When it comes to feeling frustrated with your appearance even after reaching your ideal target weight, the choice comes down to one of two options: liposuction or CoolSculpting®. Both treatments can directly target common problem spots like the love handles, and both are extremely popular and have proven track records. But how can you know which one is right for you?
What’s Your Schedule Like?
Probably the first think to look at when debating between CoolSculpting® or liposuction is how much time and money you have to invest in your appearance goals. Not everyone can find a way to schedule in the oftentimes significant downtime that’s required after liposuction. Compare that to CoolSculpting®, which is considered a quick outpatient procedure, and the choice might rapidly become clear.
What Are Your Ideal Results?
CoolSculpting® is certainly effective and has helped many people achieve their ideal look. However, that doesn’t mean the non-surgical body contouring treatment is right for everyone. Liposuction can address a larger target area as well as remove a larger volume of fat, but comes with the trade-off of more downtime and a longer recovery period.
Check with Your Plastic Surgeon
The easiest way to decide whether you should opt for liposuction or CoolSculpting® is to schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon who offers both procedures at their practice. Your plastic surgeon can give you a complete physical evaluation to determine your candidacy before recommending one option over the other.