Struggling with stubborn fat that won’t seem to go away with diet and exercise? CoolSculpting might be the perfect treatment option for you. The painless, non-surgical procedure can eliminate fat from targeted areas and give you the results you’re looking for.

But what is CoolSculpting, what happens during the procedure, and who is it right for? Let’s take a look at everything you need to know about CoolSculpting.

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved non-invasive procedure that eliminates fat from the body. It uses controlled cooling to freeze and eliminate fat cells in various areas of the body. It can work on the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, chin, back, and arms. Unlike liposuction, CoolSculpting does not require surgery, anesthesia, or any downtime.

It’s a safe and effective way to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat that seem to be resistant to diet and exercise.

How Does Coolsculpting Work?

To begin the CoolSculpting treatment, the doctor will place gel pads on the targeted area and the CoolSculpting applicator on top of that. As the treatment starts, you will feel a slight vacuum pressure and an intense cold feeling. After about 10 minutes, the treatment area will become temporarily numb.

When the treatment session is over, your doctor will remove the applicator and gel pads and then massage the area to break up some of the fat cells.

Depending on the area treated, CoolSculpting treatment takes anywhere from 35-75 minutes. You may also require multiple treatments. It all depends on what your ultimate goals are.

As the fat cells are naturally eliminated from the body over the next few months, you will gradually see noticeable results.

Who is Coolsculpting Right For?

Anyone who is generally healthy and close to their optimal weight is a good candidate for CoolSculpting.

But be aware: CoolScuplting is not a weight loss procedure. It’s meant to sculpt and remove small amounts of fat. It’s not meant to remove large quantities.

Additionally, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, this treatment is not for you as well.

What Can I Expect After the CoolSculpting Procedure?

After the CoolSculpting procedure, you may experience temporary numbness, swelling, or bruising in the treated area. But since it’s a non-surgical procedure, there is no downtime. You can go back to your normal routine.

Dramatic results may not show up immediately, but over the next few months, the fat cells will disappear and the results will be more and more noticeable. You will likely see the final results after about six months.

What Are the Benefits of Coolsculpting?

CoolSculpting offers a variety of benefits over traditional fat reduction procedures, including:


CoolSculpting does not require surgery, anesthesia, or downtime. There are no incisions involved. And because of that, you won’t need to take time off work or school. You can go back to your everyday routine right after the treatment.

Safe and Effective

The CoolSculpting treatment is FDA-approved as a safe and effective procedure for reducing stubborn fat. It has been shown to be safe to remove 20% of the fat in a specific area in one treatment.


CoolSculpting can be customized to treat various areas of the body. It can target the upper arms, abdomen, thighs, sides of the waist, buttocks, and under the chin. Your doctor can help create a treatment plan that best fits what you’re looking for.

Natural-Looking Results

When the fat starts leaving your body after the CoolSculpting treatment, you will begin to see noticeable and natural-looking results. You won’t notice any lumps or an uneven skin texture as the fat disappears.

Schedule A Consultation

Does CoolSculpting sound like the treatment you’ve been looking for? Or perhaps you’re interested in Semaglutide which can also be used for weight loss. To discover which is the right option for you, schedule a consultation with us at Vitality MDs today.

Dr. Bartels, Dr. Webb, and the rest of the team are happy to answer any questions you have and provide you with a customized treatment plan that helps you achieve your desired appearance.

To schedule a consultation today, call us at our Scottsdale, AZ office at 480-690-9478 or use our online scheduling form.