Freezing fat nonsurgically with CoolSculpt is one of the most sought after fat-reduction procedures. Coolsculpting, also known as cryolipolysis, is used to treat fat prone areas that most people have difficulty with, such as the waist, stomach, thighs, buttocks and more. So does CoolSculpt really work to get rid of fat?
First, it may be best to understand how the FDA-approved coolsculpting treatment works…The fatty area being treated with CoolSculpt must have a sufficient amount of fat to apply the procedure, which suctions the area and then lowers the temperature of the fat cells via a cooling plate. The fat cells would then be damaged by method of relative deep-freezing. While the coolsculpting session may take 35 minutes per area, the fat reduction will not be immediate. Over time, the fat is supposed to disintegrate and be eliminated by process of the body. Coolsculpting results may take a few months to be noticeable after treatment, and individual results may vary.
How does CoolSculpt compare to liposuction?
While CoolSculpt uses a noninvasive technology to treat stubborn fat, liposuction is a surgical procedure. While both procedures are used for patients who want to get rid of fat, Liposuction does exactly that. By method of removing the fat from the area of the body, liposuction surgery can be performed in less than 2 hours. Liposuction results are immediate. Patients who undergo liposuction heal in about 2 weeks.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Buglino performs liposuction with local anesthesia and light IV sedation. During a complimentary liposuction consultation at his state-of-the-art New York operating theater, conveniently located in Woodbury, Dr. Buglino evaluates each patients aesthetic goals and image concerns in order to determine if he or she is a candidate for liposuction . “For patients who seek an effective fat elimination procedure with long-lasting results, I recommend liposuction.” Using local anesthesia with IV sedation for liposuction and procedures helps to create an optimal liposuction experience. Additionally, patients can go home the same day as liposuction surgery.
If you have questions regarding coolsculpting or liposuction, contact us or call 1 (516) 864-0700.