As the years fly by and our days get busier, one thing’s for sure: our physique begins to change. With less time to focus on fitness- and possibly a slow down in our metabolism- people are looking for ways to help speed up the process of slimming down. For those weighing all of their fat loss options, comparing the pros and cons of each procedure, is a vital step to ensure you find an option that fits best with your situation. Today, we’re discussing two of the front-runners in fat loss treatments- SculpSure and Liposuction- to determine which is best for you!
Liposuction is an invasive procedure, indeed requiring surgery, though it can be done in an outpatient capacity. It works by first injecting excess fluids into the body, helping the doctors to locate and remove the fat cells easier. After a small incision is made, a tube is stuck into the body that sucks the fat cells from the legs, tummy, arms and back.
SculpSure on the other hand, is a non-invasive treatment that utilizes handheld laser energy to heat and destroy the fat cells under the skin’s surface. While the cycles of heat do intensify, a cooling mechanism helps to keep the treatment relatively pain free.
Liposuction typically requires 48 hours to several days for full recovery, while SculpSure patients can return to their day after the quick 25-minute session is completed. SculpSure patients can expect to start seeing results within 6 weeks, with best results at 12 weeks, after the cells have been completed flushed from their bodies. Conversely, the results of Liposuction are technically visible immediately, though they are usually easier to appreciate after the body has had time to recover from being swollen.
Both treatments remove the actual fat cells from the body, permanently eliminating the cells- and their chances to expand again. The biggest difference between the two- aside from their techniques- is the amount of fat removed. Liposuction is typically for people with excessive amounts of fat to remove, though SculpSure does deliver impressive results without the risk, pain or cost of going under the knife.
Additionally, the cost may be a major factor for patients when deciding. SculpSure ranges anywhere from $1,000 to $2,000 while Liposuction typically ranges from $2,000 to $4,000 before the costs of anesthesia and other medical expenses.
In the end, both treatments can help rid the body of stubborn, unwanted fat cells from the same areas. While Liposuction can remove more fat at one time, it’s not our first choice for patients looking to save time, money or the risks of surgery. SculpSure provides incredible results in easy visits that are shorter than a typical lunch break, helping our patients maintain a normal routine. If you’re interested in finding out more about either treatment, schedule your consult with us at Hill Country Vitality today- and let’s see what option works best for your slim down needs.