Liposuction vs. CoolSculpting
Many people suffer from excess fat deposits in certain areas of the body, even if they may not be too much overweight or obese. This condition can compromise the body contour and impact the overall appearance adversely. Both surgical and non-surgical treatment options are available to address this condition. Liposuction is one of the most effective surgical treatments that a cosmetic surgeon may recommend for reduction of fat pockets.
However, if the patient is motivated to avoid surgery, they may consider a highly popular, proven, and brilliant non-surgical treatment called CoolSculpting. Dr. Paul McCluskey is an experienced plastic surgeon providing both liposuction and CoolSculpting procedures to his patients in Atlanta, GA and surrounding areas.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction plastic surgery procedure may be performed using techniques such as tumescent liposuction. This is the most popular technique to perform the procedure because it avoids the need for general anesthesia and makes the treatment less invasive. The cosmetic surgeon will use a local anesthetic along with a sterile saline solution with adrenaline to keep the patient comfortable and minimize bleeding.
A small incision will be made inconspicuously in the targeted area, through which a slim cannula will be inserted. The unwanted fat cells will be dislodged with the cannula, and suctioned out with a syringe attached to the cannula. Patients in Atlanta, GA and other areas who are keen to reduce fat deposits from the abdominal area, thighs, hips, calves, arms, or other parts may get in touch with the eminent plastic surgeon, Dr. McCluskey.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is an innovative non-surgical procedure that is designed to freeze away unwanted fat cells to their death. The procedure involves a targeted cooling process that will focus on the fat cells in the affected area, but will not impact the surrounding healthy tissue. The frozen fat cells will gradually disintegrate and become removed from the body naturally. CoolSculpting does not involve anesthesia, and may be performed over multiple sessions, depending on the patient’s aesthetic needs.
Outstanding candidates for liposuction surgery may be such people who have a need to reduce a substantial amount of fat from one or more areas of the body. Immediate and more conspicuous results can be obtained with liposuction. The procedure is ideal for candidates who have a moderate body weight, but are unhappy with stubborn fat pockets in certain areas that do not respond to diet or exercise.
In case of CoolSculpting, a good candidate will be someone who is bothered by unshapely fat pockets, but does not wish to undergo surgery. CoolSculpting avoids all the risks that are inherent to a typical surgical procedure. Results with CoolSculpting are more subtle and natural looking, compared to liposuction. Results will continue to be established over a period of several months as the fat cells die and are removed from the body.
In case of liposuction, the patient may have to take time off from work for about three to five days. The recovery will involve mild pain and discomfort, which can be managed with pain medications. However, in case of CoolSculpting, there is no downtime involved and no significant post-treatment pain or discomfort for the patient.
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