Your CoolSculpting Questions, Answered
This page contains answers to the most frequently asked questions we get about CoolSculpting.
We will update it regularly as we learn more about our patients’ questions and concerns about this non-surgical fat freezing procedure.
Is CoolSculpting right for me?
Answer: Good candidates have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of.
The fat reduction procedure is specifically designed for those who have unwanted fat that resists diet and exercise.
Unlike gastric bypass surgery, the CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese. It is, however a non-surgical alternative to liposuction.
Request a one-on-one consultation with us to determine if CoolSculpting is right for you.
How much does the CoolSculpting procedure cost?
Answer:: The price for CoolSculpting procedures varies depending on your areas of concern, the number of sessions needed, and your ultimate goals.
We will help create a customized treatment plan, in person, that’s tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget.
How long is each CoolSculpting session?
How many sessions will I need?
Answer: We will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals.
The length of your session will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. We may schedule additional sessions in order to meet your goals.
Where does the fat go? Are the results permanent?
Answer: Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), your body processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.
What does CoolSculpting feel like?
Answer: As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment.
Is the CoolSculpting procedure safe?
Answer: CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared for the flank (love handles), abdomen, and thigh. With over one million fat freezing treatments performed worldwide, it is proven to be a safe and effective treatment for non-surgical fat reduction.
Are there any side effects?
Answer: During the procedure you may experience deep pulling, tugging, pinching, numbness or discomfort.
Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging and pain.
Rare side effects may also occur. You should not have the CoolSculpting procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. CoolSculpting is not a treatment for obesity.
Can I return to normal activities after my fat freezing treatment?
Answer: Yes, you can!
CoolSculpting is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Often times, patients return to work after their session.
When will I see results?
Answer: You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two months.
Your body will continue to flush out frozen fat cells for up to four to six months after treatment.
Do I need to take special supplements or follow a strict diet and exercise program?
Answer: No supplements or pills are required and you do not have to adopt new diet and exercise habits.
Many patients feel more motivated to take care of themselves after their treatment. It is as if they get a second lease on their body and want to start anew by taking even better care of themselves.
What happens if I gain weight down the road?
Answer: Many people, after seeing the results from their CoolSculpting procedure, take even better care of themselves.
However, if you do gain weight, you may gain it evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas (1).
1. Data on file. ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc.
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We hope we’ve answered all of your CoolSculpting-related questions!
If you have more questions or concerns, please get in touch with us.
We will happily provide you with all of the information you need to decide if CoolSculpting is right for you.