CoolSculpting has revolutionised fat reduction offering patients a means to remove their excess fat without the need for cosmetic surgery.
But has it replaced some of the more traditional options? Is the fat freezing technique better than Liposuction for your bulging love handles? Which procedure would best address your double chin?
Is CoolSculpting at Cosmos Clinic Melbourne better than Liposuction?
Our Cosmos Clinics Australia wide (Sydney, Adelaide, Canberra, Gold Coast and Melbourne) offer both CoolSculpting and Vaser Liposuction. Both are highly effective procedures at removing unwanted fat cells from areas of the body but which is right for you?
The answer will largely depend on your problem areas and the extent of excess fat, as well as the results you’d like to see.
Firstly, there are several key differences between the two procedures that should be considered:
- Moderate vs significant fat cell removal
While CoolSculpting is effective at removing excess fat cells, Vaser Liposuction may be more effective at removing a greater amount of fat cells in the one cosmetic procedure. This means the final body sculpting results are typically more significant than the fat freezing treatment.
- Non-surgical vs surgical procedure
The appeal of CoolSculpting for many is that the procedure negates the need to undergo invasive cosmetic surgery. That means no local anaesthetic, no scalpel and minimal pain. There is also no lengthy recovery time and reduced side effects like bruising and swelling.
- Several treatments vs one treatment
As a non-invasive treatment, there are limitations of how much fat can be frozen and destroyed in the one CoolSculpting treatment. Most Cosmos Clinic clients will require two or three treatments to obtain the results they require depending on the goal. With Vaser Liposuction, patients will only need one treatment to remove the unwanted fat cells from several areas of the body.
- No downtime vs some downtime required
Imagine having your unwanted fat destroyed in your lunchbreak and then returning to work or your usual activities soon after. That’s exactly what occurs with a CoolSculpting treatment at our Melbourne clinic. This is a walk-in, walk-out procedure which requires no recovery time or changes to your normal routine. Vaser Liposuction, on the other hand, will require 2-7 days of downtime.
- Fat removal vs body contouring
A limitation of the CoolSculpting procedure is the precise body contouring. CoolSculpting focuses on the removal of fat deposits through controlled cooling delivered by an applicator. Fat cells are targeted, however, with Vaser Liposuction a cosmetic surgeon is carefully sculpting the body while removing excess fat.
Should I get CoolSculpting or Liposuction?
If given the choice, most people would opt for a non-surgical way to get rid of unwanted fat once and for all. If you don’t have to undergo invasive surgery of any nature and still achieve the results you desire, why would you?
Ultimately, it may come down to the final results you desire. From your double chin and flabby arms to your love handles and bulging thighs, CoolSculpting can treat many of the same areas as Liposuction.
Most people will require multiple CoolSculpting sessions to achieve the look they’re after. The final results will be noticeable, however, not as dramatic as can be achieved with Liposuction techniques.