Coolsculpting® vs. liposuction – which is best for you?

Now that fat reduction without surgery is finally effective (thank you CoolSculpting®), men and women are lining up to bid farewell to their not so loveable “love handles,” “muffin tops” and more. CoolSculpting can treat a wide range of areas on the body—including the double chin thanks to a new adapter to target this area. However, despite it’s effectiveness, CoolSculpting has not put an end to liposuction.

When is liposuction a better option than CoolSculpting?

When unwanted fat is accompanied by loose skin, liposuction with some skin tightening is till the best option. In this case, your surgeon will perform the liposuction surgery in conjunction with a “lift” procedure to remove the excess skin and lift and reshape the area. A body lift, arm lift (brachioplasty), thigh lift, or tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) are examples of surgeries that may be performed in addition to liposuction for tightened skin and an improved silhouette.

Which procedure is best for me?

Consulting a plastic surgeon will help you decide which procedure is best for you to achieve your desired outcome. After discussing your goals and carefully evaluating your health and areas of concern, your surgeon will make recommendations for an ideal treatment plan. Your comfort, safety and satisfaction are the most important aspects of your treatment experience, and therefore, if undergoing surgery to take care of those undesirable lumps or bumps is off the table for you, that is okay. A CoolSculpting® treatment to freeze away unwanted fat and feel better in your skin is always available to you.

To explore your fat reduction options further, we invite you to book in for a professional, personal consultation. Contact us to arrange your appointment today.

Meet Our Surgeons

The talented, experienced plastic surgeons at our Kitchener-Waterloo clinic have the advanced training to create exceptional, natural-looking results that meet the individual needs of our patients. The collaborative nature of our practice benefits patients in many ways.

Dr. Robert Shenker Dr. Amy Chesney Dr. Stephanie Ma
The Cosmetic Surgery Clinic