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What’s the Difference Between Liposuction and CoolSculpting?

Liposuction and CoolSculpting are Body Contouring procedures designed to eliminate unwanted fat. However, there’s a big difference in the way these procedures are performed — and there’s an even bigger difference in the results you can achieve.

Liposuction

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes unwanted fat from your body. This procedure is designed to sculpt, define, and re-shape specific areas of your body with precision. Liposuction is a very popular Body Contouring procedure for men and women because a significant amount of fat can be removed in one treatment and custom tailored results can be achieved.

How is Liposuction Performed?

Tiny incisions are made on inconspicuous or “hidden” areas of your contour, then a small thin cannula is used to suction and remove your unwanted fat. Common targeted areas for Liposuction include the abdomen, love handles, thighs, hips, back, and buttocks. Liposuction surgery is performed under either local anesthetic with sedation or general anesthetic in 1-3 hours depending on the areas treated.

Why is Liposuction a Popular Procedure?

The great thing about Liposuction is that your fat will be surgically removed from your body and dramatic results can be achieved.

Everyone’s Talking About LipoSculpting, what is that?

Dr. Avi Islur is a Board Certified Cosmetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon who specializes in advanced Body Contouring and Body Sculpting procedures. One of the most popular Body Sculpting procedures he performs at his cosmetic practice is LipoSculpting (also called Hi-Def Lipo). LipoSculpting is a highly advanced, precision liposuction technique designed to take your Body Contouring results even further than traditional Liposuction can. With LipoSculpting, Dr. Avi Islur can meticulously sculpt your muscle definition for a more chiseled appearance.

What is Recovery Like After Liposuction and LipoSculpting?

With Liposuction and LipoSculpting (Hi-Def Lipo), you may experience some swelling immediately after your surgery. It can take anywhere from 1 to 3 months to see your final results. Optimal results occur when a healthy lifestyle is maintained and weight is maintained.

You can visit our Liposuction page to learn more about your options.

CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure that freezes and kills fat cells. Your body will naturally process and eliminate the dead cells, reducing the amount of fat in the targeted areas.

How is CoolSculpting Performed?

During your treatment, a gel pad and applicator will be applied to the targeted area. The CoolSculpting applicator is a hand held device that delivers controlled cooling to the targeted fat. During your procedure you can relax, check your email, or even take a nap.

Why is CoolSculpting a Popular Procedure?

There is minimal downtime, one treatment can result in a 20-25% reduction in fat layer thickness.

Treatments can take as little as 35 minutes.

Common areas for CoolSculpting include the abdomen, thighs, back, and upper arms.

What is Recovery Like After CoolSculpting?

Further reduction may require multiple sessions. Results are generally seen 2 to 3 months after treatment. Optimal results occur with a healthy diet and regular exercise to maintain your weight after treatment.

You can visit our CoolSculpting page to learn more about your options.

Which Procedure Offers The Most Dramatic Results?

As always, it’s important to note that CoolSculpting does not replace Liposuction. If you’re looking for dramatic results, a large amount of fat removal, and precise body sculpting results, CoolSculpting is not for you.

Seeing The Right Specialist is the #1 The Determining Factor on The Results You’re Going To Achieve

Dr. Avi Islur is a Board Certified Cosmetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon who offers both services so we get a lot of questions about Liposuction and CoolSculpting for Body Contouring.

It’s important to understand that some Cosmetic Clinics, or MediSpas only have the ability to offer CoolSculpting as a service because they are not trained or accredited to perform Liposuction. Unfortunately, this means that CoolSculpting is often recommended to the wrong candidates.

To get the results you expect (without wasting your time and hard earned money on the wrong treatment) it’s in your best interest to have a proper consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who offers Liposuction and CoolSculpting as a service. This way you’ll get a full understanding of each treatment and which is the best fit to achieve your desired aesthetic results.

Your Body Contouring Options

You can learn more about your Body Contouring options on our Liposuction page, our Body Contouring After Weight Loss page, and our Tummy Tuck page.

To determine which Body Contouring procedure is the best fit for your unique needs, you can reserve a consultation with Dr. Avi Islur.

How Long Is The Wait For Surgery?

If you have a preferred surgery date, do not wait until it’s too late! Dr. Avi Islur is one of the busiest and most sought after plastic surgeons across Canada, he runs a very active cosmetic practice. Patients typically book well in advance for consultations and surgery dates.

If you have an ideal surgery date in mind, we suggest you call one of our Patient Coordinators at (204) 813-0305 to reserve your consultation today.

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