What is CoolSculpting fat reduction?
CoolSculpting is a fat reduction procedure that targets stubborn and unwanted fat. It works well for people who have trouble eliminating fat pockets and bulges through regular diet and exercise. CoolSculpting applicators treat subcutaneous fat, which is the fat just under the skin. It is a non-invasive, fat-removal procedure that can be done in several sessions with little to no downtime. Sessions run about 30-60 minute per target area, and patients may need a series of appointments to achieve optimal results.
How does CoolSculpting work?
Cryolipolysis is the science behind CoolSculpting. It is the cooling of adipose tissue that freezes and kills fat cells without hurting any surrounding tissue. Once the fat cells are targeted, they freeze, die, and the body eliminates them naturally over time.*
During treatment, it’s easy to sit back, relax, and say goodbye to stubborn fat. After we select the area(s) to be treated, the device is positioned on your body, and controlled cooling is applied. During your procedure, you may choose to read, check email, or even take a nap.
The CoolSculpting fat reduction procedure is completely non-surgical, so you can typically return to work and normal activities immediately.
What should I expect from the results?
Clients usually see fat removal results in 2-4 months post-treatment, and several sessions may be needed to achieve the best body contouring results.*
You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment and will experience the most dramatic results after two months.* But your body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.*
Am I a good candidate?
Patients looking for fat-bulge reduction in target areas of subcutaneous fat that doesn’t respond to diet and exercise may find CoolSculpting is right for them. CoolSculpting is not used to treat weight loss or obesity.
How long is each session? How many sessions will I need?
We will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your CoolSculpting session will vary depending on the number of treated areas during one visit. We may schedule additional sessions to meet your goals.
How do the treatments feel?
As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold. This feeling soon dissipates. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment.
How much does the procedure cost?
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, tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget.
How is the cooling technology applied to the body?
CoolSculpting applicators are attached to the targeted fat area to freeze the cells stimulating the process of fat removal by pulling the fat tissue in between two cooling panels into an applicator cup area.
Is the CoolSculpting fat reduction procedure safe?
The CoolSculpting fat reduction procedure is FDA-cleared for the flanks (love handles), abdomen, back, and thighs. With over one million CoolSculpting treatments performed worldwide, it is proven to be a safe and effective treatment for non-surgical fat reduction.
Are there any side effects?
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.
The CoolSculpting procedure is not for everyone. You should not have the procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. CoolSculpting is not a treatment for obesity. As with any medical procedure, ask us if CoolSculpting is right for you.
Do I need to take special supplements or follow a strict diet and exercise program?
No supplements or pills are required, and you do not have to adopt a new diet or exercise habits. Many patients feel more motivated to take care of themselves after their CoolSculpting treatment. It is as if they get a second lease on their body and want to start anew again by taking even better care of themselves.
Before and after results
*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.
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Are you ready to get started on your fat reduction journey? Our team at Contours Medical Aesthetics is excited to help you reach your body contouring goals! Request your complimentary consultation to find out if CoolSculpting is right for you! Request online or give us a call at
(774) 366 – COOL (2665).