While you may be quick to assume that a surgical procedure will provide better results than a noninvasive option, that is not always the case. CoolSculpting can offer many things that liposuction cannot. Here are five good reasons to choose freezing out the fat over old school Lipo:
You can target specific areas
Whether you want to get rid of a muffin top, a pair of love handles or bra rolls, Coolsculpting can help. The treatment involves the use of an applicator, which is available in a range of sizes created specifically for different areas of the body. Liposuction, on the other hand, does not provide such specific targeting, instead removing fat from the general area. You might be able to decrease more fat cells in a single treatment with liposuction, but you will not be able to get the same targeting power that you get with Coolsculpting.
The treatment is much more comfortable
Coolsculpting is not surgery. That means that you do not have to worry about general anesthesia or sedation during the treatment. You also do not have to worry about a surgeon making incisions, nor about any bleeding or pain.
In fact, many patients consider Coolsculpting to be exceptionally comfortable, and a great excuse to spend an hour doing something they find relaxing. During your treatment, you can read a few chapters of your favorite book, catch up on your favorite reality TV shows, or see what your friends are up to on Facebook or Instagram. If you’ve had a long week, you can even try taking a nap during your treatment.
There is no downtime required
Since Coolsculpting is non-invasive, it does not have a lengthy recovery period afterwards. In fact, there is no downtime required. If you want, you can go right back to work as soon as your treatment is over. Of course, you might want to take advantage of having a day off from work and enjoy a day at the mall or simply relaxing at home.
Many people do not feel any discomfort or pain after a CoolSculpting treatment either, so you do not have to worry about taking pain medications that make you feel cloudy. There is also no chance for long-healing incision or scarring.
The treatment is actually more affordable
Although the exact cost of Coolsculpting will vary from patient to patient, depending on the number areas treated, their size, and the number of treatment sessions needed, one thing is for sure: it costs a lot less than liposuction. If you decide to have liposuction, you not only the cost of the surgery, you also have to pay for the anesthesia and the anesthesiologist, the operating facility, and a variety of other non-surgical fees. There is even the expense of taking time off from work to consider. Depending on how many areas you have treated with liposuction, the cost can range from $7,500 up to $15,000.
It is suitable for people unable to have a surgical procedure
Not everyone is a good candidate for surgery. You might be a smoker who does not want to quit. You might have a severe allergy to anesthesia or have a family history of reactions to anesthetics. A variety of other factors, from your overall health to your complicated schedule, can mean that surgery is off the table for you.
Coolsculpting can be an option, even if you cannot have surgery. Since there is no recovery time, you will not have to worry about fitting it in into an already packed schedule. As long as you have about two hours to spare (an hour for treatment, plus some time to get to and from the clinic) you can have Coolsculpting.
Although people who cannot have liposuction may make great candidates for Coolsculpting, it is important to point out that not everyone is perfect for this noninvasive option, either. You need to be in overall good health before you have CoolSculpting, as with any cosmetic procedure, and you should also be close to your goal weight.
Neither liposuction nor Coolsculpting are meant to be substitutes for weight loss. While both options will reduce your fat, neither is meant to help you lose tons of weight. Think of Coolsculpting as the treatment that gives you the final push when it comes to looking how you want to look. It is not the jumping off point.
Another advantage Coolsculpting has over liposuction is that you can treat two areas simultaneously (DualSculpting). To learn more about Dualsculpting or your Coolsculpting options in general, contact Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique in Houston for a free consultation. Get rid of that stubborn fat by calling (281) 810-9083 today.