Liposuction vs Coolsculpting

When it comes cosmetic surgery, there are always options. When it comes to the choice between liposuction vs CoolSculpting ™, the decision can be tricky. Both procedures are safe and effective if performed by a certified plastic surgeon and both can have long lasting results. In this article by Heather J. Furnas MD for she lays out how each procedure is done as well as the advantages and disadvantages of both procedures.

Here’s a preview of that article addressing liposuction vs coolsculpting:

“There are many easy ways to temporarily camouflage small bumps such as Spanx, tunics, and jackets, but when clothing is no longer enough to hide those excessively fleshy areas, liposuction sounds like a good option. But so does CoolSculpting™. They both sound good, but what’s the difference and which one is better?

The quick answer is while they are both effective for people who have proven to be good candidates, for some patients, one option is better than the other.”

Read the full article HERE.

To learn more about procedures or for a consultation to help you make your choice between liposuction vs Coolsculpting,  Dr. Usha Rajagopal at the San Francisco Plastic Surgery and Laser Center can help. Don’t hesitate to contact us. 

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bay area butt lift


Worldwide, many have considered the procedure of a buttock augmentation. Those who consider an augmentation crave a more balanced and youthful appearance. Weight loss or aging can be another factor in considering a change for a more proportional bottom half. The enlargement of the buttocks has become so common in pop culture, that singer and actress Christina Milian shamelessly wore temporary buttock implants on the red carpet. In Milian’s new television show, “Christina Milian Turned Up”, she worries that her implants may move or even slip out. There is a more natural and safe option to implants such as using the body’s own body fat source to contour a beautiful behind. Fat grafting is a popular method, utilizing natural fat tissue to enlarge or reshape the buttocks otherwise known as the Brazilian butt lift. Fully shaped buttocks are proving to be a symbol of femininity and sensuality.


Dr. Usha Rajagopal does not use butt implants in her augmentation surgeries at the San Francisco Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center. Butt implants may harden over time and lose their natural shape. Surgery involves the incision of silicone implants which are closed with sutures. Other complications may include infection to the implants, and even nerve damage. In addition, special care for silicone implants include not being able to sit on the buttocks for about four weeks. In comparison, Brazilian butt lifts create a more natural, flattering shape with the use of the body’s natural fat. Fat transfer uses suction tubes to remove fatty tissue through liposuction from any area such as the hips, thighs, abdomen or back. The fat is reinjected and grafted at multiple levels. The patient may require up to three visits to the doctor for a permanent contoured behind using the body’s own resources. Fat grafting is an excellent way to contour the buttocks naturally. Recovery time for a Brazilian butt lift involves a one week period off from work, and three weeks away from heavy lifting or exercise.

If you’re looking for a Bay Area Butt Lift specialist, look no further than Dr. Rajagopal. Contact us today to set up a consultation to see if our butt lift procedure is right for you.  What are you waiting for?


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