The Cool Sculpting fat-reduction procedure is specially designed for those who have unwanted fat in targeted areas. Unlike weight-loss surgery (e.g., gastric bypass), the Cool Sculpting procedure is not a weight-loss solution for people who are obese. Good candidates for the Cool Sculpting procedure have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of.
Many people want a non-surgical alternative to liposuction.
The price for Cool Sculpting procedures varies depending on your areas of concern, the number of treatments needed, and your ultimate goals. That said, the cost of a procedure usually starts at $850per treatment, with the average patient typically opting for multiple treatments. Create a customized treatment plan, in person, with usthat’s tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget.
Our Cool Sculpting physician will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your Cool Sculpting treatment will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. While each Cool Sculpting treatment generally lasts about 1 hour, some patients have more than one treatment during the same office visit. We can together also schedule additional treatments or office visits in order to meet your goals.
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The Cool Sculpting procedure is FDA-cleared to target stubborn fat bulges in specific areas: abdomen, flank/side (“muffin top” or “love handle”), inner thigh, outer thigh, double chin. See What Is Cool Sculpting? for more details.
Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), they die and are naturally processed and eliminated from the body. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good. Check out the How It Works of the Cool Sculpting procedure to learn more.
As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you may typically feel intense cold. This soon dissipates. With some applicators, you’ll feel some pulling as suction is applied. The area generally goes numb within 5 to 10 minutes during treatment. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their Cool Sculpting treatment.
After the treatment, you may feel some tingling as the area is massaged for 2 or 3 minutes. Patients are usually able to return to normal activities following their appointment. What to Expect has more information about what happens before, during, and after your Cool Sculpting procedure.
The Cool Sculpting procedure is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental area, thigh, abdomen, and flank. As the #1 non-invasive fat reduction procedure and with millions of Cool Sculpting procedures performed worldwide, it is proven to be a safe and effective treatment.
The Cool Sculpting procedure is not for everyone. You should not have the Cool Sculpting procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. The Cool Sculpting procedure is not a treatment for obesity. As with any medical procedure, ask your physician if the Cool Sculpting procedure is right for you.
During the procedure you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, and mild pinching. You may also feel intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping—sensations that subside as the treatment area becomes numb.
Immediately after treatment, there may be redness and firmness; transient blanching and/or mild bruising around the edges of the treatment area; tingling and stinging. Typically, these side effects are temporary and resolve completely. Many patients do experience redness in the treated areas for up to a few hours after the applicator is removed. In rare cases, this redness may persist up to 2 weeks, but it will completely resolve itself.
At 1 to 2 weeks after treatment, there may be redness, bruising, and swelling; tenderness, cramping, and aching; itching, skin sensitivity, tingling, and numbness. In some cases, numbness may persist for several weeks after a treatment. Talk to your doctor if these side effects persist past 2 weeks or worsen over time.
Rare side effects include:
- Paradoxical hyperplasia: Visibly enlarged tissue volume within the treatment area, which may develop 2 to 5 months after treatment. Surgical intervention may be required.
- Late-onset pain with a typical onset several days after a treatment and resolution within several weeks.
- Freeze burn: First- and second-degree freeze burn may occur during treatment. It typically resolves without sequelae with proper care.
- Vasovagal symptoms: Dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea, flushing, sweating, or fainting during or immediately after the treatment.
- Subcutaneous induration: Generalized hardness and/or discrete nodules within the treatment area, which may develop after the treatment and may present with pain and/or discomfort.
- Hyperpigmentation: Hyperpigmentation may occur after treatment. Typically, it resolves spontaneously.
- Hernia: Treatment may cause new hernia formation or exacerbate pre existing hernia, which may require surgical repair.
Yes, you can. The Cool Sculpting procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Patients often return to work on the same day after a Cool Sculpting treatment is completed.
Always be sure to schedule a follow-up assessment with your Cool Sculpting provider to review your results and discuss the option of additional treatments. Try to maintain a healthy lifestyle. A healthy body is a happy one. And we want you to be happy with your results!
You may start to see changes as quickly as 3 weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after 2 months. Your body will still continue to flush out fat cells for up to 4 to 6 months after treatment. The Before & After gallery shows what results look like several weeks after Cool Sculpting treatment. See results now >
No supplements are required after your Cool Sculpting treatment. It’s not a diet and exercise program, so you won’t need to change any of your lifestyle habits. Many patients do feel more motivated to take care of themselves after a Cool Sculpting treatment. It’s as if they got a second lease on their body! They want to take even better care of themselves.
Many people, after seeing the results from their Cool Sculpting procedure, feel even more motivated to stay close to their ideal weight. However, if you do gain weight, you may gain it evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas.