Liposuction Alternatives
Liposuction Alternatives

CoolSculpting and liposuction are both used to reduce fat; specifically fat that is resistant to dieting and exercise. You may be wondering, what is the difference between the two? Why should you choose CoolSculpting over the more traditional liposuction procedure?

Consider the following factors:

  • Invasiveness
    Liposuction involves surgery to suck the fat out from under the patient’s skin. This means that there will be incisions and anesthesia required. On the other hand, CoolSculpting uses a fat freezing procedure called cryolipolysis. It is not a surgical procedure and no anesthesia will be necessary. Patients can relax during the procedure, they may even be able to watch movies or read.
  • Complications
    Due to the fact that liposuction is a surgical procedure, there is the potential for infection and therefore proper wound care will be needed. Without proper care, infections from liposuction could lead to toxic shock syndrome and other problems whereas CoolSculpting has minimal risks.
  • Downtime
    As with any surgical procedure, liposuction patients should expect that it will take time to recover. As they recover, they may have to stay home from work and forego their usual activities. CoolSculpting does not involve a recovery period and patients can go back to their normal lives immediately after their treatment. This means that CoolSculpting is ideal for people who may not be able to take time off from work.

If you need a weight loss option that does not involve the inconvenience and discomfort of surgery, contact us today.