Both CoolSculpting and Smartlipo will reduce fatty pockets, but the outcomes are totally different. Smart Liposuction not only reduces fat but also creates a more curvaceous body contour.
CoolSculpting can only reduce fat in specific areas and is not a sculpting technique. CoolSculpting simply shrinks fat cells in treated areas by an average of 20 percent compared to the elimination of greater than 50% of fat that SmartLipo can do.
CoolSculpting does not have the ability to tighten skin as SmartLipo does, so it is not a solution for those who also have loose skin. CoolSculpting will not deliver the dramatic contouring results that can be provided by Smartlipo.
There is also significantly more risk to CoolSculpting as the freezing of tissue is not limited to the fat but also frequently includes the blood vessels, thus increasing the risk of infection and limiting healing.
Lastly, with CoolSculpting, no fat is actually being removed, so over time, the result disappears, whereas the fat is suctioned out with SmartLipo, leaving a permanent change.
How it works:
Smart liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that removes excess fat deposits from under the skin, slimming and reshaping specific areas of the body.
CoolSculpting is for fat reduction using a non-invasive cooling technique called Cryolipolysis to freeze localized fat.
Who makes a good candidate:
Someone in good health with disproportionate contours due to fat deposits that won’t respond to diet and exercise.
Someone close to their ideal body weight who has small areas of stubborn fat pockets such as belly bulges, love handles or back fat that won’t budge with diet and exercise.
Dramatically improves body contour and shape. Creating a greater than 50% improvement in an area
Non-invasive procedure with a limit of 20- 25% of fat treated in an area
There are possible risks involved but any risks are much less than traditional liposuction as there is no general anesthesia.
You may not get the outcome you are looking for, and could need another treatment or an alternative treatment.
A compression garment is usually worn following the procedure to control swelling. Less than 24 hours of fluid leakage post procedure.
Some pain and swelling reported, and some bruising is expected. The treated area may be numb or sensitive to touch directly after procedure.
Dramatic improvement in body shape and contour. The results from will last as long as you continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle as the fat is permanently removed.
Results proven to be long lasting.
CoolSculpting freezes 20% of the fat cells in the treated areas. Multiple treatments in same areas are necessary to obtain liposuction like results
Results not proven to be long lasting.
What it won’t do:
Smartlipo is not a treatment for obesity, nor will it take place of proper diet and exercise.
CoolSculpting will not tighten skin or improve body contour, it simply freezes fat cells!
Last but certainly not least, it may seem that CoolSculpting is less expensive. However, SmartLipo only needs to be done once, compared to the multiple treatments of CoolSculpting, so in the end, the cost savings are with SmartLipo.
It is always best to be an educated consumer. Do your research and be sure your outcome is realistic and what you are seeking!