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You might have areas of unwanted fat that remain despite your best diet and exercise efforts. If this describes you, you may be wondering if there is anything you can do to slim those areas. Coolsculpting could be the answer. If you’re close to your ideal BMI (body mass index), Coolsculpting could help you reveal more muscle and slightly alter your shape.

What is Coolsculpting?

Coolsculpting is the brand name for a process called cryolipolysis—a fancy word for fat freezing. Scientists studying the process of frostbite realized that fat cells freeze at a different temperature than surrounding cells. So, during Coolsculpting, fat cells are frozen and killed, but the surrounding tissue and skin cells are left unharmed.

How Does Coolsculpting Work?

Coolsculpting is a non-invasive procedure. That means no anesthesia, no needles, and zero downtime. Coolsculpting attachments are placed on the targeted area for about 30 minutes to one hour. You may feel a tingling feeling; however, it is not painful.

What Happens to the Fat After It Freezes

The frozen fat cells die, and your immune system slowly eliminates them over time. It can take up to a few weeks to notice a difference and up to several months to see the full results of Coolsculpting.

How Many Coolsculpting Sessions Will I Need

Most people need at least 3-4 sessions of Coolsculpting before they see their desired results. Expect up to a 25 percent reduction in fat cells in the treated area.

Coolsculpting Before and After

For an excellent example of a realistic result, imagine someone at their ideal weight who still has a little bit of a stomach fat layer protruding. Coolsculpting could make their abdomen flat after several sessions. If someone already has a flat stomach, several sessions of Coolsculpting could reveal their abdominal muscle definition.

Coolsculpting Results

Keep in mind that this process works best for thin people simply trying to tighten up a body part that holds onto stubborn fat, like on their stomach or arms. Results are subtle. If your BMI is high, you’ll get more dramatic results with a procedure like liposuction.

Actors and Models

There’s a reason actors and models get Coolsculpting to give themselves that extra edge before an important shoot or event. Most of them are already in great shape and just need that little extra amount of fat removed to really make them look and feel fabulous.

Is Coolsculpting Right For You?

Coolsculpting absolutely could be right for you if your BMI is normal and you just have a small area of fat you’d like to reduce. Many everyday people have benefited from the slimming effects of Coolsculpting. The important thing to remember is that Coolsculpting is most effective for small areas of stubborn fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise. It is not a weight-loss procedure.

How Much Does Coolsculpting Cost?

Costs vary depending on where you live and who does your procedure. Also, smaller areas are cheaper to treat than more extensive areas. In general, Coolsculpting costs between $2,000-$4,000, depending on your individualized treatment plan.

Coolsculpting Can Be Used On Body Parts Including:

  • The fat bulge in the bra area
  • Fat bulge under the buttocks
  • Under Chin
  • Upper Arms
  • Stomach
  • Back and Sides
  • Thighs

If you have areas of unwanted fat that remain despite your best diet and exercise efforts, Coolsculpting might be the answer. If you’re close to your ideal BMI, this non-invasive procedure could help you reveal more muscle and slightly alter your shape.