Non-invasive fat reduction treatments are continuing to grow, with a 6 percent growth in the class of procedures from 2015 to 2016.
As more and more innovative treatments come out, prospective patients find themselves asking whether they should go with one of these new procedures or go with traditional Liposuction.
A Slight Difference in Goals Between the Two Procedures
Both of these procedures are fat reduction treatments, but depending on your body shape and overall goals, they actually have quite different targets.
If you want to make a more dramatic change and a global reduction of fat, go for Liposuction. As much as non-invasive treatments have improved, Liposuction will still give you more dramatic results.
Moreover, non-invasive treatments like CoolSculpting are meant to be more targeted–when a consumer wants to reduce fat in a problem area, such as love handles.
Hence, it stands to reason that thinner patients will generally opt for the less invasive procedure, while patients who are a bit more overweight would go for Liposuction.
A Difference in Recovery Times
And, no matter what, Liposuction is a surgical procedure that will have a longer downtime. Those who have more strenuous work schedules and can’t take time off might opt for a non-invasive procedure like CoolSculpting, which has relatively no downtime.
On the other hand, non-invasive treatments can take months to show, and multiple treatments.
If, perhaps, you’re trying to slim down in preparation for an upcoming event like a wedding, depending on the timescale liposuction may be better suited to your goals.
Overall, it depends on what exactly you want and what you and your physician decide is best for you and your body.
Interested in either of these procedures or perhaps another cosmetic treatment to help achieve your goals? Call Washingtonian Plastic Surgery today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Navin Singh.