A Step By Step Guide To CoolSculpting


If you’re wondering about how to get rid of stubborn fat, CoolSculpting Elite® may be the ideal treatment for you. 

In essence, CoolSculpting Elite® is a scientifically proven non-surgical procedure that helps patients achieve desired results through intense cold fat freezing therapy. 

CoolSculpting Elite™ works by freezing and killing fat cells. Your body will naturally eliminate them through lymphatic drainage. As a result, you can notice up to a 25% reduction of fat in the treated area months after treatment  

Benefits of CoolSculpting®

As a body contouring treatment, CoolSculpting Elite® uses cryolipolysis, or fat freezing to target stubborn pockets of fat without surgery. 

It should be noted, however, that CoolSculpting Elite® is not a weight loss treatment but more of a fat loss procedure. 

It’s FDA-cleared to treat the abdomen, flanks, inner and outer thighs, back fat, upper arms, bra fat, and banana rolls and the jaw/chin areas. 

Overall, CoolSculpting® results in a more sculpted body without the excess flab.

What to Expect at Your First Treatment

To help you get started, here’s a step-by-step guide on what to expect during your first CoolSculpting Elite® treatment: 


I will work with you to come up with a personalized treatment plan that helps you achieve your body contouring goals. 

Treatment Proper

I will mark the treatment area to ensure the proper placement of the applicator. Then, a cool gel pad will be placed over the same area to protect your skin from the applicator. 

Once everything is in place, your skin and fat will get suctioned into the paddle. CoolSculpting Elite® works by lowering the fat and tissue to a temperature of -10 degrees celsius. 

During this time, you may experience mild pinching, intense cold, pulling, or tugging in the treatment area. These sensations are all perfectly normal and as the area becomes numb, these will subsequently subside. 

In fact, you can answer emails, read your favorite book, browse your social media feed or stream your favorite show throughout the entire procedure!

Post Treatment 

After the applicator is detached, I will briefly massage the treated area to break up the treated fat cells and to further enhance fat reduction. 

While recovery from CoolSculpting Elite ® can vary based on each person’s body, you can carry on with your daily routine right after. However, most patients choose to rest and relax for the rest of the day to give their bodies time to recover. 

For the first few days, it may be advisable to wear compression garments to ease any swelling or discomfort. At about five days post-treatment, you might feel slight nerve twinges. No worries though as these are normal sensations while your nerves regenerate. 

Any numbness in the treated area will also naturally resolve itself around three weeks after treatment. It’s also recommended to drink plenty of water, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and take good care of yourself through proper diet and exercise.  


Now that you’ve familiarized yourself with the step-to-step guide to CoolSculpting® , it’s time to visit my clinic in Scottsdale, AZ, and experience the wonders of BodySculpting by Tess. 

Book an appointment now.