Body Contouring

5 Common Myths About CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting: Fact vs Fiction

CoolSculpting, also known as cryolipolysis, is a popular noninvasive body contouring treatment. It is safe and effective at eliminating stubborn fat deposits that don’t respond to diet and exercise. This means that CoolSculpting can help you achieve and show off your fitness goals, which would be harder to reach through diet and exercise alone. While CoolSculpting has created quite the buzz in the field of aesthetic dermatology, there are a few misconceptions floating around about this treatment — read on to learn more about the top five most common myths surrounding CoolSculpting debunked. 

1.  MYTH: CoolSculpting is invasive

TRUTH: Far from being invasive, CoolSculpting is a non-surgical approach that uses controlled cooling to eliminate fat cells, which your body then naturally processes and removes, offering a permanent solution without damaging surrounding tissues.

2. MYTH: CoolSculpting leads to weight loss

TRUTH: CoolSculpting should not be seen as a weight loss method. While it reduces fat in targeted areas, CoolSculpting won’t lead to a drop on the scale. It’s about reshaping and contouring your body, not shedding pounds.

3. MYTH: CoolSculpting produces immediate results

TRUTH: Patience is key with CoolSculpting. The body requires time to get rid of the frozen fat cells, meaning results unfold over weeks to months. Typically, patients see up to a 25% fat reduction in treated areas after a few sessions.

4. MYTH: CoolSculpting is a replacement for a healthy lifestyle

TRUTH: CoolSculpting targets stubborn fat that resists diet and exercise but is not a replacement for a healthy lifestyle. Maintaining results requires ongoing commitment to nutritious eating and regular physical activity.

5. MYTH: CoolSculpting can only be used on the stomach

TRUTH: Though initially approved for abdominal fat, CoolSculpting is versatile and has been FDA-cleared for use on various body parts, including under the chin, arms, thighs, and more, making it a flexible option for your unique aesthetic goals. 

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  2. “Assessment of the Efficacy of Cryolipolysis on Abdominal Fat Deposits: A Prospective Study,” Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, May 3, 2023. 
  3. “Cryolipolysis: A Promising Nonsurgical Technique for Localized Fat Reduction,” Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, November 21, 2023. 
  4. “Significant Improvement in Body Contour with Multiple Cycles of CoolSculpting: Results of a Prospective Study,” Dermatologic Therapy, February 21, 2021.