CoolSculpting® is something we and our patients both enjoy. What’s not to love about a therapy that can spot-reduce without surgery, has little to no downtime, and let you to binge-watch Netflix while it works? At LJC, we’ve completed more than 1,000 CoolSculpting treatments, and the 5-star ratings keep coming in… Nonetheless, we’re not going to put our liposuction cannulas away anytime soon.
Liposuction has remained one of the most popular cosmetic surgery treatments, even in the era of CoolSculpting—more than 280,000 Americans underwent liposuction in 2018. Because liposuction offers distinct advantages, it is a superior option for many women and men.
Here are a few reasons why liposuction is worthwhile, and why you should consider it as one of your body sculpting choices (even if you are reluctant to have surgery).
There is no better technique to create a better body form.
While non-surgical procedures like CoolSculpting and SculpSure can be effective for simple fat reduction, we can’t control how much fat is removed or precisely sculpt the contour of an area using these devices.
We can do it with liposuction. Because liposuction is a tool that a plastic surgeon may use to sculpt away fat in a precise manner to enhance the form of an area while also reducing a persistent bulge, it’s not simply a technique. Here are a few instances of liposuction procedures performed by our San Diego plastic surgeons:
To visibly augment the derriere and/or produce an hourglass-shaped body, sculpt the lower back, hips, and flanks.
Hi-definition liposculpture reveals muscle detail in the abdomen, upper arms, back, and shoulders.
Remove the small fat pocket in front of the armpits to provide smoother, more graceful transitions between the shoulders and breasts.
By shaping the whole torso and/or thigh, you can reduce waist and thigh circumference.
Liposuction outcomes are visible right after, are very predictable, and only improve with time.
The fact that you’ll have to wait 2 to 3 months for your body to digest and remove the impacted fat cells is the only drawback to CoolSculpting. We also can’t be certain how much fat reduction will occur (although you can expect to see and feel the difference in how your clothes fit).
The fat is removed soon after surgery with liposuction, and your cosmetic surgeon has removed just the quantity needed to create a fantastic outcome. While post-operative edema will be an issue at first, you will notice a significant change in your form within a few days following surgery.
The majority of people recover quickly from liposuction.
While a qualified, experienced plastic surgeon is essential for a successful liposuction operation, advances in liposuction technology have resulted in a technique that has one of the quickest recovery times of any body reshaping surgery. Our liposuction patients in San Diego return to work on average in 5 days, sometimes even after a long weekend.
CoolSculpting removes fat cells, but you might want that fat in a different location. We can remove your undesirable fat, cleanse it, and then reinject it where you want it using liposuction!
While some swelling, discomfort, and/or bruising may occur after surgery, these side effects are generally minor and temporary, needing just over-the-counter pain medications for relief. In approximately a month, most patients are back in the gym.
You can utilise your fat in another area where you need it with liposuction.
CoolSculpting causes fat cells to die over time, so why get rid of fat and pay for separate fillers when you’d rather have the fat in a different place? We can remove your undesirable fat, cleanse it on the spot, and then put it to good use with liposuction! For a larger derriere, for example, we can inject fat from the belly, hips, or thighs into the buttocks—or utilize fat as a long-lasting, natural face filler.
Liposuction can be less expensive than CoolSculpting.
Patients frequently wonder if liposuction is worth it since non-surgical options are less expensive per treatment. It’s a good question, but don’t assume coolsculpting in Dubai will save you money in the long run: the most cost-effective operation is determined by your fat-reduction objectives.
Non-surgical fat reduction may be the most cost-effective choice if you only want to target one or two problematic areas and don’t require extensive contouring. You’ll probably be able to reach your goals with only one or two treatments per area or side. If you have a bigger area(s) or amount of fat to treat, you may require many treatments.
Liposuction, on the other hand, can fulfill your fat reduction and shaping goals in a single treatment. While that one operation may cost more than one CoolSculpting treatment, it may end up costing less in the long run than a series of non-surgical treatments—not to mention the fact that you will see benefits in weeks rather than months.
The table below shows how you may evaluate the expenses of liposuction vs. CoolSculpting, as well as the predicted outcomes.
Liposuction can be used in conjunction with other treatments to improve your overall outcomes.
Assume you’re having a belly tuck. Abdominoplasty by itself is capable of removing extra skin and tightening the abdominal muscles. You’ll have a flatter, firmer stomach, which is fantastic! Imagine having a lovely taper from your waist to your hips and lower back. You can achieve all of this by combining a stomach tuck with liposuction—and most likely without any extra surgery or recuperation time.
Liposuction may help you get more gratifying, long-lasting results by putting the final touches on a variety of treatments. Here are a couple of other examples:
Liposuction combined with Cellfina cellulite treatment results in smaller, firmer thighs that are free of dimples.
Neck liposuction + chin implant: a single, small surgery can enhance your chin, balance your facial characteristics, and improve your neck contours.
Breast enhancement: armpit liposuction can improve the contours of your breasts.
In a few respects, CoolSculpting is superior to liposuction.
We couldn’t end this article without mentioning a few reasons that CoolSculpting outperforms liposuction:
You won’t have much downtime and won’t need to recuperate from surgery.
The fact that CoolSculpting effects show gradually (and won’t radically change your body) may be an advantage if you want to keep the operation under wraps.
There is no need for anesthesia, no post-operative pain medication, and no scars.
You may schedule your treatment and have it done in a matter of days—possibly even the same day as your consultation!
It’s simple to repeat CoolSculpting for even more fat loss.
Would you want to have a closer look at both options?
We won’t be shocked if liposuction compares better than you thought after reading this. Still, meeting in person with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon who will listen and explain what you may anticipate from each choice depending on your natural form, starting point, and objectives is the best approach to select the correct fat reduction surgery for you.