Some patients report mild pain or discomfort during the CoolSculpting procedure. Others have bruising that lasts a few days. In some cases, patients report feeling tingling sensations or numbness in the treated area for up to a week or two.
Coolsculpting is very safe, and there are no reports of long-term damage. It is an FDA-approved, nonsurgical procedure in which doctors use an applicator to pinch specific fatty areas of the body and cool fat cells, causing them to crystallize and die. Sessions last around two hours, and patients can expect to see the effects within a few months.
CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss program. It is a way for people of relatively normal weight to reduce stubborn, fatty areas of the body.