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. It safely freezes the fat cells in the target area using low temperatures. This destroys the target fat cells, which are then eliminated from the body over time, creating incredibly natural-looking results.
Liposuction is an invasive surgical procedure that requires small incisions. It removes fat cells from the body using a cannula through a suction technique.
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.
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.
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.
Contact Us to Learn More
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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