CoolSculpting Before and After Stories (And How to Get Similar Results)

This week on the blog, we’re digging into some CoolSculpting before and after photos, along with the client stories that accompany them. Before we dive in, let’s give some context to our newer readers or those just getting started on their CoolSculpting journey.

What is CoolSculpting?

When considering body contouring, CoolSculpting stands out as the safest and most proven non-surgical treatment for fat reduction. Developed by Harvard scientists and FDA-cleared in 2009, CoolSculpting, also known as cryolipolysis, targets and eliminates unwanted fat cells in specific areas like the abdomen, love handles, thighs, or chin. It’s important to note that CoolSculpting is not intended for weight loss but rather for targeted body contouring.

Who is a Candidate?

Ideal candidates for CoolSculpting are typically at or near their ideal weight and lead a healthy, active lifestyle. There’s no such thing as too big or too small for CoolSculpting, but instead:

  1. Is there an appropriate tool in the CoolSculpting portfolio to fit the clients anatomy?
  2. Does the provider facilitating the treatment have the knowledge to use the tools in the portfolio to achieve the clients goal?
  3. Is the client’s goal realistic based on CoolSculpting’s average outcomes?

The best and only way to know for sure is to talk with a highly trained CoolSculpting specialist about your goals and expectations. At Element Body Lab, located in Dallas, TX we offer virtual or in person consultations for clients to give the most convenient answers possible. Book a consultation online to get started.

Contraindications include pregnancy, breastfeeding, and certain medical conditions like cryoglobulinemia. It’s crucial to consult the Patient Safety Data sheet for comprehensive information before proceeding with treatment.

Usually, candidates for CoolSCulpting include those with a healthy BMI, somewhere between 18.5 and 30, but we have treated clients with a BMI above 40 successfully. They just needed the right goal and target area in mind.

CoolSculpting candidate

CoolSculpting Result Photos: Real Client Results

At Element Body Lab, all our before and after photos are of our own work, showcasing real patient outcomes with their permission. These photos demonstrate the effectiveness of CoolSculpting in various treatment areas, providing visual proof of achievable results. They also highlight that our team is highly skilled and capable of delivering natural, impactful results in FDA cleared areas. 

Case Study 1: CoolSculpting Before and After Stomach

CoolSculpting before and after abdomen & love handle treatment with Element Body Lab

This female client was frustrated by fat around her pant line and felt like she had a muffin top no matter what she did. She was active and healthy, but didn’t like the way she felt “bottom heavy” around her lower abdomen and love handles. She chose CoolSculpting because she didn’t want the downtime associated with surgery, like liposuction. She was young and working full time, and was able to resume work the same day as treatment, and able to get in a workout the next day. She had 2 rounds of CoolSculpting to the abdomen and love handles to deliver these outcomes. 

She did have questions about CoolSculpting impacting pregnancy, as she knew she wanted kids later in life, but not yet. After a conversation with her provider and our medical team, she decided to move forward with treatment. About 2 years after her final result was photographed, she had a healthy pregnancy and delivery! While CoolSculpting and fertility have never been studied, many of our clients have CoolSculpting prior to successful pregnancies, including our founder!

Case Study 2: CoolSculpting chin before and after

This client was very active and healthy, doing yoga 5 times per week in addition to weight training and running. She worked a high-profile job and noticed her chin in photos and videos for social media and every morning in the mirror. She felt as if she were “born with it,” and her mom and grandmother both had the same thing. She had 2 rounds of CoolSculpting Elite to get these outcomes and combined her treatment with Alastin TransFORM recovery cream to enhance collagen production since she was a little concerned about loose skin in her neck after CoolSculpting. She was thrilled with the outcome she received and followed the advice of her provider at Element Body Lab, which was to stop doing any more because of her aggressive response and natural outcome after 2 sessions.

Case Study 3: CoolSculpting before and after arms

This female client combined CoolSculpting on the upper arm and the bra line to soften the fullness she felt at the back of her arm and get rid of the bulge she felt at her bra line. Her provider discussed the lax tissue she had prior to treatment and explained that she might notice more crepiness after treatment, especially if she did not invest in Alastin TransFORM to help retract the skin. She combined CoolSculpting Elite with Alastin TransFORM to get these natural-looking outcomes. She had a total of 3 rounds of treatment for this incredible CoolSculpting arms result.

Case Study 4: CoolSculpting thighs before and after

This result is very special, as it’s our founder! She was a client of CoolSculpting before she ever opened her own business. She wanted to get CoolSculpting on the thighs because no matter how much she weighed, she felt pear-shaped, making it hard to buy clothes at regular stores, like Target or Old Navy. She just wanted to feel more confident and was not motivated to lose weight. This is after 4 rounds of treatment to the inner and outer thighs. Notably, this is also after a pandemic and a baby. Clients often want to know if CoolSculpting results last long term or if they should wait until after children to get treatment. Here’s a firsthand experience – these photos were taken 4 years apart, with no significant change in weight.

Case Study 5: CoolSculpting belly before and after

CoolSculpting works for men and women. This male client came to us complaining of “dad bod” that had set in after having his first child and taking a stable desk job. He wanted to slim down the waistline and help expose the hard-earned abs he already had from at-home workouts with a little one. He had 2 rounds of CoolSculpting Elite to the abdomen and an incredible transformation.

How To Get Similar Results

Achieving successful CoolSculpting results requires prioritizing quality over cost alone. The single most important decision you will make is choosing your CoolSculpting Provider.

Selecting a highly trained provider like Element Body Lab ensures expertise and personalized care. We offer a Noticeable Results Promise, or an in-house guarantee on results for clients who commit to our recommended plan, all of our team hold the highest level of training available for CoolSculpting providers, and we prioritize outcomes for our clients above all. 

At Element Body Labe, we set the standard for excellence for CoolSculpting in Texas. Want to learn more? Book a consultation with our team online.

Other FAQs….

How can I improve my CoolSculpting results?

To enhance your CoolSculpting results, follow these key recovery tips:

  • Maintain healthy lifestyle choices: Avoid weight fluctuations to optimize your results.
  • Stimulate the lymphatic system: Try lymphatic drainage massage, jump rope, and dry brushing to promote circulation and detoxification.
  • Stay hydrated: Proper hydration supports your body’s natural processes.
  • Consider a high fiber diet: Promotes digestive health, but be mindful of calorie intake.
  • Post-treatment massage: Improves results by up to 68%.
  • Use Alastin TransFORM Recovery Cream: Enhances skin elasticity and collagen production, ensuring long-lasting results from CoolSculpting.

Want more advice on CoolSculpting recovery? Check out our CoolSculpting recovery guide.

What are the realistic results of CoolSculpting?

When considering CoolSculpting, it’s important to understand the realistic outcomes, even if you select the best CoolSculpting provider who is highly trained and capable of delivering exceptional outcomes:

  • Average reduction of 20-25%: CoolSculpting typically reduces treated tissue by about 20-25%, on a bell curve varying slightly based on individual responses.
  • Multiple treatments: Achieving desired results often requires 2-4 sessions per treated area, spaced several weeks apart (4-6+ weeks is the industry standard).
  • Individual variability: Results also depend on factors like medical history, metabolic response, and individual tolerance to the treatment.
  • Risk of overtreatment: Excessive sessions can pose risks, including potential complications. It’s crucial to follow a tailored treatment plan designed by a qualified CoolSculpting provider to minimize risks and optimize outcomes and heed their advice when recommending to postpone or halt treatment in specific areas.

Why does my stomach look bigger after CoolSculpting?

It’s not uncommon to experience swelling in the days and weeks following CoolSculpting treatment. However, if you notice your stomach appearing larger 2-5 months after the procedure, it’s essential to consult your CoolSculpting provider promptly. 

In rare cases, this could indicate a condition known as Paradoxical Hyperplasia, where instead of reducing, the fat cells in the treated area multiply. The corrective procedure for Paradoxical Hyperplasia is typically liposuction, although this condition is extremely rare, with a risk factor of only 0.03%. Seeking immediate guidance from your provider ensures proper evaluation and appropriate steps towards resolution if needed. Have questions about PH or other side effects? Book a consultation to talk one on one with one of our highly trained CoolSculpting specialists.

Does fat go elsewhere after CoolSculpting?

Fat redistribution after CoolSculpting is not a concern. Fat cells generally redistribute during significant life stages like puberty, pregnancy, and menopause. CoolSculpting targets specific areas for subtle, refined changes while leaving some fat cells intact. This approach supports natural weight fluctuations without risking unnatural outcomes. It’s crucial to select a well-trained provider who comprehensively understands these principles to ensure optimal treatment and results.

How long does it take to see results from CoolSculpting?

Results from CoolSculpting can vary, with some clients observing initial changes as early as 3 weeks post-treatment, although this is uncommon. Typically, noticeable changes begin to manifest around 6-8 weeks after a session. The full and final results are typically achieved within 3-4 months after the treatment session, allowing for the body to naturally process and eliminate the targeted fat cells.

Unlocking Transformations: How to Get Similar CoolSculpting Results

CoolSculpting stands out as a transformative solution for those seeking to sculpt their bodies without surgery. The before and after stories shared here exemplify the power of this innovative treatment to target stubborn fat and enhance body contours effectively. Whether it’s reducing love handles, toning arms, or refining the abdomen, these real-life outcomes showcase the possibilities with CoolSculpting in the hands of a highly trained practice, like Element Body Lab. 

To achieve similar results, prioritize expertise and individualized treatment plans from certified providers like Element Body Lab. By maintaining a healthy lifestyle, understanding realistic expectations, and choosing a provider experienced in CoolSculpting, you can embark on your own journey towards a more contoured and confident you. Ready to start your transformation? Book a consultation with our expert team and discover how CoolSculpting can help you achieve your body goals.

Ready to get started in Dallas, Texas? The first step is a consultation with us.