Is Coolsculpting Permanent? All About This Non-Invasive Procedure

The world’s number one non-invasive fat reduction procedure, CoolSculpting, has helped millions of people feel more confident about their bodies. The treatment can be used on different parts of the body and delivers fantastic results on problem areas such as the stomach, thighs, upper arms, and double chins.

What is CoolSculpting?

The concept was discovered at Harvard University when scientists observed that children who ate popsicles often got dimples on their cheeks. They realised that the ice was freezing small pockets of fat cells, reducing their appearance in the process. Soon after, the first CoolSculpting tests were done, and the results on body fat were just as impressive.

In this procedure, stubborn fat cells under the skin are hit with a cooling gel in a very controlled way. The cells are immediately frozen and crystalized, and over time, the body naturally processes the fat, filtrating the dead cells from the body to reveal a more sculpted figure.

Are the effects of CoolSculpting permanent?

Untreated areas won’t show any change, but the areas that have been targeted should see long-term results that can be permanent.

Because CoolSculpting permanently eliminates those specific fat cells, they will be gone forever, and you will have fewer fat cells overall. But for the results to really last, it’s essential to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle because the remaining cells will still increase if you gain weight.

Is CoolSculpting painful?

Most patients find CoolSculpting painless. During the beginning stages, when the suction device is used to freeze the targeted cells, it can be uncomfortable and feel cold and tingly. But compared to many other treatments, there is very little pain, if any.

What are the results of CoolSculpting like? Are they instant?

The treatment makes skin look tighter, firmer, and much more toned over time. Because the targeted fat cells are frozen and eliminated naturally from the body, you will not notice the effects of the treatment right away. Instead, you should start to see the results after a few weeks and then more noticeably in two to three months.

Is CoolSculpting right for me?

CoolSculpting works best on patients who have a reasonable standard of physical fitness and just want to target stubborn fat and bulges in certain areas that haven’t responded to diet or exercise. This is not a weight-loss device, so it is not a solution for anyone who is obese.


As with any treatment, it’s best to find a cosmetic surgeon who has done the procedure many times and can answer your questions and concerns in detail. At The Nova Clinic, we have a lot of experience with CoolSculpting, and every procedure starts with a full consultation with the patient.

We will be more than happy to discuss your personal suitability for CoolSculpting with you, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to discuss this in more detail.