If you’re thinking about a cosmetic procedure to enhance your figure, you may be wondering which option is right for you. Tummy tucks, liposuction, and CoolSculpting® are all popular choices for people looking to slim down and achieve a more toned appearance. So, how do you know which one is right for you? Read on to learn more about each procedure to get you started and don’t be afraid to reach out to AspiraBody for a free consult!

Popular Body Contouring and Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

Body contouring and cosmetic surgery procedures can improve the way a person looks by targeting areas that are resistant to the effects of exercise and dieting. By eliminating stubborn pockets of fat, contouring boosts self-esteem and confidence levels. Some of the most popular procedures include:

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen. It can also tighten weakened or separated abdominal muscles.

Liposuction

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat from specific areas of the body, such as the abdomen, thighs, arms, or neck.

CoolSculpting®

CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical procedure that uses controlled cooling to freeze and destroy fat cells.

Now that you know a little bit more about each procedure, let’s take a closer look at some of the key differences.

Tummy Tuck vs Liposuction

If you’re considering a tummy tuck or liposuction, educate yourself on the pros and cons of each. A tummy tuck is a more invasive surgery that requires a recovery period of several weeks. Liposuction is a less invasive procedure with a shorter recovery time.

Tummy Tuck

  • Requires anesthesia
  • Involves making an incision in the lower abdomen
  • Takes 1-2 hours to perform
  • Requires a recovery period of 4-6 weeks

Liposuction

  • Requires anesthesia
  • Involves making small incisions in the treatment area
  • Takes 1-2 hours to perform
  • Requires a recovery period of 1-2 weeks

CoolSculpting® vs Liposuction

If you’re considering CoolSculpting® or liposuction, it’s important to understand that these are two very different procedures. Read on to learn more about the unique differences of each procedure:

CoolSculpting®

  • Is a non-surgical procedure
  • Uses controlled cooling to freeze and destroy fat cells
  • Takes 1-2 hours to perform
  • Requires a recovery period of 1-2 weeks

Liposuction

  • Requires anesthesia
  • Involves making small incisions in the treatment area
  • Takes 1-2 hours to perform
  • Requires a recovery period of 1-2 weeks

So, which procedure is right for you? The best way to decide is to schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. During your consultation, your surgeon will evaluate your goals and help you choose the best procedure to achieve your desired results.

Schedule a Consultation with AspiraBody

If you’re considering a cosmetic procedure, we invite you to schedule a consultation at our Fall River, MA office. During your consultation, our AspiraBody doctors will evaluate your goals and help you choose the best procedure to achieve your desired results. To schedule a consultation, please call 774-322-9855 fill out our online schedule form. We look forward to meeting you!