CoolSculpting® at a Glance
Every CoolSculpting® session is different — it all depends on your natural body shape and the specific areas of fat you are targeting with this toning procedure. Your provider will work with you to create a plan that’s completely customizable for your body.
Length of procedure: One session takes between 30 and 50 minutes — the number of sessions needed will depend on the size of the targeted area
Length of recovery: Day-to-day activity can usually be resumed immediately post-treatment
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Frequently Asked Questions
CoolSculpting® works by utilizing a process called cryolipolysis, which involves controlled cooling to freeze and destroy targeted fat cells. Over time, the body naturally eliminates these dead cells, resulting in a reduction of fat in the treated area.
Yes, CoolSculpting® is a safe, FDA-approved procedure for reducing fat in nine targeted areas of the body, including under the chin, flank, upper back, abdomen, outer and inner thigh, upper arm, under the buttocks and the distal (back of) thigh. It is a non-invasive treatment that does not require surgery, anesthesia or incisions. However, like any medical procedure, there are potential side effects, so it’s recommended to consult with a qualified healthcare professional.
CoolSculpting® is not intended as a weight-loss solution. Instead, it is designed to target and reduce specific areas of stubborn fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. The procedure focuses on toning body parts like the stomach and thighs, resulting in a fitter appearance.
CoolSculpting® is a safe and effective way to reduce excess stomach fat for people who:
Have an active lifestyle and healthy eating habits
Are at or near their ideal body weight
Want to target one or more of the nine FDA-cleared treatment areas listed above
Results from CoolSculpting® are not immediate. It takes time for the body to naturally eliminate the destroyed fat cells. Most people start to see noticeable improvement within three weeks of the procedure, with more pronounced results appearing after two to three months.
The CoolSculpting® procedure is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental (under the chin) and submandibular (under the jawline) areas, thigh, abdomen and flank, along with bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll) and upper arm. It is also FDA-cleared to affect the appearance of lax tissue with submental area treatments. The CoolSculpting® procedure is not a treatment for weight loss.
CoolSculpting® Important Safety Information
The CoolSculpting® procedure is not for everyone. You should not have the CoolSculpting® procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria.
Tell your doctor if you have any medical conditions including recent surgery, pre-existing hernia, and any known sensitivities or allergies.
During the procedure you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping at the treatment site. These sensations subside as the area becomes numb. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, or skin sensitivity, and sensation of fullness in the back of the throat after submental or submandibular area treatment.
Rare side effects may also occur. CoolSculpting® may cause a visible enlargement in the treated area which may develop two to five months after treatment and requires surgical intervention for correction.
Please see full Important Safety Information for additional information.
Results and Patient Experience May Vary.