Have a social gathering coming up and want to lose some of that excess fat quickly? Most cosmetic surgery methods require a certain downtime for recovery, but CoolSculpting is an exception. It can help you get rid of stubborn fat without any recovery time! Sound like a dream come true? Let’s learn more about this procedure.

What is CoolSculpting?

Cryolipolysis, generally known as CoolSculpting, is a cosmetic procedure designed to help you eliminate fat by freezing fat cells in specific areas of the body that are prone to accumulating stubborn fat. Surgeons and physicians usually recommend CoolSculpting for those who’ve struggled to lose their body fat via dieting or exercise.

The procedure is a great alternative to liposuction for treating excess body fat. However, unlike liposuction, it is non-invasive in nature, meaning that there’s no need to worry about incisions and the resulting post-surgical marks. It is a non-surgical technique has been approved by the FDA as a perfectly safe treatment. The cold attacks the fat cells but doesn’t impact the skin or underlying tissue.

How Is It Done?

The person responsible for administering the treatment vacuums the skin that covers the fatty tissue into an applicator that will then expose the tissue to the freezing temperature. Usually, patients report a feeling of numbness or a cooling sensation.


The amount of time it takes to perform the CoolSculpting treatment varies from person to person and largely depends on the area being treated. No recovery time is necessary as no damage is done to the skin or tissue. Minimal soreness may sometimes be experienced, but this is rare, and will subside quickly.

You have to wait four to six months for the full effect of the procedure to take hold and he fat cells completely disperse from the body. Your body fat will have decreased by approximately 20% within this time.

Why CoolSculpting?

Unlike other fat-reduction cosmetic treatments, CoolSculpting is highly effective and has fewer side-effects. The removal of fat through this method is truly awe-inspiring.

One must note that results may differ from individual to individual. A healthy lifestyle will add to the benefits begotten from a CoolSculpting procedure. If you continue to eat unhealthily and be sedentary in life, the cryolipolysis won’t be able to give you optimal results. Others who complement the success of the procedure with a healthy diet and exercise will see long-lasting results that they can rely on.

CoolSculpting cannot treat the excessive loose skin that one sees after their fat buildup has been taken care of. You may have to consider other plastic surgical treatments to get rid of this issue if it’s something you’re dealing with.

Is CoolSculpting Safe?

Studies have deemed CoolSculpting to be extremely safe and effective. No major health risks have been found associated with the technique. No deterioration in liver function has been observed. It indicates that CoolSculpting is overarchingly a cosmetic procedure that brings no harm to your underlying bodily functions.

Patients may massage the treatment area after the completion of the procedure to accelerate fat reduction. The side effects experienced from the procedure are minimal.

Contact Our Office

If you’re interested in learning more about the CoolSculpting treatment, you can do so during a consultation with Dr. Wayne Lee. Contact our office to schedule your appointment today!