CoolSculpting vs. Liposuction: Which is the more effective choice?

CoolSculpting vs. Liposuction: Which is the more effective choice?

For people with certain body types, getting rid of stubborn fat through diet and exercise doesn’t cut it. Imagine following every tip in the book, including a complete lifestyle change, and still not getting results. It’s even more frustrating if you don’t meet a personal goal. Fortunately, there are procedures that can be done to help improve your shape and effectively boost your confidence.

When it comes to fat reduction treatments, CoolSculpting and liposuction are often the top choices. These two procedures have been proven to shave off unwanted body fat. But what’s the difference? Which is better for you? Check out these pointers before heading to Trouvé Medspa in Beachwood, Ohio.

Areas to treat

Liposuction is ideal for shedding fat in any problem area. Depending on your needs, the surgeon can adjust how much fat to remove. For example, you want a large amount to be removed from your midsection and just a little from your arms or knees.

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CoolSculpting is the best option for patients who only need to trim a few inches from their problem areas. Using an applicator, your esthetician will freeze the fat cells in areas like your thighs, lower abdomen, underneath the chin, or flanks.

The treatment is best for those who are close to their ideal weight but want to appear leaner and slimmer in some areas. So if you still fit into your clothes but have a few bulges here and there that are visible when you wear your favorite outfit, CoolSculpting is just what you need.

Budget

Spend just enough for the level of fat reduction you need. This is possible with CoolSculpting, making it the more economical option. But if you’re willing to pay a reasonable amount, look into liposuction. Here, you can get rid of fat from different areas in one session; just be prepared to shell out more.

Downtime

With liposuction, you’ll need to stay at home for a few days as part of the recovery period. Swelling and bruising are expected, but you can already do some light exercises a few days after the surgery. Since it’s a surgical procedure, you will be sedated. And depending on the areas to be treated, the procedure must be performed under local or general anesthesia.

On the other hand, CoolSculpting is a noninvasive procedure. You don’t have to deal with needles or knives coming in contact with your skin. So if you’re one of those who dread the operating table (which is quite understandable), CoolSculpting is the way to go.

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Also, there is no downtime with CoolSculpting. You can resume normal activities right after the procedure; no wonder CoolSculpting is called a “lunchtime” procedure. Although the treatment is painless, you may feel a slight discomfort due to the frigid temperature.

Level of fat reduction

CoolSculpting offers more subtle results, as it targets fat deposits in certain areas. Let’s say you need to “spot treat” a bulge in your tummy. You’re generally okay with how your entire midsection looks, so surgery won’t be necessary — CoolSculpting should be enough. Liposuction, however, offers more drastic results. The amount of fat to be removed, as well as the pattern of fat removal, will depend upon how you want to shape your body.

You don’t need to go under the knife and rest for some time to lose a few pounds. You don’t even have to spend a fortune. Ask our experienced estheticians about CoolSculpting today.