How To Choose Between CoolSculpting and Liposuction


Do you have stubborn pockets of fat that are almost impossible to eliminate? Have you tried committing to a particular diet or exercise, but you still haven’t achieved the body you desire? Due to aging and genetics, there are cases when body fat is difficult to destroy. It can be frustrating for people who want to look and feel good inside and out. Fortunately, today’s technology equipped us with powerful tools to help us achieve our life goals. Dr. Dreyfuss performs CoolSculpting and liposuction, two incredibly different procedures that are amazing for eliminating fat. Let’s find out which technique is best for you:

Would I Prefer a Surgical or a Non-Surgical Treatment?

CoolSculpting and liposuction are as different as treatments can be. CoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure that can permanently eliminate fat without a single incision. CoolSculpting® works through a mechanism called fat freezing, which uses low temperatures that are cold enough to freeze fat, but not surrounding tissues. Fat freezing can specifically target fat for elimination. The treatment involves a few short relaxing sessions that eliminates these fat cells, which are then naturally flushed by the body. However, CoolSculpting® may require multiple sessions.


On the other hand, liposuction is a popular surgical technique for body contouring. During the procedure, a very small incision will be made so that a small tube called a cannula can enter the body. The cannula manipulates the tissue and removes fat using suction. Dr. Dreyfuss will make the procedure as comfortable as possible for the patient by using anesthetic and a tumescent solution that makes it easier to extract fat. Liposuction’s results are permanent, and only needs one treatment.

Do I Want to Eliminate My Body Fat in One Take or in Multiple Sessions?

Dr. Dreyfuss carefully plans every liposuction procedure to make sure the results satisfy the patient. In one attempt, unwanted body fat can be instantly eliminated through liposuction. Because liposuction is a surgical approach, it has an inevitable recovery process and healing process. Because of this, patients are more likely to maintain their results.

CoolSculpting® is a comfortable treatment that requires no downtime or recovery. It uses low temperatures that target fat for elimination; however, sometimes a treatment does not result in enough fat elimination. Sometimes patients need multiple treatments to get the perfect figure they desire.

When Do I Want to See Results?

As previously mentioned, liposuction is a surgical treatment that needs downtime to fully heal. The swelling reduces and the body contours begin to appear after a few weeks. Typically, the final result of liposuction can be seen in three months.

With CoolSculpting®, patients normally undergo a few sessions to see the full effect of the procedure. After the first treatment, changes in the body will appear as soon as 3 weeks. However, the first session is typically followed by more. The most remarkable CoolSculpting® results often appear 2 months after a treatment.

Learn the Best Treatment for You!

Feel like there’s more you need to know? Dr. Dreyfuss and his team of highly skilled experts will be glad to help you choose between CoolSculpting and Liposuction. Schedule a consultation, and start your transformation by giving Dreyfuss Plastic Surgery a call today!