Liposuction vs CoolSculpting: Which Is Right for Me?

Slim woman wrapping measuring tape around torso after liposuction

Liposuction vs CoolSculpting: Which Is Right for Me?

Liposuction and CoolSculpting are both safe and effective ways to lose a few Slim woman wrapping measuring tape around torso after liposuctioninches of fat in stubborn areas that don’t respond to diet or exercise. Liposuction is a minimally invasive surgical procedure, while CoolSculpting is non-surgical.  In order to determine which procedure is right for you, you will need to take into consideration a number of factors, including your goals, tolerance for recovery,  budget, and personal preference.

The best way to find out which procedure would be right for you is to visit Dr. Scott Holley at West Michigan Plastic Surgery.  Call 269-222-1611 today to schedule your initial consultation.

Pros and Cons of Liposuction and CoolSculpting

Liposuction has many benefits, including that it can reduce a greater amount of fat in one session than CoolSculpting can. If you are looking for dramatic results that show up more quickly, liposuction is probably what you want. Liposuction is also better for people with larger amounts of fat to get rid of.

The drawback to liposuction is that since it is a surgical procedure, you will need to spend some time recovering. Many patients are able to get back to work after just a long weekend, but it can take up to 3 months for all of the swelling to resolve.

CoolSculpting, on the other hand, is a non-surgical procedure with zero downtime. You can have a CoolSculpting treatment done over your lunch break and go immediately back to work and your normal activities. However, CoolSculpting often requires 4 or more sessions to see full results, and it is not as effective for getting rid of larger areas of stubborn fat.

Liposuction and CoolSculpting Candidates

You may be a good candidate for liposuction if:

  • You have multiple areas of stubborn fat that you want to get rid of all at once
  • You are looking for dramatic results
  • You are okay with taking a few days off of work as needed
  • You have realistic expectations

You may be a good candidate for CoolSculpting if:

  • You have smaller areas of stubborn fat that you want to lose
  • You understand that it may take more than one session to achieve ideal results
  • You do not want to undergo surgery
  • You are okay with results that appear slowly over time
  • You have realistic expectations

People often think that CoolSculpting is less expensive than liposuction, and this is true initially. However, depending on how many areas you need done and how many sessions you need to meet your goals, CoolSculpting could end up costing just as much as liposuction.

It’s better to choose your procedure based on which one makes more sense for you, rather than trying to choose the less expensive option. If you are unsure about paying the full cost of liposuction or CoolSculpting upfront, we offer financing plans to help you fit body sculpting into your budget.

Schedule Your Body Contouring Consultation Today

If you are interested in liposuction, CoolSculpting, or another body contouring procedure, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Scott Holley today at 269-222-1611 to schedule your consultation. We serve patients in Portage and Battle Creek, MI.

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