Sometimes no matter how many veggies you eat instead of junk food or how committed you are to a great workout regimen, there are a few isolated fat deposits that just refuse to go away. For many years, men and women have turned to liposuction as a solution, but there are four reasons why opens in a new windowCoolSculpting® may be the better choice.
Any time the skin is broken, a scar can develop—and this is true even after controlled wounds such as surgical incisions. Although liposuction doesn’t need large incisions like a more complex surgery does, there are still incisions, and incisions can leave noticeable scars. While ideally they’ll heal up to nearly invisible, there’s no guarantee that will be the case. CoolSculpting® is entirely external, so scarring isn’t a concern.
General anesthesia, while it has made many great medical advances possible, remains the number one risk of any surgery, even liposuction. Since CoolSculpting® is totally pain-free, there’s no need even for local anesthesia, let alone full anesthesia. You can drive yourself to your appointment, and drive yourself home.
Surgery can feel like an intimidating prospect, and for good reason. Questions of risk factors, infections and scarring all need to be weighed against the potential results. CoolSculpting® is a nonsurgical procedure, so you can be in and out as fast as your lunch break.
After liposuction, you have to take it easy for days and the bruising and swelling could last for weeks. Since CoolSculpting® is far less invasive than lipo, you can resume your normal routine right away, including your normal exercise schedule.
Even one of these points is a bonus, but taken all together they make a compelling argument in favor of CoolSculpting® over lipo.