Coolsculpting and Liposuction are methods of eliminating unwanted body fat. Both CoolSculpting and Liposuction are FDA-Approved methods of body fat removal. Coolsculpting is a non-surgical option while Tumescent Liposuction is a surgical procedure using only local anesthesia.
What do Coolsculpting and Liposuction Have in Common?
Both procedures successfully treat:
- People within about 30 pounds of their ideal weight.
- People with resilient fat deposits in certain areas.
- Areas that have not responded to diet and exercise.
- Both will get rid of fat cells in targeted areas.
- CoolSculpting and Liposuction are generally meant for people who are within 30 pounds of their ideal weight.
CoolSculpting and Tumescent Liposuction: Compare/Contrast
Educating yourself regarding the fat reduction methods of CoolSculpting and Liposuction is an important first step. Read on to find out important aspects to consider before making your decision.
Length of Procedure: Most procedures take between 35-60 minutes depending on the size of area being treated. CoolSculpting eliminates 20-25% of fat cells per treatment, per area, it is not uncommon for multiple treatments to be needed.
Cost: Cost will depend on a number of individual factors that are case dependent. Pricing will be discussed during your CoolSculpting office consultation.
Downtime: No downtime. This is non-invasive procedure, and people can go back to work the same day.
Results: Both CoolSculpting and reduces fat in the targeted areas by 25%. CoolSculpting can be repeated every 3 months until the desired results are achieved.
Length of Procedure: Liposuction duration depends on the extent of the area being treated. One advantage of liposuction is that only one treatment will be needed for each area.
Cost: The best way to determine price is a thorough free consultation with a board-certified dermatologist.
Downtime: This is a surgical procedure. Please plan for 3-5 days of easy rest. The dermatologist will give you post-procedure care instructions. Swelling and bruising are common post-procedure. Healing and improvement will continue over the span of 4-6 months.
Results: Body contour improves over several months. Optimal results are achieved after approximately 12 months.
CoolSculpting or Tumescent Liposuction: Which is Best for You?
There is so much to consider when considering between both CoolSculpting and Tumescent Liposuction. Your research will help to direct you to the best procedure to achieve your body contouring goals. One of our board-certified dermatologists can help you determine which procedure is best for you.