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Fat Freezing

Fat Freezing

Freezing and eliminating fat, one cell at a time.

Struggling with pockets of stubborn fat is a frustrating aesthetic concern. If you're dealing with excess fat despite working out regularly and maintaining a healthy diet, you might be a candidate for fat freezing, known as CoolSculpting®. A fat freezing machine works by targeting your fat cells and freezing them to the point of triggering cell death, also known as cryolipolysis. Your body will excrete these dead fat cells. Your CoolSculpting provider will determine the number of fat freezing treatments you will need.

However, once you've decided on the right number of fat freezing treatments for your needs, you should begin to see results in 1-3 months after treatment. CoolSculpting is not a weight loss treatment, but a fat reduction treatment — you'll find that your clothes may fit better and the areas of stubborn fat will be reduced by up to 20%-25%. Individual results and patient experiences may vary.

CoolSculpting® is an Allergan®-owned non-invasive fat reduction treatment.

CoolSculpting® Treatment Important Information


The CoolSculpting® procedure is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental (under the chin) and submandibular (under the jawline) areas, thigh, abdomen and flank (love handles), 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. The CoolSculpting procedure is not a treatment for weight loss.

Important Safety Information

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. Tell your doctor if you have any medical conditions including recent surgery, pre-existing hernia, and any known sensitivities or allergies. 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 submental or submandibular area treatment. Rare side effects may also occur. CoolSculpting may cause a visible enlargement in the treated area which may develop two to five months after treatment and requires surgical intervention for correction. Ask your doctor if CoolSculpting is right for you. To learn more about what to expect, visit CoolSculpting.com to see full Important Safety Information.