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CoolSculpting FAQ

What is CoolSculpting®?

CoolSculpting® is the world’s #1 non-invasive fat-reduction procedure. It’s an innovative way to contour your body by freezing unwanted fat away with no surgery or little to no downtime. CoolSculpting® can reduce stubborn fat under the chin, under the jawline areas, thigh, abdomen and flank, along with bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll) and upper arm. CoolSculpting® is the treatment doctors use most for nonsurgical fat reduction. One treatment with CoolSculpting® reduces up to 20%-25% of fat cells in the treated area. You may need more than one treatment to reach your desired results and get the most out of your CoolSculpting® experience.

How does CoolSculpting® work?

CoolSculpting® is an amazing technology that uses controlled cooling to freeze your fat cells. Once treated fat cells are frozen, the body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells.

How long does CoolSculpting® take?

It depends on the individual and the treatment area, but typically we ask patients to plan for anywhere from one to three hours for their CoolSculpting® treatment.

How much does CoolSculpting® cost?

Our CoolSculpting® specialist would meet with you privately to develop a custom treatment plan that aligns with your personal goals and budget. Most of our patients desire multiple treatments in order to achieve their ideal outcome. We offer money-saving package pricing for multiple treatments.

When do I see results?

Patients see results as early as one to three months after treatment.

Is CoolSculpting® permanent?

CoolSculpting® freezes and permanently eliminates fat cells in a targeted treatment area by 20 to 25 percent. However, it’s still possible for you to gain weight and diminish your results if you consume more calories than you burn. To ensure optimal long-lasting results from your CoolSculpting® treatment, maintain a healthy weight and active lifestyle following your procedure.

Is there any pain or downtime?

Most patients experience little to no downtime after treatment and are able to go back to regular routine following the treatment.

What’s the difference between CoolSculpting® vs. Liposuction?

CoolSculpting® and Liposuction are both medical procedures that involve the permanent removal of fat cells in areas of the body that are slow to or not responding to diet and exercise, such as the abdomen, thighs, flanks and buttocks.

CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive procedure with zero downtime used to remove small amounts of fat for mild to moderate results. Liposuction is a surgical treatment used to remove larger amounts of fat. Liposuction is more invasive, requires more downtime and carries the potential for complications.

How do I decide between CoolSculpting® vs. Kybella?

CoolSculpting® and Kybella are both minimally-invasive treatments for individuals of normal weight who have excessive fat under the chin (commonly referred to as ‘double chin’ or by the medical term ‘submental fullness’).

CoolSculpting is a service we offer here at Central Texas Dermatology & SkinCare Austin. We do not offer Kybella.

CoolSculpting® employs Cryolipolysis technology – targeted cooling to crystallize and eliminate fat cells. Kybella is an injection that permanently dissolves fat cells. Both Kybella and CoolSculpting® remove fat cells and are not intended for the treatment of relaxed or loose skin.

Both CoolSculpting® and Kybella enhance the chin by removing an excess layer of fat, revealing a more well-defined jawline. Both treatments require no downtime, no anesthesia and are non-invasive. Both have minor side effects that resolve on their own within several days to a few weeks following the therapy. Many patients who have either CoolSculpting® or Kybella will notice improvement with one procedure but will need several procedures to achieve optimal results.