CoolSculpting and Smart Lipo are non-surgical procedures to reduce excess fat deposits in specific areas of the body. However, both procedures are fundamentally different. The goal in CoolSculpting is to freeze the fat up to a point where the targeted fat cells disintegrate and eventually get released from the body in a natural manner. Smart Lipo or Slim Lipo, on the other hand, is a laser based procedure that involves heating of the affected area to reduce unwanted fats.
Preference for CoolSculpting
The aim in both techniques is to help the patient lose fat without invasive surgery. However, in case of CoolSculpting, many patients prefer the procedure because it does not involve heating up of the fats, which makes it very safe and free from side effects. The downtime involved in case of CoolSculpting is practically nothing. The patient can undergo the procedure in less than hour, and simply go back to work after the treatment session.
Dr. Gary Motykie provides CoolSculpting procedure for patients who are keen to reduce unwanted fat pockets in areas such as the waist, hips, thighs, back, and other parts without surgery. Patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding areas have an opportunity to receive this state of the art treatment at Dr. Motykie’s practice. While the comparison between CoolSculpting and Smart Lipo may not be a fair one because of the two different treatment approaches involved, but several experts believe that CoolSculpting is a superior option.
Smart Lipo, unlike CoolSculpting’s freeze the fat technique, is based on laser targeting. The technique helps the patient lose fat by focusing intense laser heat on the targeted area. But the challenge in this treatment may be that surrounding healthy tissue may be impacted, which could induce undesirable side effects. This is where CoolSculpting technique scores better because it does not pose any risk to the neighboring healthy tissue.
The unwanted fat cells that are targeted in the CoolSculpting process usually do not re-appear in the same area. The fat cells are disintegrated at a controlled temperature, which induces apopotisis or programmed cell death. In that sense, the procedure provides a permanent solution. Patient satisfaction rates seem to be significantly higher in case of CoolSculpting for a variety of reasons.
However, the final choice of the procedure ultimately depends on the patient. Some patients will prefer a more invasive solution such as plastic surgery. Some others may be keen to avoid anesthesia, recovery time and the typical risks associated with a surgery. Dr. Motykie will carefully discuss various treatment options with his patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and other areas at the time of initial consultation.
Smart Lipo is considered to be a minimally invasive procedure by many experts, while CoolSculpting is a completely non-invasive procedure. Patients who are looking for completely risk-free fat reduction treatment with no discomfort or pain, and no downtime involved, may be more suited for CoolSculpting. The best decision for each patient may be taken in consultation with the surgeon, while taking into account the patient’s aesthetic needs.
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