Oct 03 , 2019

By Dr. Mahnaz Qayyum

These are the top 10 most common questions (along with my answers) that my patients have about CoolSculpting.

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1. How does CoolSculpting work?

A: It freezes away your fat cells.  These are permanently destroyed and excreted.  As an adolescent we have a finite number of fat cells in our body which remain the same throughout adulthood. Once those fat cells are removed they do not grow back.

2. Is it permanent?

A: The answer is yes! The fat cells are permanently destroyed from your body and they are excreted.

3. Is it painful?

A: It feels cool, as if somebody is touching your skin with an ice cube for about a minute. Then it becomes numb?

4. How long does the procedure take?

A: About 45 minutes per cycle. For each area you require a different number of cycles. So it could be anywhere from 2 to 4 or 5 hours.

5. Is there any downtime?

A: No, the procedure is non-invasive and you may proceed with your usual activities after treatment.

6. How long does it take to see results?

A: Approximately three months but you may see results sooner.

7. Are there any contraindications?

A: The only contraindications are if you have a hernia.

8. Is there any surgery involved?

A: None. It is completely non-invasive.

9. Did you try it on yourself?

A: Yes, and I’m very happy with the results.

10. Will I need more than one treatment? 

A: It really depends on the individual. I would certainly wait a month or two and then reassess.

(Bonus!) What do I need to do to prepare for the procedure?

A: Nothing just show up!