Although CoolSculpting and SmartLipo™ are gaining popularity in the cosmetic surgery industry as new and improved alternatives to reshaping your body, these procedures generally require more than one treatment to gain desired results. In addition, treatment can be more painful and more costly, while only delivering mediocre outcomes. Dr. David Passaretti prefers performing traditional liposuction at our state-of-the-art surgical facility rather than the latest fad body contouring procedures to help patients achieve dramatic results in just one procedure. During your private consultation at our Darien, CT, practice, Dr. Passaretti will take the time to meet with you and discuss body contouring procedures in depth to help you determine which one is right for you.
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical technique designed to freeze and remove fat in the abdomen, lower back, chin, and thighs. This FDA-approved procedure uses controlled Cryolipolysis® cooling technology to freeze stubborn fat cells below the skin’s surface. As the fat cells die off, they are processed and removed through the body’s natural elimination process. Although CoolSculpting requires a licensed professional to perform the procedure in a safe and sterilized environment, it is often performed by a medical professional unfamiliar with the aesthetics of the body, such as a dermatologist or internist. Having your procedure performed by someone other than a plastic surgeon increases your risks for complications and unreliable results.
Traditional liposuction is performed with local anesthesia by a trained and qualified surgeon with extensive experience in body contouring. As a board-certified and highly experienced surgeon, Dr. Passaretti performs this procedure using the tumescent technique to deliver lasting, well-defined, and reliable results. During the procedure, a solution of saline and lidocaine is injected into the treatment area to numb and firm the unwanted fat. He will then insert a small tube through tiny incisions to suction out the unwanted fat cells without damaging surrounding tissues. Traditional liposuction gives more value for the dollars spent and, in most cases, can be completed in one procedure with dependable results.
Compared to traditional liposuction, CoolSculpting has significant drawbacks, such as:
While traditional liposuction on the abdomen may cost between $8,000 and $10,000, it can be completed in just one appointment with excellent results. CoolSculpting performed on the same area may initially be less expensive (somewhere between $6,000 to $8,000), but it will require additional treatments, thus costing you more money over time. In addition, CoolSculpting is unable to deliver the same quality of results as traditional liposuction.
Traditional liposuction gives more value for the dollars spent and, in most cases, can be completed in one procedure with dependable results.
Patients who choose to enhance the contours of their body with traditional liposuction can enjoy:
If you are researching all the available body contouring procedures and trying to determine which one is better suited for your unique needs, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Passaretti. Contact our practice online today or by calling our office (203) 656-9999 for more information.