How Does CoolSculpting® Work?

How Does CoolSculpting® Work?

Even people who lead a healthy lifestyle find themselves with stubborn areas of fat that refuse to go away. CoolSculpting® can help you achieve a more sculpted figure. This non-surgical body contouring tool enables you to achieve your goals without scars or uncomfortable recovery time. 

What is CoolSculpting®?

If you need a boost to get rid of fat in those especially stubborn areas, CoolSculpting® offers an excellent, non-invasive option. Many people see their desired results in just one treatment, unlike other fat removal methods that can require multiple sessions. The body removes damaged fat cells, leaving the area slimmer and more contoured. You can even have more than one area treated during the same session to achieve the results you want quickly. 

Coolsculpting Before and After

*Individual Results May Vary

How Does CoolSculpting® Work?

CoolSculpting® takes advantage of the fact that fat cells freeze before other types of cells. It uses cryolipolysis, lowering the temperature enough to damage fat cells without harming your skin. Fat cells start to crystallize, causing damage that breaks apart the cells and allows the body to filter them away. This process takes several months, but once the fat cells have been removed, they will not grow back. 

Where Can I Have CoolSculpting®?

CoolSculpting® can remove fat from areas of the body many people never think about and the most common areas of concern. The FDA has approved CoolSculpting® for the treatment of nine different areas, including:

  • Under the jaw
  • Under the chin
  • Thighs
  • Upper arms
  • Flanks
  • Abdomen
  • Back fat
  • Bra fat
  • “Banana roll” (under the buttocks)


CoolSculpting® can effectively remove fat from any of these areas, even if a healthy diet and exercise have not. The skin often tightens after fat removal to give a smooth, sculpted appearance if you have good skin tone and elasticity. 

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What Results Will I See With CoolSculpting®?

Results will appear after about a month but can take up to six months to fully develop. You may lose up to 25% of fat in the target areas when your body has finished removing the damaged fat cells. Fat cells do not grow back, so your results will last as long as you maintain consistent body weight. 

Is There Any Downtime After CoolSculpting®?

You can go back to your usual activities after CoolSculpting®. You may have some numbness, tingling, bruising, and soreness that fade within a few days. 

Am I a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting®?

You may be a good candidate for CoolSculpting® if you are within 15-30 pounds of your target weight and have specific areas of fat you want to target. Ideal candidates have good skin elasticity and reasonable expectations about their results. You may not make a good candidate if you have certain medical conditions that make you unusually sensitive to the cold

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