The CoolSculpting fat-freezing procedure is the only FDA-cleared, non-surgical fat-reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that resists all efforts through diet and exercise. The results are proven, noticeable, and lasting—so you’ll look great from every angle.
YOUR COOLSCULPTING CONSULTATION: THE FIRST STEP
It’s easy to get started in your CoolSculpting journey to a slimmer you.
Your first step will be scheduling a consultation with a CoolSculpting provider.
DURING YOUR FIRST COOLSCULPTING VISIT
You’ll meet with a CoolSculpting clinician during a one-on-one consultation. Your CoolSculpting clinician will take the time to discuss a holistic approach to your goals for reshaping your body. Together, you’ll look at your whole body from different angles—and then focus on specific areas where you want to eliminate fat.
YOUR TREATMENT PLAN IS CUSTOMIZED TO YOUR BODY.
EVERYONE’S BODY IS DIFFERENT
Your CoolSculpting clinician will work with you on the best treatment plan tailored to your needs. It may take as little as one office visit to achieve your goals. With different applicators to choose from, your clinician can design a treatment plan that can give you your desired results.
ELIMINATE FAT WHERE THE BULGES REALLY BOTHER YOU
For some people, a customized treatment plan may include more than one CoolSculpting treatment. For example, you may want freeze away fat from your inner and/or outer thighs—and also get rid of that muffin top.
IT’S A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO YOUR BODY-SCULPTING TRANSFORMATION
Your physician will provide a clinical recommendation of which areas should be treated and how many treatments you will need. The result? The sculpted shape you want.
YOUR COOLSCULPTING TREATMENT DAY:
During your treatment, a gel pad and applicator will be applied to the targeted area. The CoolSculpting applicator delivers controlled cooling to the targeted fat. During your procedure, feel free to read, check email, or even take a nap.
HOW COOL IS THE COOLSCULPTING PROCEDURE? DOES IT HURT?
As the name suggests, the CoolSculpting procedure can be a little chilly. Controlled cooling is delivered via an applicator to freeze the targeted fat. Though you may feel intense cold initially, this feeling usually subsides within 5 to 10 minutes as the area numbs. Because most applicators use a vacuum to draw fatty tissue into the applicator cup, you may also feel some pulling, tugging, and/or mild pinching.
After you and your physician select the area(s) to be treated, the device is positioned on your body and controlled cooling is applied. A gel pad and applicator are applied to the targeted area. Vacuum applicators draw the tissue into the applicator cup. Applicators are secured to the treatment area. All applicators deliver controlled cooling to the targeted fat.
CAN I MULTITASK DURING MY COOLSCULPTING TREATMENT?
Absolutely! Many people read, check email, or even take a nap during their treatments. You are encouraged to do whatever feels most comfortable for you. So sit back, relax, and say goodbye to stubborn fat!
IS THERE DOWNTIME AFTER COOLSCULPTING?
The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-surgical, which makes returning to normal activities afterwards a typically easy process. Often times, patients even return to work after their CoolSculpting treatment is over.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS FROM COOLSCULPTING?
During the procedure, you may feel some deep pulling, tugging, pinching, numbness or discomfort. After the procedure, typical side effects include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging and pain. Many patients do experience redness in the treated areas for up to a few hours after the applicator is removed. In rare cases, this redness may persist up to 2 weeks, but it will completely resolve itself.
AFTER YOUR COOLSCULPTING TREATMENT
Most patients can return to their normal activities immediately after the CoolSculpting procedure. While some patients may see results as early as 3 weeks after their first treatment, the most dramatic results are usually seen between 1 and 3 months following treatment.
HOW DOES COOLSCULPTING WORK?
From Popsicles to Cryolipolysis to CoolSculpting.
Years ago scientists at Harvard University observed that some children who ate popsicles get dimples in their cheeks. They realized that popsicles were freezing and eliminating small pockets of fat cells. The idea that cold can damage fat cells was the idea behind CoolSculpting.
FAT ELIMINATION AFTER THE COOLSCULPTING PROCEDURE:
Fat cells that are frozen during the CoolSculpting procedure gradually die and are eliminated from the body by the body’s natural elimination process. That is why the results are long term. The fat is gone for good. Untreated areas will have no change in fat cell distribution.
FAT REDUCTION VERSUS WEIGHT LOSS:
It may be confusing to hear that reducing fat is not same as losing weight.
Losing weight makes the fat cells smaller; it does not make the fat cell go away. The number of fat cells in our body typically becomes a fixed number sometimes in our teenage years. Losing or gaining weight does not change the number of fat cells but changes the size of the cells.
The number of fat cells gradually decrease after a CoolSculpting procedure by 20-25%. These fat cells are naturally processed and eliminated so that they will not migrate to another part of the body. Unlike what happens in other procedures, there is no change to fat cells in untreated areas.
FAT CELLS ARE GONE FOR GOOD. The CoolSculpting procedure will NOT help you lose weight. However if you want to lose unwanted fat and look slimmer in your clothes, CoolSculpting may be the procedure for you.