Introduction

In this guide we are going to tell you absolutely everything you need to know about CoolSculpting. This resource will be your go-to complete guide to the non invasive fat reduction treatment.

What areas of the body can CoolSculpting treat for submental fat?

CoolSculpting has been approved for the treatment of stubborn fat bulges on the abdomen, sides (“love handles”), chin, inner thigh and outer thigh.

What can I expect during CoolSculpting treatment?

The CoolSculpting device, gel pad and applicator are applied to your targeted fat area. The applicator acts like a vacuum to draw the fat tissue into the applicator cup and delivers controlled cooling to the targeted fat area. One treatment typically takes around an hour to complete while a procedure targeting multiple fat areas will require more time.

What does the procedure feel like?

CoolSculpting uses an innovative cooling technology to freeze away fat cells, thereby experiencing an intense cold sensation on the area being treated is to be expected. This cold is temporary and fades within the first few minutes of treatment. The treated area goes numb after 5-10 minutes. It is common for patients to read, work on their laptops and even sleep during their CoolSculpting treatment. After the treatment, you may feel some tingling as the area is massaged for 2 or 3 minutes.

Can patients go back to their normal activities after CoolSculpting treatment?

Yes. CoolSculpting is non invasive and thereby allows patients to return to normal activities immediately following their appointment. No downtime or extensive recovery period is required with CoolSculpting.

Are CoolSculpting results permanent?

Yes. Once the fat cells are frozen and eliminated by the body, they are gone permanently.

Can I gain weight after CoolSculpting treatment?

Gaining weight depends entirely on your lifestyle and exercise habits. Many people continue to improve their workout habits after getting CoolSculpting treatment and therefore experience stronger, fitter bodies over time. It is still possible to gain weight evenly throughout your body after treatment, just not in the treated areas.

What are the side effects?

During a CoolSculpting treatment, patients may experience mild pinching, cramping, stinging and tugging at the specific area being treated. Because CoolSculpting uses cooling technology, patients will also experience intense cold in the targeted treatment area.

Following the procedure, common side effects include temporary cramping, tenderness, bruising, swelling, aching, itching, redness, tingling, firmness and tenderness. Some individuals may experience fullness in the back of the throat after the procedure. These side effects typically subside within a few days to several weeks.

Where does the fat go?

After the fat cells are frozen by the CoolSculpting applicator, they are naturally processed and eliminated by the body over the course of several weeks.

How much weight loss can a patient expect from CoolSculpting?

A person can expect to reduce the amount of fat cells in the treated area by up to 25%.

What is the cost of a Coolsculpting treatment?

Price will vary for each patient depending on the area of concern and the number of treatments required to experience ideal results. Price can start at $750 for patients who wish to receive treatment in only one area while individuals requiring multiple procedures on multiple areas of the body should expect prices upwards of $2,250.

How long does an individual need to wait in between CoolSculpting treatments?

The waiting period between treatments varies greatly depending on several factors. If the second CoolSculpting procedure is taking place on a completely separate area of the body than the first procedure, no waiting time is required. If however, the second procedure will target the same fat area as before, the waiting period between procedures is generally recommended to be in-between 1-3 months.

What is the difference between CoolSculpting and Kybella?

The main difference between CoolSculpting and Kybella is the method in which stubborn, submental fat is removed. CoolSculpting uses a gel pad and applicator to apply controlled cooling to the targeted fat area. The freezing temperature kills the targeted fat cells and enables the cells to flush out of the body on their own. There are no needles or anesthesia involved with CoolSculpting.

Kybella is an injectable fat removal procedure that works by injecting deoxycholic acid via a needle (typically 30 per session) into the targeted fat area. This naturally-occurring molecule breaks down and destroys fat cells on the neck and jawline.

Is CoolSculpting safe?

CoolSculpting has been approved by both the FDA for the treatment of submental fat and by Health Canada for all treatment of submental fat below the neck.