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Coolsculpting vs SculpSure: Which Technique is Right for You?

Coolsculpting New York

Traditional liposuction is no longer the only way to contour your body and eliminate excess fat. With new breakthroughs in medical technology, various non-invasive fat removal procedures are available. Two cutting-edge options that receive a lot of buzz are Coolsculpting and SculpSure, and both come with their own unique benefits. Learning more about these procedures will help you decide on the best option for your body.

What is Coolsculpting?

Coolsculpting involves using a device that freezes targeted fat cells. Once frozen, the fat cells die and are naturally removed by the body. Only one area of the body is targeted at a time to ensure the best sculpting results. Treatments generally take about an hour and no anesthesia is needed during the non-invasive, FDA approved treatment.

What is SculpSure?

SculpSure is a procedure that uses a laser system to heat up fat cells, emulsifying them so they are essentially melted away. As many as four areas can be treated at one time, so one session can be used to target multiple areas. The treatment is noninvasive and only takes about 25 minutes. It is also approved by the FDA for fat loss.

The Similarities

Both procedures are designed to treat and eliminate unwanted, stubborn fat that’s proven resistant to exercise and dieting. It’s intended for individuals who are within 10 to 20 pounds of their ideal weight. They both provide about 20-25% reduction in fat cells within the treated area, and they both have minimal downtime and low risk. For the best results, you’ll generally need to have multiple treatments with both options.

The Differences

Some of the differences between Coolsculpting and SculpSure include:

  • Approved Treatment Areas – Coolsculpting in New York has been approved by the FDA for treating the outer and inner thighs, submental fat, the abdomen, and flanks. SculpSure has been approved to treat the flanks and abdomen. However, when clinically appropriate, both can be used to treat other areas.
  • Treatment Times – Coolsculpting generally takes about an hour, while SculpSure only takes 25 minutes.

• Meet Different Needs – Individuals with “pinch-able” fat see the best results from Coolsculpting, but it may not work as well if you don’t have sufficient “pinch-able” fat. SculpSure offers better results for individuals without as much “pinch-able” fat.

Making the Right Decision for You

Both our Coolsculpting and SculpSure treatments in New York offer excellent benefits to patients who want to lose fat and contour their bodies. The option that best fits your needs will depend on the amount of fat you want to lose and where you want to lose it. In many cases, these two procedures work well as complementary treatments.

The best way to decide on the right fat loss procedure for your needs is to talk an experienced doctor. Schedule your consultation today by calling the Metropolitan Vein and Aesthetic Center at 914-295-2202 or visiting our website at

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