For men and women looking to trim away stubborn fat, CoolSculpting® and liposuction are two of the most popular and effective solutions. While one obvious difference between these two body contouring treatments is that CoolSculpting is non-invasive and liposuction is a surgical procedure, there are other nuances that make each treatment unique.
CoolSculpting vs. liposuction results can sometimes be affected by the area that you would like to treat. Generally speaking, liposuction tends to yield excellent results for areas like the abdomen, love handles and outer thighs. However, you may want to consider CoolSculpting if you are interested in treating these three trouble spots.
Armpit (Axillary) Area
Two areas can usually be treated at the same time, cutting your appointment time in half when treating both sides of your body.
Small pockets of fat between your underarm and breast area are common cosmetic concerns for women in particular and can be difficult to target through exercise alone. Because this is a smaller, hard-to-reach area, CoolSculpting tends to be the optimal solution.
This area can be more challenging to treat using liposuction than CoolSculpting. Additionally, loose skin may be a concern when removing fat from the inner thighs, making a less aggressive body contouring treatment like CoolSculpting ideal.
However, you may see better results with liposuction when treating your outer thighs.
Isolated areas of fat on the back are often a challenge to get rid of through diet and exercise alone. This area typically responds very well to nonsurgical CoolSculpting.
For more information about the difference between CoolSculpting and liposuction or to schedule a consultation, please contact us online or call our Sacramento office at 916-983-9895.