Summary: In a world of amazing liposuction results, what is the appeal of Coolsculpting? Much of that answer depends on the newest generation of Coolsculpting devices, which have been able to achieve an amazing level of success. There are plenty of reasons why Coolsculpting continues to be a well thought-of procedure.
What’s the Appeal of Something Like Coolsculpting?
Coolsculpting is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to eliminate unwanted areas of fat. We know that. That’s, basically, what every Coolsculpting article says. But what is the appeal of Coolsculpting? Why is this particular procedure everywhere? Especially when there are indeed other non invasive body contouring procedures that patients could choose.
In part, the appeal of Coolsculpting can at least somewhat be traced to the procedures excellent reputation. True, no procedure is perfect–and there was a lot of hesitation about Coolsculpting in the beginning–but the procedure seems to have earned a well-regarded reputation since then. The specific appeals of Coolsculpting, these days, have something to do with how the procedure works.
Number One Appeal: It’s Easy
As always, the biggest and most important appeal of Coolsculpting is pretty simple: it’s easy. At least, from the perspective of the patient. As a patient, all you need to do is come in, let the machine (and the operator) do all the work, and go home. This is certainly easier than exercise or dieting (especially when it comes to stubborn areas of fat, for which diet and exercise will do absolutely nothing).
And it’s way, way easier than liposuction. Even though lipo is a minimally invasive procedure, it can still require weeks of recovery and associated discomfort. Sometimes that’s worth it. But when it’s not, liposuction can be something of a viable alternative.
Number Two: Coolsculpting is Flexible
When you undergo Coolsculpting, all you have to do is lay there for a couple of hours watching Netflix. It’s easy. But the number two appeal of Coolsculpting is also important: it’s flexible. Coolsculpting can be used just about anywhere that you’ve got excess fat you want contoured. That could include the tummy (where it might be most common) as well as the arms, legs, back, chin, and so on.
Essentially, any place on your body that has ample surface area for the Coolsculpting handpiece is fair game. Of course, you’ll want to talk to your cosmetic surgeon to ensure that the part you want addressed is both practical and realistic. But the ability of Coolsculpting to address a wide range of areas is definitely one of its appeals.
Number Three: Coolsculpting Gets Results
There was a time when Coolsculpting was not a very highly appreciated treatment. But that’s changed. One of the reasons why Coolsculpting is popular now is that it gets results. You can achieve some significant body contouring with Coolsculpting. And all you have to do is lay there for a few hours.
That’s not to say that Coolsculpting will always be the answer. Indeed, there are some times when liposuction will simply be the more practical approach. But Coolsculpting these days is able to achieve some body contouring results with only minimal downtime (or no downtime), depending on the patient.
If Coolsculpting didn’t work all that well, there’d really be no appeal there. But since Coolsculpting started showing all these fantastic results, heads are starting to turn.
Will Coolsculpting Stay Appealing?
As long as Coolsculpting continues to generate favorable results for patients, it’s safe to say that this procedure isn’t really going anywhere. There are just so few downsides for so many possible benefits and advantages.
Of course, the viability of Coolsculpting is going to vary from person to person. Whether it’s appealing generally is, ultimately, not so important as how appealing Coolsculpting is for you. And the only one who can decide that is, well, you (with some help from your cosmetic surgeon). So your best bet is to schedule a consultation with your cosmetic surgeon or medical spa operator to see if Coolsculpting is a good fit for you.
About the Author: Dan Voltz has been writing about plastic and cosmetic surgery for nearly five years. He’s constantly in touch with cosmetic and plastic surgeons to ensure he has the latest and most up to date information possible.