Answers to some commonly asked questions.
Find out if CoolSculpting is right for you.
Q – What is CoolSculpting?
A – CoolSculpting is a non-invasive breakthrough procedure that utilizes a cooling technology to help your body eliminate fat without surgery. Schedule your free consultation to discuss if you are a good candidate and determine your personalized treatment plan.
Q – Am I a good candidate for CoolSculpting?
A – A good candidate for CoolSculpting will have noticeable bulges in certain areas they would like to get rid of. This procedure is not a weight loss solution for those who are obese.
Q – What happens during the treatment?
A – Your doctor will help you determine the area(s) that you would like treated. Your doctor will position the device on your body and the CoolSculpting machine will then draw the bulge up between two cooling panels. You will experience a firm pull and pressure sensation and in just an hour* or so your treatment will be complete. The treatment is completely noninvasive – meaning there are no needles, no anesthetic, no surgical incisions, no pain medications and no downtime. You can even enjoy leisurely pursuits like reading, listening to music, surfing the Internet — even napping — during your procedure! *Treatment time may vary depending on your needs and goals.
Q – What does it feel like?
A – As the CoolSculpting treatment begins you will feel some pressure and an intense cooling sensation. Both of these feelings will soon dissipate.
Q – How long is each treatment?
A – At your free consultation your doctor will discuss how much time is needed for your treatment based on your personalized treatment plan. On average a CoolSculpting treatment can last between one and three hours.
Q – Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?
A – Yes. The procedure is completely non-surgical so you can return to normal activities immediately. Some patients experience minor bruising, tingling, redness, or other discomforts in and round the treatment area. However these irritations are temporary and will resolve completely.
Q – What will my results be?
A – Each CoolSculpting results are a noticeable reduction of fat in the area treated. After the first treatment you can schedule further reductions with additional treatments if that is something you and your doctor agree will provide you with your optional results. On the other hand some patients find that just one treatment fully addresses their goals.
Q – When will I see results?
A – You may see improvements as soon as three weeks after your treatment. More dramatic results will be visible after two months time, but your body will continue to flush out fat cells and do so for up to four to six months after your treatment.
Q – Do I need to take special supplements or follow a strict diet and exercise program?
A – No supplements or pills! You do not have to start a new diet and exercise routine. After having the CoolSculpting treatment many patients feel more motivated to take care of themselves and sometimes feel like they have a second lease on their body.
Q – Is CoolSculpting safe?
A – CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared for the flanks (love handles) and abdomen and is proven safe and effective. Usually there is little to no downtime, however some patients may experience slight discomfort. Side effects can include bruising, redness, tenderness, swelling, itching, numbness, tingling and cramping. Ask you doctor more about what to expect during and after your CoolSculpting treatment.
Q – Are the results permanent?
A – CoolSculpting eliminates the affected fat cells. As long as you maintain your weight after treatment with a normal diet and exercise program your results should be permanent.
Q – Is CoolSculpting covered by my insurance?
A – Unfortunately, CoolSculpting is considered a purely cosmetic or elective treatment, and therefore is not covered by insurance.