At Bella Cosmetic Surgery, in the National Harbor area of Maryland, we offer many body contouring options to sculpt your physique. For those who are looking to get rid of stubborn areas of fat we recommend either liposuction or CoolSculpting®. While both of these procedures can help you eliminate fatty deposits, there are some key differences between the two that may help you decide which treatment is best to achieve your desired results.
Our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Chiaramonte has extensive experience with both of these procedures and can help you decide which is best for you during your initial consultation. It’s important to know that neither of these procedures are weight loss treatments, rather they can help you trim away areas of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise. As with any cosmetic procedure, it’s recommended that you be at or near your ideal weight before treatment.
Key differences between liposuction and CoolSculpting® include:
- CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive procedure while liposuction is a surgical procedure in which anesthesia is used
- Liposuction is preferred for larger areas of fat while CoolSculpting® is better for smaller treatment areas
- CoolSculpting® results can take up to two months before they are noticed while liposuction’s results are immediate
- Liposuction requires some downtime for recovery but you may return to daily activities immediately after CoolSculpting® treatment
As you can see, while the end results are nearly the same, there are some fundamental differences between these two procedures. Setting up a consultation with Dr. Chiaramonte will help you decide which procedure is best for your body goals. At Bella Cosmetic Surgery we work to help you look and feel your best.
If you want to learn more about either of these treatments, contact us today at 301-567-6767 to schedule a complimentary consultation. We happily provide services to those who live in the National Harbor, Maryland area, as well as the Northern Virginia and Washington DC areas.