Thanks to procedures like CoolSculpting, Zerona, and i-Lipo, the reign of painful surgery with weeks of downtime has come to an end! Without denying traditional liposuction’s efficiency and the fact the for most of us lipo is still the golden standard, the simple idea of fat melting without surgery seems like a dream come true for most women and men. Keep in mind that no non-invasive lipo procedure is like the other and what may work for your friends won’t necessarily will work in your case as well.
If you want to get rid of unaesthetic fat pockets, but dread the idea of going under the knife, then one procedure to try is CoolSculpting. The fat freezing technique has been on everyone’s lips lately and for all the good reasons. Not only is CoolSculpting painless and ensures long-lasting results, but the procedure doesn’t come with the downtime and side effects associated with other body contouring options. In the following article, we will discuss the main differences between CoolSculpting and the other circumferential reduction solutions currently in vogue.
CoolSculpting vs i-Lipo
i-Lipo is one of the newest non-invasive treatments capable of removing excess fat and shape the body. To be more precise, laser beams are directed underneath your skin to melt fat cells, which will be later on metabolized by the organism. Because it involves laser technology, i-Lipo will typically require local anesthesia, and the recovery time will usually last longer.
In addition, i-lipo is a bit time consuming. The treatment protocol requires 2 sessions per week for an entire month. Coolsculpting requires one session per area to receive a 25% reduction. With two session you will get a 50% reduction, 3 sessions 75% reduction.. You get the picture!
CoolSculpting vs Liposonix
Liposonix utilizes ultrasound energy to destroy fat cells in a given area. And like Coolsculpting only requires 1 session.
Unfortunately, Liposonix comes with a major setback, namely that it’s extremely painful. Unlike CoolSculpting which is at best described as a firm pull and mild pressure, the pain associated with Liposonix has even been described as being kicked by a horse. It is necessary to mention that the discomfort is quite unbearable post-procedure as well and surgeons are forced to prescribe painkillers to help their patients cope with the pain.
CoolSculpting vs. Zerona
Zerona is another laser-based body contouring option. While patients and surgeons agree Zerona is a viable option for patients who aren’t ready for surgery, the truth is that the procedure doesn’t live up to its name.
Even though it does melt fat tissue, you can never be certain where those 3.5 inches will come from. On the other hand, CoolSculpting is a circumferential reduction procedure that allows physicians to target the problematic areas reliably and selectively with a consistent 25% fat reduction per session.
Want to find out what Coolsculpting can do for you? Schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Gerstman today. www.drgerstman.com