When weighing the options of liposuction and CoolSculpting, it’s important to ask yourself a couple of key questions:
What are your treatment goals?
CoolSculpting is designed to treat localized areas of fat, so it’s good if you want to shrink one or two stubborn fat bulges. Most people can expect a mild to moderate improvement in the treatment areas. However, you may need multiple CoolSculpting sessions to achieve the desired results. Changes will not be noticeable immediately, and it could take 1-3 months to start seeing progress.
Conversely, Liposuction allows patients to treat excess fat over large areas and remove a substantial amount of fat, providing a more dramatic change in body contour with just one session. Results are noticeable within a week after the procedure. Liposuction can also be performed with other procedures such as natural breast enhancement, Brazilian Butt Lift, Renuvion skin tightening, and facelift procedures.
How does your lifestyle align with the recovery time needed?
Since CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure, there is no downtime, and you can return to life immediately. The procedure also offers patients minimal discomfort and a low risk of complications.
While recovery is relatively quick after liposuction, it typically requires a long weekend of downtime. Side effects may take up to a month to subside following your surgical procedure. It’s important to note that the recovery period also depends on the number of areas of the body treated and the amount of fat removed.