What is less risky? Touch up Lipo under local or Coolsculpting to treat minor bulge/ thicker abdominal flap after tummy tuck?
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Lipo For "Touch-Up" Following Abdominoplasty
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Coolsculpting for touch up after tummy tuck
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Liposuction versus CoolSculpting for post-surgical (tummy tuck) contour bulges
Any procedure has its "pros and cons".
Liposuction may have a risk of fat embolism but this risk is far smaller than many of the risks you accepted for a tummy tuck.This is not a big risk.
Depending on the amount of body contouring from liposuction you desire, will determine recovery, cost and risk. Liposuction can provide smoother contour, shape a larger surface and reduce the thickness of an area up to 90% whereas CoolSculpting, while non-invasive, may only improve your single session result up to 20% of thickness.
Please consult with a well experienced, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who does both to compare and contrast the differences as they are individualized for you.
I hope this helps! All the best!
Which Is Safer: CoolSculpting or Liposuction?
CoolSculpting After Abdominoplasty
Ultimately you will need to discuss this with your Plastic Surgeon to determine what on balance is the best approach for you.
In context, liposuction in a small area under local is far less risky than the abdominoplasty you just underwent.
Likely what you will have to consider is the possibility of 2-3 treatments with CoolSculpting with little to no risk of any adverse event and no downtime, balanced against a single liposuction treatment with some bruising and minimal downtime and very low but potential risks.
You've got time, consider your options and move forward when you're ready.
Coolsculpting and risks
Coolsculpting is a non-invasive fat freezing procedure which is done in the office without anesthesia in just one hour. It has many less potential side effects than liposuction. Best, Dr. Green