Is CoolSculpting Fat Freezing Safe? All You Need To Know


How Safe Is Coolsculpting?

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical method of removing fat from the body by freezing fat cells. Before committing to fat freezing, many patients want to know more about the safety of the popular CoolSculpting treatment. Are there any CoolSculpting risks? Is there a potential for side effects? Fortunately, millions of fat-freezing treatments globally and scores of scientific research provide the answer.

Scientific Studies Prove CoolSculpting Safety

Countless scientific studies back CoolSculpting safety. One of the studies “Cryolipolysis For Noninvasive Body Contouring” published in Clinical, reports, “Cryolipolysis [is] proven to be a very safe method for body contouring.” Furthermore, the treatment, “is accomplished with only minimal discomfort.” The researchers conclude, “Cryolipolysis is considered to be both safe and efficient with a high patient satisfaction rate.

The CoolSculpting procedure is FDA approved for the flank (love handles), abdomen, and thigh. With over one million CoolSculpting treatments performed worldwide, it is proven to be a safe and effective treatment for non-surgical fat reduction.

Are there any side effects?

During a CoolSculpting procedure, our nurse practitioner will place a roll of fat between two cooling panels on the part of your body that's being treated. This can create a slight discomfort, a sensation of tugging or pulling.

After treatment, the body experiences an immune response that collects the dead fat cells and processes them out of the body. As a result, patients can experience one or more of the following symptoms associated with an immune response:

  • swelling
  • redness
  • tenderness
  • bruising

The symptoms remain isolated to the treatment area and most patients only experience mild symptoms that resolve in one to two weeks on their own.

The CoolSculpting procedure eliminates stubborn fat safely and effectively, without surgery or downtime. CoolSculpting results are noticeable and lasting so we aim to help you look and feel great from every angle.

Am I a good candidate for CoolSculpting?

Good candidates have noticeable fat bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of. The CoolSculpting fat reduction procedure is specifically designed for those who have unwanted fat that resists diet and exercise. Unlike gastric bypass surgery, the CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese. It is, however a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Request a one-on-one consultation with us to determine if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.  

If you still have questions or want to ask us about your particular case, give us a call:

Witney Clinic: 01993 704050
Thame Clinic: 01844 213007
Hemel Clinic: 01442 255822