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Winter clothes are helpful when it comes to covering those annoying bulges of unwanted fat that most of us have, but sometimes even big jackets and baggy pants won’t do the trick and winter won’t last forever. When dieting and exercising just aren’t working anymore, we at Transforming Image recommend some more drastic, yet safe and effective measures – CoolSculpting and Laser Liposuction.  

These two methods are both pretty successful and can help you get rid of excess fat in no time, but let’s delve a bit deeper into why “how much is coolsculpting” has become one of the most common weight-loss related Google searches over the past several years.

Coolsculpting vs. Laser liposuction

Although laser liposuction and CoolSculpting both aim to remove excess fat via a painless procedure that causes minimal downtime and are both healthier alternatives to traditional liposuction, CoolSculpting has proven to be a better and much safer solution.

These two methods actually take on very different, even contrasting approaches to eliminating fat: laser liposuction is based on melting the fat, whereas CoolSculpting freezes the unwanted fat away.

The latter uses the latest and a much more sophisticated technique in fat reduction technologies and thus posing fewer health risks in comparison to laser lipo, which is why it is currently ranked number one as far as medical devices for removing fat go.

Some of the most prominent advantages of CoolSculpting include:

  • It utilizes a completely noninvasive technology
  • There is no down time
  • There are fewer health risks
  • It is affordable
  • It is perfect for people who are afraid of surgeries

What is Laser Liposuction?

Laser liposuction utilizes laser energy that travels through the skin add melts fatty tissue. The melted fat is then removed using a suction device and a surgical tool known as a cannula. This procedure also stimulates the production of collagen, which should help with tightening of the skin.

However, minor bleeding or bruising is possible, while the results will only last if you avoid further weight gain in the following months. Should you change your diet accordingly after the laser liposuction, the improvements will be especially visible within a couple of months with the new collagen forming in your skin.

Laser liposuction treatment is best used for the following parts of the body:

  • Abdomen
  • Chest
  • Chin
  • Hips
  • Knees
  • Neck
  • Thighs

Since laser liposuction is not entirely noninvasive, you will need local anesthesia.

What is CoolSculpting?

The freezing fat method of CoolSculpting came to be after two Harvard dermatologists realized that teething toddlers had developed cheek dimples due to sucking on pain-relieving popsicles. The two doctors investigated some more, and further research confirmed that adipose cells, aka fat, can indeed be reduced via selective freezing. In fact, fatty bulges would be reduced by up to 25%, and patients would typically require up to 3 sessions to reach results, while in some cases the bulges would be reduced after only one treatment. This was the birth of CoolSculpting.

How CoolSculpting is done:

  1. The dermatologist marks the precise area that is to be treated with the device.
  2. A transparent gel pad is placed on the area so the skin is protected.
  3. The head of the applicator is put into position and the vacuum is turned on.
  4. The bulge is then sucked into a cup and numbed by the two cooling panels.
  5. The cooling panels freeze the fat tissue but without doing any harm to the skin, nerves, or muscle tissue.
  6. The application cup is then removed, and the frozen mound is massaged, so the fat cells are broken even further.

Compared to laser liposuction, the process of CoolSculpting is safer, provides better results in some cases, it is noninvasive, and requires zero downtime. If you are looking to make a CoolSculpting appointment, we at Transforming Image are available to all our Tampa customers looking to remove unwanted fat quickly and painlessly.