CoolSculpting: Is It Really That Effective?

CoolSculpting is one of the latest yet most popular innovations that have been introduced lately. This procedure removes fat from your body by actually freezing them.


CoolSculpting is popular brand name for the real process used for fat-freezing, which is really called cryolipolysis, which evokes breaking down of fats by, well, cryogenation. Discovered by researchers from Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc., it “relies on controlled cooling for non-invasive local reduction of fat deposits to reshape body contours”.

This procedure successfully eliminates fats after freezing them. And the best thing about this is that it is noninvasive. Anyone can undergo this procedure without having to endure all the inconvenient things which usually come with a cosmetic surgery. It is just like getting a liposuction minus the surgery.

So, is it really painful?

In medical procedures, when it comes to talking about “pain”, there is really no uniform answer to that; it’s purely subjective, based on the patient’s “pain scale” .

For those who think that CoolSculpting is not really that tailored for them then it pays to consider conducting an extensive research. The coming of CoolSculpting has called upon the curiosity of critics to try out this procedure.

UK’s Daily Mail actually commissioned one of their editors to head over to the US to try out the procedure in 2013 when the treatment was still at its birth stages, and here is what she has to talk about it:

“A gel sheet is placed over the top before it is put over the area to be treated, and as the machine is switched on, a strong vacuum effect pulls your wobbly bits into the machine.

It wasn’t painful for me, but others I’ve spoken to have said differently, especially on treatments on the abdomen.

Afterwards, I was horrified to find that the area of skin and fat that had been treated was frozen solid, just like a pack of lard from the freezer. I was assured this would quickly melt down again, and within just ten minutes it did. There was no bruising or soreness.”

While there is pain associated, it is noninvasive, so no lengthy recovery period or pain relievers are involved. Anyone can go home and rest awhile after each procedure, but after that, the results have already done their share of making the body look sexier. That’s the power of CoolSculpting.