CoolSculpting vs SculpSure: Which is the Better Body Contouring Procedure?

Both CoolSculpting and SculpSure are non-surgical body sculpting procedures that can help you meet your desired goals.

CoolSculpting carries some risks that SculpSure does not, but both procedures are minimally invasive.

Comparing SculpSure and CoolSculpting

SculpSure

  • Uses topical laser treatment to reduce underlying fat by destroying fat cells safely
  • Procedure time of 25 minutes
  • No recovery period
  • Permanent results

CoolSculpting

    • Uses controlled cooling to freeze and eliminate fat cells
    • Procedure time of 1 hour
    • May result in tenderness, bruising, or itchiness of treated area
    • Permanent results
    • Risk of paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH), where a reaction in the fat cells causes them to expand and the treated area to protrude

SculpSure vs CoolSculpting: Making the Choice

Neither procedure is meant for weight loss but for shaping and refining problems areas where fat deposits. However, when these procedures are combined with an active lifestyle and healthy diet, they can result in some weight reduction.

CoolSculpting, also known as cryolipolysis, has an increased procedure time, and also an increased risk of PAH. The manufacturer of CoolSculpting equipment reports that PAH is a rare side effect and only occurs in an estimated 1 out of every 4,000 treatment cycles.

However, according to two doctors of Miami Plastic Surgery, they have experienced 15 PAH events in six patients which represents a much higher incidence of the risk, about 1 out of every 138 cryolipolysis cycles. The doctors at Miami Plastic Surgery stress the need for further study to clarify the incidence of PAH after CoolSculpting.

PAH can be corrected through SmartLipo or liposuction, though this may require a surgery which can defeat the purpose of choosing a non-surgical body sculpting procedure for many patients. Patients also need to wait several months before undergoing liposuction as time is needed for the fat in the areas of PAH to soften.

When deciding between SculpSure and Coolsculpting consult with your expert plastic surgeon at Bruno|Brown Plastic Surgery to determine which body contouring procedure is right for you.

At Bruno|Brown Plastic Surgery our specialists customize a treatment plan that fits your circumstances. This is important because the number of treatments needed for optimal results can vary. For your body-contouring procedure choose a plastic surgeon you can trust to understand your needs and help you achieve your goals.

We look forward to hearing from you for your free SculpSure consultation soon.

 

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December Specials at Bruno|Brown Plastic Surgery

The holiday season is here, which means parties, relatives, and LOTS of pictures!

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Now offering:

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Contact us to schedule your appointment by December 31st

 


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SculpSure vs CoolSculpting: Which Non-Surgical Body Sculpting Procedure Is Right For Me?

Bruno | Brown introduces SculpSure to our DC area office, a minimally invasive procedure that can be done in less than 30 minutes.

With so many procedures, how can we choose? Dr. Bruno answers our most common questions SculpSure.

 

Q: Does it hurt during the SculpSure treatment?

A:

There may be a mild sensation of the area being treated, but there is no pain. Patients are fully awake for the treatment, and it takes less than 30 minutes to have an area treated.

Q: Are the results permanent?
A:

Yes, results are permanent as long as one maintains a reasonable range of body weight, healthy living with good dietary selections and an active lifestyle.  

Q: How much weight can I expect to lose?
A:

According to the official SculpSure website, each 25-minute procedure can destroy up to 24% of targetted fat cells. It’s important to note that SculpSure, along with any other fat removal treatments (liposuction, Smartlipo, Coolsculpting), are not meant for weight loss but rather shaping and refining problem areas where fat deposits. Combined with a healthy lifestyle, good dietary selections, and an active lifestyle, one would expect some weight reduction. 

Q: What areas can I target with SculpSure?
A:

Many areas are amenable to treatment.  The most common are the abdomen, hips, flanks and thighs.  

Q: Are there side effects for either CoolSculpt or SculpSure?
A:

Both treatments are non-invasive methods of fat reduction.  It is not uncommon for patients to have bruising and itchiness after Coolsculpting. There may be some hypersensitivity of the area treated for a short time after the SculpSure, but patients will be able to go about their daily routine.

Q: What are the primary differences between SculpSure and CoolSculpt treatments?
A:

SculpSure uses topical laser treatment to reduce the underlying fat whereas Coolsculpting freezes the fat.  The treatment time is much shorter for Sculpture, only 25 minutes. CoolSculpting takes an hour per treatment. Another difference between the two procedures is the possible side effects. After SculpSure, patients may experience a slight tenderness. After, CoolSculpt patients have reported tenderness, slight bruising and itchiness.

Are you interested in scheduling a consultation?

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Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery is a leader in the DC, Chevy Chase and Northern Virginia area for the safe, effective plastic surgery procedures, including several different body sculpting procedure options.