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Coolsculpting vs. Liposuction

shutterstock_109151174-206x300 Coolsculpting vs. Liposuction | Northern VirginiaLiposuction plastic surgery can effectively remove excessive and stubborn fat pockets from specific body areas. In addition, these unwanted fat deposits can be eliminated in a completely non-surgical manner with CoolSculpting.


A Vital Discussion

Both of these procedures have their strengths and limitations, and both can successfully be used for patients seeking fat reduction. The surgeon will discuss both these options with the patient and help them make the most appropriate choice for their particular needs.

Modern Body Contouring & Laser Center (MBody), led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provides fat reduction treatments to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and surrounding communities.



Today, liposuction is the second most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the US after breast implants. The procedure can be undertaken using the innovative tumescent liposuction technique, which involves only local anesthesia.

In this procedure, the surgeon places tiny incisions to access targeted fatty deposits. The patient receives intravenous fluid and a local anesthetic to numb the area and help accomplish the safe removal of the fat deposits.

The surgeon will inject the necessary amount of fluid and then insert a thin cannula through the incisions and begin the suction process. After the fat removal is complete, the surgeon will seal the incisions. Most patients resume their normal activities in around one week.



CoolSculpting is an advanced and completely non-surgical fat reduction procedure which has been cleared by the FDA in 2010. It is appropriate for people seeking to reduce localized fat deposits in a non-invasive way. CoolSculpting uses an advanced cooling process that freezes the targeted fat and eliminates it from the treated areas in a natural manner.

The treatment provider will mark the treatment area for the exact placement of the device. They will then place a transparent gel pad to protect the surrounding normal tissue.

After this, the provider will place the applicator head on the treatment site and begin the vacuum process. The unwanted fat pockets will be suctioned into a cup, and the cooling panel will cause the gradual freezing of the fat cells.

The targeted fat cells will start to break down and will be removed from the body through natural processes after they are frozen. The patient will notice slimmer contours over the next several weeks and months.


Advantages– Liposuction vs. CoolSculpting

Liposuction offers the following benefits:

  • Substantial and aggressive fat reduction
  • More visible and effective contouring
  • Rapid results
  • Possibility of undergoing the procedure with non-invasive skin tightening
  • Possibility of undergoing other surgical procedures at the same time

CoolSculpting offers the following benefits:

  • Completely non-invasive procedure
  • Little to no risk of scarring
  • Minimal or no downtime
  • Minimal or no discomfort
  • More affordable than liposuction


Choice of Procedure

CoolSculpting is an excellent fat-loss procedure for people who want to eliminate fat pockets in an entirely non-surgical manner. Busy mothers and working professionals often choose CoolSculpting due to its non-invasiveness, minimal risks of complications, and no downtime.

Cosmetic surgeons at MBody receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and nearby areas for fat reduction treatments.For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit

Serving Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Fairfax, Loudoun County, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Fredricksburg, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Maryland Richmond, VA and surrounding communities.

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