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.
What is CoolSculpting? With CoolSculpting in one session it is possible to reduce the amount of fat in the problem zone by up to 25%. Also, after the procedure there is no need for recovery time - you can return to your daily activities right after the procedure. This cold therapy is especially careful for the body, because the body gradually and naturally gets rid of the destroyed flesh, reaching the results already in 2 months.
Description of the effect of CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting's state-of-the-art technology provides high-precision controlled cooling directly for the destruction of fatty cells (without affecting adjacent tissues, blood vessels, nerves) in various problem areas - abdomen, thighs, sides, arms, chin, etc.
With precisely adjusted temperatures, the reflux treated crystals (crystallized) are crystallized (frozen), resulting in decomposition. Over time, metabolic processes break down fatty tissue, while dead cells are removed from the body.
The number of bile cells in our bodies is constant after puberty; diet and slimming programs reduce the size of fatty cells, but the number is not decreasing. Since the CoolSculpting procedure destroys dead cells forever, it has been clinically proven that the results of the procedure are not only effective but also long-lasting, and lasting for a healthy lifestyle.
Description of the CoolSculpting procedure
The body and desires of each patient are unique. Before performing the procedures, in-depth consultation is carried out, during which the whole body is evaluated (or “360 approach”); in certain cases physiotherapist and / or nutritionist is also involved in the counseling. When the desired end result is identified, a personalized procedure plan is prepared. Unlike many other fat release procedures, the main purpose of which is to reduce fat, the client's body is sculptured (it is given the desired shape).
The one-zone treatment lasts 35 to 60 minutes, while the customer is comfortable sitting or sitting. During the procedure - depending on the treatment area - we offer to watch TV, read a book or listen to music; in short, relax.
Prior to the treatment, a suitable nozzle and a gel pad that conforms to the body shape are attached to the appropriate treatment area. During cold therapy, this nozzle is pressed against the area to be treated, soaking in the vacuum zone tissue. In the first minutes of the procedure, the skin is cool.
All nozzles are equipped with a temperature control system that ensures accurate and controlled fat cooling. This control system is patented and CoolSculpting is the only cold therapy device in the world to use it. In clinical trials, scientists have determined the temperature required for effective and safe therapy, as well as the duration of therapy, to maximum accuracy.
It is important to note that other fat-loss cold therapy devices are manually controlled without providing 100% safe or effective control of the equipment, thus endangering the patient's health or providing unsatisfactory results.
After a cold treatment, the physiotherapist performs a manual, 2-3 minute deep tissue massage on the treated area. It has been shown that immediate massage improves the results of cold therapy up to 67%.
Immediately after the procedure, redness, bruising, itching may occur temporarily, the sensitivity of the treated area is reduced, but these signs will pass over a few days. Shortly after the procedure, customers have experienced pain in the deeper layers of tissue that passes within a few weeks.
How Safe Are CoolSculpting Procedures?
CoolSculpting is a leader in its field, mainly due to its ongoing clinical research, research and technological development. The special temperature control system ensures instantaneous shutdown of the system when uneven or inadequate temperatures are recorded, preventing the risk of frost or scarring. Compared to other cold therapy equipment, the settings of which are self-regulated by the person performing the procedure, CoolSculpting prevents human factor failure.
Each procedure has a specific sequence of activities, and the procedure is carried out only by qualified professionals who have undergone specialized courses under the guidance of cryotherapy experts (under the course of CoolSculpting University).
More than 60 clinical studies have been published on the procedure to justify the effectiveness, safety and long-term results of the procedure. During the lifetime of the plant, there have already been 4 million. procedures with a very high customer satisfaction rate (79% of satisfied customers; in case of unsatisfactory results patients are offered alternative programs to achieve the desired results).
At the moment, there are more than 5000 CoolSculpting machines in 75 countries around the world; 30% of these clinics have 2 or more units and 99% of all clinics are actively using them.