Liposuction and Freezing - What's the Difference?
Liposuction and freezing of fat is done with one purpose - to get rid of excess fat forever. For humans, the amount of fatty cells is strengthened at puberty and remains constant throughout life. With weight gain, the goblet gets bigger; diet and slimming programs help to reduce the size of fatty cells, but not their number.
Getting rid of excess fat with liposuction or cold therapy is especially popular in those areas of the body where it has not been possible with diets and exercise - back areas, sides, etc.
Liposuction and Cryolipolysis: Comparison of Procedures
Both procedures get rid of subcutaneous fat cells. The main difference is that liposuction is a surgical and invasive procedure, whereas freezing of fat (cryolipolysis) is neither an invasive nor a surgical procedure. The procedures do not exclude each other, but getting rid of excess fat with cold therapy helps where liposuction has failed, or the results have not been satisfactory. Similarly, freezing fat helps to smooth out the roughness of other fatty cells.
Liposuction, or liposuction, is a very aggressive intervention. For the procedure, it is necessary to perform local infiltration anesthesia with a large amount of lidocaine or full anesthesia. In the skin, incisions are made in diameter to inject small, specially designed needle tubes through which a special fat-soluble liquid is injected into the intended area. Suction and regurgitation are controlled by a surgeon.
Such a sudden loss of fatty tissue in the treated area can make the skin loose and, if excess fat is removed, cause various types of complications, including shock due to excessive fluid and blood loss. As a result of the aggressive procedure, irreversible damage to the nerve endings is often observed. Similarly, blood vessels may be damaged during liposuction; if the lumps enter the blood stream (fetal embolism) or the peritoneum is broken, a fatal outcome (death) is possible.
In a clinics, cryolipolysis procedures use CoolSculpting technology; this equipment is no. 1 world-wide fat-cooling equipment, as evidenced by statistics: 5000+ CoolSculpting machines in 75 countries around the world, with more than 60 clinical safety studies conducted.
CoolSculpting is a cryolipolysis procedure that uses a proprietary technology-controlled problem zone cooling that effectively and without surgical intervention destroys the colonies by freezing (crystallizing) them with precisely adjusted temperatures. During the procedure, the adjacent tissues, blood vessels or nerves are not affected, and it is suitable for various problem areas - thighs, arms, stomach, sides, back, even double chin.
The fat-freezing procedure is considered to be health-conscious, as the body gradually exits the body and processes the split fat and dead cells through the natural metabolic process. During one session, the amount of fatty cells is reduced by up to 25%. The first results are noticeable already in 2-3 weeks, but the final results after 2-3 months.
Recovery period after liposuction
The recovery period depends to a large extent on the problem area being treated, both in the case of liposuction and degreasing. The most significant differences are seen in the length and severity of this recovery phase. The invasive liposuction procedure should be repeated in 2/3 cases. Bandages, corrective and compressive corsets should be worn many weeks after the procedure.
Results of fat-freezing procedures
As with any aesthetic procedure, these procedures can achieve the highest results with a healthy lifestyle and diet.
Getting rid of excess fat by freezing it with CoolSculpting has the biggest advantage of simultaneous body sculpting, which not only makes it slimmer, but also provides beautiful and smooth shapes.
Unlike the elimination of excess fat by dieting or exercising, fat with cold therapy is destroyed in specific areas. For each kilogram of weight lost with diets, women lose 50 g of fat from their breasts, while slimming also reduces breast size. In cases where overweight affects heart failure or pain in joints, people are increasingly beginning to choose cold therapy procedures over other invasive procedures.
At the moment, the CoolSculpting cryolipolysis facility has now reached over 4 million. procedures with the expected results for every 8 out of 10 patients.
Prices of liposuction and fat-freezing procedures
Liposuction prices and cryolipolysis prices do not differ much - getting rid of fat with cold therapy is not much more expensive, but it should be emphasized that it is not a surgical manipulation, it does not require anesthesia or clinical follow-up.
In both cases, the exact price can be obtained after consultation, during which the required number of procedures and processing areas are clarified.