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Body FX VS CoolSculpting: Which is Better for You?

It’s one thing to lead a healthy lifestyle to reach your ideal weight, but it’s completely another to achieve that chiseled look many have for their body goals. The culprit is those pinchable, diet-resistant fat reserves in several body areas. The good thing is that experts have developed skin tightening and body contouring treatments to remove your dreaded body fat – and they’re non-invasive, too. These procedures are CoolSculpting and Body FX.

So between Body FX and CoolSculpting, which is the better procedure for you? The most suitable body contouring procedure depends on what you need and want. If you're focusing on removing as many layers of fat pockets as possible in more general areas, CoolSculpting may be what you're looking for. Meanwhile, Body FX would be perfect for patients looking for skin tightening solutions to reduce cellulite appearance, with targeted fat removal for body contouring.

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Comparing Body FX and CoolSculpting

Body FX and CoolSculpting are suitable fat reduction treatments for patients not wanting incisions, long recovery times, and surgical risks. They can achieve their desired appearance without surgery because both procedures are non-invasive.

But one fat loss procedure will still outweigh the other depending on your specific needs concerning how they work, they're done, what they treat, and the results they provide. Common considerations of patients also include the number of treatment sessions necessary for custom body shaping, cost, and how soon they can see the results.

How They Work

Body FX and CoolSculpting may be both non-surgical options for body contouring and skin tightening, but how they remove pockets of fat is the exact opposite of one another.

Body FX is a fat and cellulite reduction treatment that uses radiofrequency energy for deep tissue heating, responsible for melting fat cells, and light vacuum pressure to suction fat for a deep treatment. The deep tissue massage from these technologies allows the procedure to target and eliminate unevenness of fat, which tightens the skin.

CoolSculpting is an alternative to liposuction. Completely opposite from Body FX, this fat reduction procedure involves cold temperatures to trigger cell death by freezing the fat cells. These dead fat cells will then be flushed out by the body's natural processes, revealing a more contoured body.


The entire treatment for Body FX and CoolSculpting are pretty similar where a device is applied on the skin for their fat removal solutions to work. Patients report no severe pain from both procedures.

Body FX involves placing the applicator on the treated area for 10 minutes twice, waiting for the temperature to reach 43°C. After the procedure, your plastic surgeon will apply hydration peptides to the skin.

With CoolSculpting, plastic surgeons will first apply a pre-treatment wipe and gel pad to protect the skin. They will then apply the device to the marked areas and keep it on for a few minutes as it suctions the fat and freezes fat cells. The practitioners will remove the applicator and massage the treated area to break up the fat.

What They Treat

Body FX and CoolSculpting treat localized fat or the pinchable fat difficult to lose even with a healthy diet. Here are the areas these effective non-invasive procedures can treat:

  • abdomen
  • hips
  • thighs
  • flanks or love handles
  • back

But unlike CoolSculpting, Body FX is also a cellulite treatment. Cellulite is the dimpled skin on your thighs or any part of the body with fat. 


Body FX and CoolSculpting have fat removal effects, but Body FX is more suitable for those needing a more targeted fat reduction. CoolSculpting is the right procedure for patients needing wider fat loss, like the hips or thighs. It can remove 20 to 25% of fat in the targeted area.

With skin tightening, Body FX is the best procedure as it can remove the appearance of cellulite and improve saggy skin, giving you beautiful body contouring results. There are still different claims about CoolSculpting having a skin tightening effect because its main focus is fat removal and not really skin tightening. But it has earned FDA approval for tightening the skin around the face.

Treatment Sessions

As non-invasive treatments, CoolSculpting and Body FX require repeated treatment sessions to provide significant results. Body FX requires around 6 to 12 weekly sessions, while CoolSculpting requires 1 to 3 sessions 1 month apart, depending on your aesthetic goals.

Body FXCoolSculpting
Type of ProcedureNon-invasive procedureNon-invasive procedure
How They WorkMelts fat using radiofrequency energy pulses that cause the deep tissue to heat up
Uses negative pressure for an in-depth targeting of fatty tissue
Uses intense cold treatments to freeze fat cells to eliminate the dead cells over time with the body’s natural processes
ProcedurePlastic surgeons will apply the Body FX device on the treated area for 10 minutes twiceAfter applying the gel pad, plastic surgeons will place a CoolSculpting applicator to freeze cells.
What to Expect from ResultsRemoves unwanted cellulite
Targets more localized fat
Contours the body
Produces more skin tightening results
Not a weight loss solution
Removes 20 to 25% of fat in a single treatment session
Targets localized fat
Tightens the skin
Contours the body
Not a weight loss solution


Around $1050 per treatment

Around $2000 to $4000 per treatment

Treatment Sessions

6 to 12 sessions, one week apart

1 to 3 sessions, one month apart

When to Expect Results

4 to 6 weeks after treatment

2 to 3 weeks


Minimal surgical risks
Minimal scarring
Effective treatment for removing cellulite 

Fewer risks
Less scarring
Effective treatment for removing fat deposits


Requires multiple treatment sessions for optimal results
Subtle fat loss results per session
Side effects involving severe nerve pain

Requires multiple treatment sessions for optimal results
Subtle results per session
Risks of abrupt fat layer changes
Risks of skin damage

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Body back before and after  coolsculpting

CoolSculpting and Body FX are effective treatments for removing excess fat, but CoolSculpting may be more effective for a wider scope of fat reduction, while Body FX is more reliable for skin tightening and removing cellulite.

Consult a trusted aesthetic clinic for the best treatment option for your body goals. Know more about the right treatment plan for you by visiting the CoolSculpting Center of New Jersey today or browse our website for more treatment options.

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What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "The treatment itself was not uncomfortable. Afterwords, I felt great. I didn't really notice anything for about 30 days. After day 30 until about a month later, I started noticing that my favorite jeans were not as tight anymore. I wasn't having to suck in to get them buttoned. And by that two month period after my CoolSculpting

    Lesley Hamilton

    Age 41

  • "It's subtle at first, and then a month later you look and go, "Wow - It really did something!" It really moved the bar for me, and I'm feeling better about myself already. It feels so good to put on anything and know I look as good as I've ever looked. And I didn't say that or feel that when I was in my 20's, 30's, and 40's."

    Anne McMarthy

    Age 56

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