At one point in time, you had few options for removing fat from your body after weight loss. Nowadays, you have many other options to remove stubborn fat. At Cincinnati Plastic Surgery, we have many different options for you when it comes to removing fat after weight loss. Two of the more common ways of removing fat after weight loss include liposuction and CoolSculpting. Both remove fat from your body in different ways. Below, we’ll go over the main differences between the two procedures and also discuss which is the better procedure.
Liposuction is a common surgical procedure used to eliminate fat from certain areas of the body. To start, Dr. Martin inserts a small cannula into the specified area and removes the fat. Once Dr. Martin removes the fat, you have a slimmer appearance and can usually see results within a few weeks.
One common misconception of liposuction is that it helps you lose weight. Liposuction is not a weight loss technique. Instead, you should turn to liposuction once you’ve reached your goal weight or are close to your goal weight. While you may lose some weight, it won’t be much to make a difference.
On the other hand, CoolSculpting is a non-surgical method of fat removal. Through the use of cooling technology, stubborn fat pockets are destroyed and absorbed into the body. Within a few months, your body naturally disposes of the frozen fat, leaving you with a slimmer body.
Just like liposuction, CoolSculpting is not a weight loss technique. Instead, it’s a way to help remove stubborn fat cells from your body that you can’t get rid of through working out. Again, you want to be at your goal weight or near your goal weight when turning to CoolSculpting.
Which is Better?
The ultimate decision is based on your personal preference. However, Dr. Martin is more likely to recommend liposuction to a patient versus CoolSculpting. This is for many different reasons.
First, let’s say you want to take the fat removed and inject it into a different place. This is called a fat grafting augmentation. Some types of fat grafting augmentations have specific names. For instance, injecting your own fat into the buttocks region results in a Brazilian Butt Lift. The way to get the fat you need to augment certain areas of your body is through liposuction. So, if you wanted to reduce the amount of fat in one area, but increase the amount of fat in another area, you’d get liposuction. However, with CoolSculpting, your body re-absorbs the fat cells and disposes of them. There’s no way to save the fat to use in fat grafting procedures.
You’ll also want to consider costs. The more areas you want done with CoolSculpting, the more expensive it gets.
Losing a large amount of weight is something you should be proud of. When it comes to your fat removal options, choose the surgeon other surgeons go to. Dr. Martin at Cincinnati Plastic Surgery is that surgeon. Whether you want liposuction or CoolSculpting services, Cincinnati Plastic Surgery can help. While both work to eliminate stubborn fat from your body, they have different ways of doing it. Contact us now to schedule your free consultation for liposuction surgery.