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What to Expect Before, During and After a CoolSculpting® Treatment

There's no better way to make mom feel special on Mother's Day than spending the day with her. What if you and mom spent the day together while getting a CoolSculpting treatment? Well, that's exactly what mom, Ana, and daughter, Melissa did!

This lucky pair spent the afternoon with Dr. Grant Stevens, freezing away their stubborn abdomen fat, and we caught it on camera! Learn more about Ana's and Melissa's full treatment to see what to expect before, during and after the CoolSculpting treatment.


Dr. Stevens, shows us how this COOL treatment works while answering questions about what to expect from a CoolSculpting experience! Take a peek into a real treatment and read answers to the Frequently Asked Questions.


What To Expect Before CoolSculpting® Treatment

Before getting a CoolSculpting treatment, your physician will need to determine if you are a candidate. Dr. Stevens assessed that Melissa was a good candidate for this CoolSculpting treatment because she had subcutaneous fat (fat you can grab or tug on) in one of the FDA cleared areas, did not have a contraindication to treatment, and had realistic expectations. Every body is different, which is why it is important your treating physician works with you to develop a customized treatment plan for your body.

“Fat cells are more sensitive to cold than our skin and muscles. After 10 years of research, CoolSculpting® came up with the precise temperature to kill a fat cell.” - Dr. Grant Stevens

What To Expect During CoolSculpting® Treatment

Treatment times vary depending on what part of the body you are having treated. Treatments can take as little as 35 minutes per treatment area, allowing enough time for a quick show or to take a snooze before you head back to work. 


During the procedure you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping at the treatment site. These sensations subside as the area becomes numb.


Many practices offer the opportunity to have multiple areas treated in a single day! The CoolSculpting® procedure is FDA-cleared to treat visible fat bulges in the abdomen and flank areas, thigh, bra fat, back fat, upper arm, underneath the buttocks (banana roll), under the chin (submental), and under the jawline (submandibular ) areas. What area(s) would you have treated?


What to Expect After CoolSculpting® Treatment