Coolsculpting® and Sculpsure®: Notable Differences in these Non-Surgical Liposuction Options
Date: May 23, 2018
Liposuction and tummy tucks result in elimination of the fat cells. But these surgeries are not for everyone. Fortunately, non-surgical options for permanent fat elimination (“non-surgical liposuction”) do exist. Coolsculpting® and Sculpsure® stand alone as the leaders in the field of non-invasive permanent fat reduction.
It’s confusing to most people. That’s because many treatment options utilize devices with similar sounding names and claim to do what Coolsculpting® and Sculpsure® do. But none of these other devices permanently reduce fat cells.
Notable Differences – Our Expert Opinions
Even Coolsculpting® and Sculpsure® have notable differences ranging from results to treatment times to comfort during the treatment to the science behind how each treatment works.
We recommend Sculpsure® over Coolsculpting® because Sculpsure®
- offers modern, superior technology;
- takes a shorter (½) treatment time;
- has the ability to treat multiple areas per treatment;
- superior comfort during treatment;
- no risks of long term nerve damage;
- smooth reduction, no risk of ‘shelving’ or ‘shark bite’ results.
Notable Differences – Other Medical Expert’s Opinions
What do other medical body shaping experts say? To find out, we researched RealSelf®, a website wherein consumers can learn about aesthetic treatments, read and write patient reviews about treatments and ask physicians questions about treatments.
Take a look at what we learned.
1. Treatment Pain & Possible Complications
Consumer Question: Does Coolsculpting® hurt? Can it cause nerve damage?
What are the complications?
Dr. Jennifer Cova answered,
“…During the procedure you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping at the treatment site. These sensations subside as they become numb. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching or skin sensitivity…Though rare, some additional side effects may occur…our practice asks patients to wear compression garments to decrease swelling and pain as needed.”
Dr. Edward Stokes answered a similar question about nerve pain and Coolsculpting®,
“…As you are aware, there is a 10% chance that anyone who has the Coolsculpting procedure performed will experience late onset pain. This is a very random figure…”
Consumer Question: What can I expect during my Sculpsure® treatment?
Dr. Kendra A Cole answered,
“…In general, the more fat in the treated area, the more pain the patient will feel with the Sculpsure laser. Some body areas are more sensitive to the heat from the laser, especially inner thighs…We haven’t had any patients experience significant pain after the treatments, but some patients can experience a mild vague soreness of the treated area. None of our patients have experienced numbness or nerve pain that can be associated with Coolsculpting treatments.”
Consumer Question: What are the risks involved with Sculpsure®?
Dr. Timothy G. Rodgers answered,
“Sculpsure is very safe. The laser penetrates to the subcutaneous layer of skin and melts adipose fat. The skin’s surface is not affected so there is NO RISK of skin damage…”
2. Treatment Time and Treatment Areas
Consumer Question: How long does the Coolsculpting® procedure last…?
Dr. Steven L. Ringler answered,
“One Coolsculpting treatment takes one hour per area treated. One area is typically about the size of your hand. Therefore, each “love-handle” would be considered one area (two areas total), and the lower abdomen (not the entire abdomen) is typically two areas. You can treat more than one area at a single office visit, but only one area at a time. To treat two areas takes just over two hours…”
Consumer Question: What happens the day of my treatment?
Dr. Curtis Perry answered,
“Sculpsure treatments are a fairly quick process, with the machine running about 25 minutes for each treated area. Multiple areas can be done on the same day.”
3. Patient’s Opinions
The RealSelf® Patient “WORTH IT” Rating reflects the opinions of people undergoing procedures. This rating explains what people thought of their experience, comments about their satisfaction, and if it was “worth it.” A patient satisfaction rating.
Coolsculpting® RealSelf® WORTH IT Rating = 71%
Sculpsure® RealSelf® WORTH IT Rating = 81%
The typical cost for Coolsculpting® in the San Antonio area ranges from $1000-$4200 with an average of $2725. Cost estimates are based on RealSelf patient reviews from San Antonio.
The typical cost for Sculpsure® in the San Antonio area ranges from $600-$3600 with an average cost of $2175. Cost estimates are based on RealSelf patient reviews from San Antonio.
Look no further than these expert opinions and patient satisfaction ratings. It’s no wonder Sculpsure® is widely popular and now recognized as the most effective permanent fat loss procedure available. The ‘go-to’ procedure of the experts.
For more information about the differences between Sculpsure® and Coolsculpting®, contact the body shaping experts at Sculpt Away in San Antonio at 210-227-3051.
Learn more at www.SculptAway.com.