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When Is Liposuction Best for Fat Loss?

Saying goodbye to unwanted fat can be liberating. Unfortunately though, even maintaining proper lifestyle habits doesn’t always do the trick. Many patients are enlisting the help of cosmetic procedures to give their weight loss an extra boost.

With all the fat-reduction procedures out there, it can be difficult for patients to determine what’s right for them. There is no cookie-cutter treatment for everyone. Depending on your individual needs and ultimate goals, one procedure might be better suited for you than another. That’s why we offer a wide variety of body contouring treatment options. Let’s take a look at a few of our most popular procedures to give you a better understanding of your options.


Liposuction is a surgical procedure that entails removing a significant amount of fat. Small incisions are made in predetermined problem areas allowing a cannula tube to suck fat away for good. Results can be seen almost immediately following your procedure. As swelling subsides over the course of 4-6 weeks, you’ll notice a continued improvement.
Liposuction may be the best choice for patients who are also interested in fat-transfer procedures such as a breast augmentation or a Brazilian butt lift.


CoolSculpting is a fat-reduction procedure that eliminates fat without surgery. The FDA-cleared procedure uses freezing technology to destroy fat pockets below the surface of the skin. The fat is then naturally expelled from the body leaving you with a slimmer, more contoured shape. Full results from CoolSculpting can be seen in 3-6 months. More than one treatment may be necessary for patients to achieve their desired results. CoolSculpting can be beneficial for patients who are seeking a non-invasive procedure with no downtime.

Neither liposuction or CoolSculpting are intended to replace diet and exercise. To maintain your new look, following healthy lifestyle choices is recommended.

To truly know what procedure is best for you, your cosmetic specialist will perform a complete evaluation and talk to you about your short and long-term goals. A customized plan can be created just for you during your in-office consultation.
To learn more about CoolSculpting or Liposuction, simply fill out the contact form on this page to schedule a consultation or call (865) 671-3888.