CoolSculpting vs Liposuction

Posted on: September 28, 2017 In: CoolSculpting, Liposuction

Both CoolSculpting and Liposuction work to reduce unwanted fatty deposits, but the two procedures are very different. If you struggle with stubborn fat, you might be considering one of these procedures and wondering which is best for you.

Why CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a noninvasive procedure, meaning no surgery is involved. This appeals to many people because there will be no anesthesia required, no pain, and no recovery time. Instead, a CoolSculpting procedure uses a cooling method to freeze fatty deposits. Those deposits are then naturally processed within the body and eliminated.

CoolSculpting might be a better option for you if you have smaller fatty deposits or only need to treat a single area. One treatment of CoolSculpting can give you noticeable results, however, if multiple areas need to be treated, you may require a few more treatments.  For more information on what to expect from CoolSculpting, visit our blog section.

Why Liposuction?

Liposuction is a more aggressive treatment in removing fatty deposits. This allows more fat to be reduced in a single session, producing more dramatic results. However, since this is a surgical body enhancement procedure, anesthesia is required and there will be a recovery period.

You might choose liposuction over CoolSculpting if you are already having another surgical procedure done. For example, liposuction is often added to a tummy tuck. If you are having a breast enhancement using a fat transfer, you will require liposuction.

Making the Decision

Deciding between CoolSculpting and liposuction will depend on you and the amount of fat you need removed. if you want to avoid surgery and aren’t looking for dramatic results, then CoolSculpting is probably right for you. If you are looking to have as much fat removed as possible in one sitting and are willing to go through surgery, then liposuction might be the better option.

Board certified surgeon Dr. Lee H. Colony can help you decide which treatment is right for you. Call today to schedule your consultation in East Lansing, Michigan!