Does Coolsculpting Work? What the Recent Research Says

You’ve heard the hype and read the reviews – but how effective is CoolSculpting? For many patients, the benefits of this non-surgical fat reduction technique can seem almost too good to be true. After all, a procedure that offers patients the opportunity to get rid of stubborn fat pockets without surgery and minimal downtime can seem like a dream come true. Luckily, RealSelf.com doesn’t have to be your only guide on the efficacy of CoolSculpting. For your convenience, our New Orleans CoolSculpting specialists have evaluated recent research to answer the key question – does CoolSculpting work? 

For further information about this popular non-surgical fat reduction procedure, call 504-227-3878 to schedule a visit to Etre today.

Reviewing the Science

The critical factor that sets CoolSculpting apart from other fat removal procedures is the treatment’s unique use of cryolipolysis. Through this technique, unwanted fat cells are targeted and exposed to extremely cold temperatures until frozen. By destroying only fat cells, the remaining tissue is left unharmed while fat cell remains are metabolized and processed out of the body. 

Significant research has gone into this form of localized fat reduction, starting with testing its immediate efficacy and ability to target stubborn cells. Unlike other cells within the body, which die and regenerate, fat cells can only be eliminated from the body if destroyed or physically removed. During early studies on cyrolipolysis and CoolSculpting, results indicated that this fat-freezing technique reduced subcutaneous fat by up to 25% after just one session. Combined with a 73% patient satisfaction rate, cryolipolysis and CoolSculpting have held substantial promise for patients since the beginning. 

Exploring Candidacy

As CoolSculpting has exploded in popularity, research has shifted from exploring treatment efficacy to identifying the ideal candidates and parameters for long-lasting results. 

One such study delved further into the longevity of treatment results, evaluating how results endured at six and nine years following their CoolSculpting treatments. While only two individuals from the first days of cryolipolysis were evaluated, photo documentation and research data showcase the effects of CoolSculpting lasting well past five years and almost to 10. In both instances, patients continued to display noticeably more contoured figures years after treatment had ended. 

The Verdict

There is a large body of scientific evidence that demonstrates the safety and efficacy of CoolSculpting.  This procedure clearly holds substantial promise for reducing unwanted fat bulges in a way that requires no recovery or downtime.

Meet with Our Specialists to Learn More

Wherever you are in your cosmetic journey, our team of experienced specialists is here to help. Having both been involved with CoolSculpting from its initial clinical trials, both Dr. Lisa Donofrio and Dr. Kyle Coleman are among New Orleans’ leading experts in this non-surgical body contouring procedure. When you visit Etré, you can trust you’re in experienced hands. To learn more about the effectiveness of CoolSculpting and how the procedure can build your confidence and boost your figure, call and schedule our consultation today!

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