American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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5 years ago

Cool sculpting

Is cool sculpting a non invasive alternative to liposuction?

Procedure: Liposuction
Location: Virginia Beach, VA

Replies 2

Steven Wallach
ASPS Surgeon
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Cool sculpting is an option for non-invasive fat reduction. However, in my opinion most patients are dissatisfied with the final result. Liposuction is usually the better way to go to remove a higher volume of fat.

Jon Ver Halen

Hello and thank you for your excellent question. Yes, CoolSculpting is non-invasive alternative to liposuction. However, it is not perfect. There are advantages, and disadvantages to using CoolSculpting, SculpSure, or other non-invasive fat reduction techniques. It is best to answer your question during a face-to-face evaluation, when you can discuss your goals and expectations for the procedure, and you can have a physical examination to evaluate for that procedure. I recommend that you find a board-certified, or board-eligible plastic surgeon with whom you are comfortable. Be sure to have all of your questions answered during a face-to-face meeting with your surgeon, and review before and after pictures of similar patients whom have had this procedure. If you have any questions, call our office for assistance. Good luck!


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