CoolSculpting is a noninvasive procedure that destroys fat cells by freezing targeted areas on the body via an applicator applied to the skin. CoolSculpting is commonly used on stubborn fat deposits on the stomach, hips, thighs, and chin area with best results seen after a series of treatments.
About the Procedure
Cool Sculpting is an FDA cleared non-surgical fat-reduction treatment that uses a handheld device to precisely freeze and destroy fat below the surface of the skin. CoolSculpting is not a method for weight loss, but rather treating stubborn areas of fat resistant to diet and exercise. Approved treatment areas include the abs, love handles, inner and outer thighs, back, bra fat, upper arms, and underneath the chin. During a treatment session, the patient will sit comfortably in a chair to relax for the duration of the procedure. The treatment area will be cleansed and a topical anesthetic may be applied for patient comfort. A cooling gel will be applied to the surface of the treatment area before the device is applied. The applicator is then placed on the skin and the CoolSculpting device is turned on which vacuums the skin for an even and targeted treatment while freezing fat cells. Patients may feel an intense cool initially, but this feeling dissipates within the first 5-10 minutes of the hour long procedure. Once the session is complete, candidates are able to return to normal activity but may experience mild discomfort and bruising which will fade within 1 week. Candidates may need several rounds of CoolSculpting to achieve desired results.
Commonly Treated Concerns
Typical Cost Range
$2000 – $4000
CoolSculpting is not recommended for patients with cold induced conditions such as cold urticaria or Raynaud’s disease. This procedure should not be performed in areas with severe varicose veins, dermatitis, or other cutaneous lesions.