FAQs about CoolSculpting

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved body contouring treatment. CoolSculpting freezes stubborn fat cells that are difficult to get rid of, even with a healthy diet and regular exercise.

Does CoolSculpting really work? Is it a hoax?

Yes, CoolSculpting really does work and is not a hoax. It works because fat cells do not like the cold. When fat cells hit a certain temperature, they will freeze and die. When these cells die off, your body will eliminate the cells over the course of 3 months (or possibly longer), resulting in up to 25% in fat reduction.  


If that doesn’t make you believe that CoolSculpting works, then our patients’ before and after photos just might.

How much weight do you lose with CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is not a weight loss treatment. It is a body contouring treatment that helps get rid of stubborn pockets of fat that won’t go away, even after weight loss. Do not expect to lose weight with CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting is recommended for active people who are at or near their ideal weight.

Does CoolSculpting hurt?

CoolSculpting is not painful, although it may be slightly uncomfortable. Any discomfort you feel from CoolSculpting is usually experienced during the procedure. Even though the cooling sensations do numb the treated area, you still may experience some uncomfortableness. You may also experience tugging and pulling from the vacuum.

Most patients tend to describe their experience as uncomfortable, but they typically find that the discomfort is worth the end results.

How long does CoolSculpting take to see results?

It takes roughly 1 to 3 months after the CoolSculpting treatment to start seeing results. Some patients may go in for multiple sessions to accelerate the process in multiple areas to achieve their ideal bodies. Depending on your body, weight, fat distribution, treatment areas, and other factors, the timeframe can vary. 


Does fat come back after CoolSculpting?

Ideally, CoolSculpting results should last forever. When CoolSculpting kills off fat cells, those cells do not come back. However, if you gain weight after your treatment, it is definitely possible that the remaining fat cells can expand, resulting in bulking in the previously treated areas. That’s why it’s important for patients to keep an active lifestyle and eat healthily after CoolSculpting treatments.

Who is a good candidate for CoolSculpting?

The best candidates for CoolSculpting are patients who are at or near their ideal body weight and want to reduce fat. Ideally, these patients should also have healthy eating habits and an active lifestyle to ensure that the fat doesn’t return.


To determine if you’re a good candidate for CoolSculpting, schedule an appointment though Nashville Skin Company. We offer more than just facials and peels — we also offer body contouring treatments including CoolSculpting.

Still have questions?

Call us at 615-235-5335 today and we’ll be happy to answer them for you!