Are you considering a fat reduction procedure to help you eliminate the unwanted fat on your body? If so, you have likely come across a variety of options including CoolSculpting and 3D Lipo. Both procedures can provide you with results, yet their methods are entirely different. It can be difficult to know which procedure is right for your body. In this article, we will help you break down the differences between these procedures to help you choose the best one for you.
Always remember that it is best to speak with a professional when considering a fat reduction procedure. Consider reaching out to a member of our Body Clinic to book a consultation and better understand your needs.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical fat reduction procedure. As its name would suggest, it uses cold to reduce or remove fat cells. CoolSculpting freezes fat cells in a desired target area in order to reduce or remove fat. Freezing fat cells allows the cells to be destroyed, not simply shrunken over time. CoolSculpting will only be effective in the area being targeted.
Common areas of treatment for CoolSculpting include the chin, back, and arms. These areas are often challenging to target with exercise and diet alone. CoolSculpting is ideal to help eliminate fat in these areas.
What is 3D Lipo?
3D Lipo is another form of non-surgical fat reduction. Similar to CoolSculpting, 3D Lipo uses a cold laser to shrink fat tissue beneath the skin. 3D Lipo is intended to target stubborn fat layers deep within the body. Unlike traditional liposuction, 3D Lipo is non-invasive and will not require extensive recovery time.
3D Lipo is commonly used to target larger areas of the body such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, and arms. Though larger areas of the body are common target areas, 3D Lipo can also be used on stubborn areas such as the chin, knee, and calves.
What Are the Side Effects?
Both CoolSulpting and 3D Lipo are non-surgical and non-invasive procedures. You can expect little to no recovery time with either procedure. Both procedures utilize cold in order to achieve results. For this reason, people with sensitive skin sometimes feel discomfort.
You should not expect long-lasting side effects with either procedure. Soreness, swelling, redness and bruising may be expected but all should be temporary and improve within a few days. Always ask your service provider about potential side effects before your procedure.
Which One is Better?
Choosing between CoolSculpting and 3D Lipo will depend on your individual desired results as well as your current body composition. Generally, fat reduction procedures are ideal for those who are at a healthy weight and are close to their desired weight range. Both options can provide great results, but each person’s results will vary.
In order to choose the right procedure for your body, it is always best to consult with a professional. They will be able to guide you in finding the right procedure to help you achieve your desired result.