Does Coolsculpting Really Work? Here’s What Science Has To Say

You’ve got stubborn fat that you simply can’t get rid of.

You’ve tried the gym. The diets. You’ve tried sitting in a miserable sauna to “sweat the fat out.” 

But, none of it has worked.

You recently learned about Coolsculpting and are curious to know if it works. Can you really just freeze away fat? 

This guide share what science has to say about Coolsculpting as well as real patient stories (with before and after photos) to give you the inside scoop on if Coolsculpting really works or not. 

What Is Coolsculpting?

CoolSculpting platform

Coolsculpting, at a very broad level, is a patented technology that freezes away your stubborn fat. Cryolipolysis is the scientific word for this and simply means “fat-freezing.”

So, Coolsculpting’s technology can theoretically be used on any area of fat, but the most common areas to get the treatment is on your:

  • Belly 
  • Sides (love handles)
  • Arms
  • Thighs
  • Lower back

Coolsculpting Does Work According To Science

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The short answer is yes!

Science has determined that Coolsculpting does work to effectively reduce fat. 

Below are 2 scientific-based articles that share more information:

Journal Of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery:

This clinical study looked at the effectiveness of Coolsculpting on 10 subjects.

Here’s what they found:

“Noninvasive cryolipolysis results in substantial fat reduction within 2 months of treatment without damage to skin.” 

Aesthetic Surgery Journal:

This journal looked at the effectiveness and safety of Coolsculpting. 

Here’s what the researchers concluded:

“Selective cryolipolysis appears, at short-term follow-up, to reliably decrease subcutaneous tissue deposits. Reported complications are uncommon and appear to resolve without intervention.”

Coolsculpting Before And After

Before and after pictures can be contorted, edited, or misleading. 

That’s why we started with what the scientific literature has to say about the effectiveness of Coolsculpting. As you read in the section above, the scientific literature has determined that Coolsculpting is both effective and safe. 

With that in mind, take a look at 2 Coolsculpting patients who had noticeable physical results:

CoolSculpting treatment results of belly before and after photo of real patient. Front View
CoolSculpting treatment results of belly before and after photo of real patient, side and rear view.

Real Patient Reviews Coolsculpting

What do real people have to say about the effectiveness of Coolsculpting?

We have tons of client success stories – here are what some folks have to say about Coolsculpting.

How Does Coolsculpting Work?

Coolsculpting uses a patented technology that starts with a vacuum applicator being applied to your skin where you want to get rid of any excess fat. Because the applicator is simply applied to your skin, the procedure is completely non-invasive. 

The vacuum is able to highly target your fat cells (without damaging other cells around them) to freeze them until the fat cells die.

Your body then goes into action – because the fat cells are dead, your body decides that it needs to excrete those fat cells and get rid of them. So, over the next couple of weeks, your body works to excrete the frozen fat cells – this process takes time and is not over when your treatment ends. During the excretion process, those fat cells are completely removed from your body.

Does Coolsculpting Work on Belly Fat?

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Yes, Coolsculpting does work effectively on belly fat.

A recent study concluded that nearly 91% of Americans have at least a small amount of excess abdominal fat. 

Coolsculpting is an effective fat-freezing technique that works on different parts of the body, including belly fat. 

Does Coolsculpting Work on Arms?

Coolsculpting is a fat-freezing technology that effectively and safely works to remove fat.

If there is excess, stubborn fat on your arms, then Cryolipolysis can target those fat cells and freeze them.

If you have arms like Arnold Schwarzenegger that are ridiculously toned and don’t have any fat, then, of course, Coolsculpting would not work for you. 

Does Coolsculpting Work On Thighs?

There’s a scientific reason why women are more likely to develop fat on their thighs and butt than men.

Why does this happen? It has to do with sex hormones. Women store fat here because these are reserve “storage areas” for energy during the demands of lactation (which takes a lot of energy). 

So, many women wonder if Coolsculpting can work on their thigh fat? And the answer is yes. Coolsculpting effectively targets thigh fat through its patented fat-freezing technology. 

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