For those of you having trouble getting rid of body fat in places that just won’t quit, you’ve got two major options: Coolsculpting and Liposuction. These two major ways of dealing with body fat are actually incredibly different from each other, though they often get brought up together. There are drastic differences in how each will affect your body and what you might personally need out of a fat removing program.

What are the main differences between CoolSculpting and Liposuction?

Despite exercise and diet, sometimes genetics just force fat to be stored in a way we don’t like and just can’t shake. Removing it altogether is the best option but how bad is the fat? How invasive are you willing to go with your surgery and how quickly do you want to be back on your feet?

For those of you starting your research into the world of Coolsculpting and Liposuction, we’ve outlined some key differences below to help you start to decide what works best for you.

Invasive vs. Non-Invasive

The first thing to consider is how invasive you want the procedure to be. If you’re willing to undergo a fair bit of work and aren’t squeamish, Liposuction is the more invasive surgery, requiring a small incision and the insertion of a tube to remove fat. Coolsculpting is a surface treatment that requires no cuts or insertions to be made on the body. It uses advanced cooling technology to gently and effectively target and eliminate fat in specific areas of a patient’s body. It’s non-invasive and virtually painless. With no anesthesia, it can be done in a medical office specializing in aesthetic procedures.

Recovery Time

As you can imagine with a more invasive surgery, the recovery time is also going to be longer. You won’t be bedridden for weeks after a Liposuction procedure, but you will have a few days of outpatient rest time before you can return to daily activities. In all it takes a full 2 weeks to completely return to normal activities levels. With Coolsculpting you can return to work or other activities that same day. There is no downtime and very minimal side effects. So, depending on your flexibility with recovery time, this will also be a factor.

Number of Treatments

Liposuction is more aggressive and, as a result, has a bigger impact. For the invasiveness and recovery time you’ll get real results in return. Coolsculpting impacts less fat per session and will, therefore, require more than one session depending on your desired result. Whether or not you’re willing to undergo several treatments or one large one is going to be a factor as well.

Related Questions

Does Liposuction Require Anesthesia?

As a surgical procedure, liposuction requires some form of anesthesia be administered to the patient. This could be a local aesthetic to the incision area, a mild anesthesia treatment, or a complete treatment that renders you unconscious. It will depend on your conversation with your doctor, but all Liposuction will require some form of anesthesia. If you don’t feel comfortable with anesthesia, then CoolSculpting may be a better option for you.

What’s the Cost Comparison?

Interestingly enough, Coolsculpting and Liposuction are not all that different in price. Coolsculpting is usually anywhere between $2,000 and $4,000 depending on the area and size of treatment. Most Spas offer discounts or packages on spa services, so make sure to ask. Liposuction costs vary however, typically start around $2,600 on average. One thing to consider here is what you’re getting back for your buck and how effective each treatment will be for the cost.

You’ve made moves to change your health and life, you deserve to finish the journey. So do your research, talk with your doctor, and find out what works for you and your needs.

It is important to always schedule a consultation with any procedure you are interested in. At Body Sculpting Spa in St Clair Shores MI we won’t perform a procedure without one. We are known as an Advanced Certified Coolsculpting and Body Sculpting Specialty Center for all of your body sculpting and fat reduction needs. We specialize in Coolsculpting, ThermiSmooth skin tightening & cellulite reduction as well as Electro Body Sculpting and more!

Our first priority is to take the time to listen to all of our client’s concerns and educate them on all the aspects of a procedure. We help you decide what is best for you. Call us today at 586-944-0140 to learn more and schedule a consultation with one of our specialists!