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What’s Better: CoolSculpting or Lipo?
CoolSculpting and Liposuction are the two most popular fat loss treatments we offer at our Oakland County Med Spa. We are proud to have helped hundreds of women and men in across Oakland County get the body they want using these procedures.
In this article we discuss the pros and cons of both Liposuction & CoolSculpting – so you can begin deciding which procedure is right for your fat removal needs.
However, the best way to decide which is the ideal fat elimination treatment for your specific needs is a consultation in our Oakland County Med Spa. We will evaluate your body, discuss your goals and answers to your questions, so that you can chose the best fat eliminmation treatment for you!
Liposuction is a surgical technique, performed by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali, in our surgical office.
While you don’t need to be “put under”, liposuction is typically performed using a local anesthesia. Very small incisions are made Liposuction, and the fat is literally “sucked out” through a tube. While there are incisions, there is no stitches required and you are left with no or not-noticeable scars.
Typically, only one liposuction treatment per area is needed. However there is a bit of downtime after Liposuction fat removal. Full recovery after Liposuction takes from 2 to 7 days before your normal activities can be resumed. There also can be some mild pain or discomfort after Liposuction – that will gradually subsides in 2 weeks up to 2 months. Most patients report that the pain is very treatable with over the counter medication like Tylenol or Ibuprofen.
Once the swelling goes – after about 4 to 6 weeks – your Liposuction results will be completely visible. This is because Liposuction surgically “sucked out” the fat and it is gone.
CoolSculpting, on the other hand, is non-surgical and non-invasive. So there is no incision and no anesthetic is needed. As an added bonus there is absolutely no “downtime” – so people can resume their normal daily activities immediately after the treatment. In fact many of our patients return to work the same day!
But, while Liposuction actually suctions the fat cells out at the time of the procedure, CoolSculpting freezes the fat cells and you must wait for the body to naturally eliminate the dead fat cells over time. So, after CoolSculpting you don’t begin to see results until 2 to 4 weeks later – with more substantial results being seen after 2 months. However, it can take 3 to 5 months to see complete and final CoolSculpting results.
Additionally, while Liposuction is generally done in a single treatment, CoolSculpting may involves more than one treatment – depending upon the amount of fat cells to be removed. Each CoolSculpting treatment reduces the fat cells in the area treated by 20 to 25%.
Similarities of CoolSculpting & Liposuction
Both CoolSculpting and Liposuction remove stubborn fat that does not respond to diet and/or exercise. However, neither Liposuction nor CoolSculpting are effective tools for obesity – or for tightening flabby, loose abdominal skin or muscles.
And, both CoolSculpting & Liposuction remove fat cells permanently. Once the fat cells are eliminated by either procedure they will never come back!
Differences of CoolSculpting & Liposuction
In sum, CoolSculpting is non-invasive, is more comfortable, and has no downtime compared to than Liposuction. However, Lipo usually only requires one single treatment while CoolSculpting can require multiple treatments. And CoolSculpting results take longer to be visible than Liposuction results.
Best CoolSculpting in Oakland County
The best way to determine whether CoolSculpting or Liposuction fat loss treatment is best for you is to discuss your goals with a board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali who offers both procedures. Dr. Ali will assess your skin, muscles, body, lifestyle and goals to help you choose the best treatment for your individual needs.
We have helped hundreds of women and men in Oakland County get bodies they’ve always wanted with CoolSculpting and Liposuction. And financing options are available! Call AMAE MedSpa to see how we can help you get the body you love.
Every CoolSculpting treatment begins with a professional consultation. The number, location and frequency of treatments will be selected and optimized to meet your specific fat loss needs. Lose fat from one area – or many! Lose a few inches or several inches of unwanted fat!
Schedule your CoolSculpting or Liposuction treatment – and then relax while we get rid of stubborb unwanted fat, and help you look and feel like the most attractive version of you!