No matter what you do, that extra weight just won’t budge. You’ve tried every diet and workout regimen out there, but nothing seems to work. You’re starting to feel hopeless and frustrated. But don’t give up just yet! There are various ways to slim down and eliminate that pesky fat. One of them is CoolSculpting. 

This treatment uses a cooling process to destroy fat cells in the body. CoolSculpting is non-invasive, so there’s no surgery or downtime required. However, there are certain aspects you must know before getting it done, like the following we’ve listed below: 

It’s Safe and Effective  

CoolSculpting is a noninvasive, nonsurgical procedure that uses a controlled cooling method to target and eliminate fat cells in specific body areas. The procedure is safe, effective, and permanent and can be used to target multiple areas of the body, as evidenced by the USFDA and several peer-reviewed journals!

You Must Be a Valid Candidate

We get calls and walk-ins daily from people wondering if CoolSculpting is right for them. We’ll set the record straight today: You must pass certain requirements to qualify for the procedure. You’re a qualified candidate for CoolSculpting if:

  • You’re close to your target weight.
  • You don’t want to deal with stubborn fat any longer.
  • You’re healthy and live a healthy lifestyle.
  • You aren’t pregnant or want to get pregnant any time soon.
  • When pinching the area, you grab an inch or more.
  • You fully understand what the procedure is about.

Guidelines during and after the Procedure 

During CoolSculpting, all you need to do is sit back and relax while we freeze the fat away! Our practitioner will use a special tool to cool the targeted area to a very cold temperature. This will cause the fat cells in that area to crystallize and die. It takes about half an hour to an hour, so bring a book, phone, or favorite crossword puzzle while in session.

Once the procedure is done, the dead fat cells will be flushed out of the body through the liver. You can re-engage in regular activities immediately because this procedure is noninvasive and doesn’t require surgery.

CoolSculpting results are not immediate but are most apparent about three months after the procedure. Patients can expect a reduction of fat in the treated area by up to 20 to 25 percent. Multiple treatments in different body areas may be necessary to get rid of stubborn fat to achieve the desired sculpting results. The amount of treatments required for the desired goal varies depending on the individual’s initial physique and metabolism.

Post-CoolSculpting Side Effects

While there are side effects post-procedure, these are usually limited to the targeted areas which may experience:

  • Soreness, swelling, or bruising.
  • Pain, stings, or aches.
  • Delayed onset pain.
  • Paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH), a condition where the area treated with freezing enlarges instead of decomposing cells. This is caused by the freezing activating a negative reaction in the fatty tissue. However, PAH is extremely rare. Talk to your doctor the moment you notice PAH symptoms.


So while CoolSculpting is a legitimate solution for attaining and maintaining your ideal weight, remember it isn’t the ultimate solution to unwanted fat. You still must practice healthy living through diet and nutrition to ensure those results are long-term.

Get modern weight management solutions like CoolSculpting from Dr. Melinda Silva, MD, today! I help patients reach optimal health through customized plans that work best for their body type. Request a consultation or book a free demo right now!