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Is CoolSculpting Safe?


CoolSculpting, also known as fat freezing, is one of the best methods of eliminating fat bulges on stubborn areas of the body. The procedure was certified a safe medical treatment by the FDA in 2010. However, most people still ask whether it is safe.


The simple answer is this: CoolSculpting is entirely safe. 


There are various scientific principles that explain why the procedure is safe.


CoolSculpting and FDA Clearance


The FDA has approved the use of CoolSculpting in eliminating fat in nine different parts of the body. In 2010, the procedure was first cleared as safe for eliminating love handles. From there, rapid approvals were granted over the years, making the procedure accessible to more people.


Here is a quick timeline:


  • 2012: The non-surgical fat reduction procedure is approved for use on the abdomen. 
  • 2014: The FDA clears the procedure for use in eliminating fat on thighs.
  • 2015: The procedure is cleared for use in eliminating fat underneath the chin.
  • 2016: Fat freezing is approved for use in eliminating fat in small areas, such as fat underneath the buttocks, back fat, bra fat, and fat on the upper arms.
  • 2018: The procedure is cleared for use on the submandibular area (below the jawline).

Does CoolSculpting Work?


Fat freezing and other forms of Cryolipolysis have a high success rate. The procedures are effective in removing stubborn fat from different parts of the body. Moreover, they have fewer side effects compared to other far reduction procedures, such as liposuction.


Since CoolSculpting, or fat freezing, is non-invasive, patients experience little to no downtime. The procedure involves cooling fat to specific cold temperatures to kill them. The dead fat cells are then naturally cleared out of the body.


Here is an overview of how the procedure works:

  • - Fat tissues on specific areas of the body are cooled just above freezing 
  • - When exposed to the cold temperatures, the fat cells crystallize and then die
  • - When the crystalized fat cells die, they are removed as dead cells through the lymphatic system
  • - It can take a few weeks after treatment for the natural inflammatory process to complete

While fat freezing is an excellent procedure for removing fat, it is not a weight loss solution. Therefore, you shouldn’t expect to lose significant weight from the procedure. Instead, the procedure is great for removing stubborn fat on specific areas of the body, such as the abdomen, thighs, on the upper arms, and on the stomach.


What are the Side Effects?


While not experienced by most people, there are a number of side effects that fat freezing patients should be aware of. These include:


  • Localized pain
  • Skin redness
  • Sensitivity
  • Bruising 
  • Swelling

According to a study by the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, only about 1 percent of patients reported complications with the procedure. The low percentage of complications can be attributed to the non-invasive nature of the procedure as patients are not exposed to cuts, anesthesia, or medications that can lead to allergic reactions.


Should You Get CoolSculpting?


Fat freezing is an effective way of removing stubborn fat from various parts of the body. Patients that undergo the procedure experience between a 20 to 25 percent reduction of fat on the areas treated. However, keep in mind that the procedure is not a weight loss solution. If you are looking to lose massive weight, explore other options such as liposuction.



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