​​What Conditions Can Be Treated with CoolSculpting? - Aurora Medical Spa

​​What Conditions Can Be Treated with CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting has gained a lot of attention recently and its popularity as a fat removal procedure continues to increase within the United States. 

CoolSculpting is a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved technology that effectively reduces fat in a non-invasive, non-surgical and painless way. The treatments are fast with an average treatment ranging from 35 to 60 minutes.

This method has several benefits over traditional surgical fat removal procedures (e.g. non-invasive, no down time, no discomfort). There is little to no recovery time because it is not a surgical procedure. 

In this article, we’ll explore the conditions that can be treated with CoolSculpting. If you are looking for CoolSculpting St Louis, please consider visiting Aurora Medical Spa of Chesterfield.

CoolSculpting is a contouring treatment that helps remove extra pockets of fat on your body that you can’t easily get rid of on your own through exercise or diet. CoolSculpting eliminates fat by freezing it, which helps stimulate the natural removal of it from your body.

It is ideal for areas of the body that have pinchable fat and are difficult to treat and/or target with diet and exercise. CoolSculpting will not harm skin, muscles, nerves or vessels on the skin being treated.

Conditions and Areas of the Body that Can Be Treated with CoolSculpting

Many areas of the body respond well to CoolSculpting. These include:

  • Abdominal fat
  • Arm fat
  • Belly fat
  • Back fat
  • Bulges on the love handles
  • Bulges on bra area
  • Double chin under the neck
  • Muffin tops
  • Outer and inner thighs
  • Saddle bags (excess fat around the hip, thighs, pelvis and buttocks)
  • Stomach and abdomen area
  • Unwanted body fat


Each condition receives a specialized treatment plan that is customized for each customer and their body. The treatment length and duration of treatments will depend on the area and the amount of fat being targeted. 

Two Types of Fat Tissue

There are two types of fat tissue: fat that is close to the surface and fat that is denser and deeper in the body. 

Fat that is closer to the surface responds well to CoolSculpting, while deeper fat cannot be easily reached. Surface fat can generally be pinched between your fingers in areas around the stomach, chin, inner thighs and arms. 

These problem areas are the perfect conditions that can be treated with CoolSculpting. 

The following section will spotlight a few conditions listed above that can be treated with CoolSculpting.

Stomach and Abdominal Area

The stomach and abdominal areas are some of the common places the body stores fat and one of the most difficult places to lose fat. For some individuals, no matter how much they exercise or how clean their diet is, the fat just doesn’t disappear. It can be discouraging to work so hard but continuously look in the mirror and feel disappointed.

CoolSculpting could be the perfect solution to that problem. The combination of a healthy diet, exercise and CoolSculpting can lead to a lasting positive effect on one’s stomach and abdominal area. For many, the results can last years, so long as a healthy lifestyle is maintained.


Thigh fat is another stubborn area, especially for women. CoolSculpting is ideal for both inner and outer thighs. In general, the skin on the inner thighs is easier to pinch and to feel surface fat. Fat on the outer thighs is harder to pinch but can still be treated with CoolSculpting.

Arm Fat

Fat can be stubborn, especially on the upper arms. Arm fat is one of the most common treatment areas for CoolSculpting.

CoolSculpting helps eliminate arm fat and reduce the appearance of cellulite. It is a technique appropriate for helping remove small amounts of extra fat resistant to other weight-loss attempts. However, for the best results, it is recommended to consider CoolSculpting once you have reached your ideal weight.

Double Chin

Sagging skin around the neck and face is a common problem that millions of people deal with. 

For many, diet and exercise are not enough to eliminate the double chin. Since the muscles around the face are constantly being used, it can cause the skin in this area to lose its elasticity and create drooping or sagging skin. For some people, fat is stored in this area, as everyone’s body is prone to fat storage in different areas of the body.

CoolSculpting is a practical solution for eliminating a double chin as it reduces fat and tightens skin in the neck and chin area.  


The best candidates for CoolSculpting have noticeable bulges that they would like to eliminate. Places of the bulge, rather than overall thickness, tend to do best with CoolSculpting.

CoolSculpting can help target unwanted bulges of fat in problem zones. It exposes the fat cells to extreme temperatures and freezes them. This causes the cells to undergo apoptosis (cell death) and results in them processing out of the body. After this occurs, the fat cells should not grow back.

Unwanted Fat

Unwanted fat is that fat your body generates naturally. It can collect in any of your body parts from your stomach to your thighs and your face. Everyone stores fat differently, so while some people have excess fat in their upper arms others will have access to fat in their neck and face.

With CoolSculpting, you can expect to lose anywhere from 20 to 80% of the fat cells in your targeted treatment area.

The Perfect Candidate for CoolSculpting

The perfect candidate for stomach CoolSculpting is someone who is:

  • In good health
  • Exercises regularly
  • Eats healthy
  • Has the correct body fat percentage


CoolSculpting is optimal for people with a body mass index (BMI) of less than 25 and who are within 20 pounds of their ideal weight. It is necessary to have at least 2/3 of an inch or more of pinchable fat that can fit into the CoolSculpting applicator. This will ensure the best result, which is often very impressive.

In Conclusion

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat reduction procedure that involves no anesthesia, no needles and no incisions or surgery. Treatment plans and length will vary depending on the part of the body being targeted.

In general, larger body parts will likely require more treatments than smaller body parts. After treatments are completed, CoolSculpting leaves you with up to 25% less fat. However, CoolSculpting does not replace traditional methods such as diet, exercise or liposuction. It helps get your body those last few inches into the shape you want and is really meant for fine-tuning.

In short, CoolSculpting can treat any conditions related to unwanted or excess fat with the stomach, arms and chin being some of the most popular target areas.

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