Does CoolSculpting® Really Work? Here’s What the Facts (& Real Patients) Say

Woman in Idaho Falls admiring results in mirror

Thinking about revealing a new you with CoolSculpting? This famous fat-freezing treatment is one of our patients’ favorite ways to slim down without surgery. If you have looked into the procedure, you may have found yourself wondering whether it really works or if it is just the latest body contouring fad. Fortunately, there are plenty of studies, scientific facts, and real patient stories to give you the answer.

Read on to get the facts about how CoolSculpting works and why it may be your secret to summer body confidence.

How Does CoolSculpting Work?

CoolSculpting works through a process called cryolipolysis, or “fat freezing.” It was discovered by Harvard scientists who noticed that children who ate a lot of popsicles developed dimples in their cheeks. This discovery evolved into an FDA-approved nonsurgical body contouring treatment safe to use on the abdomen, arms, thighs, chin, and more.

Here is how cryolipolysis works: When fat cells are cooled to a low enough temperature, they freeze and die, causing the body to flush them out naturally. Because fat freezes at a higher temperature than other body tissues, this all happens without causing any harm to your skin or muscles.

This process allows for a low- to no-downtime fat reduction treatment that does not require any needles, anesthesia, or incisions. Learn more about what the treatment experience is like in this previous blog post.

Will CoolSculpting Help Me Lose Weight?

CoolSculpting is not a weight loss treatment but a body contouring treatment that reduces stubborn pockets of fat. It is not a substitute for diet and exercise. In fact, it works best as a complement to a healthy lifestyle.

What Kinds of Results Can I Expect?

In clinical studies, CoolSculpting was proven to reduce fat by up to 20% in a treated area after a single session. Some people find that a single session is all they need to see results they love, while others opt for 2 or 3 appointments to reduce even more fat. Keep in mind these results appear gradually over 1 to 3 months after your session. Unless you experience any major weight fluctuations, your new look will last for good.

What Are Patients Saying About CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments worldwide and has a 79% “Worth It” rating on patient review site RealSelf.

Here is what one of our real patients shared about her experience:

“I did one round of CoolSculpting a year ago and I have to say it made a huge difference!” – Krista, Facebook Review of Freeman Plastic Surgery

The results certainly speak for themselves. Visit our CoolSculpting before-and-after photo gallery to see real patient transformations.

If you would like to learn more about CoolSculpting at our plastic surgery practice here in Idaho Falls, please contact us online or call (208) 881-5351.

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