There are as many reasons to shed extra pounds as there are people who want to shed weight. Diet and exercise take time and perseverance. Diet and exercise also may not eliminate those last few stubborn pounds. And, there is always the fact that some of us simply don’t have the patience and prefer a quicker method. It used to be that liposuction was the quick fix to get rid of fat fast. Luckily, times have changed. Today, a new generation of fat removal offers a better solution in terms of end results, downtime, ease and cost.
SmartLipo is one of those solutions. It involves surgery, is laser-assisted and may include some downtime. In SmartLipo, the laser energy is penetrated through the skin by a fiber optic cable. This liquefies the fatty tissue, which is then sucked out with a liposuction cannula. The surgery is minor compared to traditional liposuction, and clients heal faster. SmartLipo also involves the use of anesthesia, so it is more invasive than other options like CoolSculpting.
CoolSculpting is a procedure that uses a cooling technology to remove fat cells without having to go through anesthesia, surgery and recovery. The procedure is done with a cooling device that targets and freezes fat cells. The fat cells die and the body removes the fat cells naturally.
Performed on many stomach areas, CoolSculpting is also effective on love handles, back fat, upper arms, bra strap fat, inner thighs, male breasts and lower buttock. The procedure has fewer risks than surgery and takes very little time to treat per affected area. It’s not called “lunchtime lipo” for nothing. Clients arrive, undergo CoolSculpting while reading, checking email, etc. and go on with their days.
When choosing between these two procedures, you should consider the following:
CoolSculpting is used when you want to get rid of smaller bulges, and the client does not have a lot of excess weight. SmartLipo works for patients with larger amounts of weight to shed. This, however, does not mean that either of the two procedures will take care of excess skin left. This can only be solved by a tummy tuck.
CoolSculpting does not require surgery or downtime. You can have the procedure done and return to normal activities immediately, while SmartLipo requires minor surgery and a client may need three to four days to heal before resuming normal activities.
Nature of treatment and cost
CoolSculpting might require a few appointments for maximum results, depending on your desired outcome and body type. SmartLipo, on the other hand, may require only a one time only visit thereby giving you a faster result. The fact that CoolSculpting requires more visits means that the cost is higher than for SmartLipo, but at the same time, it can also be dependent on how many problem areas a patient may want worked on. The best thing is to compare notes for both case scenarios while at the physician’s office. Costs are affected by number of treatments needed, and should also take into account the downtime you might have post-procedure with SmartLipo.
Outcome of the procedures
With CoolSculpting, the results are mostly predictable as the patient is usually close to ideal weight. The physician may be able to show a client with pictures taken before and after the procedure to help you get an idea of what to expect. This is however not possible with SmartLipo as a physician cannot be sure of the outcome due to surgery and also the risk of complication with anesthesia.
We’re here to answer all your questions about CoolSculpting pros and cons
Millions of people have achieved lovely results with CoolSculpting, making it one of the country’s and Fremont Laser & Skin Care’s most popular procedure. Our staff is here to answer all your questions about freezing fat away and will discuss your goals and treatment options during your 360-degree body assessment.
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