Which Procedure is Right for me? CoolSculpting or Liposuction?

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Oct. 15, 2016, 6:18 a.m.

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We explained both CoolSculpting and Liposuction methods in our previous blog. Most patients want to determine which procedure is right for them, based on the results it provides, downtime and cost. Here’s a breakdown that may help you determine which procedure would work best for you.

Liposuction may be an excellent option for you if you’re looking to reduce larger deposits of excess fat. You may be able to target multiple areas under one surgery, and best results are seen between 16 and 20 weeks.

On the other hand, liposuction includes a higher cost, recovery time of at least 6 weeks, potential scarring, and multiple visits for follow up appointments.

Nonsurgical fat reduction may be a better option for you are already close to your ideal weight, have good skin elasticity, and want to target smaller, stubborn trouble spots. Coolsculpting also provides patients with long-lasting results- best results are seen in 12-16 weeks, it’s a one day treatment, there is no scarring or anesthesia involved, it costs less, and treatment is performed in a relaxing environment. The results will not be as dramatic and multiple treatments may be necessary to get the desired results.

Now that you have a background about the pros and cons of both procedures, the best way to make a choice between CoolSculpting and liposuction is to seek the advice of a board certified cosmetic surgeon.  During a personalized cosmetic surgery consultation with Dr. Kassir, he will help you determine which procedure may be best for you.