Losing fat is never an easy feat. You can spend every day at the gym and still not see the results you’re looking for. That’s where body contouring steps in. These days, there are so many body contouring procedures on the market it’s hard to choose what is best for you. Today we’re going to compare two popular forms of body contouring, CoolSculpting®, and liposuction, to see which option is best for you and your lifestyle.
What is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical body contouring procedure that uses fat-freezing technology to help you get rid of stubborn pockets of fat. The CoolSculpting® device works by freezing your fat in a process called cryolipolysis, in which the targeted fat cells are frozen and naturally eliminated through the body. Because CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive procedure, you won’t have to worry about anesthesia, cutting or scars during your treatment. Simply come in, cool down and relax for a quick treatment that gives you the results you want over time. While it may take multiple treatments to get the results you desire, the results of CoolSculpting® have the potential to be long-lasting with a healthy diet and regular exercise.
What are the Benefits of CoolSculpting®?
There are many benefits to getting CoolSculpting® treatments done at Harold E. Beam, MD Plastic Surgery, including:
- Quick treatments done in less than an hour
- Up to 25% reduction in fat
- No downtime or recovery period
- No anesthesia, cutting or scars
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is arguably the most popular body contouring procedure out there. Having become a household name, liposuction has gotten its notoriety for good reason. Liposuction works by doctors using a long, hollow, vacuum-powered needle called a cannula to gently remove any unwanted fat from the body. This treatment is considered surgery and often requires anesthesia to aid in any pain or discomfort you may feel during your treatment. After liposuction, you will have to wear compression garments for the following weeks to ensure your new form takes shape and stays tight. You will experience some swelling and bruising for the next few weeks as well. Unlike CoolSculpting®, you’ll be able to see the results of liposuction almost immediately and usually don’t need more than one treatment.
What are the Benefits of Liposuction?
The benefits of getting liposuction done at Harold E. Beam, MD Plastic Surgery include:
- Minimal scarring
- Quick recovery period
- Immediate results
- No need for more than one treatment
So, Is CoolSculpting® or Liposuction Better for Me?
The answer to this question really relies on what you expect from your body contouring procedure. If you’re looking for a non-invasive way to lose your fat and don’t mind it taking some time, then CoolSculpting® may be your best choice. If you are interested in a more one-and-done procedure that eliminates all of your excess fat in one go and don’t mind the idea of anesthesia and cutting, then liposuction may be right for you. The best way to make your decision is by talking to Dr. Beam during your consultation. He’ll sit down with you, listen to your concerns and come up with a customized treatment plan to help you achieve your desired results.
If you’re interested in learning more about body contouring procedures like CoolSculpting® and liposuction, call our office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Beam. He’ll make sure you leave with all of your questions answered.