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CoolSculpting Elite vs. Liposuction

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If you’re interested in body contouring, you may be having trouble deciding between CoolSculpting Elite and liposuction. Both of these options are designed to help achieve the ideal body shape. At Keller Aesthetic Specialists, we discuss both CoolSculpting Elite and liposuction with Atlanta patients so they can make an informed decision.

What Are CoolSculpting Elite and Liposuction?

CoolSculpting Elite is a highly advanced FDA-approved non-surgical treatment. This non-invasive procedure effectively reduces stubborn fat. It has several applicators designed to treat the body’s natural curves and contours.

CoolSculpting Elite is a cryolipolysis treatment. This minimally invasive procedure safely freezes the fat cells in the target area using low temperatures. This destroys the target fat cells, and the treated fat cells are eliminated from the body over time, creating incredibly natural-looking results. This is an outpatient procedure with minimal downtime required.

Liposuction is an invasive surgical procedure that requires small incisions to remove unwanted fat. Liposuction surgery removes fat cells from the body using a cannula through a suction technique. This treatment requires local anesthesia or general anesthesia to help you maintain your comfort. Many liposuction techniques are available, allowing your surgeon to help you decide on the best technique to achieve your body contouring goals safely.

Both of these procedures are excellent options when traditional dieting and exercise proven ineffective. They can both effectively remove excess stubborn fat from numerous areas of the body, including the abdomen, upper arms, chin, back, hips, and thighs. However, there are a number of differences between these two body-contouring options.

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CoolSculpting Elite vs. Liposuction: Treatment Length

The duration of a CoolSculpting Elite session is between 35 and 60 minutes per treatment area. Thanks to CoolSculpting Elite’s dual applicators, the treatment can now be performed even more quickly and efficiently than the previous generation of CoolSculpting technology.

Liposuction typically takes longer to perform. It can last anywhere from one to four hours, depending on the size and number of areas being treated.

CoolSculpting Elite vs. Liposuction: Anesthesia

Because CoolSculpting Elite is fully non-invasive and involves no scalpels or needles, there is no need for any sort of anesthesia during it. As a result of this, patients can avoid the risks and side effects that can accompany anesthesia.

Because liposuction involves the creation of incisions and the physical removal of fatty tissue, anesthesia is required to prevent pain during surgery.

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CoolSculpting Elite vs. Liposuction: Invasiveness

Liposuction requires one or more incisions to be made. These incisions require time to heal and leave post-surgical scars, which in some cases can be quite prominent.

Additionally, during liposuction, a tool called a cannula is inserted into the incisions. This tool has a sharp end, which is used to dislodge fat from the surrounding tissues. This process causes a fair amount of tissue trauma, resulting in swelling and bruising.

With CoolSculpting Elite, no incisions or scalpels are needed. The treatment is completely non-invasive and does not leave scars of any kind. There is no trauma to the surrounding tissues, because it is a selective procedure, meaning only the fat cells are targeted.

CoolSculpting Elite vs. Liposuction: Comfort During Treatment

During liposuction, the patient’s excess fat is suctioned out, often while they are awake. This can be a discomforting feeling.

During CoolSculpting Elite treatment, on the other hand, the patient will have applicators placed on the treatment areas. Patients can comfortably rest, use their phones, watch movies, or read magazines during the treatment session.

CoolSculpting Elite vs. Liposuction: Aftercare

The patient can get back to regular activities after a CoolSculpting Elite session with no recovery time or downtime needed. No time off from work is required.

Liposuction patients can require several days of recovery time and downtime. The side effects can include bruising, swelling, pain, anesthesia reactions, blood clots, and other complications.

CoolSculpting Elite vs. Liposuction: Cost

Because liposuction is a surgical procedure, it is usually more expensive than CoolSculpting Elite treatments. This is due to hospital fees, anesthesia fees, and more. In most cases, even the overall price of a multiple-session CoolSculpting Elite treatment is less expensive compared to a single liposuction procedure.

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To learn more about the benefits of CoolSculpting Elite over liposuction in Atlanta, visit Keller Aesthetic Specialists. Contact us today to schedule your personalized consultation.

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