Liposuction Alternatives: What are the Pros & Cons?

Do you have problem areas on your figure, and would like to get a sleeker look without undergoing liposuction? Thanks to advanced technology, there are now a range of liposuction alternatives available that allow you to redesign your body without having to face a surgical knife.  But what are the pros and cons of using these options?

Liposuction and its alternatives are not formulated for the purpose of weight loss, they are designed to sculpt and shape the body, by eliminating pockets of stubborn fat. These procedures are especially beneficial for trouble spots such as the flanks, abdomen, and back.

Coolsculpting is a popular liposuction alternative that is performed at Wisconsin Vein Center and MediSpa, Pewaukee, WI.

What is Coolsculpting?
Coolsculpting is a FDA approved procedure, in which a controlled cooling device fitted with paddles is used to freeze areas of localized fat deposits. Freezing causes the fat to break down, after which it is processed and removed from the body as waste.

Pros
Coolsculpting is a non-invasive procedure, and this makes it the ideal alternative for individuals who are not yet ready for surgery. There is also no risk of side-effects to anesthesia.

There is no downtime. Liposuction has a much longer downtime, but patients who opt for Coolsculpting and similar procedures,can usually resume regular activities immediately after treatment.

Cons
Patients generally experience some pain or cramping after treatment, because of the freezing done to the treated area.

The results of Coolsculpting are not immediate, as the body may take several weeks to eliminate the fat cells.

If you would like to find out more about Coolsculpting and other liposuction alternatives, call Wisconsin Vein Center and MediSpa today at (262) 746-9088, and schedule a consultation.