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Baylor Dermatology Clinic

Fat Removal Options

Baylor Dermatology is excited to offer the latest techniques in the removal of body fat. Patients have the option of gentle removal of fat from limited areas via cryolipolysis or larger volume reduction of fat with liposuction.

Body Contouring with Cryolipolysis (CoolSculpting)

What is: Body Contouring with Cryolipolysis (CoolSculpting)
Pros: Removes 20-40 percent of the fat in the treatment area. Non-invasive and no downtime. Minimal risk. More than one area can be treated the same day or other days
Cons: Does not remove as much fat as liposuction. Does not prevent further weight gain. Results are gradual over three or more months.

Liposuction

What is: Liposuction
Pros: Can remove a relatively large amount of fat per session. Outpatient day procedure with local anesthesia (patient awake during the procedure).
Cons: More invasive than Zeltiq leading to downtime. Will leave very small scars.