CoolSculpting vs SmartLipo

February 18, 2019

CoolSculpting and SmartLipo laser lipo are one of the common fat reduction procedure today. However, they do differ in many ways such as:


Smartlipo Laser liposuction refers to the invasive cosmetic procedure which uses a laser to melt away the fat under your skin. On the other hand, coolsculpting refers to a non-invasive cosmetic procedure which uses the cooling applicator in freezing away the fat which is beneath your skin. Coolsculpting and smartlipo Laser liposuction are fat reduction procedures which have minimal recovery and downtime period. Both of these procedures will lead to a fat reduction in the body parts such as chin, upper thighs, upper arms and stomach. Smartlipo is a minor surgical procedure while the coolsculpting a non-invasive procedure.


Liposuction procedure sessions take an average of one hour and in some cases, they can last longer depending on the part of the body which is receiving treatment. You can notice the results after one week however, the results will be visible within 2 to 6 months. You only require one treatment for you to see full results.

Coolsculpting sessions can take about 40 to 60 minutes and you can see the results within 3 weeks, but the best results can be results after 2 months. Depending on your individual needs and the part of the body which will be receiving the treatment you may need more than one treatment.


The best candidates for SmartLipo

Any individuals who are interested in this process must be health and since this’s not a weight loss program, one must not have excessive weight. You can also not undertake this procedure if you’re menstruating heavily, breastfeeding or pregnant. Other conditions which can deny your from accessing this procedure are a vascular condition, implants, multiple sclerosis, liver disease insulin-dependent diabetes, heart disease, cancer, blood clots, a defibrillator and abnormal tissue growth.

Idea candidates for CoolSculpting

The ideal candidates for this process must be healthy and have stubborn fat in specific areas in the body where exercise and diet cannot budge. You should not under this procedure if you’re breastfeeding or pregnant or if you have the following conditions:

  • Scar tissue at the treatment areas
  • Raynaud's disease
  • Poor blood circulation around the treatment area
  • Paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria
  • Defibrillator
  • Numbness
  • Open or infected wounds
  • Past or current hernia at the treatment area
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Cold urticaria
  • A clotting disorder and skin conditions such as eczema
  • Dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Rashes


When it comes to smartlipo you will not feel any pain during the procedure but you can feel some discomfort or pain afterwards. On the other, you will feel some minimal discomfort during the coolsculpting procedure.

Recovery time

Smartlipo can take about 2 to 4 days for your to recover after the procedure; you are required to avoid doing strenuous exercises for about 3 weeks on the other hand when you undergo coolsculpting you can immediately start doing your normal activities.

Possible side effects

Some of the common side effects of smartlipo laser liposuction include discoloured or loose skin, discomfort, numbness or pain in the treatment area. Some patients may experience lumpy or dimpled tissue in the treatment area. One may also develop skin necrosis, blood clots, infection at the site and scar tissue under the skin. When it comes it coolsculpting some of the side effects may include the following: stinging, tugging or pinching sensation during treatment, pain, aching, bruising, redness in the eyes, swelling and temporary skin sensitivity.


According to the report revealed by the plastic surgeons, the average cost of smartlipo laser liposuction is about $5,450. The cost will also depend on the part of the body which will receive treatment with very large treatment areas such as buttocks and stomach being very expensive. Hips, neck or face, thigh area, back fat( females) which cost about $2,500. Buttocks, back fat( males) which cost about $3,000 The lower part of the stomach will cost about $3,500. Fat around the knees will cost about $4,000 The upper part of the stomach- $4,500. The average cost of coolsculpting is about $2,000 to $4,000 depending on the areas you wish to treat, how many sessions that you require and the size of the applicator. Very large applicators which are used in abdomen costs about $1,500 while small applicators which are used in upper arms will cost about $750.

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