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*Liposuction vs. CoolSculpting®

Liposuction in Charleston, SCWe’re all looking for the same thing, but we all take different approaches. Some of us try low-carb diets while others try eliminating meat and dairy. Some of us focus only on cardio while others swear by strength training. In the end, some of us turn to cosmetic surgery to get our desired look. Between the reliability of liposuction and the buzz around CoolSculpting®, it’s hard to know which procedure you should turn to. Let’s go over the basics of each to help you make a more informed decision.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that involves small incisions to be made for fat to be removed from the treated area using a hollow tube, called a cannula, attached to a gentle vacuum-powered system. This procedure has gained popularity for its high-profile clientele, including Kim Kardashian and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Because the pockets of stubborn fat are physically removed from the body, the results of liposuction have the potential to be permanent. Just keep in mind, liposuction works best if you’re within 30lbs of your ultimate weight goal.

What are the Benefits of Liposuction?

There is a multitude of benefits to getting liposuction done at Port City Plastic Surgery, including:

  • Dramatic results after just one treatment.
  • Visible results immediately after treatment.
  • Can treat any area of the body that has excess fat including the chin, upper arms, and back.
  • With regular exercise and a balanced diet, results have the potential to last a lifetime.

What is CoolSculpting®?

CoolSculpting® is a relatively new body sculpting procedure that freezes fat cells. This non-invasive treatment targets the fat cells in your treated area and uses a process called cryolipolysis to freeze fat cells underneath the skin. Once frozen, the fat cells are naturally eliminated from the body. CoolSculpting® has recently gained a lot of popularity because it is a non-invasive and painless treatment that gets rid of excess body fat. While it does have many benefits, CoolSculpting® does require a series of sessions over several weeks to produce desired results.

What are the Benefits of CoolSculpting®?

There are many benefits to getting CoolSculpting® done at Port City Plastic Surgery, including:

  • The non-invasive procedure does not require the use of incisions, anesthesia or needles.
  • No downtime or recovery is needed after each treatment.
  • Treatments sessions can be completed in under an hour.
  • With proper diet and regular exercise, results have the potential to last a lifetime.

Is Liposuction or CoolSculpting® Better for Me?

When weighing out the pros and cons of liposuction vs. CoolSculpting®, the ultimate decision should be made based on your personal preferences. Both treatments are equally effective for giving you the silhouette you’ve been dreaming of, but if you’re looking for something that’s non-invasive, CoolSculpting® may be your best bet. If you don’t mind an invasive surgery and are looking for results right off the bat, liposuction should be your go-to.

Still not sure which procedure is right for you? Contact us today to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Widenhouse. He’ll sit down with you, assess your body’s needs, listen to your desired results, and develop a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.



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