These days, there seems to be an endless number of ways to lose weight and “get your body bikini-ready.” Yet, no matter how much you diet and exercise, there are always areas of fat that you just can’t seem to get rid of.
Until recently, the only way to get rid of these stubborn bulges was through painful, invasive surgery. With long recovery times and the risk of potential complications, these procedures just weren’t an option for many people.
Thankfully, technology and techniques have advanced significantly over the past few years. Today, you have many more options for fat reduction that are safer and far less invasive than before. To help you find the best option, we’ve compared Coolsculpting, Sono Bello laser liposuction, and Avanti Body’s red light therapy below.
What is Sono Bello?
Sono Bello is a minimally invasive laser liposuction treatment. For this procedure, patients are placed under local anesthesia to numb the pain. The clinician then makes a small incision to access the targeted fat cells, which are then melted with a tiny laser and removed. Because this treatment is invasive, unlike the other options covered in this article, patients typically need a few days to recover and often experience significant swelling. Many clinicians also recommend waiting a few weeks before returning to strenuous activity.
Sono Bello is generally more painful than coolsculpting or red light therapy, but it does offer more immediate results and only requires one treatment. These results often continue to improve over time, offering improvements over up to six months. Costs vary, but Sono Bello laser liposuction usually costs more than other therapies due to the added surgeon’s fees, anesthesia, and operating room costs.
What is Coolsculpting?
Coolsculpting is a non-invasive procedure that uses a specialized applicator to freeze and kill the targeted fat cells. The body removes the dead cells in the weeks and months following the procedure, reducing the fatty areas. After the procedure, many patients immediately return to their normal activities with little-to-no downtime. For the best results, many clinicians recommend 2-3 coolsculpting treatments spread out over several weeks.
Since coolsculpting relies on your body to remove the dead fat cells, results are less immediate than those seen with laser liposuction. Results can also vary depending on the number of treatments, but typically continue to improve over several months.
What is Avanti Body’s red light therapy?
Avanti Body’s red light therapy uses specialized pads placed on the patient’s targeted areas to transmit different wavelengths of red light. When stimulated by this light, the fat cells’ membranes open up and release their fatty contents. This shrinks fat cells and allows the body to remove the unwanted fat, slimming stubborn fat bulges. This non-invasive treatment has no risks or side effects, allowing patients to immediately resume daily activities without discomfort.
When using Avanti Body’s red light therapy, many patients see long-lasting results after just one session, though multiple sessions are recommended for the best results. This therapy is also known to increase elastin and collagen in the skin, which further increases the tightness and slimming of the targeted area.