CoolSculpting is one of the most popular aesthetic procedures on the scene today, and it’s easy to see why. Considered the gold standard in non-surgical fat reduction, millions of patients have been treated safely and effectively. It is quick, easy, and painless. If you are close to your ideal weight and already live a healthy, active lifestyle, CoolSculpting can help you lose the stubborn, unwanted fat that won’t budge with diet and exercise alone. If you are looking to eliminate fat permanently in targeted areas that you just can’t seem to lose on your own, you should know that Esthetics Center is the number one CoolSculpting account in Northern California.BOOK NOWBOOK CONSULTATION
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical body contouring treatment that targets unwanted fat in localized areas such as the belly, back, hips, and thighs. This FDA-cleared procedure uses cryolipolysis, or fat freezing, to eliminate fat cells without harming the skin or neighboring tissue, resulting in the permanent reduction of fat cells. One treatment generally takes less than an hour, and there is no downtime.
CoolSculpting freezes your fat, causing the body to metabolize the frozen fat cells over several weeks—a process called cryolipolysis. When fat cells are frozen, they die off, and once they’re metabolized, they’re gone for good. CoolSculpting was first discovered by a doctor who noticed that children who ate high amounts of popsicles had less fat in their cheeks. He applied this same idea to body fat, creating the first CoolSculpting device. Now, years later, millions of people have had their lives changed with this non-surgical, permanent fat-reduction procedure.
The CoolSculpting process consists of two parts—consultation and the procedure.
At your consultation appointment, we'll create a customized sculpting plan tailored specifically to your goals and your body. We'll discuss a treatment plan that will help us achieve your desired results and the overall cost. At the end of your consultation, we'll schedule your treatment.
On the day of your CoolSculpting procedure, we'll mark the treatment areas according to the plan we made at your consultation. A protective gel pad will be placed over the treatment area, and the CoolSculpting applicator will be applied. In some cases, we will be able to “DualSculpt” two areas at one time with the use of a second machine, reducing your overall treatment time.
When the CoolSculpting machine is turned on, your skin and fat will be suctioned into the applicator and cooled to -10℃/14℉. At the end of the treatment cycle, we will remove the applicator and massage the area to help the body begin the natural process of breaking down the dead fat cells. The session itself lasts 35-75 minutes, depending on your treatment. If you have several areas you'd like to treat, we can treat many of them in one day.
Many people have unwanted fat in targeted areas such as the belly, thighs, beneath the chin, or a host of other places regardless of their age and lifestyle. For patients within 20 pounds of their ideal weight but still frustrated by stubborn areas of fat, CoolSculpting delivers fantastic body contouring results in the following areas:
You're a CoolSculpting candidate if you have squeezable, unwanted body fat. CoolSculpting works best for "problem areas," not for global body-fat transformation. That being so, having too much body fat makes you a liposuction candidate and not a CoolSculpting candidate. Patients who report the highest satisfaction with their results typically have a Body Mass Index (BMI) below 25 but at least ⅔ inch of squeezable fat in one of the treatment areas listed above. If you aren’t sure whether CoolSculpting, liposuction or tummy tuck surgery is best for your situation, we invite you to schedule a consultation in our office to discuss the pros and cons of each procedure.
CoolSculpting is one of the most popular aesthetic treatments in the world, with over 9 million patients worldwide and a RealSelf score of 83% Worth It. It has been scientifically studied dozens of times and is proven to be effective and safe in removing stubborn, unwanted fat cells. In addition, CoolSculpting has been proven to offer long-lasting results in each study. Patients generally see up to a 20-25% reduction in visible fat within 30-90 days, although patients with a higher Body Mass Index may need additional treatment sessions to achieve desired results. Those who maintain a healthy lifestyle and do not gain excessive weight will enjoy permanent results. The best part about CoolSculpting? There is no surgery required!
CoolSculpting is not a treatment for either cellulite or skin laxity. By reducing the amount of visible fat, you may notice an improvement in dimpling, but CoolSculpting will probably not notably change the texture or appearance of your skin.
As with all aesthetic procedures, it is important to consult a trusted provider to ensure you have realistic expectations of the outcome. We've treated hundreds of patients, and they continue to be our most common referral source. Additionally, many of our patients start with just one treatment area (typically their stomach), and after they see their results, they come back for their thighs, flanks, and double chin.
CoolSculpting typically does not hurt. Most patients describe a cold, tingling sensation for the first 5 minutes of the treatment until the area goes numb. After that, they tell us they can hardly feel the treatment while it's happening. Following treatment, typical side effects include temporary numbness, mild swelling, firmness, redness, or bruising of the treatment site for a few days. Many of our patients bring a laptop and work during their treatments, or they settle in for a Netflix marathon on the TV in the treatment room. Whatever you end up doing during your procedure, there's one thing we know for sure—losing fat has never been easier!
YES! CoolSculpting is a fat-reduction treatment method that permanently reduces the number of fat cells through cryolipolysis (fat freezing). After your treatment, your body will naturally excrete the dead fat cells, and you will notice results in 30-90 days.
We typically recommend 1-2 sessions per treatment area, spaced 30-90 days apart. Results are cumulative, so the number of sessions will depend on the patient’s desired results.
CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss procedure, but it is very effective for body contouring. Patients close to their ideal body weight but still feel unhappy with stubborn problem areas of unwanted fat are the best candidates for CoolSculpting. If you are interested in exploring other global fat reduction procedures, we would love to schedule a consultation and discuss other options with you.
If you are interested in learning more about the pros and cons of CoolSculpting, check out this helpful blog post!
CoolSculpting offers permanent fat reduction for those who are close to their ideal body weight. It is non-invasive and comes with no downtime. However, it cannot address loose skin or tightening of the abdominal muscles. A tummy tuck will deliver a more impactful result for those who have had excessive weight loss or changes in their body due to pregnancy. But it also comes with the additional risks associated with surgery—general anesthesia, an incision to care for, and weeks of recovery.
CoolSculpting is ideal for those who have stubborn problem areas of fat that do not improve with diet and exercise. It is a safe and effective body contouring treatment that delivers proven, permanent, and visible results. Liposuction is a more appropriate treatment if you have larger areas of fat to address. With liposuction, results tend to be more predictable and achievable in one session. Our staff is well versed in the differences between these two procedures and would welcome the opportunity to provide a consultation if you would like to discuss your goals.
CoolSculpting uses cryolipolysis to freeze and kill fat cells; SculpSure laser treatments use heat to do so. However, CoolSculpting is the most used treatment for non-invasive body contouring, so it is better established, more studied, and more proven in its results. RealSelf users rate CoolSculpting satisfaction about 15 points higher than Sculpsure, with approximately five times as many reviews.
Dr. Rice received his medical degree from Loma Linda University in Southern California where he also completed an internship in general surgery and specialty surgical training in Otolaryngology—head and neck surgery. Dr. Rice went on to complete advanced training in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Institute of Facial Plastic Surgery. He is double board-certified…LEARN MORE