How does CoolSculpt work?

CoolSculptTM is the non-invasive, FDA-approved procedure that freezes, kills and eliminates fat cells from the body. CoolSculpt has received generous news and media attention since its inception because of the procedure’s effectiveness, minimal downtime and patient satisfaction.

CoolSculpt works by attaching a cooling applicator to regional areas of the body and applying controlled freezing. More than one area is likely to need treating to achieve a balanced, circumferential result. But, the number of areas needed could also depend upon your fat distribution.

The applicator contacts the skin and cools the fat beneath the surface. A treatment area usually takes 30-45 minutes and with Surface’s newest applicator discomfort is minimal to none.

One treatment usually removes about 3.5 mm or 1/8 inch of fat. After initial treatment, the area is usually swollen for a few days. The fat cells beneath the skin gradually die and their internal fat is broken down and eventually eliminated by the body. The final result is complete at three months.

If you want to remove small, irritating muffin tops, saddlebags, neck fat, etc., CoolSculpt is your best bet. CoolSculpting should be thought of as a “fine tuning” procedure that removes stubborn fat.

The ideal CoolSculpt patient is someone who is at their appropriate, consistent weight, and likely watched their diet and exercise routinely. But regardless of discipline, there may be small areas of genetically determined fat accumulation that just do not respond to diet or exercise.

If you’re interested in determining if CoolSculpting is the right procedure for you, give us a call to schedule a consultation!

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