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What Are The Side Effects Of CoolSculpting®?

By: Beauty Coordinators


Do you have resistant areas of fat on your hips, tummy, or thighs? For some individuals, no amount of exercise can reduce the appearance of fatty tissue, especially in the most noticeable areas. If you are ready for a change but don’t want to undergo plastic surgery, CoolSculpting may be the right solution for you. CoolSculpting is a safe and nonsurgical procedure that eliminates unwanted fat so you can obtain the physique you desire.

Body+Beauty Lab in Philadelphia, PA, is proud to offer this innovative body contouring treatment to their patients. Men and women who are tired of dealing with stubborn pockets of fat love the results of a slimmer and more contoured body. Read below as we uncover facts about CoolSculpting, including anticipated side effects of this transformative treatment.

CoolSculpting explained

The CoolSculpting procedure is an in-office treatment that safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to effectively target fat cells that reside under the skin. The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen and then turned to liquid). In a few short weeks, your body will process the fat and get rid of the dead cells through the body’s natural elimination process, leaving a more sculpted look. CoolSculpting has risen in popularity because of its noninvasive nature. It can be performed during your lunch hour in a quick office visit that does not require sedation, surgery, incisions, a lengthy recovery, or scars. Unlike traditional liposuction, CoolSculpting treats the fat under the skin while leaving the top layer unaffected. In about 2 – 3 months, patients can see noticeable CoolSculpting results and a slimmer contour.

A complete CoolSculpting session lasts about 30 – 60 minutes, depending on the size of the targeted area. After placing a gel pad on the treatment site, our skilled staff will secure the CoolSculpting applicator into place with comfortable straps. Patients report feeling some coldness, with a pulling or stinging sensation. This is because the handpiece uses a suction motion, but it’s typically not painful. The process is then repeated for each treatment area.

Candidates for CoolSculpting

This treatment is an excellent choice for many who want to look and feel their best without undergoing surgery. However, this FDA-approved procedure is not for men and women who are severely overweight. Other conditions that make a person ineligible for CoolSculpting treatments include nerve conditions such as diabetic neuropathy, inflammatory skin conditions such as dermatitis, and a recent injury to the area being treated.

What areas can I target?

CoolSculpting is a cosmetic procedure that doesn’t require surgery for areas of the body that won’t improve with diet and exercise. It is extremely popular for slimming the abdomen, flanks, and lower back. Individuals who are close to their ideal body weight but need a little extra help in the following areas could consider CoolSculpting.

Under the chin (double chin)

Bra fat or the area in front of the armpit

Upper arms

Back fat

Flank area (above the hips)


Bottom half of the buttocks



Does CoolSculpting work?

Once the targeted areas are treated, the frozen fat cells turn to liquid and are naturally eliminated by the body. If more than one treatment is necessary, you will still see contouring results in the target areas during your treatment timeline, with final results about 2 – 3 months after your last treatment. During your consultation, our Body+Beauty Lab consultants will determine if you need one or several CoolSculpting treatments for optimal results.

CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss solution, but a method for addressing pockets of hard-to-reach fat in the hips, thighs, or flanks. Many patients compare the treatment to liposuction but without the surgery.

The benefits of CoolSculpting

The reasons for choosing CoolSculpting treatment are many. Here are a few of the most common benefits:

The procedure can be done in the med spa-like Body+Beauty Lab.

Treatment is pain-free. Many patients report a sucking and cold sensation in the treatment area, but it does not hurt.

No downtime. You can have this procedure and go right back to work the same day.

The results are impressive. With just a few treatments, the results are visible and long-lasting when coupled with a healthy diet and exercise regimen.

What are the side effects of CoolSculpting?

Before undergoing treatment, the talented and knowledgeable team at Body+Beauty Lab will review the common, temporary CoolSculpting side effects. If needed, over-the-counter pain relievers can be beneficial in treating any discomfort until it subsides in roughly a week. Possible side effects include:







Reduced sensation in target areas

With CoolSculpting, there is no need for an extensive recovery period as the procedure is external and noninvasive.

Say goodbye to stubborn fat

Are you ready to slim down and contour your body with CoolSculpting? Imagine getting dramatic results without the need to undergo surgery and a lengthy recovery period. Body+Beauty Lab in Philadelphia, PA, eliminates pesky fat with the help of advanced fat-freezing techniques. Schedule a CoolSculpting consultation with the team at Body+Beauty Lab today to discuss your options for a slimmer silhouette.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.