An In-Depth Look at Cool Sculpting vs. Liposuction

An In Depth Look At Cool Sculpting Vs Liposuction

For decades, the only options for people with stubborn fat to choose from were surgery or acceptance. However, with so many advancements in modern medicine, there is now a wide assortment of options for those who want to change their body shape. If you’re hesitant to go under the knife, Ava Laser Clinic is a laser clinic in Richmond Hill that has a great treatment option that will allow you to get the same results as liposuction without the risk for half the price – Cool Sculpting.

What is Cool Sculpting?

Cool Sculpting is a non-invasive fat removal procedure that we developed in 2009. It allows men and women around the world to sculpt their bodies and contour their curves safely and with no downtime. It does more than help you lose weight. It gets rid of the fat cells entirely. This means that you can say goodbye to stubborn areas of fat for good.

Cool Sculpting & Recovery Times

Although liposuction and Cool Sculpting both get rid of fat cells, the main difference between them is the time needed for recovery. Liposuction requires anesthesia, cutting, and physically removing fat from the body through an incision. After your procedure, you will need to spend at least a week in recovery. Your actual healing and draining time may end up being even longer. You will most likely have to take off work. There is also a lot of pain and bruising that comes from liposuction.

Cool Sculpting removes fat cells from the body without the need for general anesthesia. You can even go back to work immediately after your session. There is some general swelling, tenderness, and bruising, but nothing bad enough to stop you from performing your normal activities. Instead, your body will feel sore, similar to an intense workout. The treatment is not invasive, so there is no healing that will take place after your treatment. The procedure freezes the fat cells, which causes them to die. Your body will absorb and pass these dead cells out of your system over the following 3 weeks to 6 months.

Side Effects

There are side effects to both procedures, however, with Cool Sculpting, they are minimal. Liposuction will leave you with limited mobility, bruising, and high levels of pain. Cool sculpting may has a little swelling and bruising, but your movement won’t be limited in the same way. The side effects of Cool Sculpting also last for far less time compared to those of liposuction.


The results of liposuction can be classified as immediate since the fat is gone as soon as you leave the surgery. However, you will not be able to see the results of your procedure for several weeks while you recover. Cool Sculpting results can be seen as soon as four weeks following your treatment and will continue up to six months following treatment as your body processes the dead fat cells.

Cost Difference

There is a dramatic difference in the cost of liposuction and cool Sculpting. Liposuction can range anywhere from $1,500 -$2,500 per session and only a limited amount of fat can be removed in each session. That means a total body sculpt can end up costing as much as $15,000! With cool Sculpting, each session will range between $300 -$600 and you can treat more areas at a time since there is no loss of blood.

How We Can Help

If you are interested in sculpting your perfect body and want to learn more about our Richmond Hill Cool Sculpting services, Ava Laser Clinic is standing by to take your call at (905) 237-2360. We are happy to answer your questions or set up a time for a consultation. So what are you waiting for? Give us a call today!