Mini Liposuction Vs Cool Sculpting, What Are The Pros And Cons?

Can someone please compare the pros and cons of a mini liposuction to cool sculpting procedure including results, recovery and expense

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Mini-liposuction vs. Cool Sculpting

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Mini-liposuction uses any of the liposuction techniques to remove a small or "mini" amount of fat. It is an invasive procedure requiring local or light anesthesia and the use of a cannula under the skin and fatty area to remove or "suck out" the fat.

Cool Sculpting uses the Zeltig technology and is non-invasive.  A special piece of equipment is placed on top of the skin above the area where fat is to be removed.The fat is frozen and it then slowly dissolves on its own. This technique can only be used on certain parts of the body and does not remove as much fat a liposuction.

Both mini-liposuction and Cool Sculpting are great procedures as long as they are used appropriately on the right patient. A board certified plastic surgeon can help you determine if you are a candidate for either procedure.

Hope this clarifies your question.

Dr. Walker

Washington, DC

Washington Facial Plastic Surgeon

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