Let us first examine a small comparison between liposuction and CoolSculpting.

Both CoolSculpting and Liposuction are used for reducing fat in people. Also, both these procedures permanently remove fat from areas targeted. The former is a non-invasive procedure for body contouring with relatively minor side effects.

However, those who underwent the treatment may experience short-term bruising or skin sensitivity. Yet, those side effects can be cured by themselves within a few weeks.

Liposuction is an invasive surgical procedure. It is performed with the aid of anesthesia. Common side effects are negative reactions to anesthesia, blood clots and other complications. Those who have heart issues, blood clotting disorders or are pregnant (pregnancy pillow), should avoid undergoing liposuction.

The convenience side of CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is performed as an outpatient procedure. Here, each session is of an hour and people may need a few sessions in a time span of a couple of weeks apart. It takes around one or two hours as it as an outpatient operation. Recovery may take some time, but most people need only one session.

People will see CoolSculpting’s outcomes in a few weeks. Complete outcomes from liposuction may take some time to become noticeable.

The aspect of cost with CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting usually costs between USD$ 2000 and USD$ 4000. But prices can differ based on the area’s size as well as the patient’s geographic location. Two years ago, the average cost for liposuction was around USD$ 3500.

How efficient is it?

CoolSculpting removes around 25% of fat cells from any part of the human body. Through liposuction, people can dispose of around 11 pounds of fat but removing more than that amount is not safe.

Both Liposuction and CoolSculpting can remove fat cells in areas that are treated for fat removal. However, fat can be developed in other areas of the body. A research study determined that a year after liposuction was conducted, those who underwent the procedure had the same amount of fat as they hat last year. Fat got distributed to other areas of the body.

Getting to the comparison of all three – an overview

CoolSculpting and Liposuction are both medical procedures whose main intent is to reduce fat in human beings. Both however are different and have key differences in their modus operandi. Let us explore them in brief detail.


Starting the comparison


CoolSculpting is a non-invasive medical procedure known by the scientific term ‘Cryopolysis.’ It removes fat from underneath the skin without any surgical intervention. In a CoolSculpting session, the physician uses a special tool that helps catch the fat and cool it down to the freezing temperature. Eventually it melts down easily.

In the weeks following the treatment, the body naturally eliminates frozen fat cells through urination. The outcomes become visible as early as few weeks to at least a few month.

Liposuction – an overview

Liposuction is an invasive surgical procedure that involves cutting, anesthetizing and stitching. The surgical team may use local anesthesia (like lidocaine) or general anesthesia to sedate their patients. A plastic surgeon makes a small incision and uses a suction tool with long and narrow needle known as a cannula to suck the fat out using a vacuum process from a targeted area of the body.

The time each procedure takes

For CoolSculpting, no recovery time is necessary for it. One session takes around half an hour. People who are using will need a few sessions to spread out over some weeks to achieve the best results. However, people will start seeing the initial results in just a few weeks after the first session. A lot of people observe the results of CoolSculpting three months after their latest procedure.

A lot of people only need to perform one liposuction procedure to see results whereas surgery can take up to two hours (depending on the size of the area undergoing treatment). Recovery time is low, but it is wise for people to follow the treatment provider’s recommendation (either special bandaging or limits on certain activities).

People might need to wait for around either two or four weeks before they can restart their routine safely. Sometimes, it can take a long time for results to come by as soon as the swelling is reduced.

SonoBello practices liposuction using micro-lasers. These micro-lasers work with cannulas to suck out the fat using vacuum mechanism and stimulate collagen in the skin to ensure the skin becomes tight and the person undergoing the procedure gains a youthful look.