We all have those stubborn pockets of fat that won’t seem to budge no matter how much we diet or exercise. Up until recently, liposuction was the method of choice to eliminate unwanted fat; however, now thanks to advancement in medicine and technology, there are several non-surgical options to select from as well including CoolSculpting®. So, with various fat removal options, how do you know which one is right for you? Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Emily Pollard will work with you and help you decide which treatment is right for you and your aesthetic goals. Here’s a breakdown on what both liposuction and fat freezing have to offer.
Liposuction – Fat Removal for Large Areas
Over the years, liposuction has proven to be a safe and effective procedure for fat removal. It is able to eliminate unwanted fat to give you a beautifully contoured figure. It is performed by inserting a small cannula into the treatment area so fat can be removed from the body. Following treatment, there is a recovery period needed where compression garments may be advised to help aid in healing and shape your newly contoured figure. Liposuction is a great treatment modality to pair with other cosmetic procedures to achieve optimum results. Unlike other fat removal techniques, liposuction is capable and is ideal for treating larger areas to achieve dramatic results.
Fat Freezing (CoolSculpting®) – Fat Removal Perfect for Touch-ups
Not everyone needs major fat removal. Some of us simply have those stubborn spots around our waist or thighs that need a little smoothing out. This is where fat freezing with CoolSculpting® is ideal. It is non-surgical and only requires an in-office treatment. Using cryolipolysis technology, CoolScuplting® freezes the unwanted fat cells, and the body naturally eliminates them over time. It is completely painless with most patients only feeling a slight tugging or pulling as the applicator is placed on the skin. Once the cooling component is turned on patients may then feel a tingling sensation. Treatments are quick and require no downtime, allowing you to get back to work or your daily life immediately.
No matter what your fat removal needs are, Pollard Plastic Surgery can help. We’ll help you devise a treatment plan and select between liposuction or CoolSculpting® to achieve the results you desire. Both treatments provide excellent contoured results while keeping you safe and comfortable. If you have localized fatty deposits that you want to banish, contact Pollard Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation.