CoolSculpting or Laser Liposuction? Which Will Give You the Results You Are Looking for?

So you’re ready to get rid of that stubborn pocket of fat that just won’t respond to diet and exercise, no matter how dedicated you are. You’ve probably come across the body contouring treatments CoolSculpting and Laser Liposuction, but you’re not sure which one will deliver the results you’re looking for.


It’s best to go back to the basics! The main difference between CoolSculpting and Laser Lipo is how these treatments work to destroy unwanted fat cells in your body.

What Is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting uses a non-invasive technology called Cryolipolysis—a controlled cooling that kills your fat cells without damaging the overlying skin. Once the fat cells are destroyed, they are naturally eliminated from your body over time. As this procedure is well-tolerated, no anesthesia is needed.


With CoolSculpting, you are essentially freezing away the fat beneath your skin. The procedure isn’t meant as a source of weight loss but rather a companion to those seeking to refine and tone specific areas of their body once they’re at or near their goal weight.


During a CoolSculpting Treatment, your provider will place a CoolSculpting applicator on the treatment area. This will feel very cold for a few moments, and there may be a pulling or sucking sensation. After the procedure, you are ready to return to your normal activities almost immediately.

What Is Laser Liposuction?

Laser liposuction, also known as laser lipo or laser lipolysis, is an invasive surgical procedure that manually removes undesired subcutaneous fat. There are several types of lipo treatments, the newest modalities incorporate power assisted equipment and laser or ultrasound to better extract fat with less trauma. With laser lipo, a laser fiber is also inserted through a small tube into your body where it ruptures those fat cells membranes, liquefying the fat, that can then be suctioned out by the cannula.


Laser liposuction will be performed under local anesthesia. You will be awake for the procedure, but our expert providers will numb the area fully so that you won’t feel any discomfort. A small incision will be made in your skin to allow the tiny laser to be inserted and liquify the fat. Next, the cannula will be used to suck out the melted fat. After the procedure, you will need a few days to recover before returning to work.

CoolSculpting VS. Laser Liposuction Results

Let’s talk results!

Both CoolSculpting and Laser Liposuction can be effective fat reduction procedures with minimal downtime and fast recovery. You can use either option to remove fat from difficult areas to target, including:

  • Stomach
  • Love Handles
  • Upper Thighs
  • Upper arms
  • Chin

Laser liposuction does offer the benefits of being able to see your results within the first week, but it can take up to 3 weeks to see the results of a CoolSculpting treatment, with final results being visible in 3-4 months. Depending on the area your wish to target, and your unique needs, you may require more than one treatment to obtain optimal results.

Schedule A Consultation to Learn More At Être Cosmetic Dermatology and Laser Center

The best way to find out which treatment is best for you and the result you want is to schedule a consultation with an expert in cosmetic treatments. You can schedule a consultation by calling (504) 227-3873 or contact us through our website.

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