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CoolSculpting vs. Liposuction: Which One Is Right for You?

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CoolSculpting vs. Liposuction: Which One Is Right for You?

Despite exercising religiously and a devotion to dieting, many of us have stubborn body fat that we’d like to shed.  If you’re looking for a way to reduce unwanted fat on your body, you might be considering two popular options: CoolSculpting and liposuction. While both treatments are effective, they have different advantages and drawbacks. Why might you want to choose CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is Noninvasive

One of the biggest advantages of CoolSculpting over liposuction is that it’s a noninvasive procedure. This means that there are no incisions, no anesthesia, and no downtime. The treatment uses device to freeze and damage fat cells, which are then naturally eliminated from the body over time. When the procedure begins, you will feel a cooling sensation and then the treatment area quickly goes numb. You sit or lie down from an hour to two, depending on the applicator. During the procedure, people often use their phone, watch television or enjoy other activities. There is generally zero downtime, and patients can resume regular activities right away.

Reduced Risk of Side Effects

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that may require anesthesia and incisions. As with any surgery, there is a risk of complications, such as infection, bleeding, and scarring.  Additionally, liposuction can cause temporary side effects such as bruising, swelling, and soreness, and there is generally downtime and the use of compression garments after the treatment. CoolSculpting, on the other hand, is a noninvasive procedure that carries a lower risk of side effects. While you may experience some mild discomfort or temporary numbness after the treatment, these effects typically subside within a few days.

The Results

CoolSculpting is a gradual process that allows your body to naturally eliminate fat cells over time. This means that the results are natural-looking and subtle, rather than sudden and drastic. The treatment is designed to remove small pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise, so you can achieve a more sculpted and toned appearance without looking like you’ve had work done. Meanwhile liposuction offers aggressive fat reduction, the opportunity for simultaneous procedures, and quick results. While results may be less dramatic, as a non-invasive procedure, CoolSculpting patients typically see a fat reduction of 20-25% in the treated area(s).


CoolSculpting is generally less expensive than liposuction, particularly when you consider the cost of anesthesia, hospital fees, and downtime associated with surgery. While the cost of CoolSculpting can vary depending on the number of treatments needed and the areas of the body being treated, it can be a more cost-effective option for people who want to reduce unwanted fat.

Our staff at Youtherapy has over 20 years of combined experience providing CoolSculpting treatments to reduce unwanted fat. We also have the latest and most advance model of CoolSculpting device – the CoolSculpting ELITE. If you’d like to learn more about CoolSculpting please contact us and schedule your complimentary consultation today!

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