CoolSculpting is an effective way to contour your body, it works by freezing and destroying fat cells at various points of your body. We quite often receive questions regarding CoolSculpting from clients that are interested in fat reduction, especially after they come across CoolSculpting while researching their options.

Looking back at the various questions we are regularly asked, we often have questions regarding the comparison of CoolSculpting and liposuction. Our goal here is to shed some light on the differences and similarities of the two. We enlisted the help our technicians to share their insights on the most popular questions regarding CoolSculpting and liposuction.

What Is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat reduction procedure also known as cryolipolysis. It aids in the destruction of unwanted fat cells from underneath your skin without the need for surgery. Overall, CoolSculpting procedure’s major benefit is that it encourages your body to eliminate frozen fat cells naturally. You can notice the results in as little as a couple of weeks after your first treatment.

How Is CoolSculpting Different From Liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure where a doctor removes fat from your body. It involves cutting, stitching, and anesthetizing, and entails a specific time for recovery. In some cases, it can lead to serious side effects. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive, non-surgical method of reducing your body fat, and does not entail time for recovery.

Is There Any Difference In The Results Achieved?

Both liposuction and CoolSculpting can have extremely positive results, however they are used to achieve different goals. CoolSculpting is utilized to treat specific trouble areas such as love handles or double chin. Liposuction is used to treat excess body fat that can span a larger area resulting in a much more drastic change. Liposuction is a more aggressive treatment, requiring a longer recovery time.

Who Is Each Procedure For?

CoolSculpting is for the individual that is looking to reshape their body and eliminate tough to target areas that they cannot eliminate with their regular exercise routine. Key areas targeted with CoolSculpting include; abdomen, thighs, double chin, upper arms and sides/love handles.

Liposuction is a form of cosmetic surgery that removes excess body fat from patients and helps contour their body. It is commonly performed on the abdomen, back, hips, buttocks, thighs, upper arms and neck.

Are There Any Side Effects?

CoolSculpting has significantly milder side effects than liposuction. Some of the most common include a tugging sensation at the procedure site and temporary bruising. With liposuction the side effects are associated with those of standard surgery and might include swelling, bruising, and numbness but can include skin infection and accumulation of fluid. The recovery period for liposuction is in and around a week, where with CoolSculpting you can return to your regular routine the next day.

When comparing the two procedures, our technicians recommend CoolSculpting for eliminating targeted areas of body fat, as it is a non-surgical procedure that will yield results as early as a few weeks after the first cycle. There is no recovery time required and studies have shown that CoolSculpting offers longer lasting results than liposuction.

Before beginning any treatments, you should discuss this with your physician. Patients with blood disorders should not undergo CoolSculpting treatments, as it can pose serious health risks. Always choose to have your CoolSculpting treatments at a reputable clinic with experienced technicians. At Silverado Medical and Aesthetic Clinic, all of our CoolSculpting treatments are physician conducted and or supervised. Book your free CoolSculpting consultation today by calling our clinic at 403-873-8999.