CoolSculpting Frequently Asked Questions
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR COOLSCULPTING?
Good candidates have some hard-to-fix bulges in specific areas they’d like to get rid of, but don’t want an invasive procedure like liposuction. Take the CoolSculpting “Am I a Candidate?” Quiz.
HOW LONG IS EACH TREATMENT? HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
We’ll create an individualized treatment plan based on your goals. The length of each treatment will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit, but it usually takes between 35-60 minutes for each treatment area. Many people read or even take a nap during their treatments. Want to know more? Hear about the CoolSculpting experience from people just like you.
CAN COOLSCULPTING REDUCE FAT ANYWHERE ON MY BODY?
CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared to treat those annoying fat bulges under the chin, on your thighs, abdomen and flank, as well as bra fat, back fat, banana rolls (underneath the buttocks) and upper arm.
I DON’T LIKE MY DOUBLE CHIN. CAN COOLSCULPTING HELP ME LOSE IT?
Yes! CoolSculpting treats fat bulges under the chin and on the jawline. It can also firm up lax skin in that area. See Lose Your Double Chin for more details.
WHERE DOES THE FAT GO? ARE THE RESULTS PERMANENT?
The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), so they die and are naturally processed and eliminated from the body. So unlike normal weight loss which shrinks the fat cells, with CoolSculpting they are gone for good!
Check out the How It Works to learn more.
WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE?
As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel intense cold that goes away quickly, along with a little bit of pulling from the suction. The area goes numb within 5 to 10 minutes during treatment. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap! After the treatment, you may feel some tingling as the area is massaged for 2 or 3 minutes. What to Expect has more information about what happens before, during, and after your CoolSculpting procedure.
CAN I RETURN TO NORMAL ACTIVITIES AFTER MY TREATMENT?
Absolutely. Because it’s non-surgical, you can get back to usual activities right away.
I’VE HAD MY COOLSCULPTING PROCEDURE. NOW WHAT?
We’re here for follow-up at any time and will meet with you to talk about results and progress towards your personal goals.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?
You’ll start to see changes as quickly as 3 weeks after your treatment and will have the most dramatic results after 2 months. Your body continues to flush out fat cells for up to 4 to 6 months after treatment – and once they’re gone, they never come back! The Before & After gallery shows what results look like several weeks after CoolSculpting treatment.
HOW MUCH DOES COOLSCULPTING COST?
The cost varies depending on your areas of concern, the number of treatments needed, and your ultimate goals. In your one-on-one consultation, we’ll figure out the best plan for your needs and your budget.
WHO SHOULD NOT HAVE THE COOLSCULPTING PROCEDURE?
The CoolSculpting procedure is not for everyone. You should not have the CoolSculpting procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. The CoolSculpting procedure is not a treatment for obesity.
Have more questions? Schedule a consultation today.
CFA is the number one CoolSculpting practice in the region – our experience means better results for you. You can trust our board-certified providers to take a completely safe and personalized approach. We’ll create a holistic plan that really works.