TruSculpt vs Lipouction

TruSculpt is a breakthrough, non-invasive radio frequency technology that allows for fat and cellulite reduction, in a comfortable office setting.  The procedure takes approximately 30-60 minutes per treatment that feels like a hot sensation on the skin.  No anesthesia, pain medication or cooling gels are necessary.

The treatment requires 2 sessions, 4-6 weeks apart.  The results become apparent after approximately 10-12 weeks, however some patients begin to see improvement after as little as 4 weeks.  Normal activity, exercise and diet may be continued during the treatment.  This procedure does not remove the fat as in liposuction, but causes fat cell disruption.  This disruption allows the fat cells to leak and shrink and is gradually expelled from your system.  Trusculpt Chicago is designed to provide a safe and comfortable procedure.  Redness, swelling and mild tenderness can last for approximately 10-12 hours.  Mild analgesics such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen may be used as necessary.

TruSculpt costs start as little as $600 per session.  Approximately a 25-30 % improvement in an area can be expected.


Liposuction is an operative procedure that is usually performed in an outpatient surgical center.  It is performed at a single setting.  Liposuction requires 2-3 small incisions that are most often well hidden.  The procedure can take 30-90 minutes.  It usually requires sedation or general anesthesia.  It is a much more aggressive procedure that TruSculpt.   Unlike the office procedure, tumescent fluid may be injected and thin cannulas inserted underneath the skin to remove the excess fat.

Areas such as the abdomen, thighs, flank, back or neck can be contoured dramatically with liposuction.  Limitations on activity and exercise normally last 4-6 weeks.  A compression garment may be worn for the first 4 weeks.  Pain medication, such as codeine-based products, may be necessary in the first few days.  Although improvement in the contour may be immediately apparent, swelling and fluid retention are common and can take weeks to resolve.  Final results can take 4-6 months.

Liposuction costs in Chicago start as little as $1800 per area with anesthesia and facility costs extra.


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