5 Benefits Of CoolSculpting Over Liposuction

Despite following a healthy diet and exercising regularly, you can still accumulate stubborn fat in some areas of your body. If not treated on time, stubborn fat might lead to other health conditions. Some of the most popular tools for effective fat reduction include liposuction and CoolSculpting. These medical procedures reduce fat from specific body parts such as the stomach, thighs, arms, and chin but with some key differences. While liposuction is the gold standard for body sculpting and targeted fat removal, CoolSculpting is best for spot-reduction without surgery.

In this post, we’ll tell you about the benefits of CoolSculpting over liposuction:

#Benefit 1. Targeted fat reduction

CoolSculpting uses a cooling technology called Cryolipolysis to spot-freeze fat deposits in the body. Those frigid temperatures destroy the fat and your body treats the destroyed fat cells as waste and eliminates them naturally. The process only destroys fat cells and does not harm skin, muscle, or nerve tissue. CoolSculpting only affects the fat in the treated area and helps you get rid of anywhere from 20 to 25 percent of fat cells. It can be used to reduce fat in the following areas:

  • Underneath the buttocks (or banana roll)

  • Flanks (or love handles)

  • Upper and lower abdomen

  • Inner and outer thighs

  • Arms

  • Bra and back fat

  • Chin area (or double chin)

#Benefit 2. Non-invasive with little downtime

The non-invasive nature of this treatment translates into very little downtime. In liposuction, the surgeons use a thin hollow tube, or cannula, through the incisions to loosen excess fat using a controlled back-and-forth motion. Since it causes a considerable amount of pain to the body, the recovery period is much longer. On the other hand, in a CoolSculpting procedure, the caregiver uses a gel pad on the area being treated. It leads to killing fat cells in your requested treatment areas. Since there are no invasions, most people can return to their regular daily routine immediately.

#Benefit 3 There are fewer side effects

Unlike other surgical procedures, CoolSculpting has significantly fewer side effects. The side effects during and post the procedure are normal and short-lived. During the starting phase, you may experience a burning sensation, slight aching, and numbness. Since the CoolSculpting apparatus uses a suction cup, so you may feel a tugging sensation at the treatment site. Other temporary side effects may include:

  • Redness

  • Swelling

  • Bruising

  • Skin sensitivity

#Benefit 4 Lower cost than surgery

Most doctors recommend multiple visits to get the most out of CoolSculpting. The treatment will depend on your personal needs, goals, and body shape. CoolSculpting session costs are determined by which applicators are used and to what extent. The smaller the treatment, the lower the cost. Moreover, the cost will also depend on the credentials of your treating physician. 

#Benefit 5 Less planning and effective results

CoolSculpting treatment doesn’t require you to do any planning before the treatment. The results from CoolSculpting are permanent as long as you continue a healthy diet and exercise. However, if you gain weight, the fat can return to these or other areas of the body. If you are going for two CoolSculpting sessions, maintain a gap of at least a month. The period allows your body to heal and show results. While exact session lengths vary, each commonly lasts between 30 to 60 minutes.

About Ballentyne Medical Aesthetics

Ballentyne Medical Aesthetics should be your one-stop destination for beauty procedures. We have been helping Portsmouth residents since 2002 with non-surgical cosmetic skin therapies, including CoolSculpting, injectables, laser, and profound RF. Fill out our new patient form to find out which skin treatment works best for you. 

You can call us at (603) 319-8432 or email at hello@ballentynemedicalaesthetics.com to know more.