Are CoolSculpting® Results Permanent? – CoolSculpting Q&A

Posted on January 25, 2021

In the endless struggle for a toned, contoured figure, it’s important to know that you have options besides strict diet and exercise. For putting the finishing touches on your body, cosmetic procedures are some of the most effective options available – and there are more non-surgical options available than ever. If you’re considering CoolSculpting®, the best in non-surgical body contouring, then here’s what to know about some of the most common questions patients ask.

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical fat reduction procedure that is FDA-approved to remove fat in areas like the stomach, thighs, hips, back, buttocks, or chin. Each area can be treated with a specialized handpiece specifically molded for the body, meaning you can get completely customized treatment. CoolSculpting is safe, efficient, and requires no incisions, anesthesia, or downtime. This makes it a great option for patients who want to lose a little extra fat without the hassle or recovery period of surgery.

How Does CoolSculpting Work?

CoolSculpting works using a method called cryolipolysis, which damages and crystalizes fat cells through controlled cooling. This is possible because fat cells begin to break down and crystalize at a higher temperature than skin and underlying tissues (about 41-23⁰F), meaning your skin, nerves, blood vessels, and muscles remain undamaged during treatment. In the weeks and months following your treatment sessions, the damaged fat cells will be flushed from the body through your normal lymphatic pathways, leaving improved contours and definition in your treated areas.

Does CoolSculpting Hurt?

CoolSculpting does not require the use of any anesthetic. In fact, most patients simply relax and catch up on their show or book during treatment. Any discomfort is often cut down by the numbing sensation caused by CoolSculpting’s cooling energy. After treatment, you can generally return to your regular schedule with only a little redness. You can even exercise afterward!

Are CoolSculpting Results Permanent?

Because the appearance of fat is caused by fat cells expanding rather than accumulating, the fat cells treated by CoolSculpting do not come back – and thus can’t expand with weight fluctuations. Although it’s still possible to gain weight in other areas of the body, most patients see long-term results with CoolSculpting. You’ll need to maintain a healthy lifestyle to preserve your results, but you can enjoy a slimmer, more contoured look after your customized CoolSculpting treatment package.

Schedule a Consultation

The best way to learn more about how CoolSculpting can benefit you is by meeting with our body contouring team. To get started, we invite you to contact our Chicago office by calling or filling out our online form.