Maintaining a healthy diet and regular exercise can go a long way in helping you achieve a healthy weight. But everyone is susceptible to stubborn fat deposits that can distract you from the otherwise beautiful results you have achieved. Luckily, plenty of solutions are available for treating stubborn fat and helping you achieve the body you’ve always wanted. Two popular contouring treatments include CoolSculpting® and liposuction. This blog can help you decide which treatment is the right option for you.
What Is CoolSculpting and How Does It Work?
Coolsculpting is a non-surgical treatment option for stubborn fat deposits. It works by cooling the fat cells beneath the skin, effectively freezing them. This causes the cells to die, causing the body to dispose of them naturally through the lymphatic system.
Since this process causes the body to get rid of the fat cells naturally instead of removing them manually, the final results can usually be seen around four months following treatment.
How Does Liposuction Differ?
Liposuction is a procedure that involves inserting a tube (cannula) into the targeted areas and manually suctioning out the fat deposits. It can be used on various areas of the body, including the stomach, thighs, hips, buttocks, and so on.
Liposuction differs from CoolSculpting because it’s an invasive procedure. The targeted fat is removed from the body by the surgeon. However, the results can be seen quicker than with CoolSculpting, typically around one to three months after. This will vary depending on healing and recovery.
Deciding What’s Right for You
CoolSculpting and liposuction are safe and effective methods commonly used for removing stubborn areas of fat. They can also be used on multiple areas of the body, making them flexible treatment options. When deciding the right option for you, consider a few of the following questions:
- Do you prefer a non-invasive treatment?
- Are you okay with a procedure? If so, can you take time away from work and other activities to recover?
- How soon do you want to see the results?
- How much downtime following treatment are you okay with?
Schedule a Consultation
If you’re unsure whether liposuction or CoolSculpting in Salt Lake City, UT, is right for you, speak with a professional like Dr. Saltz. As a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience behind him, he can discuss your goals and your health and help you decide which treatment is right for you. Schedule a consultation at their Salt Lake City location by calling (801) 274-9500 or their Park City location at (435) 655-6612.