Fat Removal in Orange County
Fat removal is one of the most commonly sought after services in cosmetic surgery. There are a multitude of fat removal procedures. Of these, liposuction and CoolSculpting ® are the most popular. Both liposuction and CoolSculpting ® permanently remove fat from targeted areas of the body.
Benefits of Liposuction for Fat Removal
Liposuction offers the benefit of precise body sculpting at the hands of a board certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Siamak AghainOrange County. Dr. Agha is also able to use liposuction not only for fat removal, but also for correcting asymmetry and creating evenness. In essence, liposuction for fat removal provides highly customized, precise results when conducted by an experienced plastic surgeon. Results are both immediate and long term. Another advantage of liposuction is the volume of fat that can be removed. With large volume liposuction, up to 5 liters of fat can be removed safely from a patient in one day. Furthermore, liposuction can be used on multiple areas while the patient is under general anesthesia.
Benefits of CoolSculpting ® for Fat Removal
CoolSculpting ® for fat removal is a short treatment of only one hour per target area. There is no surgery involved and the patient experiences fat removal without pain, scars or recovery time. CoolSculpting ® fat removal provides an effective means of fat reduction in a short session and at a lower cost than most other cosmetic procedures. Treatment cost of CoolSculpting ® fat removal averages about $750 and removes about 30 to 35 percent of the treated area’s fat.
Drawbacks of Fat Removal Using Liposuction
Liposuction is a surgical fat removal procedure. This means that the patient must undergo anesthesia, has scars after fat removal and must endure a recovery period. That recovery from fat removal involves several days away from work and regular activities. The patient cannot workout or undergo strenuous activity for several weeks.
Drawbacks of Fat Removal Using CoolSculpting ®
Fat removal using CoolSculpting ® is not as precise as liposuction. Furthermore, CoolSculpting ® fat removal is only performed on specific sites on the body, such as hips, thighs, arms, back and abdomen. Only on these areas, specialized CoolSculpting ® site specific applicators can effectively be applied on and fat freezing can take place. Another drawback to CoolSculpting ® is the fact that fat reduction results are not seen for about two to three months.
Choosing the Right Fat Removal Procedure for You
Fat removal methods are most effectively chosen when working with a board certified plastic surgeon. At our practice, Dr. Siamak Agha will help you determine whether liposuction or CoolSculpting ® is best suited for your fat removal needs and expectations.
During your complimentary consultation at our office, ourCoolSculpting ® technician will provide you with a clear picture regarding CoolSculpting ® versus liposuction, what each can do for your body, and any drawbacks of each form of fat removal. In doing so, you will be directed to the fat removal procedure that best suits your desired results and your lifestyle.
Both CoolSculpting ® and liposuction provide wonderful fat removal results. Each has their own benefits and drawbacks, just as any procedure does. The correct course of action is to choose the fat removal method which suits your goals, needs, budget and lifestyle. Knowing that results are permanent from both of these methods, fat removal will be provided with positive, lasting results, regardless of which treatment method is chosen.