Frequently Asked Questions
QUESTION: Am I a good CoolSculpting candidate?
Good candidates have noticeable bulges in specific areas that they would like to eliminate. The fat reduction CoolSculpting treatment is designed for individuals who have unwanted diet and exercise resistant fat. It is not like gastric bypass surgery — CoolSculpting is not a weight loss solution for obese individuals. However, it is a non-surgical choice over liposuction. Schedule a one-on-one consultation with us to decide if CoolSculpting is the right procedure for you.
QUESTION: How much does the CoolSculpting procedure cost?
ANSWER: The cost of CoolSculpting varied based on the number of treatments needed, the areas treated, and your goals. We will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan that’s tailored to your goals, your body, and your budget.
QUESTION: How long is a CoolSculpting session? How many will I need?
ANSWER: We will work with you to create a customized plan to meet your goals. The length of your session will vary based on how many areas are treated during a single visit. Additional sessions might be scheduled to achieve your goals.
QUESTION: Are the CoolSculpting results permanent? Where does the fat go?
ANSWER: CoolSculpting effectively and gently targets and crystallizes (freezes) fat cells beneath the skin. The crystallized cells then die. With time, the body naturally eliminates the dead cells, and they are gone for good.
QUESTION: What does the treatment feel like?
ANSWER: Within the first few minutes, you’ll feel a cooling sensation with some intense cold and pressure. This soon goes away. Many individuals watch videos, work, read, or take a nap during their treatment.
QUESTION: Is the CoolSculpting procedure safe?
ANSWER: The procedure is FDA-cleared for the thighs, abdomen, and flank area (love handles). More than one million CoolSculpting procedures have been performed around the world, so it is proven to be effective and safe for non-surgical fat reduction.
QUESTION: What are the side effects?
ANSWER: You might experience deep tugging, pulling, numbness, pinching or discomfort. After the procedure, side effects typically include temporary redness, numbness, bruising, swelling, tingling, firmness, pain and stinging. Rare side effects might also occur. The CoolSculpting treatment isn’t for everyone. If you suffer from or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria and cryoglobulinemia, you should not have the CoolSculpting procedure. CoolSculpting isn’t a treatment for obesity. As with any medical procedure, ask us if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.
QUESTION: Can I return to normal activities post treatment?
ANSWER: Yes. The procedure is 100% non-surgical, so you can typically return to work and other normal activities right after treatment.
QUESTION: When will I see my results?
ANSWER: Many see some results within 3 weeks. The most dramatic results are seen after 2 months. Fat cells will continue to be naturally flushed out of your body for up to 4 to 6 months post treatment.
QUESTION: Do I need to follow a strict exercise and diet program or take special supplements?
ANSWER: No. You do not need to take special pills or supplements, and you do not have to adopt new exercise and diet habits. However, many individuals feel they have a new lease on their body and choose to take better care of themselves after seeing their CoolSculpting procedure results.
QUESTION: If I gain weight down the road, what happens?
ANSWER: Many individuals choose to take better care of themselves after seeing their CoolSculpting procedure results. However, if you do gain weight, you may gain it evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas.