Individual Results May Vary

Coolsculpting is a technique that cools fat deposits down to the point that the fat cells die and the fat is naturally removed by the body. The advantages of the Coolsculpting technique are:

  • Average fat reduction of 20% for good candidates (individual results may vary)
  • No surgery or incisions
  • No anesthesia necessary
  • Little to no discomfort
  • No down-time
  • No scarring
  • FDA cleared

Coolsculpting is not for everyone, but 96% of appropriately-selected patients (those with visible fat bulges,) see results, with an average fat reduction of 20% in treated areas (individual results may vary).

Individual Results May Vary
Individual Results May Vary

How Coolsculpting Works

The Coolsculpting machine utilizes an applicator that is placed on the bulge that is to be treated. The applicator pulls the fat bulge between its panels, and then precisely cools the tissue. The goal is Cryolipolysis: the destruction of fat cells with cold. Scientific studies have shown that fat cells are more susceptible to destruction by cold than the other cells around them. To take advantage of this, the Coolsculpting device is designed to reduce the temperature in the fat bulge to the point that fat tissues are subtly damaged, but the rest of your tissues, including your skin, blood vessels, and nerves, are not affected.

A person’s number of fat cells and their location is fixed and doesn’t change from early in life. Once fat cells are reduced, when a bulge is treated–whether by liposuction or by Zeltiq–the results are truly lasting.

Coolsculpting is recommended to treat bulges in the:

  • Belly
  • Double Chin
  • Love handles
  • Upper and lower back
  • Male breasts (gynecomastia treatment)

The procedure doesn’t take very long, about 1 hour per area being treated. Then you go about your normal business, you don’t have to change your routine at all. Over the next couple months, the affected fat cells in the treated area are removed by the body’s normal processes. According to clinical studies, most patients saw some level of results, and, on average, patients saw a reduction of 22% in treated areas.

Individual Results May Vary

Individual Results May Vary

Individual Results May Vary

Is Coolsculpting Safe?

On September 8, 2010, Coolsculpting was FDA-cleared as safe for use in reducing fat deposits. However, the system was approved over a year earlier for cooling skin and other tissues to reduce damage and discomfort during laser and other dermatologic procedures. The Coolsculpting system is based on technology that has been FDA-approved and in use since at least 1990, and a number of studies have been conducted to ensure that the procedure:

  • Does not harm the skin in treated area
  • Does not harm the nerves in treated area
  • Does not change the structure or sensitivity of nerves in treated area
  • Does not raise the level of cholesterol and fat in the blood

And of course you avoid any of the potential complications of surgery, plus you have no downtime, no scars, and you see visible results.

Individual Results May Vary

New! CoolAdvantage™ Applicator with interchangeable contours ideal for the abdomen, flanks and inner thighs…in nearly half the treatment time

CoolSculpting is Now Even Better with the NEW CoolAdvantage™ Applicator

Now, we can treat the abdomen, flanks and inner-thighs all with the single CoolAdvantage applicator.
CoolAdvantage offers three interchangeable contours.
We simply plug the appropriate CoolAdvantage contour into the CoolAdvantage Applicator to treat different areas:

  • CoolCore Advantage™ for the abdomen
  • CoolCurve+ Advantage™ for the flanks
  • CoolFit Advantage™ for the inner thighs

With the CoolAdvantage Applicator, you’ll also benefit from:

  • Shorter Treatment Time: treatment cycles are 35 minutes, cutting treatment time by almost half
  • Greater Comfort: Patients report more comfort with the enhanced cup design
  • More tissue treated: the new design provides a larger cooling area

CoolMini™ Applicator ideal for small areas of fat, including the submentum

  • Reduce Double Chin with the CoolMini™
  • Reduce submental fat (“double chin”) with the applicator that is optimized to capture and effectively treat smaller bulges

Big Potential for Mini Bulges

  • Clinically proven results
  • Average of 20% fat reduction (individual results may vary), consistent with other CoolSculpting applicators
  • 7.2 million consumers are actively seeking a solution to non-invasively reduce submental bulges
  • 67% of consumers are bothered by submental fat

In a Recent Clinical Study of CoolMini Submental Treatments:

  • 83% of patients were satisfied with their results
  • 7 out of 10 patients found the procedure comfortable
  • 8 out of 10 patients would recommend the procedure

Double Chin Results: No Needles, No Surgery, No Downtime



Photos courtesy of Suzanne Kilmer, MD — 12 weeks after 2nd CoolSculpting treatment

Coolsculpting and Liposuction

Unlike some of the other recent advances in fat-removal technology, such as SmartLipo and VASER, Coolsculpting is not a new form of liposuction. It is a nonsurgical alternative to liposuction, but it is also not a replacement. Coolsculpting has several limitations:

  • Can only treat bulges that can be pulled into machine
  • Fat reduction is not as precisely “sculpted” as it can be with liposuction.
  • Provides limited fat reduction (20% several months after a session, 40% if repeated) Individual results may vary
  • Does not reduce skin

If you are looking to get rid of fat in the neck or calves, Coolsculpting is not a good option. People who are looking to remove a lot of fat at one time will probably want liposuction. And if you have a significant amount of excess skin, you will want to consider a body lifting procedure, such as a tummy tuck, that can get rid of skin as well as fat.

Coolsculpting is a revolutionary new technology, but it is still only a tool–not a substitute for the judgment and skill of a board-certified plastic surgeon. Someone who does not know better may recommend Coolsculpting when it will not give you the results you want.

Individual Results May Vary


The new CoolSmooth applicator allows Coolsculpting to be done on non-pinchable fat. Coolsmooth can be used on flat, un-pinchable areas of fat like the lateral thighs or saddlebag area. Sometimes patients with liposuction have a lumpy result. Coolsmooth will smooth it away.
The Coolsmooth handpiece has opened up the treatment candidates to virtually everyone, even those with only very small fat reductions needed.

Individual Results May Vary