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CoolSculpting vs. Liposuction: Are Results The Same?

Losing weight isn’t easy. Sometimes no matter what you eat or how hard you exercise, the weight just doesn’t come off, and as you grow older, it becomes even harder. Since fitting into your old jeans is most likely on your new year’s resolution, coolsculpting or liposuction may be an option for you.  Regardless of what weight loss option you use, working out and diet are still necessities in your routine. Here are a few critical facts about CoolSculpting and Liposuction that can help you decide which is best for you;

 

What is Coolsculpting?

Coolsculpting is a non-surgical procedure that promotes weight loss. CoolSculpting technology uses the science behind the natural process of cryolipolysis. The procedure combines this process with a non-invasive therapy that cools fatty tissue. CoolSculpting targets specific areas of unwanted fat and breaks down fat cells without causing harm to the surface and surrounding tissues.

 

What is Liposuction?

 

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes excess body fat. Used as a cosmetic surgery procedure, the surgeon will remove fat from various parts of the body revealing a slimmer shape. The operation is carried out under general anesthesia.  Through tiny incisions, the cannula is placed into fatty areas between the muscle and skin. It then removes excess fat by using a suction pump. This process will then reveal a slimmer you.

 

How long does each procedure take?

 

CoolSculpting:

 

Depending on the area and size, a coolsculpting session can last anywhere between 30 and 60 minutes. Because the procedure is non-invasive and non-surgical, there is little to no downtime after sessions and can be easily done on a lunch break. Most patients need several sessions spread out over a few weeks to

There is no recovery time necessary for CoolSculpting. One session takes about an hour. You’ll need a few sessions spread out over several weeks to achieve the best results, though you will start to see initial results a few weeks after your first session.

 

Liposuction:

 

The process for liposuction varies from patient to patient. Depending on how much fat needs to be removed and from what areas, the liposuction can take anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours. Because the process is surgical, a patient will have to undergo anesthesia and will have recovery time.

Are There Any Side Effects?

CoolSculpting

 

Since CoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure, there are no surgical risks for any healthy patients planning to undergo CoolSculpting. But there may be a few side effects to consider:

 

  • Skin sensitivity, swelling, and redness
  • A tugging sensation at the procedure site
  • Aching or pain

 

Liposuction.

 

Since liposuction is a surgical procedure, it poses several side effects and surgical risks that vary from patient to patient:

  • Skin discoloration
  • Numbness
  • Accumulation of fluid
  • Skin infection

 

Some more severe side effects can include:

 

  • Internal puncture wounds
  • complications related to anesthesia
  • Blood clots

 

In all, both CoolSculpting and Liposuction are great ways to jumpstart your weight loss journey, but before choosing, it’s expected for the patient to weigh the pros and cons of each. At Miami Fat Freeze, we pride in ensuring the best results possible through CoolSculpting, and we are happy to assist in your journey. Feel free to give us a call.

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