Orange County CoolSculpting ® Blog
CoolSculpting ®: Solving the Problem of Stubborn Fat Without Surgery
Stubborn pockets of fat that are lumpy and bumpy can now be eliminated without the need for surgery! Not for weight loss or overall body fat, but those irksome areas of fat that no amount of diet or exercise seem to remove can now be removed without the need for surgery. Thank you to the makers of CoolSculpting ®, ZELTIQ!
Think of CoolSculpting ® as liposuctions prettier, nicer sister who gets rid of particular areas of fat. Liposuction procedures involve hospitalization, care after treatment, and a longer recovery time than CoolSculpting ®, not to mention the more expensive price tag.
CoolSculpting ® requires absolutely no hospitalization for treatment. The patented CoolSculpting ® system allows plastic surgeons to treat patients in office. This convenience for those living in Los Angeles or Orange County equates to a lower overall price tag for the CoolSculpting ® procedure compared to liposuction.
Liposuction patients are required to have someone transport them home after the procedure is completed and they wake up in aftercare. Someone is also required to stay with them for at least the first night after treatment. With CoolSculpting ®, the patient can come in on his or her lunch hour and have a treatment, then return to work to finish the afternoon or workout at the gym. CoolSculpting ® patients also have no physical restrictions, like limited driving, to worry about.
The average recovery time for liposuction is dependent on the procedural area treated and how much of an area or areas are treated. Normally, many patients can return to work within a week, but may still experience pain and soreness. With CoolSculpting ® many areas can be treated at the same time and there is no downtime.
Liposuctions is considered surgery because anesthesia is used. With CoolSculpting ®, the treatment is completed while the patient relaxes and is fully awake. Liposuction involves incision sites while CoolSculpting ® uses non-invasive paddles to deliver freezing temperatures to particular pockets of fat cells.
Limited bruising and swelling have been reported with CoolSculpting ® patients in Los Angeles and Orange County, but this is so minimal that it does not cause the patient to miss any work or other activities. Liposuction requires that the patient plan ahead of time for about a week off of work and assistance during the first 24 to 48 hours of recovery.
The overall cost of treating several different trouble spots with CoolSculpting ® is considerably less than liposuction. Since the procedure is done in the plastic surgeon’s office and not in a hospital setting, overhead costs are kept to minimum and the savings are passed on to the patient.
The areas of the body that CoolSculpting ® can target are vast. Bra bulge, double chin, love handles, inner thigh, or abdomen are just some of the areas where CoolSculpting ® can be administered. The possibilities are endless.
However, it is important to remember that CoolSculpting ® is no substitution for proper diet and exercise. But, if you are tried of fighting to “loose the bulge” and are ready to “win” with CoolSculpting ®, contact Orange County Plastic Surgery to schedule your free consultation. Our board certified plastic surgeons are ready to answer any questions you may have regarding your CoolSculpting ® procedure.