Video: Learn about Freezing Your Fat with CoolSculpting

Written by WD Staff, Skin Care Specialists on January 30, 2018 4 Comments


CoolSculpting is a non-surgical body contouring procedure that removes stubborn body fat from targeted areas of the body. There are no needles, no surgical incisions, no anesthesia, no pain medications, and no recovery time. The procedure uses cryolipolysis to freeze fat cells away while leaving all other surrounding tissue completely unharmed.

Watch this video to learn more about CoolSculpting with Dr. Jennifer Gordon:


Hello, my name is Dr. Jennifer Gordon and I’m a Board Certified Dermatologist here at the South Austin location of Westlake Dermatology.

Today we are talking about CoolSculpting, a non-invasive permanent fat loss treatment. The procedure has become very popular. We have CoolSculpting machines at many of our locations and perform treatments every day.

The CoolSculpting machine uses a vacuum-assisted suctioning attachment that pulls fat in and freezes all the way around it. The application of intense cold is what makes the cells undergo a natural cell death. So, there’s no outside chemicals, lasers, radiation – anything like that, and the fat undergoes a permanent change and is gone forever.

The ideal candidates for CoolSculpting are individuals with a pinchable area of fat that they just can’t get rid of. It helps if you’re a healthy and active person. However sometimes even when you do everything right, you still have stubborn fat in specific areas that is resistant to diet and exercise.

Treatment time depends on how many body areas the patient wishes to treat. But the best part about CoolSculpting is that once the machine’s up and running, you can do whatever you want while you’re laying down there relaxing. You can bring your iPad, get some work done on a laptop or just rest reading a magazine or book.

Treatments are pretty simple: we start off by marking targeted areas of the body before applying the applicator that suctions your fat up to the treatment area. This application is the only point of discomfort, sometimes takes your breath away a little bit.

The area will go numb pretty quickly, so the pain is actually very minimal and you will be unable to feel anything that we’re doing. After the treatment cycle is over we remove the applicator and firmly massage the treatment area for a couple of minutes.

I often get asked how many treatments it takes and it kind of depends on what area you’re treating. Some body areas can exhibit results with just one treatment, while other areas may require multiple overlapping treatments to get to the patient’s goals.

If you have any questions, please visit our website or contact us to schedule a consultation. We’ll be happy to see you. That’s all for now, thank you and happy fat freezing!


WD Staff

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4 Responses to “Video: Learn about Freezing Your Fat with CoolSculpting”

  1. Avatar Edward says:

    is there any way I can be provided with a price sheet or something to that affect showing the cost of cool sculpting. I only ask because if its not feasible to me I don’t want to waste your time setting up a consultation if I am unable to have this performed at this particular time

    • WD Staff WD Staff says:

      Hi Edward,

      Thanks for submitting your question. The cost of CoolSculpting is based on many variables like where the treatment area is located, number of areas, etc. I think your best bet would be to give us a call at 512.328.3376. One of our representatives should be able to give you a ballpark figure, which as you may have guessed can fluctuate after your fully assessed in our office.

      But hopefully they can give you a better idea.

      WD Staff

  2. Avatar Christie says:

    Can you tell me what kind of laser is used for this? I have cochlear implants and don’t want to waste time with an appointment if it is something I cannot do. I cannot do lasers that send an electrical current through the body, only localized. Venus Legacy, and Velashape is not an option for me.

    • WD Staff WD Staff says:

      Hi Christie,

      Thanks for reading our post and submitting your question. CoolSculpting may be a good alternative for you as it is not a laser but rather an advanced cryolipolysis device. So that may really limit any risks you may face with those other solutions. If you are in the Austin area, please give us a call for a free consultation!

      WD Staff

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