Comparison of Liposuction & Coolsculpting Results
Non-Invasive Fat Reduction
Summer of 2014, American pop singer Meghan Trainor dropped the summer hit of the year – “All about that bass”, celebrating the beauty of plus size women and singing about how boys like “a little more booty to hold on tight”, the celebration of plus size women has been non-stop in mainstream music in recent years, either. These songs even convinced more and more plus size women to forget fat reduction procedures such as Coolsculpting and just be who they are.
But the truth is, while the “bass” is getting hit songs written about, there is absolutely no acknowledgment whatsoever made to one of the most common feature that comes with plus size anything – the love handle.
And that is brutal.
How is the love handle not having any song written about it yet? I thought the society are moving forward with the plus size beauty? As a matter of fact, you could be skinny to the bones and still have a little bit of love handle. Are we not making it a thing yet?
And I kind of get that, I am completely okay with love handle not being a fashion accessory, because who am I kidding, I can’t think of anything love handle is good for other than the misleadingly lovely name.
Fortunately, in 2015, technology has the answer for almost everything, almost. Or at least for things like the love handle – and it’s called fat reduction treatments. The wonderful thing about fat reduction treatment is, as you might have guessed from the name, it pretty much works on everywhere with fat, upper arm, upper thighs, waist (or as my mother would say, the non-existence of waist)… you name it. If there’s fat, then there’s fat that can be reduced.
There are plentiful options for fat reduction, and today we are looking at two in specific – Liposuction and Coolsculpting.
First introduced in France in the 1920’s, Liposuction has been around for almost a century. What’s more impressive is perhaps the fact that even after all these time, liposuction is still one of the most popular procedures, and according to recent statistics from the American society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the most popular cosmetic procedure in America!
Make no mistake though, liposuction is a surgical procedure, this means that all the potential risks that come with all surgical procedures also apply, in addition, there are also days of “down time” – time that you have to spend lying in bed for the fastest recovery possible, even after the downtime, there might still be weeks of activity restrictions.
Of course, even with all those downsides, Liposuction is still one of the most popular solutions for a reason, it is an aggressive, and a complete fat reduction with immediate results. You can basically think of it like having a bubble tea, a straw is used to suck out all those bubbles and tea….I mean fat. Which as much as I love bubble teas, I have to admit they are basically the same thing.
This is the new kid on the block – or at least in comparison to Liposuction. It was approved by FDA in 2010. Instead of sucking the fat out of your body, it freezes your fat. Yes, freeze your fat, that sounds… futuristic, right? Also, what does freezing fats have to do with fat reduction? Evidently, the freezing of fat cells reduced fatty bulges by 20 to 25%. And that’s actually not a bad number for a non-invasive procedure.
Oh, did I forget to mention? This treatment is completely non-invasive, non-surgical. This means little to no downtime and no risks that are typically associated with surgical procedures. An applicator is used to deliver focused cooling to fat cells in the targeted area.
However, like most things non-surgical, the results can take up to a few weeks to finally be noticeable, although the improvement will continue to take place up to three to six months.
As mentioned above, liposuction is more aggressive of a procedure and therefore provides a more significant amount of fat reduction, and often achieve a near-complete fat reduction in the targeted area with immediate results.
The result, on the other hand, has its limits (20% – 25% of fat bulges removal), and as the nature of a non-surgical procedure, it takes a lot more time to see the results. However, the little to none downtime makes it ideal for people that have no time to spare for recovery and make the procedure appealing to busy professionals.
As usual, consult with your doctors and professional treatment provider and seek their opinions and advice based on your specific body type and medical background, remember, you can never ask too many questions when it comes to your health![sgmb id=1]