Many people struggle with stubborn fat deposits that don't seem to budge despite their best efforts to exercise and eat a healthy diet. For these individuals, surgical or nonsurgical fat reduction procedures may be a more effective solution to achieve their aesthetic goals. Two of the most popular options are liposuction and coolsculpting.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes excess subcutaneous fat from specific areas of the body, such as the abdomen, thighs, hips, and arms. During the procedure, a small incision is made in the treatment area, and a thin tube, called a cannula, is inserted to suction out the fat. Liposuction is a highly effective procedure that can permanently remove fat cells and improve body contours.
However, liposuction is a surgical procedure, which means it comes with inherent risks and potential complications, such as bleeding, infection, and uneven contours. Recovery time is also required, with patients typically needing to take a few days off work and avoid strenuous exercise for several weeks.
For those who are hesitant to undergo surgery, nonsurgical options like coolsculpting may be a better choice. Coolsculpting is a noninvasive procedure that freezes and kills fat cells, which are then naturally eliminated by the body over time. The procedure typically takes 35-60 minutes per treatment area, and there is no downtime required. Patients can return to their normal activities immediately after the procedure.
Coolsculpting is a safe and effective procedure, but it may not be as effective as liposuction for removing large amounts of fat or for reshaping specific areas. Additionally, multiple treatment sessions may be required to achieve optimal results.
Dr Gavin Kang, a plastic surgeon at Covette Clinic, is an expert in both liposuction and coolsculpting procedures. During a consultation, he can assess a patient's concerns and recommend the best treatment options based on their individual needs and goals. Dr Kang is known for his personalized approach to patient care and his ability to achieve natural-looking results that enhance a patient's natural beauty.
If you are interested in learning more about liposuction, coolsculpting, or other fat reduction procedures, contact Covette Clinic to schedule a consultation with Dr Gavin Kang.