Liposuction and Coolsculpting® are popular and effective procedures when Spanx® just are not covering your fat bulges and lumps any longer, but why would someone choose Coolsculpting® over liposuction? Both work well and both make patients happy with results. Not everyone is a candidate for surgery like liposuction, yet for some patients liposuction may be a better option. Over the past few years, Coolsculpting® has become immensely popular especially for its noninvasive qualities and quick turnaround.  The reasons why consumers have made Coolsculpting® number one are detailed below.

Coolsculpting® is a noninvasive procedure. Many people do not want to be put under a knife and anesthesia. Many patients do not want to spend money for liposuction surgery. Coolsculpting® is done without any cutting:  The practitioner documents the exact location on the body to be treated. Transparent gel pads are administered to the area in order to protect the skin from cold injury. Next, the treatment area is vacuumed to bring the fat bulge into a cup-like applicator. Then the cooling pads within the applicator chill the fat and numb the area, freezing it in a controlled manner wherein the fat is affected but not the skin, nervous, muscular or vascular tissue. After about an hour the applicator is taken off, and the area is massaged by the practitioner for a few minutes, which breaks down the crystallized fat cells, destroying them.

There is no down time or recovery time, compared to Liposuction, which has a typical recovery time of 4-6 week or more. Side effects for Coolsculpting® are minimal which makes the procedure all the more enticing.  Coolsculpting® side effects include bruising, redness and swelling at the site, pain and skin sensitivity and/or numbness at the procedural site. During the procedure, a sensation of tugging, pulling or pinching and aching is commonly reported.

The cost of Coolsculpting® can be significantly lower than the cost of liposuction, making it much more accessible and affordable. The body parts being treated and estimated number of cycles and sessions will ultimately decide the overall “treat to transformation” price. A surgical procedure, like liposuction, will cost more.

If Coolsculpting® sounds as great to you as it did to those patients who helped Coolsculpting® reach its 4 millionth treatment mark, call Cosmetic Laser CentersSM to schedule your complimentary  consultation at 724-935-4200. Let’s start sculpting your body today!