Summer is Almost Here, Should You Try CoolSculpting before Liposuction?
For many years, men and women interested in losing more than a little circumference in any area of the body have turned to liposuction. The surgical removal of excess fat is still widespread, and it’s a procedure we routinely perform for our Seattle and Renton patients. However, as technology has advanced, we also have ways to eliminate fat without surgery. Here, we want to discuss the value of CoolSculpting as well as liposuction to help you determine which approach you may prefer for a gorgeous summer body.
What CoolSculpting and Liposuction Have in Common
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that the FDA has approved for the removal of stubborn fat. Coolsculpting has been approved for the same purpose but does not involve surgery. Many of the same areas that we treat with liposuction tend to respond well to CoolSculpting. Typical areas of treatment include the abdomen and flanks, under the chin, bra area, back, buttocks, thighs, and back of the arms. Whether you choose liposuction or CoolSculpting to improve your contours, you can expect the results from your treatment to last indefinitely (as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle).
Why CoolSculpting may be Beneficial Right Before Summer
We are in the prime time of year when patients start asking about whether liposuction or CoolSculpting would give them the results they want by summer. Two of the primary considerations that need to be made include how much fat needs to be removed and how much time can be allotted for recovery. Because CoolSculpting does not involve surgery, there is minimal chance of bruising and swelling after treatment. After liposuction, swelling continually diminishes over about three months. After CoolSculpting, there is no need to take time off work or other activities. Liposuction patients may need up to a week off work, and more time away from the gym and other exercise.
CoolSculpting may be a treatment that you can continue right up to the edge of summer, and even through the summer months if you’d like. It is possible to repeat procedures as needed to achieve your desired outcome of better body contours.
It’s not too late to consider either CoolSculpting or liposuction. Call 206-859-5777 to schedule an appointment in our Seattle or Renton office to discover which procedure is right for you.