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Liposuction vs. CoolSculpting Washington DC


Are you currently considering liposuction? Are you searching for an effective way to lose fat – and keep the inches off for years to come? If so, you may want to consider our CoolSculpting options! The CoolSculpting procedure is a fat freezing process that is completely non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure and leads to lasting results.

Both liposuction and CoolSculpting procedures have been designed to help you remove excess fat, but the two procedures are actually very different from one another. Oftentimes, we at Visage Dermatology and Aesthetic Center hear questions about CoolSculpting and liposuction. We have provided a brief guide to help our patients understand the difference between these procedures and how each of them may be beneficial for patients with varying needs or objectives.

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If so, contact our CoolSculpting specialists and dermatologists in Largo!

What is CoolSculpting?

It is a common misnomer that weight loss and fat reduction are the same type of procedures. This is not really the case. The human body has natural fat cells – humans have a biological need for fat to be present in the body. Fat is used to survive and keep the body functioning normally and effectively. Some bodies will have larger fat cells and others will have smaller fat cells.

When people lose weight, they are not actually losing fat cells. In actuality, the body’s fat cells are simply getting smaller while the number of fat cells remains the same. If that same person gains weight, the body’s fat cells become larger in size and the number of fat cells remains the same.

The CoolSculpting procedure helps reduce the number of fat cells in particular areas of treatment, and the procedure is completed without surgery. Because the fat cells have been destroyed in your targeted problem areas, they will eventually be eliminated from your body and they cannot grow back or get bigger. Naturally, your body will become permanently tighter and leaner!

What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a cosmetic, surgical procedure used to get rid of excess body fat. The procedure breaks up fat cells then vacuums, or “sucks,” the fat away from specific areas of the body. The fat is typically removed by using a hollowed instrument that is connected to a high-pressure vacuum. The instrument is then inserted through a small incision in the skin. Liposuction does not effectively treat obesity; rather, it is used to help improve the shape and contour of the body.


To make your decision easier, our Largo CoolSculpting experts and dermatologists have provided a comparison chart that can help shed light on which weight-loss option may best suit your aesthetic needs and healthy living objectives.

Liposuction CoolSculpting
How The Procedure Works Surgical procedure that vacuums excess fat deposits from under the skin. The procedure is used to shape and slim specific areas of the body. Non-surgical, FDA Cleared procedure that specifically eliminates fat cells from the body. The procedure uses a non-invasive fat freezing technique called “Cryolipolysis.” The procedure is used to shape and slim targeted areas of the body.
Is It Right For You? Typically, candidates must be in good health to endure the surgical procedure. Candidates will usually have disproportionate fat deposits or body contours that have not responded to a healthy diet or exercise regimen. Typically, candidates will be very close to their ideal body weight. Candidates have small areas of stubborn weight that won’t respond to diet or exercise. Candidates typically want to get rid of love handles, back fat, or lower belly fat.
Benefits Patients see a dramatic improvement of the body contouring and shaping. Patients enjoy a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure with no discomfort or recovery time. Patients will enjoy a lifetime of results.
Risks Surgical procedures can carry many risks, including death. Patients may have to undergo a number of treatments in order to achieve personal, preferential final results.
Recovery Surgical procedures will have lengthy recovery periods, and the amount of downtime will be dependent on how the patient responds to surgery. Additionally, patients may suffer serious bruising, swelling, scarring, and discomfort post-operation. Compression garments must be worn for lengthy periods of time to control swelling and aid in recovery. Because CoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure, there is no recovery period! Patients can go on living life normally immediately after a procedure.
Results Some patients report it can take months to see any real results, due to severe swelling. Results can be enjoyed only as long as the patient maintains a healthy, active lifestyle. CoolSculpting procedures permanently eliminate 40% of fat cells in the treated areas. Patients have reported noticeable, natural results in as little as 6 weeks.

At Visage Dermatology and Aesthetic Center, we believe the results speak for themselves. If you are still considering CoolSculpting, we encourage you to take a look through our Photo Gallery. There, you will be able to see real results from real people.


If you are interested in losing the number of fat cells in your body, CoolSculpting may be the best solution for you! Unlike any other type of weight loss surgery or non-surgical weight loss procedure, the results from CoolSculpting procedures are long-lasting. Once your fat cells are eliminated – they are gone for good. Whether or not you weigh less or more, your body will naturally shrink, allowing you to feel better, look better, and achieve the aesthetic goals that you want!

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If you would like to learn more about CoolSculpting, contact us at 301.965.0511. If you prefer, request a consultation and we would be happy to answer any of your questions confidentially.

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