CoolSculpting: What Is It?

July 22, 2020 0 Comments Kristin Davis
July 22nd, 2020 0 Comments

Why won’t this fat go away!?! Don’t give up until you’ve tried CoolScultping®!

You’ve tried everything— personal trainers, every kind of diet on the planet, you even tried to meditate it away, but that last little bit of fat won’t budge! We know you feel like you’re at the end of your rope with stubborn fat, but now is not the time to quit. 

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical, scientifically proven way to freeze away fat. After one CoolSculpting session, you can see a 25% reduction in fat trouble spots like the:

  • Flanks
  • Abdomen
  • Under the chin

It Isn’t You. It’s Stubborn Fat

Stubborn fat deserves its name. It reacts (or doesn’t react) the way it does because it is pathologically different from the other fats in your body. It takes a lot longer to burn off than regular fat because of how it is made, where it lives, and how it burns off.

If you’ve been working hard to lose weight, then you already know where it lives:

  • Love handles
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Saddlebags

Sometimes you can’t get rid of it from the inside out— you need to attack it from the outside. That’s where CoolSculpting comes in.

Farewell Fat Cells

CoolSculpting uses one-of-a-kind technology to freeze and kill fat cells. If you want to get technical, the process is called cryolipolysis. Experts have spent years developing the treatment, which now has proven long-term results.

How Does It Work?

Fat cells don’t like the cold. At a specific temperature, they will freeze. Your body doesn’t want to carry around many dead fat cells, so it naturally eliminates over 1-3 months. After the fat cells are flushed, you can see a visible reduction of fat up to 20%-25%!

What Happens When You Go for a Treatment?

The process starts before you even step into the treatment room. Your provider will determine if you are a candidate. If you are a candidate, your provider will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan based on your specific needs.

During the Procedure

During the procedure, the provider will place a roll of your fat between two panels that will cool the fat to a freezing temperature.

The treatment can take as little as 35 minutes per area treated, depending on what areas of the body you need treated. Sensations of the following at the treatment site are common.

  • Tugging
  • Pulling
  • Mild pinching
  • Tingling
  • Intense cold
  • Cramping
  • Stinging 

As the area becomes numb, the sensations will subside.

After Treatment

After treatment, your body will naturally process and eliminate the dead fat cells in the treated area! Typical side effects include:

  • Swelling
  • Temporary redness
  • Blanching
  • Firmness
  • Bruising
  • Tingling
  • Tenderness
  • Stinging
  • Cramping
  • Itching
  • Aching
  • Skin sensitivity

You may also experience a fullness in the back of the throat after submental or submandibular area treatment.

The Rare Side Effect

In very rare cases (less than 1%), CoolSculpting can cause an increase in the volume of fat cells in the treated areas. Although researchers have not discovered why this happens, they have determined that it is more common in men than women.

What Areas Can Be Treated With Coolscultping?

The FDA has approved CoolScultping for the following areas:

  • Abdomen
  • Flanks
  • Thighs
  • Bra fat
  • Back fat
  • Banana roll
  • Upper arms
  • Jawline

Some people have found that it can also reduce the appearance of cellulite on the:

  • Legs
  • Buttocks
  • Arms

Who Is a Good Candidate for Coolsculpting?

Let’s start here: CoolScultping is not a weight loss procedure, nor is it an obesity treatment. The technique is appropriate for removing small amounts of extra fat resistant to other weight-loss attempts such as diet and exercise.

People who have the following conditions do not try CoolSculpting because of the risk of dangerous complications. You should not try CoolScultping if you have the following conditions.

  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria (PCH)
  • Cold agglutinin disease

It’s All About Results!

It usually takes 1-3 CoolSculpting treatment sessions in each area treated to get the results you are looking for. Results, however, are not immediate.

A fat reduction is typically seen within three weeks, but sometimes the final results won’t appear until six months after the treatment. You can speed up results by maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

  • Pay attention to what you are eating.
  • Massage the treated area for five minutes after it has been treated.
  • Drink more water to flush dead cells more efficiently.

Results from the treatment should last indefinitely, but if you gain weight after treatment, the fat may return to treated areas.

Why Is This Better Than Liposuction?

CoolSculpting is most effective when you work with an experienced provider like us.

You would choose CoolScultping over liposuction if you were looking for a non-surgical, non-invasive option that requires no recovery time. You can even drive yourself home from the treatment and immediately return to your regular activities.

Cost Is Always a Consideration

We know that the cost of a procedure is a consideration for most people. The average cost of a session is between $2,000 and $4,000, depending on the body’s area being treated.

The smaller the treatment area, the lower the cost. Because this is a cosmetic treatment, it is not covered by insurance.

Will This Work on Men and Women?

Yes, although stubborn fat tends to hang out in different places on a man’s body compared to a woman’s body, CoolScultping will work on both men and women!

The technique is appropriate for removing small amounts of extra fat resistant to other weight-loss attempts such as diet and exercise.

We Can Help

We know it seems like you’ve tried everything to get rid of that last bit of stubborn fat, but don’t give up yet! CoolSculpting is one of today’s most popular non-surgical body contouring methods.

There are no needles, no anesthesia, no pain medications, no surgical incisions, and no recovery time. And patients get results! Call us today!


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CoolSculpting: What Is It?
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