CoolSculpting and Liposuction may both contour and shape your body, but they are not the same. Liposuction involves suctioning away fatty deposits and is a surgical procedure. CoolSculpting, on the other hand, permanently freezes the targeted fat cells as a nonsurgical method of reducing fat.
The Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery and Modern Body Contouring & Laser Center, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provides CoolSculpting and liposuction body contouring procedures to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and surrounding communities.
Liposuction – An Overview
Liposuction plastic surgery can be used for removing fat from various areas of the body that are unresponsive to diet and exercise. The procedure can be used for treating:
- Chest and upper arms
- Face and neck
- Back and stomach
- Thighs, hips, and buttocks
It can also be used for complementing other cosmetic surgery procedures, such as tummy tuck and mommy makeover.
An experienced plastic surgeon can perform liposuction using a series of tiny incisions at the treatment site. This will allow for removing unwanted body fat. Several liposuction options are available for meeting a wide range of needs. This includes Awake liposuction and tumescent liposuction.
Recovery & Results of Liposuction
Liposuction offers dramatic results. However, the results may not be completely visible till 1 – 3 months of the procedure. Resting is vital to reduce post-operative swelling. Your surgeon will ask you to not perform any intense activity for at least 4 – 6 weeks following the procedure. You should adhere to the surgeon’s instructions and recovery guidelines for making a quick and safe recovery.
CoolSculpting may be a better alternative if you cannot take time away from your busy and active lifestyle.
CoolSculpting – An Overview
CoolSculpting doesn’t involve any anesthesia or incisions unlike liposuction. The treatment involves cryolipolysis, a scientifically proven method, for freezing away certain types of fat cells. This is an FDA approved procedure which can be used on:
- Upper arms and back
- Flanks and abdomen
- Inner and outer thigh
- Under the chin
- Below the buttocks
You can attain quicker results by using multiple applicators to treat 2 – 3 areas at the same time. Patients require several sessions for achieving their ideal cosmetic goals. Your surgeon will help you create a treatment plan that is suitable to your needs.
Recovery & Results of CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting session can be completed in just 35 minutes. You can immediately resume work and normal activities following the appointment. Side effects include redness and mild swelling in the treated area.
You should be able to see results in just 3 weeks following the final CoolSculpting session. The results will continue improving for up to 2 months as the body flushes out fat cells. Minor reductions may be seen for up to 6 months.
Reducing Fat and Not Weight
You need to understand that neither CoolSculpting nor liposuction is for weight loss. These are fat reducing methods. You won’t see a reduced number on the weighing scale following either procedure. Correlating with this, you will enjoy a more toned and firmer body.
Cosmetic surgeons at the VIPS and MBody, Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and nearby areas for liposuction as well as CoolSculpting body contouring treatments.
Contact Washington DC area Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sundin for More Information
For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery and M Body Contouring and Laser Centerplease visit:
Serving Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Fairfax, Loudoun County, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Fredricksburg, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Maryland Richmond, VA and surrounding communities.