Interested in sculpting away unwanted fatty deposits without having to deal with intimidating surgeries? If so, CoolSculpting may be right for you.

CoolSculpting is the process of freezing away excess fat. It is a non-surgical fat-reduction method where controlled cooling techniques are used to get rid of stubborn fat – fat that refuses to go away, even after regular exercising and dieting.

The FDA has cleared CoolSculpting to be used for treating visible fatty areas on the thighs, abdomen, and the flanks.

What to Expect

Before treatment, you will have to consult with a doctor or a medical practitioner who is thoroughly trained in the procedure. Your aesthetic goals will be discussed in great detail. Your body will be viewed from different angles, and specific areas where fat needs to be eliminated will be discussed.

The treatment process will be customized according to your body type. The treatment will be tailored to your specific needs. You may want more than one treatment. Each treatment usually lasts for an hour, though it may take longer if you are treating a number of body parts in the same visit.

How It Works

CoolSculpting is based on the scientific principle of cryolipolysis, the process of fat-cell death through applied cold temperature. During the procedure, cool and cold temperatures selectively target fat cells to destroy them, meaning they affect fat cells without damaging the skin or the surrounding tissues. The fat cells get crystallized or frozen and die. The body then slowly and naturally starts to process and eliminate the dead fat cells.

When the treatment begins, you may feel cold. However, this feeling soon goes away. Sometimes, you may also feel a soft pulling or tugging, because suction is being applied. The area becomes numb for a time but regains sensation after a short while.

During treatment, you will be comfortable and free to read, use handheld devices, or sleep as desired.

Potential Side Effects

You may experience some tingling sensation after the treatment on the body part treated. Immediately after treatment, there may be some redness or firmness of the body part treated. All side effects are temporary.

Post-Care Treatment

Because CoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure, you will be able to return to normal activities immediately after the treatment. You can even go back to work on the same day if you want.

Make sure that you have follow-up appointments with your plastic surgeon to review your progress. If needed, your plastic surgeon will advise you for further treatments. You will need to maintain a healthy lifestyle in order to preserve your results.


CoolSculpting is a very safe and effective treatment. It is also quite convenient – you won’t need to take special supplements, go on a special diet, or follow a special exercise regimen. Lifestyle habits need not change. You will feel more motivated to remain in shape, because you’ll have already achieved quality results.

Find Out More Today

CoolSculpting is a popular and effective treatment option for stubborn fat. To arrange a consultation and learn more from skilled board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Carl Lentz, contact our office today.