Q: Am I a candidate for CoolSculpting?
It isn't hard to be a candidate for CoolSculpting - all you need is to have noticeable bulges of fat in areas you'd like to get rid of. CoolSculpting isn't a weight loss solution for people who are obese, but it's a non-surgical alternative to liposuction specifically designed to remove unwanted fat that resists diet and exercise.
Q: What does it cost?
The price varies from patient to patient and is dependent on your areas of concern, the number of sessions you'll need, and your fitness goals. We'll create a plan that's tailored to your specific needs and body, and we'll discuss the price to ensure it makes sense with your budget.
Q: How long are the sessions, and how many will I need?
Again, this varies from patient to patient, and we'll create an individualized plan to help you meet your goals. In general, if you have fewer areas you want to focus on, you can expect to have fewer sessions – maybe as few as 1 – and if you have more areas, you'll need more.
Q: What happens to treated fat? Does it come back?
No! The treated fat cells freeze and die off, then your body naturally removes those cells. Once they're gone, they're gone for good.
Q: What does it feel like?
For the first few minutes of the procedure, you'll feel pressure and intense cold – but this dissipates quickly. Most people feel comfortable enough to read, work on their laptop, or nap during treatment.
Q: Is it safe?
Absolutely. The CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared for the flank (love handles), abdomen, and thigh – and with more than a million treatments performed worldwide, it's proven to be safe and effective.
Q: Are there side effects?
During the procedure, you may have a variety of feelings including pulling, pinching, numbness, tugging, or general discomfort, but this fades quickly. After your procedure, you may experience some temporary numbness, redness, swelling, tingling, stinging, firmness, bruising, or pain, and some patients experience other, rarer forms of side effects. CoolSculpting isn't for everyone, but for more people, it provides a safe, effective, and comfortable way to lose fat without surgery. As with any procedure, we'll talk with you in detail to determine if CoolSculpting is right for you.
Q: Is there downtime after treatment?
No! CoolSculpting is totally non-surgical, so you can return to work and other activities immediately.
Q: When will I see results?
Some patients see changes as quickly as three weeks after treatment, but the most dramatic results don't start to show up until two months after treatment. Your body will continue flushing out fat cells for up to six months after treatment.
Q: Do I need supplements or a diet and exercise regimen after treatment?
No! You won't need any supplements or new diet and exercise plans, but many patients feel doubly motivated to take great care of their body after treatment.
Q: What if I re-gain the weight?
CoolSculpting gives you a renewed lease on your body, and many patients feel motivated to take even better care of themselves after treatment. If you do gain weight, though, you'll likely gain it evenly across your body instead of just on the treated areas.*
*Data on file. ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc.