Liposuction or Non-Surgical Lipo? Determining which procedure is best?

Liposuction has traditionally been the method of choice to get rid of pockets of localized fat, and trim unwanted pounds. But now there are several non-invasive body contouring treatments that can zap the fat and contour the body. However, you may be wondering if you should choose liposuction or non-surgical lipo, and which procedure is best.

Why choose non-surgical lipo
If the idea of hitting the gym to get rid of those stubborn pounds isn’t really appealing, you may prefer to go the route of non-surgical lipo. These body contouring devices use cold, laser energy, and radiofrequency energy to sculpt and tone the body.

CoolSculpting is a body contouring solution that targets fat in troublesome areas like the flanks, abdomen, and thighs. It works by selectively targeting and freezing fat cells. When the cells crystallize they eventually die, and are then naturally eliminated by the body.

The results with CoolSculpting last a long time, because the cells that are treated are gone for good. However, if clients fail to maintain a healthy lifestyle, the remaining fat cells will grow and fill out other areas.

Traditional Lipo vs Cool Sculpting
With CoolSculpting there is no discomfort or downtime. However, recovery time after traditional lipo can take several weeks.

Since it is a more invasive procedure, the results with traditional lipo can be seen sooner. Clients can expect to see improvements with CoolSculpting about 3 weeks after treatment, but improvements will continue to be seen for up to 3 months.

Contact Accent Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Tupelo, MS, to find out more about liposuction and non-surgical lipo. Call 662-377-6290 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mark Craig (click here). During consultation, Dr. Craig will determine which treatment is most suitable to achieve your desired aesthetic outcome.

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