Can everything done by CoolSculpting be done by Liposuction?

I feel like people choose CoolSculpting because its non-invasive, while Liposuction seems like a fairly simple procedure probably yielding better results.


F, 46, New York

I thoroughly agree with your assessment and it more accurately removes the fat as the surgeon is more in control.  I have had to redo many patients who had coolsculpting irregularities

Dr Corbin

You are correct - everything that CoolSculpting does can be done by liposuction, but results with liposuction are more definitive. The advantage of CoolSculpting is that is is completely noninvasive and there is no downtime. But liposuction is not an overly invasive procedure, and the downtime is not usually too long. So both are good options to treat areas of fat excess.

Hi LRosen,

Both liposuction and Coolsculpting share the same objective of re-contouring your physique. However, the techniques and outcomes are quite different.  

One of Coolsculpting's benefits is that it does not require anesthesia. Furthermore, it can be performed in-office and can be more affordable than operative liposuction. On the other hand, liposuction can remove more fat and allows for the plastic surgeon to better sculpt your body.

Check out our blog article to find out more about the pros and cons of Coolsculpting vs. liposuction.