CoolSculpting FAQs

CoolSculpting was designed for patients who have a little exercise/diet resistant fat in various areas of the body. Since the machine uses a vacuum to suck your fat into the hand piece, this is perfect for areas that you can literally “pinch an inch”, as Zeltiq says. This procedure is not designed for someone who needs global fat reduction or anyone with a lot of excess skin. Liposuction or a tummy tuck by Dr. Brou would be more effective in those instances.

You can treat the upper and lower abdomen, love handles, upper back, under arms, knees, thighs, and under the chin with this procedure.

The treatments are very comfortable and should not hurt at all. After we take the hand piece off, we will massage the area for about 3 minutes. This will increase your chances of successful fat cell death, but can be a little uncomfortable or tickle. After you go home, you can experience numbness, bruising, or nausea. This should not last more than a few days to a week.

Scientists have discovered that if you take fat cells to right above freezing level for an extended period of time, cell apoptosis (or cell death) occurs. This makes the fat cells crystallize and the body will naturally dispose of them within 60-90 days. Since we prefer that you have 2 treatments per area, we never call your results final until 90 days following your last treatment.

During your treatment, a gel pad or a gel and applicator are applied to the targeted area. Applicators that use vacuum suction will draw the tissue into the applicator cup. Controlled cooling is then delivered to the treatment area. You may feel intense cold or experience sensations of pulling, mild pinching, tingling, stinging, or cramping temporarily. These sensations typically subside within 10 minutes as the area becomes numb. Many patients read or even take a nap during their sessions. Afterward, patients are usually able to return to normal activities.

You can expect a 20-25% reduction of fat with each treatment. We recommend each area is treated at least twice for more dramatic results. We like those treatments to be spaced at least 30 days apart for the comfort of the patient.

Results may be seen as early as 1 to 3 months after treatment. Treatment plans may take place over 2 or more treatment sessions. Talk to your provider to find out how you can achieve the transformational results you’re looking for.

As with all fat reduction methods, including liposuction, you must maintain your weight to keep your results. The fat cells that die will be disposed of and you do not “grow” new fat cells, however, the remaining cells can become bigger. Therefore, you can ruin your results without maintenance.

CoolSculpting is not indicated for skin tightening. In younger patients with nice elasticity of their skin, they may see a small rebound after treatment. You can use Ultherapy for skin tightening of the face, neck, and chest. Overall, though, if you need excess skin removed, it is best to have a consultation with Dr. Brou or Dr. Masters about surgical interventions for that issue.

CoolSculpting is not indicated if you have a medical history of any cold related diseases (i.e. cryoglobulinemia). It is also not recommended to perform while pregnant or breastfeeding. Any diseases or conditions that impede your body’s healing process can decrease the effectiveness of the treatment – such as diabetes, certain vascular diseases, or history of smoking.

Every body is unique and so is every budget. That’s why your provider will create a personalized Treatment Plan and pricing to address your area(s) of concern and the number of sessions needed to achieve your goals. Talk to your provider today to get started.

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Say Goodbye to Stubborn Fat.

It’s called stubborn fat for a reason: no matter how much you eat healthy and exercise, it’s virtually impossible to lose those annoying muffin tops, love handles, and belly pooch. You’re left with two options: live with them or think surgery. Neither is cool by us. Only CoolSculpting targets fat cells alone, eliminating them in an easy, non-intrusive fashion that exercise and diet can’t achieve as quickly or as effectively.

The Cool Solution is the More Natural Solution.

Procedures that use laser, sonic waves and even surgery to remove fat can actually destroy other tissue in the process by burning, shattering or extracting non-fat cells. This requires downtime for your body to heal. Totally uncool. Fortunately, CoolSculpting doesn’t burn, shatter or extract any cells. Developed by Harvard scientists, our unique, FDA-cleared, patented procedure uses a targeted cooling process that kills the fat cells underneath the skin, literally freezing them to the point of elimination. Only fat cells are frozen. Your healthy skin cells remain, well, healthy. No knives. No suction hoses. No needles. No scars. Once crystallized, the fat cells die and are naturally eliminated from your body. In a few months, boom: say hello to a new you.

Minimal Downtime and Lasting Results

Most patients have little to no downtime with Coolsculpting. There are very few side effects reported after treatment and most go away within a week or two.

After one visit, you’ll typically see a noticeable reduction of fat. It takes, on average, 60-90 days for your body to dispose of those fat cells. You can lose even more with additional appointments if you and Dr. Brou deem it necessary.

After a few months, your clothes will fit better and you will look better. There are no pills or supplements. And as long as you maintain your normal diet and exercise, your results will be long-term. Hello, you again. How cool is that?

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