When you’ve put in the time and effort to attain your ideal weight, you want to feel great about your body overall. As you may have discovered through your own journey, personal effort doesn’t always equate to the desired results. If your clothes aren’t fitting the way you’d like even after months of commitment to healthy living, now may be an excellent time for a little body sculpting. For many of our patients, the choice lies between Liposuction and CoolSculpting. Here, we discuss ways to determine the path that is best for you.
Both CoolSculpting and liposuction can be very advantageous when performed by a qualified provider. Each is capable of reducing circumference and reducing fat pockets that change your shape. Each can achieve results that last for years with supportive lifestyle habits. So, how do you choose? By asking yourself a few questions.
What are my problem areas?
Knowing which areas of the body you wish to have sculpted is a good place to begin your decision-making process. CoolSculpting has evolved quite a bit over time and is now commonly used on areas including the stomach, flanks, thighs, back (bra area), arms, and chin. Liposuction is performed using a small cannula (hollow tube). The size of the cannula allows a board-certified plastic surgeon to perform body sculpting with outstanding precision on both large and small areas. In addition to treating the same areas as CoolSculpting, liposuction can also remove fat from around the knees and the upper neck, the chest (male breast reduction) and buttocks area.
How many areas would I like refined?
Advances in the CoolSculpting device allow providers to now treat two areas simultaneously. However, more areas than that require longer treatment sessions. This is an important question because, even though there is no downtime with CoolSculpting, the additional number of treatments that are needed to address a larger number of areas increases cost and time in the office.
What extent of results are desired?
There are limitations to both CoolSculpting and liposuction in terms of how much fat can be removed at one time. The targeted approach in non-surgical treatment can reduce waist circumference enough to change a pants size in many people. However, results are generally focused on fat reduction without detailed precision. Liposuction, on the other hand, is so precise that an experienced plastic surgeon has a much greater capacity to refine the shape of a given area.
Learn More about CoolSculpting And Liposuction
It’s beneficial to have options, especially when you want to look and feel your best. However, more options can create questions that slow your progress. Get the information you need by scheduling a consultation at our Reno office. Call (775) 826-4477 for assistance.