What are the advantages of CoolSculpting over liposuction?

Plastic Surgeons serving Denver, Littleton, and Surrounding Areas in Colorado


If you have a few unsightly bulges that are not easily hidden by clothing, a cosmetic procedure may be an option. Liposuction and CoolSculpting are two procedures that can help reduce and remove fat – but which is the best for you?

Both procedures have proven to be very effective, so let’s start by going over the basics of each.


Liposuction is a process in which surgeons use negative pressure to essentially suck the fat out of your body. A tiny incision is made around the area and then IV fluid  and anesthetic is pumped into the area.

A small tube is inserted into the incision and small, round, yellow lobules of fat are removed from the body – this repeats depending on the patient.

CoolSculpting is an excellent option for Denver-area patients

CoolSculpting might be right for you.


CoolSculpting is a noninvasive fat reduction technology that has also been referred to as fat freezing. Much like the liposuction, the intended area is opened up so the fat cells can be targeted directly. From there cryolipolysis is shot into the area which freezes the cells and basically shrivels them up, just like your extremities on a cold day.

Both procedures are quite effective and both boast impressive safety records. Which is right for you will be determined by your specific needs and priorities. Many patients prefer CoolSculpting because it’s a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure with a greatly reduced recovery time.

If you have questions about CoolSculpting, call the Denver-area experts at Grossman Plastic Surgery today at (303) 320-5566 to set up your consultation.