CoolSculpting vs Liposuction?
Liposuction offers a more aggressive and complete surgical fat reduction, with better contouring and more immediate results. The disadvantages include possible surgical risks, the downtime with activity restriction for 3 to 6 weeks and the potential for surface irregularities.
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure, with minimal down time, fewer risks (though not risk-free), affordable treatment (depending on the amount done) and a treatment option for those who can’t have or don’t want surgery. The disadvantages of CoolSculpting include a less dramatic results compared with liposuction, surface irregularities, rare risks of pain or paradoxical increase in fat, treatable body part areas is limited by fit of application head and bulges must be pinchable to fit into cup.
Both procedures also have limits if the patient has loose skin, since a deflated bulge can end up sagging. The patient with loose belly skin is better treated with a tummy tuck. Neither procedure is a substitute for weight loss. Should a patient consume more calories than expended, the remaining fat cells will expand.
CoolSculpting What to expect…
The Perfect Eyes Ltd. CoolSculpting practitioner will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your CoolSculpting treatment will vary, depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. The latest technology of CoolSculpting can treat a patient in 35-60 minutes, some patients have more than one treatment during the same office visit.
During your treatment, a gel pad and applicator will be applied to the targeted area. The CoolSculpting applicator delivers controlled cooling to the targeted fat. During your procedure, feel free to read, check email, or even take a nap.
You may start to see changes as quickly as 3 weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after 2 months. Your body will still continue to flush out fat cells for up to 4 to 6 months after treatment.
How cool is the CoolSculpting procedure? Does it hurt?
As the name suggests, the CoolSculpting procedure can be a little chilly. Controlled cooling is delivered via an applicator to freeze the targeted fat. Though you may feel intense cold initially, this feeling usually subsides within 5 to 10 minutes as the area numbs. Because most applicators use a vacuum to draw fatty tissue into the applicator cup, you may also feel some pulling, tugging, and/or mild pinching.
After you and your practitioner select the area(s) to be treated, the device is positioned on your body and controlled cooling is applied. A gel pad and applicator are applied to the targeted area. Vacuum applicators draw the tissue into the applicator cup. Applicators are secured to the treatment area. All applicators deliver controlled cooling to the targeted fat.
Can I multitask during my treatment?
Absolutely! Many people read, check email, or even take a nap during their treatments. You are encouraged to do whatever feels most comfortable for you. So sit back, relax, and say goodbye to stubborn fat!
Is there downtime?
The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-surgical, which makes returning to normal activities afterwards a typically easy process. Swelling with some numbness & itching over the treated areas is normal for 1-2 weeks, but often patients even return to work after their CoolSculpting treatment is over.