Smartlipo vs. CoolSculpting for Belly Fat and Love Handles?
Are you Ready to Reduce Unwanted Body Fat and Love Handles:
If you are like many other people and are fed up carrying around extra weight and using more energy with every step you take, fortunately, there are several procedures to choose from that will eliminate belly fat and love handles. Until recently, even with a healthy diet and exercise regimen, the only way to get rid of fat was with a surgical procedure known as liposuction. Liposuction is an invasive procedure that requires some form of anesthesia and downtime. The good news is, liposuction is no longer the only option to remove those excess fat cells.
There are two new ways to eliminate fat, SmartLipo and CoolSculpting, but which procedure is the best for your needs?
Both Smartlipo and Coolsculpting are effective in reducing that stubborn fat that will not respond to a healthy diet and exercise. Smartlipo is a laser-assisted liposuction. Smartlipo is a surgical procedure done to remove excess fat. The procedure is done with laser energy that is delivered below the skin surface through a small fiber optic cable. The laser energy causes the fatty tissue to liquefy and it is then vacuumed out with a liposuction cannula. The incision is smaller than with previous liposuction techniques and the healing time is slightly less than with traditional liposuction. However, there are risks, such as burning the skin with the laser energy.
CoolSculpting is a new procedure that destroys fat cells without invasive surgery. Unlike Smartlipo that uses the heat of a laser to get rid of fat, you can freeze the fat and let your body naturally get rid of the fat cells. The CoolSculpting process of getting rid of fat is quick and painless. So, how can you freeze the fat away? During your consultation at Laser Clinique, P. Alexander Ataii M.D. will perform a global assessment of the areas that he can treat. The treatment is performed while you comfortably sitting in a reclined position and a cooling chamber is applied to the areas where you have unwanted fat. A gentle suction is used to draw the fat into the cooling chamber, which typically lasts less than an hour. The cooling chamber draws the heat out of the fat, forming microscopic ice crystals on the fat cells. Once the cooling is released the ice crystals disappear and your body naturally gets rid of the waste. There are a number of benefits when you have Coolsculpting including:
- In one session, it is common to lose as much as 25-30% of treated fat
- Safe and effective, non-invasive procedure
- No downtime
The Coolsculpting procedure is beneficial for love handles, back fat, bra strap fat, upper arms, upper and lower abdomen, inner thighs, lower buttock and male breasts. In addition to the benefits such as no scalpels needed, the procedure does not damage the skin, there are significantly fewer risks than with a surgical procedure and the procedure only takes about one hour per area treated.