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CoolSculpting vs Liposuction

Whichever option you choose, here at the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery in Columbus, Ohio, you are in great hands. Unlike many other offices, we offer both of these procedures, which means that we will not try to push you one way or the other. Establishments that offer CoolSculpting alone often attempt to steer their clients away from liposuction in hopes that they will choose to get CoolSculpting with their practice. With us, you will get unbiased information from your surgeon and our CoolSculpting specialist so that you—and only you—can make the decision that aligns with your goals. For us, it’s all about giving you the best possible results.

Key Differences Between CoolSculpting and Liposuction

Questions to Consider CoolSculpting® Liposuction
How much fat will be removed? Each cycle removes about 20% of fat Removes most of the fat in a given area
How many times do I need it? Most people need at least 2 sessions Most people need just 1 session
What is the recovery period? None Most people need about a week
What is the type of anesthesia used? None; you can drive yourself home as soon as you’re done Most people need IV sedation, also known as Twilight Anesthesia
How noticeable are the results? Noticeable, but they take up to three months after each session to be seen Very noticeable and can be seen almost immediately after surgery
What is the cost? CoolSculpting Pricing Liposuction Pricing

So how should I decide?

At the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery, we feel that the choice really comes down to two things: your comfort level with surgery, and the time you are able to take for recovery. If you are okay with getting surgery and have time for recovery, liposuction will give you the best results after just one session. If surgery isn’t for you, or you don’t have time for recovery, then CoolSculpting is going to be your best bet.

Either way, CIPS is a one-stop shop, and we are happy to help guide you to the treatment that will give you the results you are looking for. Call (614) 482-2123 or email to set up a consultation.