How CoolSculpting® Works: Is it Right for You







How CoolSculpting® Works Is it Right for You

CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive procedure that results in a 20-25% permanent fat reduction in the targeted area. The cosmetic treatment gained increased popularity since it was FDA approved in 2010.

Our guide below shares everything you need to know before committing to a CoolSculpting® treatment. Let’s learn how CoolSculpting® works, the benefits, effects, and potential risks.

How CoolSculpting® Works

The unique thing about how CoolSculpting® works, compared to liposuction, is that it uses a fat-freezing device to target and kill stubborn fat cells without surgery or anesthesia. Liposuction is typically reserved for medically necessary fat removal, while CoolSculpting® is a cosmetic procedure.

Fat freezes at a higher temperature compared to skin, at about -5 degrees Fahrenheit. Two fat-freezing paddles are anchored to target a certain area of the body, which is then cooled for 30 minutes to over one hour. Fat cells are killed via extreme cold, and your body clears them out over a few months, which is why the treatment is immediate, but the results are not.

You can expect to notice slimming after four treatments over four to six months.

The Benefits of CoolSculpting®

CoolSculpting®, medically known as Cryolipolysis, has many benefits, but should only be reserved for stubborn fat bulges. It is not a weight loss technique. CoolSculpting® may reduce inches off your waist and remove fat in other areas such as:

  • Chin
  • Arms
  • Hips
  • Buttocks
  • Legs

Studies show that CoolSculpting® is safe and effective, although results vary per individual.

What Does CoolSculpting® Feel Like?

Cold! The extreme cooling sensation does create some numbness in the targeted area during treatment. This treatment is tolerable, but if you have extreme sensitivity to cold, it might not be for you.

Patients usually compare the feeling of CoolSculpting® to muscle soreness after an intense workout. This feeling subsides a few days after the treatment.

How Much Do CoolSculpting® Treatments Cost?

On average CoolSculpting® costs anywhere from $2,000 to $4,000 per session. Smaller areas, such as the chin, range from $700-$900 per session.

Usually for the procedure to be effective, patients require more than one treatment per area.

CoolSculpting® Risks and Side Effects

CoolSculpting® has few side effects. The greatest concern with CoolSculpting® is a rare side effect known as paradoxical fat hyperplasia. This occurs in less than 1% of all CoolSculpting® cases yet is something to be aware of as the recovery requires surgery.

This is when fat cells react opposite to the treatment and proliferate instead of decrease. The result is a hardened mass of condensed fat cells under the skin. The complication may appear 2-3 months after treatment and may result in liposuction if it does not disappear.

Lose Stubborn Fat with CoolSculpting®

Now that you understand how CoolSculpting® works, it’s time to book a consultation to see if it is right for you! If you’ve spent years trying to melt away stubborn fat via diet and exercise, CoolSculpting® is an easy and effective way to get those desired results.

Get in touch to learn more about the benefits of CoolSculpting® in removing your unwanted fat.