Avoid General Anesthesia with CoolSculpting

Avoid General Anesthesia with CoolSculpting | Spectrum Dermatology, Scottsdale

Avoid General Anesthesia with CoolSculpting

It’s often said that the most dangerous part of many surgeries is “going under.” General anesthesia does come with inherent risks, and even minor surgeries such as liposuction require it. Spectrum Dermatology prioritizes the patient’s safety and goals and CoolSculpting is a body contouring option that requires no surgery and no anesthesia.

Much like liposuction, CoolSculpting isn’t meant to be a fat reduction procedure. Instead, it is intended for those who are at or close to their goal weight but struggle with stubborn fat pockets. The only way to target fat loss at a healthy weight is through CoolSculpting or liposuction. Removing the fat, whether via surgery or freezing it away, ensures it will never return. The targeted fat pockets are relatively small, making CoolSculpting a genuine “sculpting” of the body rather than fat removal.

Understanding the Risks of CoolScupting

Many people prefer CoolSculpting over liposuction, not just for the similar results and zero downtime, but also because they can avoid surgery and general anesthesia. General anesthesia makes surgery painless because the person is unconscious. A brain under anesthesia can’t respond to pain signals.

Although anesthesia is usually safe, there are some patients who are at a higher risk of experiencing serious problems. Anesthesia can increase risks of pneumonia, strokes, and heart attacks. People who are smokers, have a history of seizures, and struggle with obstructive sleep apnea have a higher risk of complications with anesthesia. Those with diabetes, high blood pressure, a history of alcohol abuse, or who take certain medications (even aspirin) can have a riskier anesthesia experience, too. For many reasons, many people choose to avoid anesthesia if possible. That’s what makes CoolSculpting so attractive to people who may have preferences to avoid anesthesia.

Complimentary CoolSculpting Consultation at Spectrum Dermatology

CoolSculpting is safe, effective, comfortable and pain-free. Learn more and schedule your free CoolSculpting consultation at Spectrum Dermatology by calling 480-948-8400.