Liposuction vs CoolSculpting in Granite Bay

A healthy diet and consistent exercise lead to optimal health but may not achieve your ideal figure; some bodies are more resistant to lifestyle changes and hold on to fat in areas such as the flanks (love handles), abdomen, and thighs. The Plastic Surgery Center in Sacramento and Granite Bay offers surgical and non-surgical fat reduction with liposuction and CoolSculpting.

CoolSculpting and liposuction both have their merits. Each option can effectively reduce adipose (fatty) tissue and improve your body contour if you are at or near your goal weight, but they accomplish these goals differently.

How Liposuction Works

Liposuction is a top plastic surgery each year as hundreds of thousands of men and women seek fat reduction to reach their cosmetic goals. The procedure removes subcutaneous fat using a suction tool, or cannula, that breaks up and removes the fat cells. Liposuction treats most body areas, from the chin and neck down to the calves and ankles.

Surgical fat reduction with liposuction requires downtime. You can expect to take about one week off work with some swelling, bruising, and numbness. You may have to wear a compression garment for several weeks, but you will likely notice a slimmer contour shortly after the procedure. Your full results from liposuction settle in after a few months.

Liposuction requires general anesthesia. You must be in good health, a non-smoker or willing to quit, and have no medical conditions that may complicate the procedure. This body contouring surgery is best if you have multiple areas with stubborn fat and want dramatic results right away with a single procedure. Liposuction can also be combined with fat grafting to add volume to the face, breasts, or buttocks.

How CoolSculpting Works

CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared to address localized pockets of subcutaneous fat. The non-invasive technology uses a device that holds the skin and tissues to expose fat cells to low temperatures that induce cryolipolysis. The cold temperature causes crystallization and cell death, effectively eradicating the fat cells in the targeted area. Over the weeks and months after your treatment, your body eliminates the dead fat cells through your lymphatic system.

Fat reduction with CoolSculpting requires no downtime, causes minimal discomfort, and has a low complication rate. You can resume your regular activities immediately, though you may have some tingling, numbness, and redness afterward. The device is indicated for the thighs, abdomen, flanks, and submental area (double chin).

CoolSculpting is best if you have minimal or moderate stubborn fat and are looking for a non-surgical option to achieve your goal body shape. You may need several treatments to reach your desired results with CoolSculpting.

Schedule a consultation at The Plastic Surgery Center to discuss your fat reduction options with liposuction or CoolSculpting. Call our Granite Bay, California, office at (916) 773-5559 or our Sacramento, California, office at (916) 929-1833.