AirSculpt® vs. Fat Freezing


AirSculpt® is a minimally invasive body sculpting procedure performed in a relaxed setting. This patented treatment permanently removes fat and tightens skin while sculpting targeted areas of the body. Results are achieved with minimal pain by plucking away fat, cell by cell. A majority of unwanted fat cells (at least 75%) can be removed with a single minimally invasive procedure; all this is done without leaving an obvious scar. AirSculpt® enables your surgeon to sculpt your body’s contours precisely to your desired look with no lumps or ridges for a naturally attractive outcome. View before and after photos.

Fat Freezing

Fat freezing or cryolipolis is a non-surgical fat reduction procedure that freezes fat cells, claiming to kill and eliminate them from the body over time. Often performed by aestheticians, the procedure requires diet and exercise for any results. Multiple treatments—each about 3 months apart—are required per area to achieve the desired result. Procedures are misleadingly painful, with significant post-procedure pain reported, as well as ongoing and significant bruising. As cryolipolis freezes and kills fat cells without sculpting the area’s contour at the same time, treatments may create an unwanted shelf or indentation.

chart comparing airsculpt, fat freezing, laser liposuction, and traditional liposuction fat removal techniques

AirSculpt® Advantages

  • One Single Treatment

    With AirSculpt®, one single session lasting an average of just 90 minutes removes all your unwanted fat; we often take up to 5 liters! Fat Freezing or cryolipolis claims to remove approximately 20% of unwanted fat, so patients often need 3-4 sessions, each 3 months apart; the process can take more than 9 months just to finish your treatments! This means some fat freezing patients won’t see results for about a year, if any.

  • No Option Comes Close

    The superior, patented AirSculpt® procedure combines fat removal with custom body sculpting performed by specialty trained surgeons who have completed our fellowship. Elite Body Sculpture surgeons are selected not only for their medical skills but also for a unique quality that can’t be taught—artistic vision. AirSculpt® devices are also designed for flexibility and precision. Fat freezing results are limited by the size and shape of the applicators used.

  • Transferring Body Fat

    Fat freezing eliminates and claims to kill fat cells, rendering them useless. AirSculpt® collects quality fat cells from large areas such as the abdomen or thighs, which can then be transferred to enhance other parts of the body. Two of our most popular procedures are the AirSculpt® Brazilian Butt Lift and AirSculpt® Up A Cup™ breast enhancement, both of which reuse our patients’ own body fat for natural, lasting results.

  • Body Sculpting Specialists

    All AirSculpt® procedures are performed exclusively by experienced, expertly trained surgeon-artists in Elite Body Sculpture clinics throughout North America. We are body contouring specialists; fat is all we do, focusing on removing and transferring it precisely for a natural, yet sculpted, result. Concierge services are available to assist out-of-town and international patients with travel arrangements and more.