Liposuction vs. CoolSculpting


Many people struggle with areas of unwanted fat. Those stubborn fat pockets around your thighs or middle can be frustrating, to say the least, especially when you are eating right and doing everything you can to get rid of the excess fat. Looking in the mirror and seeing a bulge along your thighs or back can make you feel insecure. While it might be simple to shed a few kilograms overall, it isn’t exactly easy to target one specific area on your own. If you are trying to get rid of a stubborn fat pocket for good, you need to turn to the help of a licensed surgeon.

Over the last few years, nonsurgical treatment methods have been growing in popularity. All of these alternative treatment methods don’t require any anaesthesia or incisions, leaving you with results you crave in the shortest amount of time possible.


It was more than three decades ago that people started turning to liposuction. The procedure is relatively simple and doesn’t involve any extensive recovery. Countless individuals looking to spot reduce fat on their body have turned to liposuction. It tends to be one of the more popular procedures performed today. Not only is it safe and effective, but it delivers lasting results and defines your body like nothing else out there. The whole procedure only takes a couple of hours of your time, but the results are truly amazing and leave you looking sculpted and svelte.


If you are only a few kilograms away from your ideal weight and want to reduce a troublesome area along your abdomen, hips or thighs, CoolSculpting might be the ideal solution for you. The device cools all of the unwanted fat cells and causes them to die off without harming the nearby tissues. After the fat cells burst, they are automatically flushed out of your body. It can take 6-12 weeks to see the full results of the procedure.

Figuring Out What Treatment You Need

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that requires anaesthesia and small incisions to be made into the skin. A cannula is inserted into the fatty pockets and the fat is sucked out. This type of fat removal is immediate and can be more effective over time with healthy weight management. CoolSculpting requires a few treatments and time in between to see the effects of the treatment. Depending on the amount of fat removal and level of contouring, Liposuction may be a better option over CoolSculpting.

Liposuction is designed for those who are looking to remove fat from various areas in the body. It gets deep down and removes the fat cells to leave you with a trim and toned figure. CoolSculpting, on the other hand, is designed to eliminate surface fat in one specific area or another that won’t seem to go away. It does help to reduce the appearance of fat, but it doesn’t get to the root of the problem like liposuction does.

CoolSculpting Benefits:

  • Noninvasive
  • No scars
  • No recovery time
  • Nonsurgical
  • Can tone surface fat
  • Works well under the chin and abdominal area
Liposuction Benefits:

  • Deep fat removal
  • Results directly after treatment
  • More precise and controlled sculpting
Depending on how much fat you need to eliminate and where the fat is located, the procedure used might vary from one individual to the next. No matter how you look at it, there is a solution to kick those remaining fat pockets to the curb and enjoy seeing a new you when you look in the mirror. 
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Melbourne Plastic Surgeon