The treatment process

As the cooling begins during the first few minutes you typically feel intense cold. This should soon become bearable as the treated area numbs. With some applicators, you’ll feel some pulling as suction is applied.

After the treatment, you may feel some tingling. The area is then massaged for approximately 2 minutes. Patients are usually able to return to normal activities following their appointment. 

What to Expect has more information about what happens before, during, and after your CoolSculpting® procedure.

During your initial consultation, your physician will ask about your medical history to establish if CoolSculpting® could be right for you. It's important to tell them if you have any past or present medical conditions, diseases including auto-immune, planning or already pregnant, etc as you may not be able to have the CoolSculpting® procedure if you are pregnant or have certain medical conditions.

You can discuss with your CoolSculpting® clinic about creating a customised treatment plan that's tailored to your body and your individual goals.

The length of your CoolSculpting® treatment will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. The latest technology of CoolSculpting® can treat a patient within 35-60 minutes depending on the applicators used. If you have limited time but have several areas of unwanted fat, some practices may even have multiple CoolSculpting® systems. Your physician will explain the process and establish if this is a suitable option for you. You and your physician may also schedule additional treatments or office visits in order to meet your goals.