When considering a fat reduction treatment, it’s important to understand your desired results, recovery expectations, and the level of invasiveness that you are comfortable with. While CoolSculpting and liposuction are both effective methods of fat reduction, they vary in several major ways.
CoolSculpting has gained popularity as a quick, non-surgical approach to fat reduction. The treatment requires no downtime, but the results develop gradually over several months.
Liposuction remains a popular surgical option that yields immediate results. Required downtime varies depending on the extent of the procedure. Some people can return to work within a few days, while others may need a week or 2 off.
Which Is Right for You?
Regardless of their differences, both liposuction and CoolSculpting are meant as body contouring procedures and not weight loss treatments. If you have reached or are nearly at your ideal weight but are struggling with stubborn areas of localized fat, these treatments may be your solution. Compare the 2 treatments below to see which you are better suited for:
Updated July 2023