Everyone knows that maintaining a healthy diet while getting the proper amount of exercise is the best combination for healthy weight loss. Unfortunately, there are some areas of the body that seem to fail to respond to this approach, no matter how well we eat or how much we exercise. Stubborn pockets of fat in the abdomen, arms, legs, and other areas can be incredibly frustrating and discouraging. That’s why fat reduction procedures, like liposuction, are in such high demand. For many years, liposuction was the undisputed king of fat reduction procedures, but with new techniques like fat freezing available, have things changed?
The main difference between liposuction and fat freezing treatments like CoolSculpting® is how the procedure is performed, which is often the biggest motivator when selecting a fat reduction treatment. Liposuction is a surgical treatment that vacuums fat out of the body using small, discreetly placed incisions. With modern liposuction techniques, the treatment is safe, quickly performed and incredibly effective. On the other hand, fat freezing treatments use special devices that are placed onto the desired treatment area. These devices then emit cooling energy to gradually freeze and destroy fat cells. Although fat freezing procedures are non-surgical and non-invasive, the results you achieve and the speed at which you achieve them can vary significantly from liposuction.
Both fat freezing and liposuction offer long-term results since the treated fat cells are permanently removed from the body. However, fat freezing treatments are somewhat limited due to the devices used. These devices are shaped to treat only a select number of areas, which means that not all areas of the body can be addressed with treatment. Plus, it takes multiple treatment sessions to achieve the maximum results, which take a few months to develop. Liposuction is performed by hand by a highly trained surgeon, which means that patients can use liposuction to address any area of the body they desire. Liposuction also only requires a single treatment to achieve results, and because it is not limited by the slow cooling methods of fat freezing, more fat can be removed during a single treatment to reveal instant results.
The Bottom Line
Although fat freezing procedures offer non-invasive fat reduction solutions, liposuction remains a more versatile treatment that offers quicker results, fewer treatments, and the ability to remove larger amounts of fat. To learn more about the differences between these treatments or determine if they are right for you, contact The Body Sculpting Center today. We welcome patients from Scottsdale, Phoenix and the surrounding areas of Arizona.