Debunking Typical Misconceptions Surrounding CoolSculpting

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A number of cosmetic procedures have risen in popularity over the years, from a Juvederm filler  to CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting, sometimes also known as cryolipolysis, is a non-invasive procedure. Since it has been introduced into the market, millions of people who need a little more assistance in slimming down have had it done.

The more popularity it gains, the more rumours and myths have come about. These are usually perpetuated and spread by people who are either misinformed or not fully informed about the treatment and what it offers.

Here are some of the typical misconceptions surrounding CoolSculpting, debunked:

CoolSculpting causes pain

There is no truth to this, because at most, the procedure itself causes discomfort while the cooling process is ongoing. Some patients have reported itchiness, tenderness and even some bruising after. However, most of them don’t use the word ‘painful’ when talking about their experience. Since the procedure is non-invasive, any side effects are mild at most.

CoolSculpting is a direct alternative for weight loss

Generally, there is a misconception that fat reduction is directly equivalent to weight loss. However, those are two rather different things. While CoolSculpting falls under the fat reduction category, it does not fall under the weight loss procedure category. Will you look slimmer and feel lighter after CoolSculpting? Absolutely. Will you lose weight? That’s more of a maybe.

CoolSculpting involves downtime to recover

A good number of cosmetic procedures and plastic surgeries require a lot of recovery time, such as v shape or v-line surgery. CoolSculpting is usually grouped with similar procedures, so it’s understandable that people have a misconception that recovery time is needed for it too. However, that’s just not true!

One of the biggest advantages of getting CoolSculpting is that there is no downtime or recovery period at all. You can resume your usual schedule or routine right after you get it done.

CoolSculpting is only aimed at stomach fat treatment

The abdominal area is the most popular choice of people who get CoolSculpting. However, it has created the misleading impression that it’s the only area that cryolipolysis addresses. That could not be farther from the truth. There are a number of areas in the body that CoolSculpting doesn’t just treat, but is actually good for, such as:

  • Abdomen
  • Arms
  • Bra line
  • Double chin
  • Love handles
  • Thighs (inner and outer)

CoolSculpting is permanent

Your body sculpting needs will not be addressed on a permanent basis by CoolSculpting. As soon as the fat cells are gone, they’re gone, and results are long-lasting. However, since it’s not 100% of all the fat cells in your body that are reduced, the end results will largely depend on post-procedure care. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise will help CoolSculpting results go a long way.


CoolSculpting’s rise in popularity has also led to several misconceptions about it. A lot of them are just plain wrong, such as the impression that there’s a need for recovery time. It is a great boost for people looking for a slimmer physique. Now that you know the truth about these myths, get in touch with a trusted aesthetics practice to know if CoolSculpting is for you.

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