by Bharat Kothakota, MD MPH
Liposuction has remained a popular procedure to eliminate stubborn fat and achieve a slimmer figure. So, when diet and exercise have failed to relieve you of your stubborn fat areas, a surgical procedure like liposuction may have been the first thing to come to mind. But before you set your mind on liposuction, you might want to consider a noninvasive treatment like CoolSculpting!
Both liposuction and CoolSculpting are safe, FDA-approved treatment options for stubborn fat removal. CoolSculpting can be used in many of the same areas that liposuction can. You can use CoolSculpting to reduce stubborn fat in the upper arms, abdomen and flank, bra area, back, buttocks, thighs, and under the chin. Like liposuction, the stubborn fat eliminated through CoolSculpting is gone for good to give permanent results. Because weight gain in other areas can distort results, both procedures require you to maintain a healthy lifestyle in order to keep your slim figure.
The most appealing aspect of CoolSculpting is that it’s completely nonsurgical and noninvasive. Unlike liposuction that uses tiny incisions to remove fat, CoolSculpting only requires an applicator and cooling technology. This makes for a comfortable process during which you can relax or even take a nap if you’d like. After treatment, you can return to everyday activities, meaning no time off work, no exercise restrictions, and no pain or scarring! The idea of no recovery time makes CoolSculpting a convenient treatment option for many individuals.
Liposuction can give dramatic results and improve severe stubborn fat, however, if your stubborn fat is mild to moderate, you might consider CoolSculpting instead. If you’re not ready for a surgical procedure for your stubborn fat removal, CoolSculpting can offer a less invasive option for body recontouring. A consultation with one of our physicians at Self Care LA can help you decide if CoolSculpting is right for you. Contact our office today to learn more or to make an appointment!