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CoolSculpting vs. Liposuction

CoolSculpting vs. Liposuction | Non-Surgical | Beverly Hills Med SpaOver the last several years body contouring fat reduction procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, have significantly grown in popularity in the US. Among fat reduction med spa procedures, CoolSculpting has acquired a place of prominence, while among plastic surgery procedures, liposuction ranks as the number two procedure in the country after breast implants.
CoolSculpting is ideally suited for many patients who want to get rid of stubborn fat pockets without having to undergo liposuction surgery. Motykie medical spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie, provides CoolSculpting and other innovative non-surgical body contouring solutions to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.
 

Candidacy

Selection of an appropriate candidate for liposuction surgery is more rigorous. The patient should be in fabulous general health and not suffering from any such health concerns that can interfere with surgery or delay recovery. The candidate should have stable body weight and should be prepared to quit smoking for several weeks and strictly follow the surgeon’s instructions.
CoolSculpting medspa procedure will have much easier candidacy requirements compared to liposuction. Almost any adult who is bothered by the appearance of unwanted fat tissue in certain areas such as the thighs, abdomen, hips, arms, neck, chin and calves, but wants to avoid surgery, can benefit from liposuction. Even teens may receive this procedure in exceptional circumstances.
 

Procedure

Liposuction will be perform using general or local anesthesia, depending on the amount of fat to be removed, the number of treatment areas involved, and the type of liposuction technique used. The surgeon may use innovative laser, ultrasound or RF assisted liposuction surgery to make the procedure less invasive.
However, the procedure will in any case involve incisions and physical manipulation of the fat tissue, and its suctioning out with a cannula. Blood and bodily fluids will be replenished during the procedure using IV, incisions will be closed using sutures.
Unlike liposuction, CoolSculpting is a completely non-invasive procedure that can be performed at a medical spa without involving any incisions or anesthesia. A unique cooling process will be used to freeze off the targeted fat cells to their death. As the fat cells gradually disintegrate, they will be removed with the natural metabolic process of the body, revealing slimmer contours.
CoolSculpting devices are now available in multiple forms to provide deeper cooling, greater area coverage, and having the ability to reach difficult-to-access areas such as below the chin. Unlike liposuction, CoolSculpting will involve multiple treatment sessions of about 30 minutes each. Motykie medical spa receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for CoolSculpting.
 

Recovery

In case of liposuction surgery, the patient should be prepared for a downtime of about one week. They will have to take time off from work in order to have plenty of rest at home and allow the healing to occur safely. Drain tubes and sutures will be removed around the end of first week, and pain medications and antibiotics will be prescribed in the first few days.
CoolSculpting will avoid the need for all these post-operative challenges. It involves almost no downtime, and the patient can return to their normal routine the same day.
 
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