Liposuction vs CoolSculpting: Fat Reduction in Westchester
When it comes to stubborn fat that resists diet and exercise, the best treatment options are Liposuction or CoolSculpting. But which procedure is right for you? Learn more about the pros and cons of the two most popular fat reduction treatments to discover which procedure is best suited for your individual needs and budget.
The Liposuction Operation vs. the CoolSculpting Treatment
Liposuction is an invasive cosmetic surgery that requires an operating room and an anesthesiologist to sedate you with general anesthesia while you go under the knife. During the surgery, the surgeon uses a scalpel to make several incisions to insert a hollow tube, known as a cannula into. The surgeon uses the cannula to break up the fatty tissue and suction it out of the body.
CoolSculpting is nicknamed “lunch time lipo” because treatments can be performed in 35 minutes and require no downtime. Nevertheless, the two treatments could not be more different. CoolSculpting involves a non-invasive process known as cryolipolysis, which destroys fat cells by exposing them to precisely controlled cooling. After the CoolSculpting treatment, frozen fat cells are collected and processed out of the body by the lymphatic system.
Liposuction Cost vs. CoolSculpting Cost
According to RealSelf, the national average for CoolSculpting cost is $2,400. Liposuction cost is nearly double that. When adding the necessary expenses of the operating room and anesthesiologist on top of what the surgeon charges, Liposuction costs around $5,000.
Liposuction Recovery vs. CoolSculpting Recovery
One of the most attractive advantages of CoolSculpting for men is no recovery period is needed. The non-invasive treatment requires no downtime and patients return to their daily activities immediately following their fat freezing session. Liposuction on the other hand has a lengthy recovery period. Patients are forced to wear a compression garment and restrict their activity for 2 weeks. Furthermore, it may take months before swelling no longer obscures the full liposuction results.
Liposuction results vs. CoolSculpting results
More invasive procedures deliver more dramatic results. However, CoolSculpting results are nothing to sneer at. Besides impressive CoolSculpting before and after pictures and raving CoolSculpting reviews, clinical evidence demonstrates that CoolSculpting works. One scientific study reported, “cryolipolysis was shown to reduce subcutaneous fat at the treatment site by up to 25% after one treatment.”* While results may vary, “improvements were seen in 86% of treated subjects.”¹ *
Discovering which fat reduction treatment is right for you
The best way to choose between CoolSculpting and Liposuction is to schedule a free consultation with fat reduction specialist, Dr. Anca Tchelebi of Park Avenue Medical Spa. Dr. Tchelebi is the preferred CoolSculpting Westchester provider and can help you determine whether or not you a good candidate for CoolSculpting or if Liposuction is better suited to meet your needs. Sign up online or call Park Avenue medical spa today to schedule your free consultation.