How Long Will Your CoolSculpting® Results Last?

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You will be thrilled to know that your CoolSculpting results can last indefinitely if you keep up a healthy lifestyle! However, CoolSculpting is not a weight loss procedure and can’t help you with deep visceral fat. What CoolSculpting can do is target pockets of stubborn subcutaneous fat on your thighs, buttocks, abdomen, and other areas, helping them to look trimmer.

Men and women who come to our med spa for CoolSculpting, love their new sculpted midsection or slender thighs. In this blog post, we’ll talk about the type of results you might expect from a CoolSculpting treatment and offer a few tips on how you can optimize those results.

How Long Do CoolSculpting Results Last?

CoolSculpting can last forever, but with a caveat: You must do your part! CoolSculpting is different from regular fat loss as the fat cells are destroyed versus shrunk. However, you will still have remaining fat cells in the area, and those fat cells can enlarge and create an unsightly bulge over time.

The best way to prevent fat cells from growing larger is to maintain a healthy diet and follow a consistent workout routine. It’s also a good idea to wait until you are done having children before you undergo CoolSculpting to avoid weight fluctuations.

CoolSculpting Results You Can Expect for Each Area of Your Body


CoolSculpting easily eliminates fat cells above and below your navel for a sculpted midsection. This treatment can flatten the dreaded “belly pooch” that is so difficult to lose with diet and exercise.

Back Fat

Back fat might be a less common concern, but it can ruin your favorite outfit! Back fat is also hard to target through diet and exercise, so CoolSculpting is an excellent option.

Upper Arms

Men and women both can struggle with fat deposits on their upper arms, often called “batwings,” as they get older. CoolSculpting trims these fat deposits so that your upper arms can be more proportionate to your body.

Bra Fat

Women tend to have stubborn pockets of fat below the armpit, which can get pushed up when wearing a bra. CoolSculpting can get rid of this annoying “bra fat.”

Double Chin

Both men and women can store fat under their chin, resulting in an overly mature and heavy appearance. Removing this fat sculpts your chin area and adds definition to your jawline and upper neck for an attractive profile.

You should know that CoolSculpting can’t tighten sagging skin in the facial and neck area though. If loose or crepey skin becomes more noticeable once the fat is gone, a skin tightening treatment such as JuVaShape™ can firm and smooth the skin.

Inner and Outer Thighs

You can rid yourself of saddlebags on the outer thighs or achieve a thigh gap with fat removal from your inner thighs with CoolSculpting.


Also called love handles, the fat deposits around your waistline tend to get pushed up because of tight clothing. CoolSculpting diminishes these fat deposits so your clothes fit better.


CoolSculpting improves the rolls under your buttocks, also called “banana rolls.” Eliminating these little crescents of fat can give your buttocks a more defined, lifted, and rounded appearance.

What Can I Do To Optimize My Results After CoolSculpting?

Maintaining your CoolSculpting results should start immediately after your procedure. Here are some things you can do to build a solid foundation after CoolSculpting.

Follow Aftercare Instructions

Your provider will advise you on how to care for treated areas after your procedure. This may include wearing non-restrictive clothing and resting if needed. Typically, you are able to go about your normal routine after CoolSculpting.

Massage the Treated Areas

Your CoolSculpting provider will massage your treatment area immediately after the procedure. This will help restore blood flow to the area and reduce swelling and bruising. Some providers will recommend you continue to massage the area for a couple of minutes twice daily for the first 14 days after treatment. However, make sure to check with your provider before you start massaging the treated areas.

A 2014 study showed that immediate post-treatment massage enhanced CoolSculpting results by as much as 68% at 2 months after treatment and by up to 44% at 4 months post-CoolSculpting.

Drink Plenty of Liquids

Make sure to drink a lot of water or other liquids after your CoolSculpting session. Your body needs to stay hydrated to flush out the destroyed fat cells. It’s a good idea to pay attention to your liquid intake for at least a few months after the procedure, as it takes 1 to 3 months to eliminate the frozen fat cells entirely.

We want to help you look and feel your best and guide you through your CoolSculpting journey, whether it takes 1 session or several. Men and women who come to our Vero Beach, FL, med spa for CoolSculpting Elite love their new contours. If you are ready to see what CoolSculpting can do for you, request a consultation or call us at (772) 231-1133 to schedule an appointment.

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