Liposuction vs CoolSculpting: Which Fat Reduction Treatment is Best for You?
Life is all about choices: Hot or Iced, Chocolate or Vanilla, Nike or Adidas. One major decision people are making right now is between CoolSculpting and Liposuction! Of course, with any big choice, being informed is the first step. Work closely with your doctor or fat reduction specialist to decide exactly which course is best for you. At the end of the day, your specialist can recommend the best course of treatment to fit your lifestyle. Before a visit to your clinic, however, we have a few tips to lay out the truth of each course of treatment!
Fat Reduction Treatments: Liposuction and CoolSculpting
While Liposuction has been around for a few decades, CoolSculpting as a practice and a science represents the latest breakthroughs in cosmetic technology. CoolSculpting is a noninvasive fat reduction procedure that involves no anesthesia, needles, or incisions. It is based on the principle of cooling subcutaneous fat to the point that the fat cells are destroyed by the cooling process and absorbed by the body. Subcutaneous fat is the layer of fat just under the skin.
Figuring out your long-term goals is definitely where you’ll want to start. Your current weight, lifestyle and body type can help determine what is best for you. Some doctors will not recommend major fat reduction surgery if you do not fall within a certain weight range. On average CoolSculpting can reduce volume by 20-80% depending on the area and number of treatments. This means that CoolSculpting can be tailored to fit your needs exactly.
Liposuction usually takes just one treatment, though downtime can be a real downside. Recovery time can take 6+ weeks. Always follow your provider’s recommendations for recovery, which may include wearing a special bandage or limiting activities. You may need to wait 2 to 4 weeks before you can safely resume strenuous activity. It may take several months for the full results to be seen as the swelling goes down.
The procedures themselves are where most of the difference lies. With Liposuction, a surgeon makes an incision in the skin and fat is suctioned out of the area. During a CoolSculpting procedure, the fat is frozen and metabolized by the body without any cutting or opening of the skin. This aids in the quick recovery time.
Liposuction Cost vs. CoolSculpting Cost
Cost can certainly be a determining factor as well. Because it’s a surgical procedure, liposuction cost can sometimes be a little more expensive than CoolSculpting cost. However, the costs of liposuction vary depending on which part or parts of your body you choose to have treated. The average cost for a liposuction procedure in 2016 was $3,200. The average cost of CoolSculpting in 2016 is $1,700.
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