How Long for CoolSculpting Results?

So you’re thinking about freezing away unwanted fat with CoolSculpting? CoolSculpting is a body contouring treatment that works for clients with a healthy lifestyle looking to spot treat stubborn fat that just won’t budge.

A good treatment candidate is at or near their ideal weight and looking for a flat and fit body without having to have any invasive surgical procedures like tummy tuck procedures or liposuction.

How long does it take to lose fat after CoolSculpting?


Contrary to popular belief, results from CoolSculpting treatment aren’t immedite. It takes somewhere between 3 weeks and 3 months to get to final results from CoolSculpting after each treatment session.


During the treatment, an applicator is placed on targeted fat cells, which changes the texture of the fat and ultimately, destroys the fat cells using a process called apoptosis.


Where does the fat go after CoolSculpting treatment

Your body naturally processes out the frozen fat cells using your lymphatic system. The treatment destroys fat cells, but it’s up to your body to process the dead fat cells out, which takes time. How long does it take? Depends on your body!


How much weight will I lose after CoolSculpting?


CoolSculpting is not for weight loss. If you are gaining weight, we recommend consulting with a nutritionist or personal trainer to address how to lose pounds.


Most of our clients notice little to no change in weight, despite seeing dramatic visual results.


What areas can I treat with CoolSculpting?


CoolSculpting is a body contouring option that works in 9 different areas, including the inner thighs, outer thighs, abdomen, love handles, back/bra fat and can remove submental fat for clients that want spot reduction, not overall weight/fat loss.


You can treat essentially anywhere between your chin and your knees, as long as there is an applicator that fits your unique anatomy.


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It’s great for areas that won’t respond or that even intense diet can’t target.


How many weeks after CoolSculpting will I see results?


Most clients who underwent treatment report noticing subtle changes at about 4 weeks after CoolSculpting Elite treatment. Some clients take longer to see results from CoolSculpting treatment, so we recommend planning for 3 months to full result.


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How long do I wait between CoolSculpting treatments?


Additional CoolSculpting treatments or a second treatment session would be scheduled at 6+ weeks after the client’s first session.


Many patients do a series of treatments to achieve their goals for the stubborn deposits of fat. How many sessions you do depends on your goal, which is why an initial consultation is important to map out the customized treatment area recommendations.


Final result is usually actualized at 3 months after the last treatment, so make sure to give yourself plenty of time when planning on how to get to final result.


How can I speed up my CoolSculpting results?


The best way to support your results from CoolSculpting would be to maintain healthy diet and exercise. You don’t need to start an intense diet to see changes to the treatment area. The unwanted fat cells targeted during the treatment are dead, but it takes time for your body to remove the stubborn fat.


Continuing with (or stating) an exercise program is a great way to stay healthy and support those final results once the destroyed fat cells are eliminated.


Some patients report that lymphatic drainage massage can assist in getting the fat to flush out a bit quicker, but that’s not supported with any clinical studies.


The best thing we’ve come across to see results from CoolSculpting faster would be: 1) continue healthy lifestyle choices, including diet and exercise, 2) utilize Alastin TransFORM Body Treatment cream 2x per day (we include this after all body contouring treatments at Element Body Lab), 3) try not to gain weight after treatment, 4) drink plenty of water and make sure you’re getting enough fiber in your diet.


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Why does it take 3 months to see CoolSculpting results?


Just like your body takes time to heal, it’ll take time to flush out the dead cells in the treated area after a CoolSculpting procedure.


There’s no downtime after treatment and most patients return to a normal routine the same day as your CoolSculpting fat reduction treatment, including getting in a workout if they exercise regularly.


We do recommend continuing with nutritious eating habits to best protect your body sculting results and prevent gaining wait across the entire body.


How long does CoolSculpting results last?


Once you see results from CoolSculpting, those fat reduction results are permanent! Once CoolSculpting freezes unwanted fat cells and your body flushes the body fat out, the fat cells are gone for good.


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It’s not a free pass – you’ll still want to maintain your results by maintining your weight. CoolSculpting with reduce fat volume in targeted areas during the non invasive treatment, like in your upper arms or double chin, but it won’t prevent weight gain.


Will Insurance cover CoolSculpting?


CoolSculpting is considered one of many voluntary cosmetic treatments and as such, most health insurance plans will not pay for treatment. CoolSculpting is not considered a weight loss solution and even though fatty tissue can impact quality of life, most health insurance provider companies will not cover body sculpting results or pay to remove stubborn fat.


While we don’t accept insurance for CoolSculpting at our facility, we do offer financing which we can discuss at a consultation! Contact us today.

Is CoolSculpting nonsurgical liposuction?

The CoolSculpting procedure is a safe way to target unwanted fat and avoid the downtime associated with liposuction. It’s not an alternative to liposuction, but it’s a great way to target and remove stubborn pockets of fat in areas not responding to diet and exercise.

We offer consultations for the CoolSculpting procedure for stubborn areas like the abdomen, love handles, and more. Treated areas included 9 FDA-cleared options. Schedule a consultation with our team to find out if CoolSculpting is right for you. At your private consultation, there are no additional fees to discuss the differences in weight loss, CoolSculpting, or liposuction.

The cost of CoolSculpting, like the cost of liposuction, is unique to you. Here at Element Body Lab, we only offer Dallas CoolSculpting, but we have plastic surgeons we refer to for advice about surgical options, should that be a better fit for your goals.



Can CoolSculpting be performed after liposuction or a tummy tuck?

Great question! Yes- CoolSculpting can be used to spot treat fat deposits after other surgical procedures. Our dedicated CoolSculpting providers are skilled at getting great results for clients after other surgical procedures, like liposuction, tummy tuck surgery, or a c-section.


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