The world of cosmetic procedures is always innovating in search of the best method out there. From exploring ways to maximize efficiency, minimize invasiveness, or reduce side effects, researchers are set on discovering a newer, more improved treatment. Two prominent fat removal methods this article will focus on are AirSculpt and CoolSculpting.
Check out some of the primary differences between these relatively new fat-reduction procedures below.
AirSculpt is a procedure known for its cosmetic philosophy: fat removal should be minimally invasive, practically pain-free, and performed by specially trained surgeons.
It permanently extracts fat and tightens skin thanks to the nature of AirSculpt technology, which uses a specialized cannula with a constant spinning motion to remove fat cells in a seemingly painless process.
This procedure is comparable to laser-assisted liposuction procedures, allowing you to remove at least 75 percent of the unwanted fat from target body parts in one single treatment.
AirSculpt is also considered to be a relatively safe fat-extraction given that it does not require the use of general anesthesia or stitches. After the procedure, the site is left to heal naturally, and no noticeable scarring appears, with only a freckle-sized mark left behind.
CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical fat removal process designed to freeze fat cells, killing and ridding the presence of excess fat over time. It is important to note that this procedure does not contour your body the way surgeons can do during liposuction or minimally invasive surgeries.
This cosmetic procedure does not have to be performed by board-certified surgeons, meaning it is usually done by aestheticians. Patients will need to maintain a strict diet plan and continuously exercise to maintain the results post-procedure.
CoolSculpting is not a one-time treatment, meaning you may need multiple treatments per area, three months apart from each other. This procedure’s main benefit is its lack of invasive surgery and the minimal pain felt by patients, although some reports have alluded to a degree of post-procedure pain and bruising. CoolSculpting is great for those afraid of going under the knife, as is required with minimally invasive liposuction procedures like AirSculpt.
From a time sensitivity and efficiency standpoint, AirSculpt is the better option for fat removal. From the perspective of minimizing invasiveness, CoolSculpting is best.
Compared with traditional liposuction, AirSculpt eliminates the discomfort and stitches associated with more invasive procedures while significantly reducing potential health risks. AirSculpt does not require the use of general anesthesia, allowing you to be wide awake during the whole process.
CoolSculpting, meanwhile, is nothing like liposuction, with results produced without any cutting or tools being inserted inside your body. If you’re squeamish and absolutely loathe the idea of being awake as your fat is removed, then CoolSculpting may be better.
The downtime for both of these fat removal procedures is around 48 hours. AirSculpt and CoolSculpting can induce varying levels of pain, depending on the patient’s body and extent of fat removed.