Liposuction vs CoolSculpting

Liposuction vs CoolSculpting


As technology advances there are always new ways to treat unwanted fat. If you are trying to improve your appearance and are looking for treatments, you are likely to come across a lot of options. It can be hard to sort through and find what is best for you. What is the difference between Liposuction vs. CoolSculpting?


What is CoolSculpting?


CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical fat reduction treatment. It works by freezing away fat cells, killing them off. This leaves the body looking smooth and toned. The fat cells are processed out the body over a two to eight week period following treatment through natural means. Exercise helps with this process as well.  It is especially effective in the stomach, waist, and buttock areas.


The Pros of CoolSculpting


The process is straightforward, the physician attaches the applicator to the desired area of the body and starts the machine. Treatment sessions are short and take around 30 to 60 minutes. Because the treatment is nonsurgical there is no downtime, and you can return to your daily routine immediately after. Since the fat cells are killed the results of the procedure are permanent if the patient continues proper diet and exercise. CoolSculpting is not for everyone, it is intended for those that have problem spots despite regular exercising and a good diet.


The Cons of CoolSculpting


CoolSculpting is not a perfect treatment: there are some side effects. Some of the more common side effects include redness, swelling, bruising and reduced sensation in the treated area. Although these side effects are common and easily manageable, CoolSculpting can have more serious and severe side effects including extreme cases of the more common side effects and bloating along the contact area.

Another occurrence is what is known as paradoxical adipose hyperplasia. This condition is not dangerous, but it causes the treated fat cells to grow rather than shrink, which is the opposite of the desired effect of CoolSculpting.


What is Traditional Liposuction?


Traditional liposuction is a surgical treatment option for unwanted fat. A surgeon will make an incision into the body and then insert a vacuum to suck the fat out of the body. The goal is to create a more toned and smooth appearance on the body.


The Pros of Liposuction


The pros of a liposuction are that it is very effective. If you choose to go this route, there is no question of whether fat will be removed. It is used to treat areas of the body that do not respond to diet and exercising. It can drastically alter the contours of your body and generally it stays that way unless you have some alteration of weight. Additionally, most cases only need one treatment session.


The Cons of Liposuction


The biggest drawback when considering liposuction vs. CoolSculpting is that liposuction is a surgical treatment, which comes with a lot of risks. There could be internal damage, bleeding, scarring, infection, or a poor reaction to the anesthesia. Those are just the surgical risks. The side effects unique to liposuction include contour irregularities in which your skin may be bumpy or wavy due to uneven fat, fluid accumulation, numbness, fat embolism, which is caused by loose pieces of fat getting clogged in your bloodstream, and kidney or heart problems.


What is Laser Lipo?


There is a third option to consider with Liposuction vs. CoolSculpting which is laser lipo. Laser Lipo with Venus Bliss is a great way for everyone to remove unwanted fat. Laser lipo uses low level lasers to melt the fat cells beneath the skin. The melted fat is turned into glycerides and fatty acids. The body then transfers this deconstructed fat to the muscles where it is then worked off through exercise. Because the treatment is noninvasive, there is no downtime. You can leave the medspa and go about your normal routine.


Laser Lipo with the Venus Bliss is superior to both surgical liposuction and CoolSculpting. When compared to both surgical liposuction and CoolSculpting, laser lipo is much safer, and there are no possible major side effects. Laser lipo accomplishes the same thing as CoolSculpting, but there is no chance of the fat growing back due to paradoxical adipose hyperplasia. Laser lipo is also significantly cheaper than CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting can cost upwards of $4,000 whereas at LightRx the average treatment is $99.


Compared to surgical liposuction laser lipo is better because it is significantly safer and has no downtime. Laser lipo is nonsurgical and noninvasive. Instead of having to have a day of surgery and possible weeks of recovery for a treatment that may harm your body permanently you can spend 45-90 minutes in a LightRx Medspa 6-8 times and achieve the same results. There is no downtime following treatment and no risk of significant side effects.


Both pricing and the number of treatments will be determined during your free consultation and will depend on your desired weight loss goals and body contour desires. The best way to know exactly what you will be paying is by contacting us by calling 877-721-4547 and scheduling a consultation in one of our offices. These consultations take as little as 30 minutes and are private one on one consultations with the clinic director.


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