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Non-Invasive Body Contouring Columbus

The “Real Skinny” on Non-Invasive Body Contouring: How CoolSculpting and other fat melting devices compare to Liposuction.

Useful facts for evaluating the effectiveness of Non-Surgical Body Contouring treatments

Why Choose the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery for your body contouring procedure?

At the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery, both Dr. Shah and Dr. Centeno specialize in both non-surgical and surgical body contouring procedures. As national leaders in body contouring surgery, they combine decades of experience with knowledge of the latest advances to deliver the very best results for their patients. Come find out what a difference their dedication to excellence makes!

Are non-surgical body contouring treatments for you?

Have you ever been bothered by stubborn fat on your thighs, tummy, flanks or arms but did not want to consider liposuction because of concerns about down-time or recovery? Do non-invasive body contouring treatments like CoolSculpting, Liposonix, or Vanquish seem like a good solution to this dilemna? If so, read on to get an honest assessment of how these treatments “stack-up” and compare to traditional treatments like traditional liposuction and laser assisted liposuction.

How do the other non-surgical fat melting treatments like Liposonix, iLipo and Vanquish work?

Less popular technologies like Liposonix, iLipo, and Vanquish use ultrasound, radiofrequency and laser energy to heat up a layer of fat below the skin without heating up the skin excessively.  The goal of the treatment is to heat up the fat cells to 42 degrees Celsius for a specified period of time.; If fat can be maintained at this temperature for long enough without hurting the skin or causing pain, then the fat cells undergo a natural process called “apoptosis”, shrivels up and dies. Fatty acid contents of the fat cells are absorbed by your lymphatic drainage system, processed in the liver and excreted by your gastro-intestinal tract. Fat reduction from these technologies range from approximately 10-20% per treatment. It is possible to return to light activities the same day. Swelling, soreness and occasionally brusing can occur with these treatments. Because these devices use heat, some small degree of skin tightening can occur with these treatments, but it is hard to measure. One disadvantage is that these heat based treatments tend to be more uncomfortable and can be painful in some circumstances requiring narcotic and sedative medications. If these medications are taken, you would not be able to drive yourself home. Not all patients respond to the same degree with any of these treatments. There are good responder, average responders and non-responders. A few of the remaining technical challenges for these devices that affects outcomes include: 1. Their ability to keep fat evenly heated at 42 degrees for long enough, 2. Keeping the fat heated without burning the skin or causing excessive pain and 3. The modest pace at which these treatments have their effect.

How do Non-Surgical Body Contouring treatments compare to Liposuction?

If you are a busy, health conscious person with modest expectations, CoolSculpting would be great to reduce fat in the lower abdomen by about 20% per treatment. To get a harmonious result you will need to treat the surrounding area around the belly button. This would mean about 2-4 cycles at a minimum at about $675-750 per cycle, depending on where you live. To see a really noticeable result, you will probably need two separate treatment sessions one month apart, then you will need to wait three months to see the final results. The other Non-Surgical Body Contouring devices such as Liposonix, iLipo and Vanquish are also plagued by the need for multiple treatments and long wait time before you can see a noticeable result. If your provider is honest with you, they should tell you that not all patients respond to either of these two types of treatments so there will be some non-responders. In these situations, another procedure like liposuction is the go to procedure for salvaging your situation. The benefit of the non-surgical approach is that you will not have surgery, no scars, no downtime, but you will have some swelling and soreness after the procedures each time. As you can probably tell, the cost and issues of the non-surgical approach quickly start to add up. Unfortunately, it is not as simple and amazing as it sounds in the advertisements.

In contrast, a small area such as the ones that most patients are concerned about can be treated with laser liposuction or regular liposuction to reduce the fat on average by 55-80% in one simple step. Depending on how much is removed, this procedure can be done under local anesthesia for one price in one step. You will return to regular home activities in days, light exercise in two weeks and full contact sports in 4-6 weeks. If you do the math, you will quickly find out that liposuction is a much better value than all of the non-invasive treatments when you stack up costs, steps and results. You will have to decide if the perceived stigma of liposuction surgery, small 3 mm incisions and a short recovery is enough to discourage you. For some people, they don't care about getting minimal results at considerable expense with CoolSculpt or other non-surgical treatments as long as you don't have to have surgery. For others, results and cost are the primary considerations and Liposuction would be a better choice. This is coming from doctors has considerable experience with both treatments. You have to decide what your values and priorities are!

Non-Surgical Fat Reduction (Liposuction without surgery) or CoolSculpting at the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery

Yes, it truly works!! It is really non-surgical – that means NO:

  • Knives
  • Scars
  • Surgical Risks
  • Recovery
  • Pain

Call now for a free consultation!!

You simply come in for your free consultation at the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery. Meet with a CoolSculpting trained specialist.

Then schedule a treatment based on your customized CoolSculpting® treatment plan that was developed specifically for you during the free consultation!

The best part is that because there’s no surgery or recovery with CoolSculpting®– you go home the same day! People sometimes even have this during their lunch break!!

You will be back to your life the next day!! No recovery, No time off work, No adjusting your life around healing and recuperation! No worries about the anesthesia, medications, or the pain!!

It really is that easy. Call now to schedule an appointment at 614 322 2500 or email Lynae at lynae@instituteplasticsurgery.com

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