Here at Cambridge Clear Beauty, we receive a lot of interest in our CoolSculpting treatment from people who are looking for a permanent solution to unwanted body fat – and we’re noticing that certain clients are a little confused of the differences between our new treatment and the traditional solution of Liposuction. Here’s a short guide to what the two procedures involve…

What they are in a nutshell

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure where fat cells are safely and effectively frozen out and naturally disposed of over time, while Liposuction is an invasive procedure that sucks out excess fat.
Who they are most suitable for

CoolSculpting is targeted at people who already take care of their body but need help with targeting certain areas where the fat won’t shift no matter how much they diet and exercise – love handles, bingo wings, double chins, etc.

Liposuction, on the other hand, is a more drastic solution for people who want rid of excessive fat.

Length of treatment

A typical CoolSculpting procedure lasts just over an hour, while a Liposuction procedure can last from anywhere from one to three hours.

Post-treatment down-time

While it’s possible to go about your regular business immediately after a CoolSculpting session (although your consultant will advise against strenuous activity), a typical Liposuction procedure will factor in anything from two to ten days of post-op rest.

Side effects

A typical CoolSculpting client may experience temporary numbness, swelling and mild bruising in the treated area. A typical Liposuction patient may experience long-term bruising and swelling, numbness in the affected area which may last up to eight weeks, and scarring.

In conclusion…

If you want to drastically reduce fat and weight due to lifestyle choices, consider Liposuction. CoolSculpting, on the other hand, is the ideal solution for people who want to eliminate the fat cells that exercise and dieting can’t shift.