What is Coolsculpting?

For a wide majority of people, we typically have roughly area of our body that contains fat deposits that seem to hold on for dear life and never want to let go. And no matter how hard we try through exercise programs and dieting, the fat itself does not seem to want to melt off of our bodies. It seems crazy because we eat healthy, we exercise, and we do everything right and none of it seems to matter.

If you find yourself in this situation, it’s best not to give up because there is available help in the form of CoolSculpting. Some might consider trying some of the invasive procedures like liposuction, but there is an alternative for those who prefer to have a better choice. CoolSculpting is innovative, noninvasive, and for many of us it’s an exciting procedure because it’s the best way to get rid of those stubborn areas of fat on our bodies that haunt us in the mirror every day.

To everyone reading this, please know that we like to recommend CoolSculpting to each and every one of you because the procedure is noninvasive and it is capable of freezing fat on parts of your body that are difficult to sculpt through diet and exercise. After the freezing process is complete, over a matter of months your body will begin to become slim, toned and shapely once again. You’ll love the way you look in the mirror after experiencing these incredible results.

In order for us to satisfy our readers curiosity on this procedure, our own skin care guinea pig, Gina, was happy to try the procedure on her flanks.  Please view the before photos pictured below.

Note:  She is very fit and obviously lean, so this was a true test to see if coolsculpting works on people of all shapes, sizes, and fitness levels.

Before pic (side view.)
A shot of the side and partial front photo, before the procedure.
A full front side shot before the procedure.

Many of us are unhappy with the current invasive procedures that are available and provide the type of help that we need to eliminate stubborn body fat. For those people trying to burn these unwanted fat deposits, know that this noninvasive procedure is available and it is truly changing the lives of many people for the better. Find out more about CoolSculpting today by contacting a doctor to receive a consultation. You’ll learn more about the procedure and this will help you determine if it’s the right one for you and your needs.

An Explanation of CoolSculpting

The best way to define CoolSculpting is to make it as simple as possible so that everyone understands the process. Simply put, this noninvasive procedure utilizes a device to freeze unwanted fat cells so that they practically melt off of the human body. By freezing the cells, a process is initiated that will cause these cells to eventually die off and gradually become eliminated for good. After two months of getting this procedure, these fat cells that you no longer want will completely disappear.

Coolsculpting Machine
This is what the machine looks like.

The Russian people discovered in the 1970s that extreme cold had the ability to alter fat cells so that they die often disappear. This process of CoolSculpting was formulated because Russian scientists noticed that the children in their community all had gaunt cheeks. Their cheeks were very thin because they enjoyed sucking on frozen popsicles. These healthy children lost their chubby cheeks and the only explanation was the freezing popsicles.

After recognizing the value of this incredible find, medical professionals and scientists took it upon themselves to analyze this incredible information that they had learned from young Russian children. Fat freezing developed serious attention after this, and testing and research was undergone so that the medical profession could utilize this natural process to help individuals burn their unwanted fat.

During this research phase, the CoolSculpting machine was eventually developed and tweaked so that it performed consistently. After many tests, doctors have determined that it is an effective and safe way to eliminate minor fat stores that needlessly accumulate on stubborn parts of the body.

The CoolSculpting Process and What It Entails

The CoolSculpting process is quite unique. It utilizes an applicator in the shape of a paddle. This paddle is then attached to a hose. The doctor will either use a large paddle or a small paddle, and this all depends upon how much fat must get frozen so that it can finally melt away. This device is used to apply the freezing temperatures to the body fat that the patient wants to eliminate.

The coolsculpting applicator
Here is the applicator in action.

With each sized paddle, the device will contain two panels that have 3000 sensor pads on each of them. Before placing the paddles on the area of the body being treated, the doctor will place a gel pad over the skin to help protect it from harm during the freezing process. Once the pad has been put into place, the doctor will then apply the device to the area being treated. At this point, the device is turned on so that it can begin doing its work. Once the device is turned on, the applicator is used to lift up the fat cells between the two panels so that the freezing process can take place. The treatment lasts about an hour, and the unwanted fat cells will stay in the device for the entire time that the treatment lasts.

After the hour long treatment has finished, one of the medical practitioners will begin massaging the treated area of the skin after the device is removed. This person will massage the area for a few moments in order to restore regular blood flow to the treated skin.

coolsculpting pics
After the procedure, the applicator is removed and the area is massaged.

No one should feel surprised to discover that the skin will be tender upon completion of the freezing process. Unfortunately, there are other potential side effects that include stinging and cramping of the skin. Plus, the treated skin can temporarily experience whitening or reddening and a feeling of stiffness.

Now that everything has been accomplished that the doctor set out to do, the patient is free to leave and begin living his or her normal life. Since the side effects are only temporary, please realize that the mild discomfort will start to go away and will disappear entirely in a matter of days.

How to Determine If CoolSculpting Is Right for You

We are all different. Some of us are going to be the perfect candidate for the CoolSculpting procedure. Others aren’t going to fit the criteria. Pay attention to the following to help you decide if you’re the right candidate for this powerful treatment option.

  • You are at a healthy weight but have specific areas where the fat deposits will not go away.
  • You have fat bulges on your abdomen that are very noticeable, or you have love handles that stay with you no matter what you try to do to get rid of them.
  • You aren’t suffering from Raynaud’s syndrome, the circulatory disorder.
  • You understand that it will take two months to see the full results of this procedure.
  • You exercise, follow a healthy diet strategy, and plan to continue living this way after the procedure is finished.

CoolSculpting Costs

For many of you, this procedure will seem very costly, and this is especially true when you compare it to Botox, peels, dermal fillers and other similar procedures. Many people are willing to live with the expensive price because the results are incredible.

On average, CoolSculpting procedure options typically cost amounts in the following ranges:

  • Treating the upper abdomen and the area between the hips and ribs costs $700-$800.
  • Treating the lower abdomen costs $1200-$1500.
  • Treating love handles costs $1300-$1500.
  • Treating the combination of the upper abdomen, lower abdomen, and love handles costs $2500-$3000.

Depending on where you live, the cost will be different based on factors that include the doctor of choice, your geographic location, and the type of cosmetic procedure that you desire. So realize that the prices mentioned today are just estimates and you could potentially pay less or more depending on the factors mentioned above.

Watching and Reading CoolSculpting Reviews

Although this procedure most likely sounds amazing to you, you’re still a bit skeptical about spending this much money for something that you’ve only just heard about. The best way to overcome your fears and anxiety is to read or watch CoolSculpting reviews online.

(We’ll have a FULL video documentation of Gina’s experience very soon.)

These reviews will answer many of your questions from the patient’s perspective. You’ll learn things like what to expect during the procedure, what to expect after it is finished, and more. Plus, reviewers will tell you about the positive things that they experienced as well as their negative experiences. It allows you to gather information and insight that you’ll never get by visiting a doctor for a consultation.

Before and After CoolSculpting Photos and Videos

Again, there’s nothing wrong with having a healthy level of skepticism about this procedure or any other cosmetic procedure for that matter. One way to overcome your skepticism is to look at before and after videos and photos.

Here’s an “after Coolsculpting” photo of Gina, after 5 weeks.

Before and After coolsculptingThese images will let you see what the patient looked like prior to the procedure, and since the results take two months to reach fruition, many of the videos and photos will let you see the results as they happen over time. This is valuable information that should make it easier to determine if CoolSculpting is right for you or not.


The process of using extreme freezing temperatures to melt difficult areas of body fat is known as CoolSculpting. If this cosmetic treatment seems like it’s right for you, contact an expert in your area to find out how to get the treatment process started.

What is Coolsculpting?
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