Liposuction vs CoolSculpting

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Liposuction is a surgical procedure that reduces stubborn fat in a single treatment, while CoolSculpting is a non-surgical fat reduction treatment that may take 2 or more sessions for full results. Each is effective and has its own unique benefits, depending on your personal needs.

If you are interested in reducing pockets of stubborn fat but aren’t sure if liposuction or CoolSculpting is better for you, call 440-871-9832 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Diwan at our Cleveland office.

Benefits of Liposuction

Liposuction is more efficient than CoolSculpting, and can remove larger amounts of fat at once. The contouring results that you desire can be achieved in a single procedure.

The main benefits of liposuction over CoolSculpting are:

  • Remove a larger amount of fat
  • Single treatment achieves contour improvement
  • Results are visible more quickly

However, you should keep in mind that liposuction is a surgical procedure that requires some recovery time. You need to wear a compression garment after the procedure, take three days off for sedentary work, and swelling and bruising diminish over a few weeks.

If you don’t mind the recovery time and want faster, more dramatic results, then liposuction is likely to be the best option for you.

Benefits of CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical treatment that reduces fat through a process called cryolipolysis. Essentially, it freezes your fat cells so they die off and are eliminated naturally by your body. The main benefits of CoolSculpting over liposuction are:

  • No incisions or anesthesia
  • No recovery time needed
  • No compression garment needed after treatment
  • Effective even for minor areas of fat
  • Comfortable, easy treatment

Most patients require two or more sessions for each area being treated.

CoolSculpting may be the best choice for you if:

  • You have minor amounts of stubborn fat
  • You want to avoid recovery time
  • You’re okay with results appearing gradually over the course of a couple of months

Candidates for Liposuction and CoolSculpting

Since liposuction is a surgical procedure, it has stricter guidelines for who is a candidate. You may be a good liposuction candidate if:

  • You are in good general health
  • You don’t smoke
  • You’re are at or near a healthy, stable weight
  • You don’t have heart problems and are not on medications such as blood thinners that may cause complications of surgery

CoolSculpting, on the other hand, has fewer restrictions and can be performed on smokers and people with chronic medical conditions.  However, be sure to discuss any medical issues you have with Dr. Diwan during your consultation.

Schedule Your Body Contouring Consultation Today

If you are interested in body contouring and want to find out if liposuction or CoolSculpting would be the better option for you, please call the Laser & Skin Surgery Center today at 440-871-9832 today to schedule your consultation.

We serve patients in Westlake and surrounding areas of greater Cleveland, OH.

When Can I Work Out After Liposuction?

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Liposuction is a minimally invasive plastic surgery procedure with a relatively short healing period. Most patients can return to work after just a few days, and you can resume light exercise after just one week. You can gradually increase the extent and difficulty of your workout over the next month, taking care to push yourself only as far as you feel comfortable.
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What Does A Mini Facelift Address?

Woman smiling and facing the camera in a sleeveless top after a mini faceliftSigns of aging are most visible on the face.  Especially along the jawline, skin can begin to sag as early as your 40s, depending on genetics and other factors. For many people, a mini-facelift, a simpler  version of the full face-neck lift,  is very effective for restoring a natural-looking, youthful appearance.  As an experienced cosmetic  dermatologist and aesthetic surgeon, I look forward to helping you decide if a mini facelift is right for your goals. Continue reading What Does A Mini Facelift Address?

Mini-Facelift or Dermal Fillers: Which Do I Need?

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Time and gravity can take a toll on your face, leaving you with wrinkles, creases and sagging skin. Facial aging is a concern for many of Dr. Diwan’s patients, but how they choose to address it varies. While some patients prefer a mini-facelift, others find that dermal fillers are the better option. At The Laser & Skin Surgery Center, we strive to provide you with both surgical and non-surgical solutions so you can choose a treatment option that best meets your needs.
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How Is Liposuction Different From CoolSculpting?

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Both liposuction and CoolSculpting are methods to contour your body and permanently remove localized fat deposits, but they’re far from the same. While CoolSculpting is a non-surgical treatment that freezes away your fat cells, liposuction is a surgical procedure that can remove more fat than CoolSculpting can in one session. Learn more about these two procedures and which one may be best for you.
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Get a Head Start on Your Beach Body With Liposuction

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If you’ve been working on a better body contour by making diet and lifestyle changes but aren’t quite there yet, liposuction can help you reach your goals. Winter is the perfect time to have liposuction, allowing time, as the weather warms up, for the final results to show and reveal your new body this summer. If you’re interested in having liposuction done this winter, don’t hesitate to contact Cleveland cosmetic surgeon Dr. Renuka Diwan at 440-871-9832 to schedule your consultation today.
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Debunking BOTOX® Cosmetic Myths

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BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most popular non-surgical treatments for reducing the appearance of wrinkles. FDA-approved for use in more than 96 countries, BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are performed on more than 1.5 million people annually. Despite its popularity, or perhaps because of it, there are many myths surrounding its use.  At The Laser & Skin Surgery Center, many of our clients have seen successful results with BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, which is why we’d like to help dispel these misconceptions so you can better determine if BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you.
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Say Goodbye to Spider Veins on your legs

1543266824161-diwan-nov18 Spider veins on the legs can be a source of real concern for many women. These reddish-blue and purple discolorations can ruin your self-esteem and leave you covering up the area at all costs. But if shorts, skirts, and bathing suits are hidden in the back of your closet because of this unattractive condition, it’s time to do something about it. Sclerotherapy is the gold standard for treatment of spider veins on the legs. Laser treatment is also an option. What’s Behind the Appearance of Spider Veins Continue reading Say Goodbye to Spider Veins on your legs

Dermaplaning – the little extra that goes a long way

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A great facial treatment for today’s busy lifestyle, dermaplaning immediately improves the appearance of your face with no downtime.

How Does Dermaplaning Work?

Also referred to as dermablading, the procedure is carefully performed with a fine blade, by our credentialed staff, without the need for any anesthetic. There are no needles, cuts or injections that penetrate the skin. The treatment is completely non-invasive, as the blade’s edge just removes what’s unwanted on the surface of your skin to address many common skin issues, including those caused by sun damage and time:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Brown discoloration
  • Clogged pores and acne
  • Dull complexion
  • Dry or rough texture
  • Fine vellus hair, called “peach fuzz”

In 25-30 minutes, dermaplaning reveals soft, smooth skin by removing the excess build up of “dead cells” and debris on the surface of the face and sweeping away “peach fuzz” (fine hair). (See our video on our Facebook page). By eliminating surface debris, the technique not only restores a glow to your skin, it also removes the debris blocking pores and improves acne. Superficial fine wrinkles and pigmentation on the skin are also improved by dermaplaning. Removing the excess build up of dead cells and debris from the surface enhances the penetration and effectiveness of skin care products optimizing the results. The removal of “peach fuzz” helps make up go on more smoothly.

These effects of dermaplaning give your skin additional enhancement after other rejuvenating treatments such as Botox and filler injections, making it a great add-on procedure for even better results! Dermaplaning is perfect for both men and women of any skin type—fair to dark. Monthly maintenance treatments keep your skin at its best.

Does Dermaplaning Hurt?

Unlike other “non-surgical” treatments, this procedure is There are no injections or needles penetrating your skin to cause micro-injuries.

Get that Glow Back with Dermaplaning in Westlake, OH Dermaplaning is a safe and effective procedure for many common skin concerns. If you’d like to schedule dermaplaning for your best look for the holidays, contact us now to schedule your initial consultation at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center.