CoolSculpting or Liposuction?
Fat Reduction for Men – Men interested in fat reduction treatment are often ideal candidates for CoolSculpting. When performed by a CoolSculpting Provider, this novel fat-freezing treatment can produce permanent fat reduction in specified areas. Surgical downtime, recovery, bruising, anesthesia, incisions or the need to take time off work is negligible. Additionally, physical activities such as working out, cross-fit training, running or cycling can generally be resumed within 24 hours.
However, some men specifically seek a more dramatic result in multiples areas during a single procedure. If a candidate for fat reduction can schedule themselves off work for approximately five days and can avoid strenuous exercise for two to three weeks, then liposuctionmay be more appropriate than CoolSculpting. Liposuction is a surgical procedure that uses a blunt-ended wand and a vacuum to permanently remove excess fat through tiny incisions hidden in natural creases. The fat cells will never return. Should future weight gain occur, the fat tends to be distributed evenly throughout the body. This distribution occures rather than coming back in new areas (a common misconception about liposuction).
In contrast to CoolSculpting, liposuction creates dramatic results for many areas in just one surgery. Liposuction requires general anesthesia and a trip to the operating room. Postoperative bruising and swelling varies from patient to patient. Downtime from regular physical activity is at least two to three weeks after surgical fat removal. Required for several days, postoperative pain medication helps ease the healing. As well, compression garments are worn for three to six weeks after liposuction. Facilitating skin shrinkage and molding to the new body shape, Compression garments help so much.
Fat Reduction for Men
A formal evaluation by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon is required to determine whether CoolSculpting or liposuction is most appropriate for the patient’s needs and what will be most effective in the long run. At our office, we are fortunate to have ALL the options available to our patients: non-surgical fat reduction procedures such as CoolSculpting, and surgical procedures such as liposuction and body contouring. Dr. DeLange will recommend the procedure that can best meet a patient’s individual goals while fitting their unique schedule, lifestyle and realistic available downtime.
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If you have any questions about CoolSculpting or liposuction, or if you wish to find out which treatment may be more beneficial for you, please contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. DeLange.