How Cool is CoolSculpting – A Deep Insight


That excess fat on your body doesn’t look good, for sure. Isn’t it? I am sure you would seek a safe solution to remedy this contour problem if your time and pocket permits. Most procedures for body contouring require surgical procedures with a few days stay at the hospital. If you are apprehensive about big surgeries, you can try a non-surgical solution and see if it works for you like it has in umpteen 100s of clients. No anesthesia is needed and you can return to work at the earliest.
Incision free no risk methods can be tried since they are available in the medical market. Methods like lasers, or ultrasound waves, could be worthwhile in this regard. Even better alternative would be CoolSculpting. Surgeons and even patients endorse this treatment as one of the best ones to remove fat through non-invasive ways. But is it really that cool a process? Let’s find out!


Brief intro to Coolsculpting

The CoolSculpting method surfaced with the efforts of ZELTIQ Aesthetics Inc. Europe approved its use in 2009 and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave it the green signal in September 2010. Based on the proven cryolipolysis procedure, this method leverages upscale medical equipment to remove fat cells without causing any harm to your skin or tissues.
It works on the theory that fat cells react more promptly to cold temperature as compared to other types of cells that surround the human body. Its minimally invasive nature, followed by easy process and positive results altogether make it a popular choice for patients to eliminate limited accumulated fat deposits.
If you are not able to lose fat through exercise or dieting then this is a feasible method to opt for. Be aware that this not a weight loss treatment anyway but purely cosmetic procedure that can reduce small fat bulges only. Hence, if you are looking out to remove fat from deep within your skin, better opt for liposuction or some other method.

Is it better than Liposuction?

Fat reduction through liposuction requires the patients to undergo proper surgical procedures like injections, incisions, metal rod insertions (in case of ultrasound-assisted liposuction or UAL), laser beams etc. Even the recovery duration after the procedure can lead to bruising, numbness, pain, swelling, blood clotting, etc. In short, it involves considerable down time to remove fat tissue. However it is the only sure way of permanent fat loss. Only the surgeon needs to be experienced.. No wonder, liposuction remains a widely accepted and popular procedure the world over.

So how is CoolSculpting different?

The process can be completed without anesthesia, without incisions and without hospitalization. In short, it is safe and has low downtime. Nor being invasive in nature, CoolSculpting uses a device that operates above the skin and does not affects its shape or form anyway. There are no residual scars, bruising, etc.
During the treatment, the expert will use an applicator, depending on the size of the treatment area and a gel pad. The device helps to deliver controlled cooling on the fat that requires removal. Once complete, you can get back to your daily activities instantly. All these factors altogether make cool-liposculpting a preferred procedure to liposuction in patients who do not want to go the whole hog..

What are the most targeted areas?

People often wish to try CoolSculpting for various body parts like thighs, belly, lower back, belly and chin. Besides, it can also help to minimize the cellulite on love handles, arms, legs, male breasts, and other parts. The size of the body part decides the size of the applicator used for the procedure. Moreover, larger body parts may need more sessions as compared to smaller parts.

Are there any side effects of coolsculpting?

Yes, there may be certain side-affects as result of the treatment.
• A jerking vibratory feeling during the treatment can be discomfiting. This is not really a side effect.
• Aching or stinging in the treatment area for up to two weeks after the treatment
• Swelling, redness, bruising for short time in the treatment area.
• It may put additional burden on your pocket since numerous sessions come at an enhanced cost.

What are the advantages of CoolSculpting

The multiple advantages of this Cryolipolysis process simple outdo the short-term side effects it exhibits.
1. Safe and efficacious
FDA has declared this treatment as a safe part alternative to fat elimination through surgery. They are effective as well, which is probably the reason why more than 6 million people have opted for it.
2. Works naturally
CoolSculpting does not melt away or vacuums fat. It in fact destroys and kills the excess fat cells in the treated area. This dead cellular material then comes out of the body’s natural excretory system
3. Fast treatment
The entire procedure takes around 35 to 60 minutes to complete depending on the treatment area. During the process, you can watch TV, operate your smartphone, or simply relax.
4. Minimal Discomfort and no downtime
Baring few instances of pulling or tugging, your session will remain comfortable. Leaving behind few minor side effects like pulling, swelling, redness for a limited time after the treatment. You will be free to get back to your work soon.
5. Prompt results
You will observe initial changes in the starting two weeks after the procedure itself. Complete healing may take around two months and the fat reduction process may continue till around six months through natural disposal system of the body. The best thing is that you don’t have to go on any special diet regime, workouts, or food supplements to prepare for CoolSculpting. However after the procedure it is best to maintain fat at a low level by dietary discipline and regular exercise.

What is the cost of CoolSculpting?

According to the company’s official website, the average cost of CoolScupting is somewhere between $2000 and $4000. However, the average cost of this treatment in India may lie in the range of Rs 25000 to Rs 45000. The cost may however fluctuate depending on varied reasons like the area of treatment, your current location, the surgeon you choose, the facilities provided at the CoolSculpting clinic and more. For more insights, it is better to visit an expert near you.

What to expect?

CoolSculpting is a beneficial treatment if you want to get rid of small areas of bulging fat in various parts of your body. It is a quick, hassle free and safe procedure that starts giving the intended results within few weeks to 2 months. Nevertheless, if you are considering reducing excessive weight (more than 2-5 Kgs) from your body or if you are thinking it as a weight loss treatment, then you are knocking on the wrong door. Opting for treatments like liposuction or consulting a gym instructor to help you in your weight loss regime would be ideal in any such a situation.
Coolsculpting is however a bit costly hence you need to fix a budget for every session of this treatment. Considering overall facts, CoolSculpting is indeed a cool process that makes your appearance cool enough. Visiting the expert can clarify your doubts even further. No wonder, its results will remain permanent.

Do you feel bad about your visual appearance and want a facelift? Have you injured your face severely in an accident and want to regain your looks? Do you want to remove that excess fat to get back your toned figure? In all such cases, cosmetic surgery can be your ultimate resort. Still, since it involves surgical procedures on your body, it may be difficult to opt for since you may have apprehensions of safety and efficacy. Further, cost considerations and apprehensions about the results could also keep you away from cosmetic surgery. What you need to do therefore is to research the procedures completely, make a visit to some clinics and then make the right decision. This article provides more information to help you to decide further-


The Foremost Thing – Are You Sure?

Your decision could have a long lasting impact on your personality. If things go the right way, you can get near natural appearance to flaunt. On the other hand, if things do not go the way as intended, it could disappoint you. As a result, you can also have adverse effects on your personality and self-confidence. Hence, the main thing is to be sure if you really want to choose this procedure to correct some imperfections in your body that you detest or dislike. If you think that your self esteem and social life is getting affected by these infirmities in body shape and structure, it is time you seriously consider getting cosmetic surgery done. Your research and sense of inquiry will help you in allaying apprehensions you may have about going under the knife.

Get Ready For Introspection

This is important! You need to prepare for the cosmetic surgery from within before you say ‘YES’ literaly. In the run, here are few questions that you need to ask yourself and try to get honest answers for the same.
1. Am I concerned about my appearance unnecessarily?
2. Do I really look unappealing or I am not so good looking as compared to others in my social circle?
3. Am I feeling low due to my appearance?
4. Have I tried enough to enhance my visual appearance before opting for this cosmetic procedure?
5. Do I wish to go for cosmetic surgery, just because I have seen others in my acquaintance opting for it with success?
6. Am I aware of the probable consequences of the treatment?
7. Do I have realistic expectations from the surgery?
8. Do I intend to become more popular with the surgery, or it is just to please my inner self?
9. Will the surgery infuse positivity in my life?
10. Are there other better ways that could enhance my appearance?
11. Do I want it to improve my social life or job prospects?
12. Will the surgery improve my relationship with my closed ones?
13. Can it help me to shed off the negativity and infuse a positive attitude in my life?
14. Am I ready to bear the cost of cosmetic surgery and the aftercare expenditure?
15. Is cosmetic surgery really the last option for me?

Here Are Few Good Reasons To Say Yes To Cosmetic Surgery

1. I can’t identify myself while looking into the mirror.
2. I want to change the perception of an angry and tired person, which people have of me
3. My regular workouts and diet do not reflect in my personality.
4. To hell with everything! I just want the cosmetic surgery for myself.

Confirmed? Now let’s do some research

If after doing all the introspection, you finally decide in favor of cosmetic surgery, now is the time to do some research work.
1. To start with, try to explore almost everything possible about the treatment.
2. Know all the pros and cons related to the cosmetic surgery you are contemplating.
3. Consider all the expenses involved with the procedure including the surgery, the aftercare, additional surgery (if required).
4. Try to find out the response of patients who have already undergone the surgery, whether in the vicinity or online.
5. At the best, consult an expert surgeon after doing detailed research about his credibility.

Visit your surgeon

Consulting an experienced surgeon could help you remove many of your reservations regarding the surgery. As you choose a preferred one, try booking an appointment for in person consultation with him at the earliest.
In the one-to-session with the surgeon, make sure that you clarify all your apprehensions regarding the surgery. In addition, also make sure that the surgeon talks about:
1. The realistic expectations you have with the surgery.
2. The change you want in your visual appearance.
3. All the minute to major details about the surgery.
4. The complications involved during and after the surgery.
5. The cost involved in the process and whether your insurance will cover it.
Besides, if you are too much concerned about the change in your relationships, social equations or job, you may also fix an appointment with a counselor or opt for psychological therapy sessions. The motive here is to set you free from all the confusions and anxieties that you have regarding the surgery. This will ultimately help you instill self-confidence which is the prime motive besides happiness.

Your Decision & Red Flag Signs

After consulting with the surgeon and knowing all the involved facts, you can still give yourself ample time or a ‘cooling-off period’ before deciding for the treatment. Make sure you do not make your decision in haste or in pressure. If you find something suspicious after talking to the surgeon, such as if:
• He performs the surgery in hotels, private homes or shops and showrooms.
• Lures you into time-bound deals and discounts
• Asks you to go for group treatments
• Stresses on giving your consent for additional procedures that he didn’t mention earlier
In all such cases, you can simply switch over to some other more experienced and genuine surgeon.


To conclude, it is for you to decide whether the cosmetic surgery is a right option for you or not. No other person can force you to go for it. If you feel that it could work in improving your appearance and personality or if it could infuse positive attitude toward life, then you can feel free to proceed. In any case, it is wise to have realistic and rational expectations and do not anticipate miracles.


Dr. Tejinder Bhatti, Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Kulwant S Bhangoo, Cosmetic Surgeon


The information is being provided by and have no intention to replace the medical advice of your doctor. Please consult your doctor directly for advice about a specific medical condition. This document was last reviewed by Dr. Tejinder Bhatti, Plastic Surgeon on: 20-JUN-2020
Dr. Tejinder Bhatti is a Plastic surgeon by training but now completely dedicated to the art and science of minimally invasive hair restoration surgery. He also runs a hospital, the Five Rivers Hospital in Mohali, Chandigarh where junior Cosmetic surgeons perform esthetic Cosmetic surgery under the overall supervision of Dr. Kulwant S Bhangoo who is the Chairman of the Program. Dr. Bhangoo is certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgeons. He is an internationally renowned top cosmetic surgeon and chief of Cosmetic Surgery in Buffalo NY, USA.”

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