Female Model for CoolSculpting Sometimes diet and exercise are not enough when it comes to dropping stubborn fat and improving your figure. This is where body sculpting procedures like CoolSculpting® and liposuction come in.

CoolSculpting and liposuction both work to remove excess fat and create a more flattering figure. Learn more about the differences between CoolSculpting and liposuction in the guide below.


CoolSculpting is a body contouring procedure that removes small amounts of unwanted fat to sculpt a slimmer figure. It is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that requires no anesthesia, incisions, sutures, or downtime afterward.

How It Works

CoolSculpting technology uses intense cooling energy to freeze fat cells and permanently destroy them. During a CoolSculpting session, you can sit back or lie down comfortably while a device is attached to your desired treatment area. This area might include your stomach, thighs, arms, back, or chin.

The CoolSculpting device then emits strong cooling energy deep into the tissues to directly target fat cells. These cells are lowered to a temperature at which they cannot survive. Once destroyed, the fat cells are filtered through the lymphatic drainage system and removed from your body as a waste product.

Ideal Candidates

CoolSculpting is not a weight loss procedure. The purpose of CoolSculpting is to remove stubborn fat from certain problem areas around the body. It will not lead to significant weight loss. This means that ideal candidates are already within range of a healthy body weight.


Liposuction is a body contouring procedure that can remove more moderate amounts of unwanted fat from larger areas of the body. Because it is a surgical procedure, liposuction requires either local or general anesthesia, depending on the patient’s needs.

Small incisions are made in predetermined areas, and sutures are used to close these incisions. Liposuction can require minimal downtime afterward.

How It Works

During a liposuction procedure, you are put under general anesthesia. Then, a small incision will be made, and a thin cannula will be inserted into the treatment area.

The fat cells in your tissues will be broken down and then suctioned out of the body through this cannula. Liposuction targets precise areas to strategically slim the waistline, accentuate the hips, or otherwise enhance a patient’s figure.

Ideal Candidates

Liposuction is a more extensive procedure than CoolSculpting and can remove larger amounts of fat from the body. Ideal candidates will have mild to moderate fat deposits. Liposuction might target fat deposits around the stomach, buttocks, thighs, back, and arms.

CoolSculpting and Liposuction at Moraitis Plastic Surgery

If you are looking to drop excess fat and achieve a more contoured figure, you could be a candidate for CoolSculpting or liposuction treatment. At Moraitis Plastic Surgery, we can assess your current figure and determine which procedure is the best fit to meet your needs. We serve patients throughout Palm Harbor, Clearwater, and surrounding cities.