If you’ve got a few extra pounds to lose, you may be curious about some procedures that can help to remove fat. Two popular procedures are CoolSculpting and liposuction – you may be wondering which one would be better for you. Here are some facts on both procedures!
What are CoolSculpting and liposuction?
CoolSculpting is a procedure in which fat cells are frozen until they die. These cells, over time, naturally leave the body. This can take weeks or months, but once they have been removed they are gone for good. Liposuction is a surgical procedure in which a tube is inserted into the body and used to suction fat out.
Both procedures can help you to get rid of pockets of fat that you just can’t seem to get rid of no matter how much you diet and exercise. Both procedures are for use with people who are healthy and at or near their ideal body weight.
How is CoolSculpting better than liposuction?
There are many benefits to CoolSculpting compared to liposuction. Liposuction requires either general or local anesthesia, which always comes with a bit of risk. However, CoolSculpting does not require anesthesia – all you have to do is sit back and relax. It is performed with a device that sits on top of your skin and does all the work, unlike liposuction, which requires injections, incisions, and suctioning.
Because of the way liposuction is performed, it can take weeks to get back to your normal activities and for the bruising, soreness, and swelling to go down. You may be prescribed antibiotics and you may have to wear a compression garment to control swelling. However, CoolSculpting requires no downtime, which means you can go back to work, school, and exercise right away, and antibiotics and a special compression garment aren’t necessary.
If you are looking for a safe, noninvasive, effective way to get rid of extra fat and give your body the toned, contoured look you’ve always wanted (without any downtime!), CoolSculpting may be the answer for you. New Look Skin Center in California offers CoolSculpting. Call (818) 662-5005 for a consultation today!