Should I Have Liposuction or CoolSculpting®?
If you have a goal to remove resistant fat cells so you can appreciate the results of your healthy lifestyle, both liposuction and CoolSculpting® can help. CoolSculpting® targets smaller, more focused areas, while liposuction allows the surgeon to remove larger areas of fat during one procedure.
Liposuction will require a few days of recovery before you feel good enough to resume normal activities. CoolSculpting®, on the other hand, has no recovery time. Liposuction will provide more dramatic results but require more recovery. Both treatments last indefinitely since the removed fat will not come back. However, if you do not maintain your healthy lifestyle, your results could change.
What is Recovery Like From Liposuction?
Most people need to take a week to ten days off from work to recover from liposuction. People can resume most normal activities after two to three weeks. You will have a compression garment fitted after surgery and will wear this for several weeks to control bruising and swelling.
What Results Will I See From Liposuction?
The treated area will look slimmer and more sculpted as the swelling subsides. These fat cells do not grow back, so as long as you maintain your lifestyle you can continue to enjoy your results for many years. You may need up to six months to enjoy the complete results of your procedure.