Written by Amanda Cummings
Have you thought about body contouring and investigated surgical or non- surgical options, like Liposuction and CoolSculpting? Well, here at The Corpus Christi Institute of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, we have BOTH options to explore! Let us give you the 411 on two of the most effective body contouring procedures we have to offer!
With Liposuction, larger areas of unwanted fat cells can be suctioned to create dramatic results in just one surgery. Almost anyone that has fat pockets present is a candidate, with a BMI of 30 or below. While placed under general anesthesia, Dr. Vijay makes a few small incisions with a scalpel, then uses a surgical tool called a cannula to loosen and suction the unwanted fat cells out of your body. Dr. Vijay can contour the body that you desire in multiple areas removing up to 5 liters of fat! Post-surgery, your body is expected to experience swelling, drainage and bruising for a few weeks. Daily massages and a compression garment is required to decrease the risks of contour deformities and optimize results! While liposuction is typically an instant drastic result, final results of are seen at about 6 weeks.
Now, let’s talk CoolSculpting. This is an ideal solution to treat those stubborn fat cells that won’tgo away despite diet and exercise. Candidacy depends on the size of the area, BMI, and skin laxity. With this treatment, targeted fat cells are frozen to death, literally. As the fat cells are broken down, your body’s immune system flushes them through your lymphatic system over 12 weeks with one session. Each session permanently removes 25% of your fat cells, and 2 sessions are typically recommended! The “COOL” thing (no pun intended) is that there is absolutely no downtime, anesthesia, needles or maintenance. After the treatment, your body does the work in the months to come.
While both methods of body contouring are great options and have the same intentions, they are different! Still need help choosing which one is best for you? We recommend meeting with Dr. Vijay, a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon to get a professional opinion! It’s important that Liposuction is performed by a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon and CoolSculpting is being performed by Certified Specialist and under a licensed professional. At Dr. Vijay’s, we proudly perform both treatments under one roof with all the highest credentials, placing your safety, desired results and patient experiences as our first priority.
Vijay K. Bindingnavele, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Corpus Christi Institute of Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery