Liposuction vs. CoolSculpting


Liposuction vs. CoolSculpting: Two Fat-Trimming Procedures

When you want to reduce excess body fat, there are a number of procedures you may pursue. The first is the traditional liposuction surgery designed to suck out excess fat. The second is the new procedure, CoolSculpting™, which freezes fat cells.

Sometimes, patients are unaware of the processes involved with both procedures, and unsure which route to take. We at ZendyHealth break down the two commonly used procedures, and recommend what’s best for you.

If diet and exercise aren’t enough to target and eliminate those stubborn, unwanted fatty areas, further treatment is often required.


What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat and improves body contour. Liposuction has been around for many decades, and is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgeries.

The procedure for liposuction looks like this:

  • 1. Anesthesia—medications are given for the patient’s comfort
  • 2. Incision—liposuction is performed using small bodily incisions around the fatty areas
  • 3. Tumescent infiltration —dilute local anesthetic solution is applied into the relevant body area being treated
  • 4. Suctioning—the loosened fat is suctioned out of the body using a surgical vacuum

Liposuction is an invasive surgical procedure for which the recovery may be quick but with soreness lasting for weeks to months. Patients should expect swelling, bruising and minor discomfort while recovering. The incisions will also leave scars, but these should be in relatively unnoticeable areas.


What is CoolSculpting™?

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure that removes excess fat through freezing the fat cells. The FDA-approved procedure is growing in popularity and is a safe, reliable, and non-surgical alternative to liposuction.

The procedure for CoolSculpting involves:

  • 1. Suction cups—technicians attach suction cups to “grab” folds of skin
  • 2. Freezing fat cells—folds of fatty tissue begin to freeze, without freezing skin
  • 3. Body reabsorption—after the fat cells freeze, they die off, and are eventually reabsorbed by the body

The non-invasive CoolSculpting is done from the comfort of a chair without patients undergoing any anesthesia. Zeltiq, the company that makes the CoolSculpting device, suggests that diet and exercise can help enhance results. Zeltiq asserts once the fat is gone, it is gone for good. There are no incisions, and there is typically no downtime.


What’s better for You?

While both procedures have been effective at eliminating excess fat from the body, CoolSculpting is a great alternative to do so safely and with minimal risks and side-effects.

Liposuction is a surgical procedure, and can leave scars due to incisions. Not to mention, liposuction can run a high price depending on the areas and extent of the surgery.

CoolSculpting offers a unique alternative with zero recovery time and zero scarring for the typical patient.

The non-invasive and highly specialized nature of CoolSculpting makes for a comfortable, safe, and effective procedure.  The cost of the procedure won’t bust the bank. CoolSculpting contours the body and removes excess fat without the need for the knife.

To receive a CoolSculpting treatment in your area that is within your budget or get more information about the procedure, contact ZendyHealth or visit


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