CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive, fat-freezing procedure that can help you get rid of stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise by reducing the number of fat cells in treated areas by approximately 20% – 25%. In September 2010, the CoolSculpting procedure received FDA-approval for the non-invasive Cryolipolysis™ technology, one of the newest and most promising non-invasive fat reduction procedures. Cryolipolysis™ cools the targeted fat tissue, breaking down the fat cells for easy removal by the body without damage to the surrounding skin and muscle. Multiple treatments help create the desired results, with the additive reduction in localized fat deposits.
CoolSculpting® offers patients the benefit of no downtime, no need for anesthesia, no incisions and increased safety compared to surgical fat reduction. CoolSculpting® risks are primarily redness, bruising and reduced sensation in the treated area and increased sensitivity. These side effects are considered normal and usually go away within a few days after treatment.