Neuropreservation is less expensive than whole body preservation. Neuropatients cost less to maintain than whole body patients, and can be moved much easier in emergencies. Disease, aging, and cryopreservation cause damage to almost every cell of a whole-body patient. Future physicians may decide that the best way to reverse this damage will be to regrow a young, healthy body around the repaired brain of a cryonics patient rather than devise separate repair strategies for all the different organs and tissues of the body. In both nature and industry, replacement of damaged parts is usually easier than repair. If so, then the extra money spent for whole body preservation today may be wasted.
Newer more advanced preservation technologies are often made available for neuropatients before whole body patients. For example, for several years vitrification was only available for neuropatients. Only recently did new technology make brain vitrification possible during whole body cryopreservation.
The quality of brain preservation in whole body patients may not be as good as for neuropatients. Cryoprotectant absorption of the entire body is measured during whole body cryopreservation. During neuropreservation, cryoprotectant absorption of each brain hemisphere is individually measured and optimized without interference from the rest of the body.