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Do You Need CoolSculpting® or Smartlipo™?

Posted November 02, 2016 in CoolSculpting®, Fat Reduction, Smartlipo™

CoolSculplting®When diet and exercise fail to provide you with the physique you desire, it might be time to turn to proven procedures designed to sculpt your body. Two revolutionary procedures are available at
O’Neil Skin & Lipo Medical Center to provide you with your ideal body contour. CoolSculpting® and Smartlipo™ are both fat-eliminating treatments that leave you with a sleeker, more toned appearance. But which procedure it best for you?

Identify Your Needs

With a market full of treatments for fat reduction, it is important to understand your individual needs before choosing a treatment. Being the correct type of patient for a procedure will better ensure ideal results.

Minimal Fat; Looking to Tone

If you have minimal fat and are looking to simply restore tone to your lower body, then CoolSculpting® is the best treatment for you. CoolSculpting® works best for patients who are within 10 pounds of their goal weight but have stubborn fat accumulation around their abdomen, flanks, lower back, and thighs.

Moderate Fat; Looking to Contour

If you have a moderate amount of fat and are looking to restore the attractive contours of your body, then Smartlipo™ may be the ideal treatment for you. Smartlipo™ is designed to treat patients who are within 15 to 20 pounds of their goal weight. It also works on a wide variety of areas, including under the chin and along the arms. Smartlipo™ has the added benefit of tightening the skin as it eliminates fat, which is beneficial for patients looking to contour their physique.

Preferred Benefits

The type of treatment you prefer may also impact your decision:

  • CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical procedure that provides subtle results over time. The procedure takes less than two hours to perform and has virtually no downtime. Patients can immediately return to their regular activities and won’t develop any scarring.  
  • Smartlipo™ is minimally invasive and provides more dramatic and immediate results. There is a short recovery period, and some patients may develop minimal scarring that is likely to fade over time. Results are permanent and have the added benefit of skin tightening.

Choosing Your Treatment

Both CoolSculpting® and Smartlipo™ are proven, quality treatments for fat reduction. A consultation with Dr. O’Neil can help him better identify your needs and help you choose the right treatment for yourself. Fat reduction treatments are not a form of weight loss, and patients within their goal weight will experience the best results.  

To schedule your consultation with Dr. O’Neil, contact our office at 951.296.1690 or fill out our online contact form for additional information.