5 CoolSculpting Myths

At O’Neill Plastic Surgery, March is CoolSculpting Elite Month! To help celebrate, we’re offering our best pricing of the year. In addition to this special pricing, we wanted to take some time to debunk some CoolSculpting myths. As with any service, it’s normal to have questions or reservations, but we wanted to help address some of these concerns and share important information about CoolSculpting Elite. To help clear the air, here are some of the most commonly held CoolSculpting myths:

CoolSculpting is just for women

At O’Neill Plastic Surgery, we have used CoolSculpting on both male and female patients and have seen great results on both genders! Just as with women, CoolSculpting can be especially effective for areas that are notoriously difficult for men to target with just exercise alone. Stubborn fat is common, regardless of your gender, and CoolSculpting is a treatment with proven results. It’s important to understand that every patient’s experience is so unique, and results can vary from patient to patient.

CoolSculpting is painful

Some patients are hesitant to receive CoolSculpting treatments because they are under the impression that CoolSculpting is painful. As the name suggests, the treatment feels cold, similar to the way an ice pack feels on your skin. You may feel some tingling or numbness, but the process is not painful. CoolSculpting requires no anesthesia, needles, or downtime and is a non-invasive treatment, making it a more comfortable treatment than other fat-reducing surgeries. 

CoolSculpting is a temporary fat-loss solution

Another example of the CoolSculpting myths we hear is that the results from CoolSculpting are only temporary. Coolsculpting works by using cryolipolysis to eliminate fat cells. Once the fat cells are removed, it’s impossible for them to regenerate. We recommend you maintain your weight after having the CoolSculpting treatment. In the event that you are to gain weight after your treatment any fat cells remaining can expand making your results less noticeable.

CoolSculpting is only effective for the tummy

Although the stomach is a popular area for CoolSculpting, it’s not the only area that can be targeted. CoolSculpting was developed to eliminate areas of stubborn fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. These areas vary from person to person, which is why the belief that this process only works on the tummy is one of the easier CoolSculpting myths to debunk! CoolSculpting Elite has been used on the arms, flanks, thighs, and more. There is even a special CoolSculpting Elite attachment that can be used on smaller areas, such as the chin and neck area.  

CoolSculpting is an outdated procedure

Although CoolSculpting has been around for over a decade, its technology is constantly advancing. In 2021, CoolSculpting announced the debut of CoolSculpting Elite, a system that allowed patients to have two areas treated simultaneously. Not only does CoolSculpting Elite allow for faster treatment, but it also has an advanced C-shaped cup with elongated vacuum channels for improved tissue draw and cup contact and has an 18% larger cooling surface area.

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Now that we’ve busted these CoolSculpting myths, you can view some real-life results in our Before & After gallery. When you sort the gallery to view the CoolSculpting Procedure photos, you can see others’ results and the areas of the body that have been transformed using CoolSculpting technology. 
O’Neill Plastic Surgery is proud to offer the latest in CoolSculpting technology to offer a nonsurgical method for fat reduction. To give you the time you need to see the results by summer, we’re offering our best CoolSculpting prices this month! Get in touch with us today to take advantage of this pricing and get scheduled!

A picture of Patrick J. O’Neill, MD wearing his doctor attire.

About the Author

Upon completing medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, Dr. O’Neill completed nine years of residency training. These nine years included a full general surgery and a plastic surgery residency, both at the Medical University of South Carolina, and a hand and microsurgery fellowship at the Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery. Dr. O’Neill has extensive certifications, training, skills, and knowledge that make him a successful physician who can carry out your next plastic surgery procedure. His expertise and technique will result in the beautiful and natural look you desire post surgery.

Board Certified:
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Sub-Certification in Hand and Microsurgery

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