Non-surgical fat reduction

What is CoolSculpting®?

The CoolSculpting® fat-freezing procedure is a non-surgical fat-reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that resists all efforts through diet and exercise. The results are proven, noticeable, and lasting—so you’ll look great from every angle*.

Fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than surrounding tissues. CoolSculpting® technology enables us to precisely target fat cells beneath the skin, and cool them to temperatures that trigger their natural death. This process, known as Cryolipolysis, results in the treated fat cells becoming crystallized (frozen). The fats crystallize faster than normal cells and there is no damage to skin, nerves or other surrounding tissue. Over time, as the treated fat cells shrink and die, your body naturally metabolizes them, eliminating these dead cells, and leaving a more sculpted you.  

What areas can CoolSculpting® treat?

  • Stomach/abdomen
  • Love handles/flanks
  • Under the neck (double chin)
  • Back/bra area
  • Thighs
  • Male chest (Pseudogynecomastia)

How does the CoolSculpting® treatment work?

During your treatment, a gel pad and applicator are applied to targeted areas for applicators that use vacuum action. The surface skin and fat are pulled into the applicator, similar to if you pinched a section of your skin and lightly pulled. You may feel pulling, tugging and mild pinching.

Controlled cooling is then delivered to the targeted fat, so you may feel a cooling effect. Afterwards, patients are able to return to normal activities with minimal downtime.

Before and after care

There is no specific aftercare or downtime for this treatment.

It is recommended that patients eat a light meal prior to their appointment. Patients may wish to bring an iPad or book to the appointment, as they will be in the treatment chair for an extended period. Loose, comfortable clothing is also recommended. 

After care

It is recommended that patients avoid taking anti-inflammatory medications following their Coolsculpting® treatment. Tylenol may be taken to reduce pain or discomfort. 

No other post care is required, although a 3 month follow-up appointment is recommended.

Risks and common side effects of CoolSculpting®

Common side effects following  Coolsculpting® include:

  • Temporary redness
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Skin sensitivity

These symptoms are caused by the body’s reaction to cold temperature exposure. As the treated tissue heals, these symptoms go away gradually after a few weeks.

Other treatments for cellulite and fat reduction

Alternate treatments may include radio frequency treatments such as Accent XL Skin Tightening .