What Is The Difference Between CoolSculpting and SmartLipo?
With the summer quickly approaching, many clients are thinking about how to slim, trim and contour the extra layers of fat they may have accumulated over the past year of lockdown. Stubborn fat can materialize due to the aging process, or it may be a byproduct of genetics, pregnancy, or hormonal changes. In all cases, this type of body fat is notoriously difficult to get rid of through mere exercise or dieting.
Rest assured, there is a solution! Cosmetic procedures such as CoolSculpting or SmartLipo can quickly and safely sculpt your torso, delivering a streamlined physique you’ll be excited to show off at the beach, by the pool, or in the bedroom. Your plastic surgeon can help you choose the best procedure for your goals, body type, and lifestyle.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a modern, innovative solution for slimming the body non-surgically and non-invasively. Using controlled-cooling (cryolipolysis), the device freezes away unsightly stubborn fat deposits while preserving the healthy surrounding cells. CoolSculpting is FDA-approved to contour the stomach, lower back, waist, hips, buttocks, upper arms, bra rolls, flanks, thighs, and double chin.
CoolSculpting is appropriate for almost anyone troubled by bulges and bumps that compromise their figure and leave them feeling self-conscious. The treatment has no downtime and is well suited to those at or close to their ideal weight, but who have found that no matter how much they work out at the gym, they still don’t like how their bodies look.
What is SmartLipo?
During liposuction, the surgeon creates a small incision at the target zone, inserting a small thin tube called a cannula to vacuum out stubborn fat and contour the area. SmartLipo is a version of this procedure that utilizes laser technology to liquefy the fat before removal. In this way, bruising is significantly minimized, as is downtime. SmartLipo has the added advantage of tightening the skin during the treatment, and it can be used in combination with surgical procedures such as a tummy tuck or body lift.
Fat removal with SmartLipo can typically be performed in one office visit, providing immediate results with no lengthy recovery period required and no anesthesia. A compression garment is used for a few days to help minimize swelling and keep your new, improved contours intact.
Which procedure is right for me?
Both CoolSculpting and SmartLipo are excellent ways to contour the body and achieve the physique you desire without invasive surgery. While SmartLipo usually only requires one visit to the office, patients may need to undergo multiple CoolSculpting sessions to see their ideal results. With SmartLipo, you will see changes evident within about a week after your treatment, whereas with CoolSculpting, it may take about four weeks to see your improvements.
Choosing the best option for you is best considered with your plastic surgeon’s help during a private consultation. At this point, you will be able to ask questions and undergo a physical evaluation of your trouble spots. Whichever procedure you choose, you can look forward to a slimmer, more attractive figure and heightened confidence in how you look!