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A New You for the New Year

As I get older, I’m constantly searching for ways to maintain a youthful appearance. I faithfully apply moisturizer to my face two times each day. I also regularly utilize a portable microdermabrasion system. However, despite my efforts, I’m starting to notice some undesirable fine lines around my mouth and under my eyes. Therefore, I may need to step up my plan. I know my available options are plentiful. For example, I could choose to inject collagen into my lips, get Botox injections, or undergo a chemical peel. On this blog, you will learn about the advantages of undergoing various cosmetic procedures.


A New You for the New Year

4 Reasons Coolsculpting Is A Better Choice Than Liposuction

Adam Newman

Do you have pockets of fat around your hips, thighs, buttocks, or under your chin? If you're tired of looking at these pockets of fat, and diet and exercise have done nothing to get rid of them, you might be considering liposuction. However, there is a newer fat reduction technique that experts are increasingly recommending. It's called Coolsculpting. Here are a few reasons why, for many patients, Coolsculpting is a superior choice to liposuction for fat reduction.

1. It does not require anesthesia.

Liposuction involves the doctor sticking a tube, called a cannula, along with a suction device beneath your skin. As you can imagine, this is not something you want to be awake for! So, general anesthesia is typically used. There are risks associated with general anesthesia. Some people have reactions that cause nausea and vomiting after surgery. In much rarer cases, people do not wake up. With Coolsculpting, however, you do not need to have any anesthesia, so the process is much safer. 

2. There are no incisions.

To administer Coolsculpting, your doctor will apply a special, cool-inducing device over the surface of your skin. This device will cool down your fat cells selectively, without freezing the muscle or skin cells. It may feel cold and tingly, but it won't be painful. And unlike with liposuction, there are no incisions. That means there's no risk of infection, poor healing, or scars with Coolsculpting. 

3. You can go right back to work.

Liposuction is a surgical procedure, and as such, you will need to take some time off to recover afterwards. This can make liposuction tough to schedule. Coolsculpting, however, is so pain-free that you can go right back to work as soon as your procedure is over. You might have some slight redness and swelling in the area that was treated, but nothing that can't be managed with a little ibuprofen.

4. You're less likely to have sagging skin.

With liposuction, all of the fat to be removed is removed at once, which can leave the skin in the area a bit saggy. With Coolsculpting, your body slowly releases the frozen and dead fat cells in the weeks following the procedure. This gives your skin time to slowly shrink down as the fat is reduced, leading to more natural results.

Talk to your doctor to learn more about Coolsculpting and why it's a safer choice for fat reduction.