an experienced cosmetic dermatologist consultation for recommendations and treatment options.
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CoolSculpting VS Liposuction
Liposuction versus Coolsculpting
Coolsculpting is very effective for a localized bulge such as in the abdomen and flanks. It is also extremely effective for the inner and outer thighs. Coolsculpting has no down time and takes only one hour in an office. Liposuction would remove more fat but is a surgical procedure with significant downtime and side effects. Please consult a coolsculpting expert to see if you are a good candidate for this procedure.
Lipo vs. CoolSculpting
You will want to speak with a CoolSculpting provider to discuss your options.
Liposuction versus Coolsculpting
1) Level of invasiveness: Liposuction is more invasive and has a more visible downtime with more activity restrictions
2) Coolsculpting may be initially cheaper if you are doing one or two areas. It starts to get more expensive if you you start to add multiple areas and repeat treatments.
Liposuction in general allows for a more customized approach to address a broad area of concern, while Coolsculpting treatments are done in very local regions but can be done adjacent to one another.
I have had ideal Coolsculpting patients opt for liposuction because they wanted a broader area treated and some skin tightening associated with some of the energy-assisted devices. I have also had ideal liposuction patients opt for Coolsculpting and may as much (sometimes more) because they wanted no activity restrictions.
I would recommend visiting with a board certified plastic surgeon who does a fair amount of both procedures to give you a balanced pros/cons of each procedure and help determine which is right for you.
CoolSculpting versus liposuction
Liposuction and coolsculpting both reduce fat well but differently in my NYC practice
The physician can remove fat with liposuction from some areas that CoolSculpting's applicators won't fit well. Liposuction often reduces as much fat as the physician and patient desires, but CoolSculpting reduces fat volume dependent on how the body metabolizes the frozen fat cells that die, but in general leaves more fat behind than liposuction. Some patients need a second liposuction to finesse certain areas, and many patients are told in consultation that they would probably need two or more CoolSculpting procedures to reduce an ample amount of fat because of their shape.
Liposuction patients may experience more bruising than that with CoolSculpting. Areas may ooze slightly the first day after liposuction, not with CoolSculpting. Exercise is usually restricted for a couple of days or more after liposuction, but not necessarily with CoolSculpting. Focal swelling is present after both procedures but slightly more with liposuction generally. Liposuction is an invasive procedure but CoolSculpting is not. There may be some medical conditions or medications that a patient takes, for which liposuction would not be considered safe to do whereas these limitations are much less with CoolSculpting.
If there is a signficant volume of fat in one distinct area and the patient desires to see the final result sooner, rather than later, then liposuction might be their choice as it does take a couple to several months to see the result after each CoolSculpting.
So both patient and physician will have a contribution of the decision-making process when determining if CoolSculpting or liposuction will be done.
Lipo vs. Coolsculpting
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