Breaking Down the Myths About Non-Surgical Fat Freezing


There are many myths when it comes to aesthetic treatments. While millions of people have already experienced cosmetic medicine and its benefits, many still remain unsure about what it does and how it can help. 

One example is CoolSculpting®, an FDA-approved fat freezing treatment developed by Allergan. It has been growing in popularity and it remains to be a treatment choice for patients who want a safe and effective treatment for stubborn fat. 

However, many myths about CoolSculpting® remain. This article will address and debunk these myths to help you understand what nonsurgical fat freezing truly does. 

Myth #1: It Is a Weight Loss Treatment.

CoolSculpting® is not a weight loss alternative. 

It does not cause fat cells to shrink in size. Instead, as a fat reduction treatment, it eliminates the number of fat cells in the treatment area. As a result, you will have a fewer number of fat cells. 

Simply put, this is ideal for patients who want a minimally-invasive treatment to get rid of noticeable bulges in the body. 

Myth #2: It Is Painful. 

Compared to surgical treatments and other invasive procedures, CoolSculpting® is relatively painless. At most, you will feel a slight discomfort due to the cooling process of the procedure. 

In fact, you can still browse the internet, read a book, or take a nap during the treatment proper. There is also no downtime which means that you can return to your regular activities after the treatment. 

Myth #3: It Can Tighten Your Skin. 

Although it can help you achieve your body goals, CoolSculpting® is not the viable solution when it comes to improving skin laxity. 

It is mainly used to target fat cells underneath the skin, not its top layer. Thus, if you’re looking at ways to treat sagging skin, you may want to check out alternative body contouring treatments.

Myth #4: It Only Targets the Stomach. 

CoolSculpting® is FDA-cleared to treat up to 9 different areas of the body, not just the stomach. This includes:

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  • Back fat 
  • Abdomen
  • Flanks 
  • Upper arms 
  • Thighs 
  • Visible bulges under the chin 
  • Banana roll (fat underneath the buttocks) 
  • Bra fat 
  • Bulges around the jawline area 

Myth #5: It Provides Instant Results. 

Nonsurgical fat freezing is proven to be safe and effective. 

However, its results are not immediate. Cryolipolysis, the medical term for fat freezing, takes time. This is because it leads the body to naturally eliminate the dead fat cells in 1-3 months. 

Based on case reports from actual patients, the results show up to 20-25% fat reduction in the treated area. The most dramatic results will show up within 2-6 months after the treatment. 

Myth #6: It Is Only for Women.

Both men and women can benefit from a nonsurgical fat-freezing treatment. CoolSculpting® is proven effective for patients in Scottsdale, AZ, regardless of gender. 

Hence, as long as you’re struggling with stubborn body fat, CoolSculpting® treatment can help you out. 

What are you waiting for? Call me today or book an appointment now!