evolv is a plastic surgery and medical aesthetics clinic in Toledo, Ohio. They have an experienced team of doctors, with decades of medical experience between them. evolv offers several varieties of plastic and cosmetic surgeries, minimally invasive aesthetic body treatments, advanced medical skin care, light therapies, and so much more! The wide variety of treatments offered means there is likely a suitable treatment for all interested. Two of the most popular treatments at evolv are Emsculpt and Liposuction. While these treatments are similar, they have distinct differences. The following article will break down the specific similarities and differences between these two procedures.
Differences in Procedure
Emsculpt is a non-surgical treatment that helps to burn fat and build muscle. A special applicator is used to target the area of concern. Emsculpt uses High-Intensity Electro-Magnetic Technology that induces powerful muscle contractions, more powerful than ones you can do on your own. Thus, the body starts to build muscle and burn fat, resulting in an overall slimmer appearance. Over several weeks, you will start to notice the change in your body. Emsculpt has no recovery time needed, as there are no incisions to heal.
Conversely, Liposuction is a more invasive procedure. Incisions are made and anesthesia is used. Depending on procedure specifics, this could be either local anesthesia or general to sedate the patient fully. Following this, fat is removed through tiny incisions, offering precise sculpting. Due to the nature of this procedure, there is some recovery time needed, generally one to two weeks or more.
Because Emsculpt is a non-surgical procedure, there is virtually no recovery period. You may feel sore afterwards, like you had gone to the gym. Each session of this treatment takes about thirty minutes to complete. To achieve the best possible effects, however, several sessions are usually needed. It takes a few weeks after the first session to see results, but the full results usually aren’t visible until at least three months after the last procedure.
Liposuction usually only takes one procedure, but it is much more intensive. Surgery usually takes two hours, but this can vary depending on the specifics on the situation. There is an intensive recovery period the first few days following Liposuction, as this is when the swelling is the worst. Usually, during this period, patients will have to wear specially designed bandages around the affected areas. The month following, patients will still need to be careful in the activities that they choose to participate in. Once all the swelling goes down, full results are visible. Usually, this takes a few months.
Emsculpt is a non-surgical procedure, meaning that it can be done in one day and has a quick recovery period. On average, it costs $750 per treatment, but a series of treatments is typically recommended. Patients who get this procedure describe the pain as mild with some soreness.
Liposuction, conversely, is a surgical procedure, meaning that there is a more intensive recovery period for at least three days following surgery. The average cost is $3,500. For most patients, there is significant pain following the procedure but none during it due to the anesthetic. Unlike similar procedures, Liposuction only takes one session to achieve the full, possible results. To learn more about your contouring options with Emsculpt or liposuction, contact evolv Medical Aesthetics today to schedule your consultation.