Coolsculpting or "Cryolipolysis" is a process by which cold paddles are placed on a patient's skin in an effort to destroy fat cells by "freezing" them. Patients are told that over time, their layer of fat will reduce in size and thus provide them with a more pleasing shape. Although the Coolsculpting procedure itself is usually performed in about an hour, patients are told that results may take 6-16 weeks to be appreciated. The results can be mixed from no visible changes to subtle changes. The cost can be significant ranging from $750 - $7,500 depending on the number of areas to be treated and how many sessions your medical office recommends. As with many other methods that are advertised as "non-invasive" quick fixes, most patients spend money on multiple sessions which can quickly increase costs.
In recent months, many people have contacted our office, Pacific Lipo in San Diego, California, to inquire about the benefits of Coolsculpting vs. liposculpture. After a brief discussion via consultation, nearly every client chooses liposculpture over coolsculpting. The most common reason for their selection is that most people understand that although "sculpting" is a key part of the word "Cool-sculpting", there is virtually little to no sculpting being performed by the artist. The artist I'm referring to is the medical provider who is controlling the instrument. Every patient needs to be sculpted to varying degrees by an artist who can see and feel the changes as they are occurring. Relying on a machine to freeze tissue without a sculptor or artist in control can potentially lead to unwanted changes. See this short news video of a patient who had a Coolsculpting procedure performed and his opinion regarding his outcome.
Unfortunately, those that are interested in the latest, often over-stated trends such as Coolsculpting are lured in with biased ads or articles that promise a newer, more painless, and completely non-invasive technology. However, liposculpture is considered the "gold standard" in the industry for a reason.
Liposculpture can be performed while awake and the results can be very dramatic, depending on the experience of the medical provider who is performing it. Technology has been extremely beneficial to all industries, but when it comes to cosmetic procedures, choosing the right artist is the most important decision you will make in the entire process.
Pacific Lipo is a 5-star company located in San Diego, CA. View before and after photos of actual Pacific Lipo patients who underwent our liposculpture.
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Rod Davis, is a Nationally Certified Professional Physicians Assistant (PA). In his role with the San Diego, California-based clinic, he performs consultations; engages in various outpatient liposuction procedures; liaises between directors, physicians, and staff; and generally manages the Pacific Lipo surgical department as it's Director of Surgery. Board certified as a PA for over ten years, Rodney Davis Physician Assistant has been licensed to practice in both California and New York State, and has trained other medical providers on the art of liposculpture/liposuction.