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How Long Does CoolSculpting Last?

When it comes to longevity and convenience, CoolSculpting is one of the many reliable aesthetic procedures for eliminating unwanted fat. These are some aspects many patients consider when choosing the better cosmetic treatment, especially for a fat reduction procedure. Many of them had exerted enough time and effort to remove stubborn fat, so they have high standards about choosing body contouring treatments.

So how long does CoolSculpting last? Your CoolSculpting results are indefinite as the treated fat cells remain dead for good, but this doesn't mean you still can't develop the new unwanted fat deposit. The CoolSculpting procedure is also convenient because it's non-invasive, with every treatment area lasting for only 30 to 60 minutes with only minimal downtime. They would need around 2 to 3 treatment sessions to achieve their desired results 2 months apart.

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How Long You Should Wait for Your CoolSculpting

As far as the how-longs go, CoolSculpting has been one of the procedures preferred by busy patients. They're those who can’t afford to wait for lengthy recovery times and have health risks accompanied by incisions and general anesthesia. Learn about how long each treatment session is, the downtime, results, and the gap between the sessions.

How Long Your Treatment Session Will Be

A treatment session of CoolSculpting doesn’t last too long compared to plastic surgery and liposuction — per treatment area lasts only 30 to 60 minutes. A CoolSculpting patient can have 4 areas treated in a day, so the procedure may last 4 hours.

How Long the Downtime of Your CoolSculpting Is

As a non-invasive treatment, CoolSculpting doesn’t require lengthy downtimes. This is because the procedure doesn’t create incisions or significant open wounds that need recuperating. But you can expect a few mild side effects lasting up to a few weeks after your CoolSculpting session. You may also be advised of some restrictions to normal activities to prevent these reactions from worsening. Some aftercare steps also help set your procedure up for success. 

How Long the CoolSculpting Results Last

Your CoolSculpting results are permanent or indefinite because dead fat cells become eliminated for good once it's been flushed by your body's metabolism. But you can still develop unwanted fat bulges as new fat cells develop from not having a healthy lifestyle.

How Long Between Sessions

As a non-invasive solution to removing stubborn fat deposits, the CoolSculpting procedure offers gradual results. Patients need to undergo around 2 to 3 treatment sessions to achieve their aesthetic goals, which they need to have every after 2 months.

How Your CoolSculpting Treatment Works

These are how long your CoolSculpting treatment lasts because mainly of how it works. This procedure removes excess fat that's difficult to burn with a healthy diet and exercise. It involves freezing unwanted fat cells to trigger cell death and allowing the body to flush them out. The only areas it can treat are those with pinchable fat or subcutaneous fat -- these fat bulges are the deposits above the muscle.

The possible areas for this body contouring treatment are:

  • back fat
  • banana roll or fat underneath the buttocks
  • bra fat
  • double chin
  • fat under the jawline
  • flanks or love handles or muffin tops
  • inner thigh
  • outer thigh
  • tummy tuck or the fat at the abdomen
  • upper arms

As CoolSculpting only removes stubborn fat above the muscle, it's not considered a weight loss solution. It doesn't provide significant changes in your weight, but it can be a good start for working towards your body goals. What it removes are the fat bulges patients can't burn off even with a healthy lifestyle.

What to Expect from The Procedure

Coolsculpting procedure with woman lying on her stomach

CoolSculpting is one of the reliable treatments for fat reduction with its fat freezing technology. The frozen fat cells will then be removed from the body naturally. Your CoolSculpting procedure is also convenient — learn more about the procedure, treatment session, side effects, results, and cost.

CoolSculpting Procedure

Your CoolSculpting is pretty simple -- no need for incisions or general anesthesia. Your CoolSculpting procedure will go as follows:

  • The CoolSculpting patient will lay down comfortably
  • A pre-treatment serum or cloth will be applied to the treatment area to clean and prepare for the procedure
  • A gel pad will be applied to the treatment area to protect the skin
  • The CoolSculpting applicator will be hovered on the treatment area for 30 to 60 minutes
  • The treated area will be massaged in a circular motion to break up targeted fat cells

Schedule a CoolSculpting consultation with an expert in your trusted medical spa to learn more about the procedure. Your practitioner should prepare a treatment plan for removing some of your body fat.

Treatment Session

CoolSculpting offers gradual results, unlike plastic surgery. It also gives you natural-looking results. Because of this, a CoolSculpting patient needs more than 1 treatment session to achieve desired results -- the recommended number of sessions is 2 to 3, spaced 2 months apart.

Side Effects

Like many cosmetic solutions, both oral and interventional treatment, CoolSculpting also has side effects. These are caused by the body's reaction to the fat freezing action of removing excess fat.

Some side effects patients should expect are:

  • bruising 
  • skin discoloration
  • skin sensitivity
  • swelling
  • pain in the treated area

These side effects are usually mild and last only for a few weeks. Paradoxical adipose hyperplasia is a severe side effect of CoolSculpting. This involves treated fat cells getting larger instead of being flushed out from the body. It's more of a cosmetic concern than a health concern -- this rare adverse reaction is treatable with surgery. You should choose a trusted medical spa and stay in touch with your doctor to ensure a safe and successful procedure.


CoolSculpting results will start becoming noticeable after 3 weeks, but its peak effects will show up after 2 months. This body contouring treatment removes around 20 to 25% of targeted fat cells.


The cost of CoolSculpting depends on the location and medical spa. Your treatment area will also be a factor. The rates for CoolSculpting range from $2000 to $4000. You may visit different clinics and inquire about their rates.

Consult NJ Center for CoolSculpting About Your Fat Reduction Treatment

CoolSculpting treatment is one of the most reliable cosmetic solutions for removing fat deposits because it's convenient, with the treatment session and downtime not lasting too long. It also offers indefinite results as dead fat cells remain eliminated from the body. But you may still develop excess fat depending on your metabolism and how you lead a healthy lifestyle.

NJ Center for CoolSculpting is one of the most reliable medical spas for providing patients with customized treatment options involving CoolSculpting. Patients will be under the care of certified experts committed to providing safe and satisfying results. You can know more about what we can do for you by scheduling a consultation. You can visit our clinic at Summit Avenue or go to our website for a free quote.

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What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "The treatment itself was not uncomfortable. Afterwords, I felt great. I didn't really notice anything for about 30 days. After day 30 until about a month later, I started noticing that my favorite jeans were not as tight anymore. I wasn't having to suck in to get them buttoned. And by that two month period after my CoolSculpting

    Lesley Hamilton

    Age 41

  • "It's subtle at first, and then a month later you look and go, "Wow - It really did something!" It really moved the bar for me, and I'm feeling better about myself already. It feels so good to put on anything and know I look as good as I've ever looked. And I didn't say that or feel that when I was in my 20's, 30's, and 40's."

    Anne McMarthy

    Age 56

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