Discover if Omaha CoolSculpting treatments could be for you
Which is better, CoolSculpting or SmartLipo/Tumescent Liposuction?
There are certain people who will do better with one or the other procedure and it all depends on where the fat is, how much is there and what your level of availability is. At the time of your free consultation with Dr. Schlessinger, he will examine you and determine which is the best procedure for you.
What we find is that CoolSculpting is a great procedure for someone who simply doesn't have the time to be out of work for even a day. It can be done in an hour or so and there is NO recovery time at all. This means you can literally be back at your desk a few hours after you arrive at our facility.
On the other hand, CoolSculpting may not result in as much fat being removed as with liposuction and may require more procedures to reach the same point as with tumescent liposuction and SmartLipo. Additionally, there are certain areas, such as the chin, that don't have a treatment head from CoolSculpting at present. This may change in the future.
Which is less expensive - CoolSculpting or SmartLipo/Tumescent Liposuction?
It all depends on the area and the amount of procedures necessary. CoolSculpting generally removes about 25% to 30% of the fat in an area, while tumescent liposuction removes about 60% and SmartLipo removes about 75% of the fat. This means that two CoolSculpting procedures will result in almost the same amount of fat removal as with tumescent liposuction in most individuals. Pricewise, it may be about the same cost if two or more CoolSculpting procedures are needed, but the benefit is in downtime, which is essentially negligible with CoolSculpting! Dr. Schlessinger will determine which procedure is best for you at the time of your free consultation.
If you wish to be a patient of Dr. Schlessinger and are in the Omaha area, we'd love to have you come by for an appointment! Schedule your appointment below.
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What is CoolSculpting? And how does it work?
The CoolSculpting procedure is the only, non-invasive procedure that uses advanced cooling technology to gently and effectively target and eliminate fat in specific areas of the body. The procedure involves no incisions and no anesthesia and reduces the fat layer without harming the skin or other tissues.
During the procedure, a non-invasive applicator is applied to the skin surface to deliver precisely controlled cooling to target and eliminate fat cells in specific areas of the body. As they are exposed to cooling, the fat cells begin a process of natural cell removal. The fat cells in the treated area are gradually eliminated through the body's normal metabolic processes, similar to how fat from food is eliminated.
Procedures that use laser, sonic waves, and even surgery to remove fat can actually destroy other tissue in the process by burning, shattering, or extracting non-fat cells. This requires downtime for your body to heal. Fortunately, CoolSculpting doesn't burn, shatter, or extract any cells.
Developed by Harvard scientists, the FDA-cleared, patented procedure uses a targeted cooling process that kills the fat cells underneath the skin, literally freezing them to the point of elimination. Only fat cells are frozen. Your healthy skin cells remain, well, healthy. No knives. No suction hoses. No needles. No scars. Once crystalized, the fat cells die and are naturally eliminated from your body.
After one visit, you'll typically see a noticeable reduction of fat. It takes a few months to fully realize the effects, mainly because it takes that long for your body to naturally dispose of the fat cells.
Frequently asked questions about CoolSculpting
Does CoolSculpting hurt?
Generally, there is a suctioning sensation and there may be tingling during or after the procedure. Most of our patients have felt nothing. All have gone back to work the same day of the procedure and none of them have needed any anesthetic or medications before or after the procedure, but we do offer these if needed or requested.
Will I see results immediately?
Results will be seen over about four months. The areas treated will gradually decrease in size to your eventual shape. If another treatment is desired, that is done at about four months after the initial treatment. Package rates are applied if you desire to have more than one treatment or if multiple areas are treated on the same day.
Which areas can be treated?
Generally, the abdomen and flanks are the best areas to treat, but other areas such as the arms, inner thighs and outer thighs can also be treated in many people. In most people, the areas go back with minimal or no laxity of the skin, but if you have loose skin to begin with, there will likely be loose skin after the procedure. Cellulite may also be more obvious after the procedure if you have it initially.
Who isn't a good candidate?
We look for motivated individuals who are within 10 to 15 pounds of goal weight. This is NOT a solution to avoid diet and exercise and will not result in much improvement if you don't work hard after the procedure to diet and exercise.
By the same token, if you are too thin, it won't have much of an effect and can be more painful than if you have enough fat to 'pinch an inch'. Dr. Schlessinger will determine if you are a good candidate at the time of your free consultation.
Schedule an Appointment to Discover More About Omaha CoolSculpting!
If you have questions or are interested in an Omaha CoolSculpting® appointment, we would be happy to meet with you. To set up an appointment, either fill out our appointment request form or give us a call at 402-334-SKIN (7546) or toll free at 1-800-757-7546.