CoolSculpting VS Tummy Tuck

coolsculpting versus tummy tuck

CoolSculpting VS Tummy Tuck

We all know that diet and exercise are important in getting our dream body. 

But try as we might, most of us still struggle with getting rid of pockets of stubborn fat, especially on the abdomen. Whether you want to get that last bit of fat that just won’t quit, or you want to reach your aesthetic goals faster, cosmetic surgery has safe effective options.

Two popular treatments for removing fat from the abdomen are:

  1. Tummy tucks (abdominoplasty), an older but effective treatment.
  2. CoolSculpting, a newer treatment that uses proven and advanced technology.

Each has its pros and cons. But if you’re trying to decide between CoolSculpting treatments and a tummy tuck, one of the most important ways to decide is to determine how good of a candidate you are for each procedure.


CoolSculpting is a great alternative to surgery for fat removal. It’s a simple, non-invasive procedure that uses cryolipolysis to freeze away fat

Using this cold therapy kills targeted fat cells in your abdomen (or other stubborn pockets of fat), while your body safely, and naturally, removes the dead cells from your body. All without anesthesia, needles, surgery, or downtime.

If you are targeting a small area and don’t need to lose it all immediately, CoolSculpting is likely your best bet. Although CoolSculpting excels at removing stubborn pockets of fat, it’s not meant to remove significant amounts of fat all at once. As well, it does not remove excess or sagging skin.


  • Non-Invasive (No Surgery Required!)
  • No Downtime
  • Remove Stubborn Fat
  • Removes Fat Naturally


  • Intended only for small pockets of fat
  • Does not have immediate major changes

Read more: Are You A Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that is intended for individuals looking for a major change right away. As a surgical procedure, it does require more risk and recovery time than CoolSculpting, but it can remove a larger amount of fat with immediate results.

Using an abdominoplasty, a plastic surgeon can remove large quantities of fat as well as excess or sagging skin that can result from the rapid fat loss. 

Although the process requires less than 5 hours to complete, there is a 2-week recovery period afterwards.


  • Remove a significant amount of fat at once
  • Remove excess skin


  • Surgical
  • Requires Anesthesia
  • Long Recovery

Can I Use CoolSculpting as a Tummy Tuck?

For most people, this depends on how much fat you need to remove to reach your personal aesthetic goals.

CoolSculpting can remove about 25% of fat cells in most parts of the body, and to see the best results the patient should be within 20 lbs of their goal weight.

Removing a more significant amount of fat is better suited to a tummy tuck. Whereas, CoolSculpting offers a safer, more natural way to remove fat from your abdomen.

If you don’t want to get surgery, but want to remove more than what is recommended for CoolSculpting, consult with your plastic surgeon. They can help you assess how much weight you would need to lose through diet//exercise before CoolSculpting could give you the results you desire. As well as what sort of results you can expect.

Visit Our CoolSculpting Clinic for Richmond Hill & Newmarket

CoolSculpting is a great choice for most people who are looking to eliminate stubborn fat. Your plastic surgeon can help ensure this is the right treatment for you, and help you make the adjustments to get the best possible CoolSculpting results.

Book your consultation today at our Newmarket CoolSculpting clinic

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