How Is Liposuction Different From CoolSculpting?

Woman On Beach in Blue Bikini After CoolSculpting at The Laser Skin & Surgery Center

Both liposuction and CoolSculpting are methods to contour your body and permanently remove localized fat deposits, but they’re far from the same. While CoolSculpting is a non-surgical treatment that freezes away your fat cells, liposuction is a surgical procedure that can remove more fat than CoolSculpting can in one session. Learn more about these two procedures and which one may be best for you.
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Body Contouring with Liposuction in Cleveland, OH

Even when you are careful with what you put on your plate and you make it to the gym a few times a week, losing that last bit of stubborn fat can be a seemingly impossible and extremely frustrating task.  When diet and exercise are not enough to achieve your desired body shape, Dr. Diwan is a premier surgeon in Cleveland and Westlake and can help to reduce those pesky areas of stubborn fat with liposuction.

Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

  • Healthy patients
  • Above the age of 18 years
  • Have Stubborn areas of fat / bulges that cause contour defect that make you self-conscious in clothes
  • At or close to ideal body weight
  • Realistic expectations – doesn’t make someone thin, makes more proportionate
  • Committed to maintaining healthy weight via diet and exercise
  • Pts who want to look better in one treatment, avoid multiple treatments such as with Coolsculpting or Ultrashape
  • Pts who want to have the procedure with local anesthetic and want the safety of being awake
  • Short recovery time, back to work in 3 days
  • Not for weight loss/obesity – consider lifestyle changes incl exercise and appropriate diet, or gastric bypass
  • Not for the improvement of Diabetes control
  • Not for the reduction of cardiac risk factors

How is liposuction body sculpting performed?

Dr. Diwan utilizes the highly successful tumescent technique for liposuction. This technique improves the shape of the body by removing stubborn fat in areas such as a double chin, the stomach, hips, buttocks, thighs, and the knees. This tumescent liposuction procedure allows for the safe and painless removal of fat in the office with local anesthesia. A medication can be given to lessen anxiety and help you relax, if needed. A local anesthetic is used to numb the fat for removal  through suction. The tumescent method lessens bleeding, bruising, and post-operative discomfort and speeds recovery. This simple and safe procedure is highly effective and remains unsurpassed by newer versions of liposuction such as SmartLipo.

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How long is tumescent liposuction recovery?

Tumescent liposuction allows for a quicker recovery period than other forms of liposuction and cosmetic fat reduction. Most patients have minimal bruising.  Swelling of the treated area is normal and will gradually fade over a few weeks. Depending on your job, you should be able to return to work 3 days later. Physical activity must be minimized for a week and gradually increased over six weeks.

When will I notice the final results of my liposuction?

Tumescent liposuction with Dr. Diwan will provide you with a healthier shape and contour.The tumescent technique for liposuction has received extremely positive feedback from patients who were able to achieve their ideal body curves and lose the unwanted bulges of excess fat. With continued attention to diet and regular exercise, you can maintain your new, slimmer body shape for many years to come.


These photos are from a specific patient. Results may vary. Schedule a personalized consultation with our doctor to learn more.


These photos are from a specific patient. Results may vary. Schedule a personalized consultation with our doctor to learn more.

Body contouring treatment options near you in Cleveland, OH

If you are in Cleveland, OH area and interested in getting Liposuction, Dr. Diwan is here to guide you through all steps of an informed decision-making process and will recommend a treatment plan that fits your needs.

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Our office is conveniently located in Westlake, OH – only 25 minutes from Cleveland and a 15 minute drive from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.