Liposuction is a procedure that involves the removal of fat from the abdomen, thighs, and other parts of the body. Generally, this procedure is ideal for people who have a hard time losing fat and need a little extra help getting rid of it to achieve their ideal look.
But sometimes, due to various reasons, liposuction may not be an option to consider for some patients. In such cases, an innovative procedure that utilizes cooling technology, CoolSculpting, is becoming a popular alternative. CoolSculpting is a procedure designed to freeze fat through a non-invasive and comfortable process.
It is an FDA approved procedure that is safe and proven to be effective. More than 7 million procedures have been carried out, making it a leading option for fat removal.
Comparing Liposuction and CoolSculpting
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of fat through a surgery. A surgery has inherent risks and involves pain, the use of anesthesia, and has a possible risk of complications.
CoolSculpting, on the other hand, is non-surgical and safe. It is a controlled process that makes use of technology to cool, freeze, and dissolve fat cells. During liposuction, cells adjacent to fat cells may also be affected, but in CoolSculpting, a targeted procedure is carried out so that only the fat cells will be dissolved.
Liposuction being a surgery shows dramatic results quickly, but CoolSculpting is a controlled procedure that requires more time.
Invasive surgeries aren’t for everyone. Diabetics, and those who have high blood pressure and other health complications may experience difficulties during a intensive surgery. For them, CoolSculpting would be a safe option.
Since it is non-surgical, there are no risks. There is no extended hospitalization and no complications. It is also less expensive. For these reasons, CoolSculpting is preferred by many.
How CoolSculpting Works
CoolSculpting makes use of a technology called cryolipolysis. This involves the use of a machine that freezes fat cells in a targeted manner. The cells that are frozen die and are removed through the body’s natural processes.
In this way, fat cells in the abdomen, thigh, face, and other areas are gradually eliminated using the cooling process over multiple sessions. The number of sessions needed would vary from patient to patient.
The procedure can be carried out by a dermatologist or a surgeon. The machine has a suction device that is placed on the treatment area and works to freeze only the fat cells in that area. The surrounding tissue is not affected during this process. During the procedure, the patient experiences a cooling effect on the treated areas.
Once the procedure is over, patients can go home and resume their normal daily routine. There is no need for rest or recovery.
It takes anywhere from three weeks to two months to see the full effects of the CoolSculpting treatment since the removal of the frozen fat cells takes time.
CoolSculpting is thus a safe alternative to Liposuction and produces effective results.
Freeze the Fat Away with CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting is an effective way to remove that excess fat without having to go through the downsides of surgery. Contact Jenesis Lipoplasty & Laser to schedule your CoolSculpting consultation with Dr. Jane Chung today!