CoolSculpting®: Overview & FAQs

Do you get discouraged when you put a lot of work towards a healthy lifestyle, but still see a little bit of tummy and love handle pudge sticking out the jeans you almost fit? Or maybe, you pinch at the underarm fat that just won’t go away no matter how much time you put in the gym? 

Going under the knife can be terrifying and risky! I’m sure we would all love to get rid of stubborn fat within a day– but if there is a sharp object involved? That’s a little much, isn’t it? Luckily, there’s a solution to get rid of stubborn fat that doesn’t have you going under the knife! CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical option that helps you reduce and eliminate stubborn fat! Patients who opt in for it usually only need TWO or MORE sessions to reach their body contouring goals. Not to mention, these sessions last as little as 35-75 minutes. Literally the length of your lunch break kind of duration. (At FountainGrove MedSpa in Santa Rosa, we even put on a little Netflix for you to watch while you sit there and wait for the CoolSculpting® to do its job.)

Gone are the days of muffin tops and squishing all that tummy into your pants! Let CoolSculpting® do the work for you!

Investing in your body can be a big step. So before you make a decision, it’s always good to know all of your options and read up on what’s out there to help you feel more comfortable in your skin. Let’s see what the whole (low-carb) enchilada is all about, and how you could benefit from some CoolSculpting®!

How CoolSculpting® Works:

CoolSculpting® works by utilizing controlled cooling to target and freeze the areas you want to reduce fat in. As time goes by, those frozen fat cells die out and break down and are eventually destroyed leaving you with up to 20-25% fat loss!

Before & After:

What Results Should I Expect after CoolSculpting®?

Because CoolSculpting® isn’t a weight loss procedure, you likely won’t witness as drastic results as a Liposuction would provide, but you will see some improvements. Generally, it takes 1-3 months to see results where your body will naturally eliminate fat cells. Full results can take about 6 months or more. For best results, you should continue to maintain your usual diet and exercise routine. CoolSculpting® is intended to break down fat cells and not meant to be a replacement for a balanced diet and exercise.

How Does CoolSculpting® Feel:

CoolSculpting® uses two applicator types:Vacuum and Non-Vacuum. 

When utilizing the vacuum applicator, you may feel deep pulling, tugging, and mild pinching. With a non-vacuum surface applicator, you may experience sensations of squeezing and pressure. Once the applicator is attached, controlled cooling is delivered to the targeted fat so, you may feel intense cold, stinging, tingling, aching, or cramping as the treatment begins, but these sensations typically subside as the area becomes numb. In some cases, you may feel a pulsating massage.

Upon removal of the applicator, you may see a frozen bulge at the treatment area, also known as a “butterstick”. After the procedure, your physician may apply manual massage to rewarm and smooth out the treated area. 

Where Can it be used:

CoolSculpting® can be done under your jawline and under your chin; as well as love handles, abdomen, thighs (inner, outer, distal), bra fat, upper arm, back fat, and banana roll. 

CoolSculpting® or Liposuction?

Again, CoolSculpting® is NOT for weight loss and it will not provide the results Liposuction does. Liposuction is surgical fat removal that helps with weight loss. CoolSculpting® helps with eliminating stubborn fat for those who already have a healthy lifestyle.  

What CoolSculpting® IS NOT:

CoolSculpting® is not a treatment for weight loss. It’s more geared towards eliminating stubborn fat while maintaining a healthy lifestyle via clean eating and, in the immortal words of Lizzo, working on your fitness. It will NOT provide you the same results a Liposuction procedure would.

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Its best to have realistic expectations, and to be sure you inform your physician of your entire medical history. 

For full safety information on CoolSculpting® Elite, visit this website Coolsculpting.com.

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