CoolSculpting vs. Liposuction

If you’ve been concerned about your silhouette, we offer two great options to remove unwanted areas of fat that haven’t responded to diet and exercise. You now can choose either Liposuction or CoolSculpting, depending on your individual concerns and desired outcome. Both procedures provide incredible results and both have the same goal of spot fat reduction but achieve that in very different ways.

Liposuction – in a liposuction procedure, a hollow tube, or cannula, is inserted in the body to remove fat cells. Because the cannula are inserted through incisions, a healing process and some recovery time will be necessary.

CoolSculpting – is a non-surgical FDA-approved technology that treats the same type of stubborn pockets of fat that liposuction does. Instead of using surgical procedures to remove the fat, though, the area to be treated is drawn up between two cooling panels. These panels cool the targeted cells, literally freezing them. The body then naturally flushes away the dead fat cells. Fat cells will continue to break down and flush out for up to four to six months after the treatment.

Is CoolSculpting better than liposuction? Each procedure has advantages, and one may be more suitable for your particular concerns. The chart compares the two treatments.

coolsculpting vs lipo graph

With either method, the results achieved by either liposuction or CoolSculpting are best maintained by a commitment to a healthy diet and the practice of a fit lifestyle.

And here is an infographic that breaks down the differences between CoolSculpting and Liposuction.


Still unsure which is the better approach for you? Come in for a free consultation and we can let you know which method will help you say goodbye to your unwanted fat. If you’re interested in CoolSculpting, we’re now offering an awesome new approach called “Total Transformation.” We’re super excited about it; it’s an overall assessment that creates a holistic treatment plan for giving you a beautiful sculpted body.

Contact us at 410.296.0414 to learn about how you can get a slimmer, smoother silhouette!

Our practitioners who specialize in Liposuction

  • Dr. Cohen

    Dr. Michael Cohen is an acclaimed board certified plastic surgeon and has earned an international reputation for excellence in Liposuction. Read full bio.

Our practitioners who specialize in CoolSculpting

  • Kierstin McClanahan, RN

    Kierstin’s extensive understanding of the CoolSculpting technology and innovative techniques for optimizing treatment results has helped her patients achieve outstanding body sculpting results. Read full bio.