The CoolSculpting procedure uses a biological process known as “selective Cryolipolysis,” in which prolonged, controlled cooling of fat tissue leads to the death and subsequent removal of these cells. This procedure is non-surgical and non-invasive, can be completed in approximately one hour per treatment area, and doesn’t damage the surrounding tissue. CoolSculpting utilizes the body’s natural processes to remove stubborn, localized pockets of fat.

CoolSculpting is not a weight loss technique and should not be considered a substitute for a healthy diet and regular exercise. Rather, it is a method for subtle body contouring; unlike other methods such as liposuction, The CoolSculpting procedure is completed externally and requires no incisions.

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  1. Preparation: There is no specific preparation for patients planning to undergo a CoolSculpting treatment. Dr. Vallecillos may ask that you refrain from taking anti-inflammatory medications and/or medications that contain aspirin to reduce any swelling and/or bruising that may occur.
  2. Anesthesia: No anesthesia is required for patients undergoing a CoolSculpting treatment. The procedure is outpatient, non-surgical, and non-invasive; some patients report feeling initial pressure and discomfort, but this tends to reside as the area naturally numbs from the application of the cooling instrument.
  3. A typical treatment session will last about one hour, but the body will continue to respond afterward, breaking down and expelling the destroyed fat cells for up to four months. This process is similar to the body’s process of breaking down food.