CoolSculpting seems to be all the buzz these days, but many people dive into the procedure without knowing much about it. What most people don’t know is that CoolSculpting causes a short-term reduction in fat, but the results are usually not permanent. Plus, many complications can arise from CoolSculpting which may even cause you to have more fat than you began with.
If you’re unhappy with your body, tumescent liposuction offers more long-term results, and a less painful procedure. HK dermatology has performed over 13,000 tumescent liposuction procedures to patients living in San Juan Capistrano, California. Here’s why you should consider liposuction over CoolSculpting.
The downsides of CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting may be a popular cosmetic procedure, but complications are more common than you’d think. One of these complications is paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH), the development of firm, localized fat. Patients who experienced PAH had treatment areas that expanded rather than slimmed down. The truth is that PAH is more common than originally thought and the only way to reverse this is with surgery or liposuction. Additionally, CoolSculpting can produce irregularities and “shelving” (line of demarcation a junction of treated vs. non-treated area).
Though it’s marketed as a nonsurgical alternative to liposuction, nonsurgical doesn’t mean pain-free. CoolSculpting is actually fairly painful, and liposuction offers a more comfortable approach. Thanks to the tumescent local anesthetic, most patients feel no pain with liposuction during the procedure itself, but feel a bit sore around the treated areas following the days after.
Many patients who undergo CoolSculpting, experience an intense burning-like sensation and can even develop permanent nerve damage. And you usually need five treatment sessions to get the results you’re looking for.
CoolSculpting isn’t necessarily cheaper than liposuction. Treatments can cost $2,000-$4,000 per session, which adds up. Liposuction is a one-time procedure, which means you save time and it’s easier to plan for the cost. That’s especially true when you consider the possibility that your results from CoolSculpting may not last, so you may need more work later on.
A safer kind of liposuction
Traditional liposuction involves using general anesthesia so there are some risks associated with the procedure. Tumescent liposuction uses a safer form of anesthetic that keeps you comfortable yet awake during the procedure.
Many patients are surprised at how comfortable and quick the process is. Tumescent liposuction is an outpatient procedure, so you’ll get to go home the same day. It also has a quicker recovery time than traditional liposuction.
From the inventor himself
Jeffrey Klein, MD is a renowned dermatologic surgeon and the inventor of tumescent liposuction. He and Norma Kassardjian, MD are the most skilled doctors in this technique and have trained over 900 other surgeons in this method.
No one knows more about this type of liposuction than these two, and not to mention, they’re the most confident and comfortable performing it. If you’re looking for the best care and a safe procedure, tumescent liposuction from Dr. Klein and Dr. Kassardjian is your best bet.
Slim down today
You deserve to love your body — tumescent liposuction can help you get there and stay there. CoolSculpting may be more trouble than it’s worth, especially if you’d like to keep your results in the long term. Save time and money by opting for the more effective, permanent method.
Stop wondering what it’s like and find out if tumescent liposuction is for you. Get your dream body today by calling us at 949-248-1632 or booking online.