Does CoolSculpting® Really Work?
Although we might be a bit partial to CoolSculpting®, we think it works exceptionally well.
However, there is one caveat: in order to obtain the amazing results from this non-invasive, body-sculpting technology, you must have the right kind of fatty tissue.
When our certified CoolSculpting® specialists assess the areas that are bothering you, they are trying to determine if the unwanted fat lies between the skin and muscle (subcutaneous fat) or directly underneath the muscle wall (visceral fat). In order for CoolSculpting® to deliver the maximum results, the fatty deposits should be subcutaneous, or lying between the skin and muscle. This type of fat often feels like the familiar “Pillsbury Doughboy”. It is very “squishable” and “pinchable”. We often call this the “perfect” type of fat and if that’s what you have, we can be fairly certain that CoolSculpting® will be a good aesthetic option for you.
Other types of fat, such as visceral fat, cannot be treated using the patented CoolSculpting® technology. This type of fat accumulates around the internal organs and can distend the abdomen making it seem as though there is excess fat. Although it looks like excess fat, it is located in an untreatable location. We commonly see this with patients having insulin resistance, diabetes, or the all-too-familiar “beer belly”. This type of abdominal fat cannot be pinched and as such, will not generally respond well to the CoolSculpting® procedure.
*Results and patient experience may vary. **Data on file. ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc.