The Benefits of Liposuction vs. CoolSculpting

Both liposuction and CoolSculpting can give you a slim, toned figure by eliminating stubborn fat, so it might be difficult to decide which procedure you should have done. Although the two procedures yield similar results that are safe and effective, the procedure processes are very different! By learning more about the procedures and assessing your goals and concerns, you can be sure that you are choosing the right procedure for you.


Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes stubborn fat from areas such as the tummy, hips and thighs, buttocks, back, and even the knees and beneath the chin. The procedure uses a cannula instrument that suctions away fatty deposits through tiny incisions. Because this is a surgical procedure, it will require sedation or general anesthesia for your comfort. Recovery can range from a few days to a few weeks depending on the extent of fat you had removed. The final results can become noticeable after four to six months. Although this procedure requires surgery, it can give you very dramatic results in just one treatment! This is a great option for those who have large amounts of stubborn fat or stubborn fat in many areas of the body. Liposuction is always a more accurate option to remove stubborn fat.


CoolSculpting is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that uses cooling technology to freeze away stubborn fat. By delivering controlled cooling, stubborn fat cells are frozen and die, leaving the body to naturally process and eliminate them for good. Because the process is nonsurgical, no anesthesia is required. In fact, the procedure is reported to be comfortable and pain-free minus some coldness in the beginning. There is no downtime after this procedure and most patients will see results one to three months after treatment. Although you can get quick, noticeable results from just one treatment, multiple treatments are recommended for maximum stubborn fat reduction. If you experience mild to moderate stubborn fat, or stubborn fat that is in a small localized area Coolsculpting may be a good option. The shortcoming of Coolsculpting is that it only treats a small percentage of the fat cells in whatever area you are treating.  So you may have to do several treatments to get even close to the results of liposuction. To learn more about how these two procedures are used to remove stubborn fat contact us today! we can give you more information or schedule your consultation with Dr. Berman. A consultation can help you and your surgeon decide which treatment is best for you.

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Dr. Jonathan Ross Berman is a Boca Raton plastic surgeon who has been certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery with over 30 years of service experience specializing in Breast Augmentation, Rhinoplasty, Face Lift, Liposuction, and many other types of plastic surgery in Boca Raton, FL.

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