Diet and exercise go a long way towards a healthy body, but there are often still stubborn areas that just won’t slim down. When you’re looking for a non-surgical solution to these troublesome areas, CoolSculpting is the solution for you. Developed by a Harvard scientist, CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared, effective, and does exactly what it’s supposed to do… help get rid of unwanted fat.
What does it cost?
CoolSculpting fat-freezing typically costs between $2,000–$4,000. Prices will vary based on your desired treatment areas and goals for fat reduction. Given the individualized nature of the procedure, CoolSculpting providers will work with you to develop a treatment plan to suit your goals and budget. Most providers offer flexible payment plans or financing through a healthcare lender.
What happens to frozen fat cells? Can they come back?
No, CoolSculpting permanently eliminates fat cells. CoolSculpting fat-freezing instigates a form of cell death called apoptosis, which naturally occurs in the body as cells age and die. Once the immune system recognizes frozen fat cells are dead, a cleanup process is triggered in which special white blood cells called macrophages break down and consume the dead cells. The dead fat cell material is digested and recycled as fuel for macrophages to continue cleanup elsewhere in the body.
What if I gain weight after my CoolSculpting procedure?
Weight gain causes the fixed number of fat cells in the body to expand. If you gain weight after the procedure, your remaining fat cells will expand. Those who do gain weight after CoolSculpting gain it evenly all over their body, not just in the treated area.
Who can have CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting fat-freezing is equally effective for adult men and women. It’s best for people who are at or near their ideal body weight, because it treats specific areas where excess fat causes unwanted bulges despite diet, exercise and a healthy lifestyle.
What parts of my body can I treat with CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting fat-freezing can treat thighs, abdomen, flank (sides/hips), upper arms, areas of the back and the submental area (double chin).
What does the procedure feel like?
CoolSculpting applicators use gentle suction to attach to treatment areas, so there will be a tugging sensation. As the name suggests, the first few minutes will feel very cold on the targeted area, but your skin will become numb within the first 10 minutes of the treatment. Most people are relaxed enough to read or watch TV during their procedure.