Even with the best diet and exercise program, most people have a stubborn area of fat that will not go away, or simply wish their body contours were different. Coolsculpting is an ideal way to improve your shape without many of the pitfalls of invasive procedures.
Unlike other forms of body sculpting, such as liposuction, Coolsculpting has no recovery time. During the procedure, you may receive a numbing cream to reduce the discomfort of the treated area. After the procedure, patients typically have little to no discomfort and can go about their day. Mild effects, such as tenderness or some swelling can be alleviated with retail pain medications and go away quickly. The lack of recovery time is ideal for patients who have medical conditions or take certain medications and may be at risk for adverse reactions to general anesthesia associated with liposuction. Even when traditional liposuction is performed under local anesthesia, it takes time for the numbing to wear off. Depending on the area being treated, you may not be able to drive or walk after liposuction because of the feeling of numbness.
More Natural Appearance
Since Coolsculpting causes little swelling of the treated area and the results happen over time, it is more discreet than liposuction. With Coolsculpting, you should notice a difference in the treated area over several weeks or months, depending on the size of the treatment area and how many treatments you need. When you have liposuction, you will likely need to wear compression garments for a while to reduce swelling and not be at full capacity for a while. After treatment, it can be difficult to mask swelling. Once the swelling goes away, you may feel uncomfortable with an obviously smaller waist or thighs when you return to work or your daily activities. Although it is a matter of personal preference, many people prefer a gradual, subtle change in their body, especially if it was achieved with the help of a procedure.
Possibly More Affordable
Generally, Coolsculpting is more affordable than liposuction, which can make it easier to manage the costs since these procedures are rarely covered by insurance. If you are working with a limited budget to improve your appearance, you can save up the money to invest in one treatment and wait a while to see how you like the results before trying subsequent treatments. Like many other cosmetic procedures, you may be able to find a doctor who accepts financing. Depending on your credit, you can have one or more treatments done and pay them off over a year or two, making the procedure even more feasible.
If you are thinking about liposuction, you should give Coolsculpting a try first. With no recovery time, it is an ideal way to achieve the shape you want without taking time from your busy life. Contact local coolsculpting treatment services for more information and assistance.