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CoolSculpting Vs. Liposuction

When it comes to the world of fat removal procedures, the number one procedure that immediately pops into people’s minds is liposuction. Having gained fame in the 1990’s as a solution to all of your problems— aka helping you get rid of fat, liposuction is no longer the only effective fat removal procedure on the market. In fact, CoolSculpting has slowly started to replace “liposuction” in the minds of individuals looking to get rid of unwanted fat. So, what’s all of the hype about CoolSculpting? And what is the difference between CoolSculpting and Liposuction? Read on to learn more.

What’s the Difference?
body contouringThere are actually quite a few very large distinctions between CoolSculpting and Liposuction. The first and largest distinction being that Liposuction is an invasive form of plastic surgery whereas CoolSculpting is a non-invasive form of plastic surgery.

  • Liposuction: Liposuction is the process in which a plastic surgeon will make an incision around the surgical site— typically the upper arms, upper thighs, or stomach— in order to scrape out any additional fat that has built up. The fat will then be suctioned out with a vacuum like device and you will be stitched up.
  • CoolSculpting: CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure that involves freezing the fat cells from your body. During this procedure, a cooling panel will be placed over your skin and the fat will suction to the top. Then during the next few weeks/months the fat cells will crystalize and eventually fall away.

What’s Right For Me?
This question ultimately comes down to a conversation between you and your plastic surgeon. During your initial consultation you and your plastic surgeon can discuss what types of results you want, how quickly you want them, and then assess the areas of your body in which you hope to target.

To learn more about CoolSculpting, contact our office today and schedule an appointment to meet with one of our certified professionals.

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