Does CoolSculpting Work? Is It Safe?

You’ve undoubtedly heard of CoolSculpting, the fat-freezing procedure favored by patients, providers, and celebrities alike.

Many fans of the non-surgical treatment have showed off their results on social media, magazines, and other publications.

You may even be considering CoolSculpting to eliminate stubborn bulges from your abdomen or thighs, that have been resistant to diet and exercise.

However, before proceeding with treatment, many individuals want to be sure of two things:

Does CoolSculpting Work? Is It Safe?

Continue reading as we answer these questions and discuss the kind of results that you can expect should you decide to undergo this procedure.

What Is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive treatment that targets and removes stubborn areas of fat. The procedure is also known as cryolipolysis, as it freezes and destroys fat cells beneath the skin, without causing damage to underlying tissue and surrounding structures.

While CoolSculpting can be used to treat virtually any part of the body, popular treatment areas include the abdomen, flanks, inner thighs, outer thighs, upper arms, and chin.

Does CoolSculpting Work?

CoolSculpting has a very high rate of success. Within four-to-six weeks, patients can note visible slimming and improved contours of the treated areas. These results continue to improve in the coming weeks, and final outcomes become evident after three months.

At this time, women and men report that stubborn bulges have disappeared and that they look and feel better in their clothes.

What’s more, a 2015 study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal reported an average 19.55 percent reduction in subcutaneous fat following CoolSculpting. Other research demonstrates that patients may be able to remove up to 24 percent of unwanted fat.

Is It Safe?

In addition to being highly effective, CoolSculpting has an excellent safety profile. The fat-freezing treatment underwent rigorous testing to earn FDA-approval in 2010. Since then, CoolSculpting has gained a number of other clearances.

Because it is completely non-invasive, CoolSculpting does not involve surgery, incisions, or anesthesia. Accordingly, the procedure carries very little risk and is considered much safer than other fat removal methods like liposuction.

If you are considering fat removal with CoolSculpting, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly skilled and experienced providers.

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