How to Maximize Your CoolSculpting Results

How to Maximize Your CoolSculpting Results

CoolSculpting is the non-surgical body contouring procedure that is effective for men and women. RefinedMD specializes in CoolSculpting and can help you achieve your 2024 goals. Although results vary, you can optimize your results for a trimmer, slimmer body by making efforts outside the clinic. Those who are at or near goal weight but struggle with “fat pouches” are the best candidates for the procedure.

The most important step with CoolSculpting is the prep stage. During the consultation, you will learn about the full effects of the treatment. Unlike liposuction, CoolSculpting is non-invasive and includes little to no down time. However, it is not a fat loss tool and in rare cases can lead to short-term bruising. Understanding what to expect is paramount to having a positive experience.

Making the Most of Contouring

Diet can also play a role in CoolSculpting. There is no way to out-exercise a poor diet, and such a diet cannot be CoolSculpted away. Following a healthy diet can improve the results of CoolSculpting. Some clients use CoolSculpting as a reward for a positive change in diet and exercise, using the treatment as an added boost as they contour and shape their body the old-fashioned way.

Massage is an important part of the CoolSculpting process, too. Post-CoolSculpting massage can help with the re-shaping of the body. It is similar to massages received after liposuction. Working with a licensed massage therapist (LMT) not only improves CoolSculpting results, but also adds a touch of pampering to the process.

It is important to keep in mind that CoolSculpting is not a shortcut. It is not suitable for large amounts of fat loss. Rather, it is intended to address stubborn pockets of fat or achieve final contouring of the body. Results can take six months to be fully revealed, but many clients report seeing results in just a few weeks, or even days. Taking measurements is the best way to gauge results and progress rather than relying on the scale, which might not always budge. Our experts are happy to discuss details in-depth during your consultation.

Important Questions to Ask During Your CoolSculpting Consultation

When scheduling your consultation for CoolSculpting or any medical procedure, it is a good idea to have a list of questions for your doctor. Here are some of the most common questions CoolSculpting patients ask:

  • How much fat will I lose? Fat loss from CoolSculpting depends on the patient and the number of sessions. However, the average fat loss in the targeted area is 20 – 25 percent.
  • How many CoolSculpting sessions will I need? The amount of sessions depends on the patient’s body and goals. It will be discussed in detail during your consultation, but the average number of sessions is 4 – 16 depending on the body site.
  • Is CoolSculpting similar in results to liposuction? CoolSculpting is often seen as a “liposuction alternative,” but liposuction is a surgical and more aggressive option that can lead to more extreme fat loss. CoolSculpting is a body contouring procedure and not designed for patients looking for dramatic fat loss.
  • Is freezing fat safe? CoolSculpting works by freezing targeted areas of fat. This causes the adipocytes, or fat cells, to “die” and slowly be absorbed and discharged by the body. It is an FDA-approved procedure that is considered safe and effective. The most common side effects are bruising and soreness immediately after a CoolSculpting session (both of which go away on their own).
  • Where can I get CoolSculpting? CoolSculpting can be an effective body contouring tool on nearly any part of the body (excluding the face). However, a patient must have adequate amounts of excess fat in their desired area to be a good candidate.
  • How soon will I see results? Full results will be seen 3 – 6 months after the final CoolSculpting session. Patients are recommended to take their own measurements and before/after photos, but keep in mind that photos can be misleading due to camera angle and lighting.


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