SculpSure® vs. CoolSculpting®

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When it comes to body contouring, Schaffer Plastic Surgery is your one-stop solution. We are proud to offer a variety of non-invasive body contouring options including SculpSure® and CoolSculpting® in addition to our surgical options such as abdominoplasty and power-assisted liposuction. No two bodies are created the same which means your approach to body contouring should be highly personalized. No matter what your goals are, Schaffer Plastic Surgery can help you achieve them.

How Non-Invasive Body Contouring Treatments Work

Non-invasive body contouring treatments like CoolSculpting® and SculpSure® work to reduce or eliminate stubborn fat in areas that are resistant to healthier eating and exercise. These treatments may be done on your lunch, have significantly reduced discomfort compared to surgical options, and allow patients to return to normal activities immediately. Results become visible over the course of several weeks and are permanent.

Permanent results? Really? Yes! Our body contouring treatments permanently break down and eliminate fat cells which will not be regenerated by the body. This does not mean that other untreated fat cells cannot expand, but the cells treated by our body contouring treatments will be gone forever. It is still important to continue eating healthily and exercising after body contouring treatments to allow your results to be seen forever.  

Is SculpSure® or CoolSculpting® Right for Me?

SculpSure® and CoolSculpting® work on similar premises. The primary difference between these treatments is that SculpSure® works by heating the fat cells while CoolSculpting® works by freezing them. Since the science behind how they work is entirely different, their results will also vary patient-to-patient. Because of this, many patients achieve ideal results by combining these treatments. When it comes to body contouring, it is always great to have options. 

How CoolSculpting® Works 

CoolSculpting® uses a scientific process called cryolipolysis, also known as “fat freezing,” which permanently kills fat cells. During a CoolSculpting® treatment session, an applicator adheres to an area of your body where excess fat exists to initiate the cryolipolysis process. Once fat cells reach the point of freezing, the cells die and are naturally eliminated by the body through the lymphatic system in one to three months or more. The only way to achieve a permanent loss of fat cells is to either remove them through liposuction or cause their death through cryolipolysis. Since it is impossible to grow new fat cells (they simply increase or decrease in size), the fat cells removed through CoolSculpting® will never come back, meaning results are truly permanent.  

How SculpSure® Works

SculpSure® uses a light-based laser to destroy fat cells, even in difficult-to-sculpt areas such as the stomach and inner thighs. The laser-guided system directs laser energy into the treatment areas, heating the fat cells under the skin without affecting the skin’s surface or surrounding tissue. When the fat cells are heated, their structural integrity is destroyed, which causes them to break away from the surrounding tissues. The body naturally processes and eliminates the destroyed fat cells allowing for permanent results.

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Choosing Schaffer Plastic Surgery for Body Contouring Treatments

For your safety, it is extremely important that you choose an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Christopher Schaffer for body contouring treatments even though they are non-invasive. As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Schaffer has a deep understanding of the complexities of the anatomical areas treatable with SculpSure® and CoolSculpting®. This will ensure your most natural-looking results possible and reduce the likelihood of any adverse outcomes. 

Achieve Personalized Results with a Combination of Treatments

Another great reason to choose Schaffer Plastic Surgery for body contouring is you will have an entire suite of body contouring options to choose from in order to achieve your goal results efficiently and effectively. In addition to CoolSculpting® and SculpSure®, we offer power-assisted liposuction, fat grafting and tummy tucks (abdominoplasty). These body sculpting and fat reduction options can be combined for a truly personalized regimen.

Schedule a consultation today with Dr. Schaffer to learn more about how you can achieve a shapelier physique through a variety of body contouring options.