Fat Removal with CoolSculpting
Results of CoolSculpting to treat stubborn pockets of fat have routinely been impressive. However, every patient is different and each person has different needs. Based on results, both liposuction and CoolSculpting can be really effective - it all depends on the kind of result you hope to achieve. Having an in-person evaluation with a board certified plastic surgeon who is highly experienced in both liposuction and CoolSculpting is a good way to find out what's right for you. It is most cost-effective to go with the method that will achieve the best results for your body and your goals, and to get it right the first time.
Liposuction generally achieves more dramatic results than CoolSculpting
While CoolSculpting is one of the best options for non-surgical fat reduction, the results do not really compare to liposuction. Liposuction can deliver dramatic results after one treatment, whereas CoolSculpting can only deliver a 20-30% reduction in fat and may require multiple treatments to reach a patient’s desired goal. CoolSculpting can be great for patients who only need a small reduction in fat or who are averse to more invasive procedures, but in terms of results, liposuction is generally the better option.
Coolsculpting versus Invasive Procedures
Coolsculpting is the best non-surgical method for reducing a bulge that currently exists. Liposuction is the surgical alternative which can be very successful but is invasive and obviously carries certain risks. If you are considering a fat reducing procedure and want something non-invasive and effective than coolsculpting may be the best option for you. Please consult a board certified dermatologist with a great deal of experience with coolsculpting for the best cosmetic results.
Coolsculpting versus Liposuction
If you are open to a surgical option, this will usually trump Coolsculpting in terms of results. If you are not open to Surgery, then I would say that Coolsculpting is a great option for you, provided you understand the limitation of the procedure and you go through a thorough consultation to help manage expectations. My recommendation would be to visit with a board certified plastic surgeon in your area to discuss what you can expect from each option you are considering.
Coolsculpting less effective than lipo but no surgery and minimal recovery
Coolsculpting is non-invasive treatment for permanent fat reduction on abdomen, flanks, back and thighs. With each treatment patients lose 20-25% of the fat on each area. Patients can go back to work immediate after the treatment and there is no recovery or downtime involved. For the best results we usually recommend two treatments a month apart. With more invasive procedures, such as liposuction, patients have longer recovery, healing and need to take some time off from work. However, the results are usually more dramatic and can remove large aount of fat in 1 session
CoolSculpting Vs. Liposuction for Fat Removal
and liposuction are both excellent therapeutic options for managing localized
fat collections. Both procedures offer advantages and the choice of procedure
depends on a variety of factors.
pictures or a physical examination it’s hard to know which option is best for
any given patient. In these cases, the location of the fat, is less important
than the amount of fat and the patient’s aesthetic goals. When larger amounts
of fat are present, liposuction will most likely yield a superior result.
Unfortunately, this procedure may be associated with more pain and longer
smaller amounts of fat are present, excellent results can occur with
coolsculpting with shorter recoveries and less pain in the post-operative
you’re considering treatment of localized fat collections, consultation with a
board certified plastic surgeon would be appropriate. This surgeon can advise
you regarding which procedure is best for you.
Coolsculpting Compared to Liposuction
Coolsculpting and liposuction are two very different techniques so patient’s need to select carefully in order to be satisfied with the result. Liposuction has been used since 1970. Simply explained the technique uses a cannula which is placed through a small incision and attached to a vacuum device. The vacuum and the motion of the cannula will displace fat cells which then are sucked into a cannister. Large volumes of fat can be removed with this technique and it is standard to achieve at least a 50 percent reduction in fat volume for nearly anywhere on the body. Patients with youthful, contractile skin which can redrape following the fat removal are the best candidates. Patients with non-elastic , stretched skin are not great liposuction candidates as their skin will not contour to the loss of fat volume and they are likely to develop irregular dips.
Coolsculpting is a nonsurgical technique using a device which cools select areas of the body most often the love handle area and the abdomen. The procedure takes one hour and there is no significant recovery time. Over the following 8 weeks, the patient will experience a 20 percent reduction in fat volume which is a more subtle change than what is achieve by liposuction. Patient’s must be realistic about the different degree of results achieved by these two techniques otherwise they risk being disappointed by the degree of change with Coolsculpting. Patients may also undergo Coolsculpting a second or third time in order to achieve a greater removal of fat.
CoolSculpting vs liposuction
CoolSculpting DOES work. Most healthy people with areas of stubborn, unwanted fat can achieve wonderful results with CoolSculpting
In my practice, we have incorporated two systems, in order to provide results in half the time as well as vibrational therapy and a compression garment for optimal results. We believe this provides the best possible results for ideal candidates. But, not everyone is an ideal candidate for CoolSculpting.
For people with ore than very limited areas of excess fat, liposuction migth be a better option. The only way to know for is to receive a consultation from a plastic surgery practice that offers both CoolSculpting and Liposuction
Thank you for your question. CoolSculpting is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese, or a substitute for surgical methods such as liposuction. Good candidates have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of. Your doctor will determine if treatment is right for you during a one-on-one consultation. Typically, each CoolSculpting treatment results in a noticeable reduction of fat in the treated area. After the initial treatment is complete, you can attain further reductions with additional treatments, resulting in even more fat loss. Some patients find that just one treatment fully addresses their goals. You and your doctor will discuss and design a plan that suits you best.
CoolSculpting vs Liposuction
The answer to your question is more dependent on what you want to gain from the procedure. CoolSculpting is really designed for those who have smaller pockets of stubborn fat that they want to eliminate non-invasively. CoolSculpting cannot remove fat to the same degree that you will see with liposuction, but it's more cost effective, there's no incision, garment, or downtime, so many of our patients who either don't want surgery or don't have a schedule that allows for downtime prefer this easy 1-2 hour procedure.