New Years Resolution: Lose the Fat with Lipo or CoolSculpting

Choose Lipo or CoolSculpting to Lose the Fat in 2019!

It’s the time of year again for New Years Resolutions. And, the #1 plan for most people is to lose the fat & get in better shape. But did you know there are TWO WAYS to get rid of unwanted fat – WITHOUT DIETING OR EXERCISE?

Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women and men in the Birmingham area, and across Oakland County get the body they want with Lipo or CoolSculpting. But with two great fat-loss treatments, how do you know which procedure is right for you? In this article we discuss the general differences between Lipo and CoolSculpting.

Remember every patient is unique, and what is the best procedure for one person may not be right for someone else. Dr. Ali will provide you with an evaluation and detailed answers to your questions, so that you can choose the best procedure for your goals and your individual situation.

Lipo Procedure

Liposuction or “Lipo” is a surgical technique that removes excess fat deposits located between the skin and muscle. It improves the body’s shape by surgically getting rid of stubborn “bulges” of fat that are resistant to exercise and dieting.

Lipo is an excellent procedure for men and women who are at or near a healthy weight, who want to permanently “sculpt” away specific stubborn pockets of fat. Lipo also generally works best for people who have good skin elasticity and muscle tone – and who do not have excess skin or loose abdominal muscles.

In most cases Lipo can be performed under local anesthesia, and the patient can go home within a half hour after the procedure. The incision(s) made during Lipo are very small (less than 3mm) so there are no stitches and little to no visible scars.

The recovery time after Lipo is from 2 to 7 days before normal activity can be resumed – and the pain or discomfort gradually subsides over a period of 2 to 8 weeks.

Once the swelling goes down (4 to 6 weeks), the liposuction results are visible “immediately” – because the fat has been surgically “sucked out”.

In addition to being performed on the “tummy” (abdomen, waist) Lipo can also  be used on many other parts of the body including the flanks (love handles), arms, thighs and butt, and even the chin!

CoolSculpting Procedure

Another great way to lose the fat in the New Year (without diet or exercise) is CoolSculpting.

Like Lipo, CoolSculpting is primarily used to remove stubborn areas of fat that resist diet and exercise.  And, like Lipo, CoolSculpting is not a weight loss tool for obesity. It does not remedy loose abdominal muscles. However, CoolSculpting does have some skin tightening properties.

CoolSculpting is non-surgical and non-invasive – so there is no incision and no local anesthetic. This also means that there is virtually no “downtime” and no period of recovery.

While lipo is generally done in one treatment, CoolSculpting typically involves multiple treatments. You will begin to see results within 4-5 weeks, but it may take 3 to 5 months to deliver final results. Full results will eventually reduce the area treated by 20 to 25%.

In sum, CoolSculpting is less invasive, and less uncomfortable than Lipo, with less downtime. But the CoolSculpting results take more treatments than Lipo – and the results of CoolSculpting take much longer to be visible than Lipo.

Beware of Lipo or CoolSculpting Clinics With Only One Choice

The best way to determine which treatment is best for you is to discuss your goals with a board certified plastic surgeon who offers BOTH Lipo AND CoolSculpting. Dr. Ali offers both fat loss procedures. He will examine your skin, muscles, body, lifestyle and goals to help you choose the best procedure for your unique needs.

Always be very wary of doctors, clinic that only offer one type of procedure. They will likely steer or pressure you into the procedure they offer – even if another procedure would be better for your body, your goals or your lifestyle. Only a surgeon who offers BOTH procedures can give you the choices you need that are best for you.

Best Lipo in Birmingham, MI

Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women and men in the Birmingham, MI area and across Oakland County get the body they want with Lipo and CoolSculpting. He will be happy to offer you a consultation to help you understand your options and decide if Lipo or CoolSculpting is right for you.

And remember, financing options are also available!

Lipo & CoolSculpting Consultation: 248-335-7200