Frequently Asked Questions
A good candidate is not necessarily overweight, but may have pockets of fat that seem resistant to diet and exercise. CoolSculpting is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese. Scheduling a consultation is the best way to determine if you are a good candidate for CoolSculpting.
Depending on your goals, we will help you create an individualized treatment plan. The length of your CoolSculpting session will depend on the number of areas being treated during one visit. We may schedule additional sessions in order to meet your goals.
As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, patients describe a feeling of pressure and intense cold. However, as the treatment progresses, you will become numb and the feeling will dissipate. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure, and many people are able to read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment.
The CoolSculpting procedure has been cleared by the FDA to treat the flanks (love handles), abdomen, 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.
Some of the most commonly reported side effects following the procedure include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, and pain. Rare side effects may also occur, but we will discuss your risks at a pre-treatment consultation.
Once the treated fat cells are frozen and crystallized, your body eliminates these dead cells through natural bodily processes. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.
You may start to see changes as soon as three weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. However, your body will continue to flush out fat cells for up to four to six months after treatment.
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 new diet and exercise habits to experience results. Continuing healthy habits is recommended to enhance and maintain your results.
Many people, after seeing the results from their CoolSculpting procedure, take even better care of themselves. However, if you do gain weight, you may gain it evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas.1
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, that’s tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget.