A combination of regular physical activity and a certain type of diet may work for some people when it comes to maintaining their ideal body weight and shape. However, it’s not the same story for everyone. Massive weight loss, pregnancy, and aging are common factors that significantly alter one’s body shape and size. Fortunately, there’s a wide range of body contouring options that are available today for men and women who want to regain their aesthetically pleasing physique.
At the Nowak Aesthetics, both CoolSculpting and SmartLipo are two popular body contouring procedures for patients who are looking into slimming down, toning and tightening exercise-resistant areas. Both liposuction techniques have been proven to provide excellent outcomes but they actually work differently when it comes their target areas.
If you’ve been thinking about having liposuction for a while now but is still quite confused between CoolSculpting and SmartLipo, the following key variables should be carefully considered:
- Amount of Excess Fat – This is one of the major factors to consider when deciding which liposuction technique will suit you well. CoolSculpting works best for smaller pockets of fat while SmartLipo is effective for larger or significant amounts of bulges.
- Length of Recovery Period – If you wish to have the shortest recovery period possible after a body contouring procedure, CoolSculpting should be your first option. It is non-invasive and does not involve any downtime at all. In fact, majority of CoolSculpting patients choose to have the procedure during their lunch breaks and they get to return back to work in the afternoon. On the other hand, SmartLipo is minimally invasive and may require the patient to have at least 3 to 4 days off from work or school post-procedure.
- Number of Treatments Required – SmartLipo is your best bet if you immediately want to see noticeable results with a single treatment. Continuous improvements can be noticed between 3 to 6 months. Meanwhile, CoolSculpting requires a sequence of treatments spaced out between weeks to obtain optimum outcomes.
- Costs – Procedure costs vary as each patient may require a different number of treatments to achieve optimal results.
Which is best for you?
Although doing your homework by finding information online and asking friends and relatives about their personal experience with each procedure is advantageous, an initial consultation here at our practice should also be in order! During the consultation, a personalized body contouring treatment plan will be created depending on your aesthetic goals, preferences, and body type.
Call us at (619) 420-1840 or fill out our contact form today to schedule your private consultation. We’d love to hear from you!