What is Fat Freezing?
The CoolSculpting® treatment is a non-invasive fat freezing treatment that effectively reduces fat in certain self-proclaimed “problem spots” (you know, those bulges that just won’t go away, regardless of how much you sweat it out on the treadmill). While it isn’t a weight loss solution, fat freezing can reduce pouches of fat.
How does it work?
What areas does it treat?
How long will it take to see results?
Does the treatment hurt?
How long will one session last?
What are the costs?
What are the most common risks?
Is fat freezing right for me?
Because each person’s body and desired outcome differs, it’s virtually impossible to determine how many sessions you’ll need without a professional’s help. Before starting your fat freezing regimen, your specialist will schedule a consultation, where they can give you a personalized estimate of your treatment timeline. Usually, patients need to wait a few weeks between sessions. So if you’re scheduling your treatment in anticipation of a major event, plan accordingly: you’ll want to start months in advance of the big day.
CoolSculpting® Treatment Important Information
The CoolSculpting® procedure is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental area, thigh, abdomen and flank, along with bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll), and upper arm. It is also FDA-cleared to affect the appearance of lax tissue with submental area treatments. During the procedure you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping at the treatment site. These sensations subside as the area becomes numb. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, or skin sensitivity, and sensation of fullness in the back of the throat after a submental area treatment. Rare side effects may also occur. The CoolSculpting® procedure is not for everyone. You should not have the CoolSculpting® procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. The CoolSculpting® procedure is not a treatment for obesity. Ask your healthcare provider if CoolSculpting® is right for you. To learn more about what to expect, visit the CoolSculpting website .