The advent of the various types of weight loss procedures that are available now has done a lot to change the lives of people who want to lose weight. Gastric Bypass, the Gastric Sleeve and the Lap-Band procedures are beneficial for some people, however they all carry their own side effects and potential complications.

Even so, perhaps you’re thinking about one of these operations, and you’re trying to understand if a non-surgical procedure such as CoolSculpting would be a better option. Let’s take a closer look at the Lap-Band operation and see how it compares to CoolSculpting.


This procedure works by placing a gastric band around the stomach and separating it into two sections. The band can be adjusted, and it is removable. If you opt for the Lap-Band, you can expect a short hospital stay and a recovery period of six to eight weeks. Side effects include nausea, vomiting, ulcers and possible weight regain.


CoolSculpting is very different because it’s non-invasive. There are no side effects to this treatment other than perhaps some mild cramping and tightness immediately following the procedure. The good news is you won’t experience any downtime, and there is no recovery period that’s necessary. Fat cells will be eliminated from your body naturally.

If you’re interested in learning more about CoolSculpting, please contact us today!