Liposuction Vs Coolsculpting: Pros and Cons

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Liposuction Vs Coolsculpting: Pros and Cons

In the previous article discussing the fat reduction treatments of liposuction vs CoolSculpting, you learned about how each body contouring procedure is performed. This is important because while both processes deliver results, their methods in doing so are quite different. These differences are vital factors to consider when choosing which fat reduction treatment is right for you.

<< Read Part I: Liposuction vs CoolSculpting: The similarities

Liposuction Vs Coolsculpting: The Differences

Invasive vs. Non-invasive

Liposuction is an invasive cosmetic surgery. Surgeons, scalpels, incisions, general anesthesia, anesthesiologists, and stitches are all involved. In contrast, CoolSculpting is non-invasive and triggers the body’s immune response to rid the body of the frozen fat cells. This provides a more natural, non-invasive approach to fat reduction.

Lengthy Recovery vs. No Downtime

Because liposuction is so invasive, recovery time is lengthy. Patients take prescription pain medication to alleviate the post-operational pain. They must restrict activity for several weeks, take time off work, and tend to significant swelling and bruising.

CoolSculpting requires relatively little to no downtime. Patients are free to resume their normal activities immediately after their 35-minute treatment.

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Liposuction Results vs CoolSculpting results

Results are another thing to consider when comparing liposuction vs CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting is best suited for isolated pockets of fat that resist diet and exercise. Liposuction is better suited for larger masses of fat. Because liposuction is more invasive, it typically yields a higher reduction in overall fat. Furthermore, liposuction requires one surgery. In contrast, many CoolSculpting patients opt for several treatments in the same area to achieve optimal outcomes.

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Liposuction Side effects vs CoolSculpting side effects

Liposuction comes with all the risks of surgery, which range from infection to death. Coolsculpting is less invasive and, therefore, far less risky. With liposuction, there is significant bruising, and swelling, which may take several months to dissipate entirely. With CoolSculpting, some patients may experience mild bruising, tenderness, redness, and swelling. These symptoms are associated with the immune response as the body goes to work removing the frozen fat cells. If these symptoms do occur after CoolSculpting they are mild and resolve themselves within a week.*

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Liposuction Cost vs CoolSculpting Cost

On average, a full treatment with liposuction typically costs double that of a complete treatment plan of CoolSculpting. Therefore, even though CoolSculpting require several treatments for optimal outcomes, it is still a much less expensive option.

Related article: How Much Does CoolSculpting Cost?

Liposuction Vs Coolsculpting | Get Help With the Decision

When comparing liposuction vs CoolSculpting, the best way to determine which treatment is right for you is to get the advice of a fat reduction expert. At the Medspa West Hartford, our body-contouring specialists will assess your situation, listen to your aesthetic goals, and help you decide which treatment is most likely to deliver the results you expect at a cost you can afford. Schedule a free consultation to learn more. Reach out to the Medspa West Hartford online by filling out the form below or call the office at 860-272-6245.

 

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