CoolSculpting® is the only FDA-cleared, non-surgical fat reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to treat fat in areas of the body where it’s hardest to lose through diet and exercise alone. Losing weight makes fat cells smaller; it doesn’t make them go away completely.
After you and your physician select the area or areas to be treated, the device is positioned on your body and control cooling is applied. During your treatment, you can watch TV, take a nap or check your email. Although the choice of treatment location is up to you and your physician, there are 5 areas in particular that patients want addressed most often.
1. Muffin Top & Tummy Pouch
Who hasn’t longed for that elusive six-pack? If you’re miserable over your muffin top, then you’re definitely not alone. The abdomen is a popular CoolSculpting® area for treating belly bulge or muffin top.
If you choose to have CoolSculpting® in an effort to slim your tummy, just remember that you do need to keep up with your regular diet and exercise routine, as the treatment will not prevent future weight gain that could undo your results.
2. Inner Thighs, Outer Thighs and Posterior Thighs
How often do you dress strategically or avoid doing certain activities because you’re uncomfortable about your thighs? The thighs have long been a notoriously difficult spot to tone effectively even with the most targeted exercises. Wearing shorts doesn’t have to be a luxury in your life, or a cause for insecurity after CoolSculpting® treatment in this popular area.
3. Love Handles
No one loves their love handles, no matter how deceptively cute their name might be. Treating the love handles with CoolSculpting® is another popular area patients often request. Whether you felt too shy to bare it all at the pool this summer or you’re getting a huge head start on next year’s beach season or preparing to wear fitted clothes, check with your physician to see if CoolSculpting® could be right for you.
4. Double Chin
If you had a dollar for every time you heard someone say they loved their double chin, you’d have zero dollars. Submental fat (the fancy name for a double chin) is a problem area that really can’t be exercised or dieted away. The appearance of a double chin can also worsen with age.
The FDA approval of submental fat treatment with the CoolMini™ applicator has made the double chin a very popular CoolSculpting® treatment area over the last couple years.
5. Bra Bulge
Extra bra fat above and below the area of your back where your bra strap hits is another popular CoolSculpting® treatment area. Having extra back fat can make finding a flattering fitted top a real challenge, especially in warmer summer months. CoolSculpting® treatments for bra bulge can freeze away fat cells in the upper back that diet and exercise rarely help.
Which CoolSculpting® Treatment Area Is Right for You?
There’s no one “best” treatment area for CoolSculpting®; only the treatment area that you and your CoolSculpting® specialist decide is best for you.
The length of your session will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. Once the treated fat cells are frozen, they die and are naturally processed and eliminated from the body. Since CoolSculpting® is non-surgical, you can return to you regular daily activities the same day as your procedure. Although your individual experience may vary, most people see results between a few weeks to a few months.
The price for CoolSculpting® procedures depends on areas of concern, number of sessions needed and ultimate goals. Consulting with your physician can help you create a customized plan for your procedure.