CoolSculpting in Portland, OR

What Areas Does CoolSculpting Treat?

Commonly used to slim down areas like the abdomen and hips, CoolSculpting can be used in many areas, including:

  • Upper arms
  • Under the chin (submental)
  • Back (bra rolls)
  • Love handles
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Stomach

Some areas are not able to be treated during CoolSculpting, as the procedure works on fat cells underneath the skin, and not every part of the body has ample fat cells to target.

Good Candidates for CoolSculpting

You are a good candidate for CoolSculpting if you are not obese, but have unwanted fat that doesn’t go away despite good diet and exercise habits. This fat may include noticeable bulges of stubborn fat on certain parts of the body that you wish to eliminate. People who are not eligible for or interested in liposuction may be good candidates for this non-surgical fat reduction technique that can achieve less dramatic but effective results.

The Price of CoolSculpting

The cost of CoolSculpting procedures varies based on the number of areas you wish to treat and the number of sessions required in order to accomplish the desired effect. To create a customized plan for your individual body sculpting goals, contact Dr. Bohley at (503) 897-8999 for a one-on-one consultation.

The CoolSculpting Procedure

The CoolSculpting fat-freezing procedure is accomplished through multiple treatment sessions, the length and number of which is decided based on the number of areas being treated and a person’s specific goals.

During a CoolSculpting session, an applicator using gentle suction is applied to the surface of the skin at the desired treatment area, drawing the skin between two computer-controlled cooling panels in order to crystallize, or freeze, treated fat cells in that area. The patient may feel a brief period of tugging or pinching as well as intense cold as this occurs. Once the fat cells have been frozen, they die and are eliminated by the body naturally.

A CoolSculpting session is comfortable and requires no anesthetic, enabling patients to perform tasks like reading or checking email during the session. The results of a CoolSculpting fat reduction procedure can be seen as quickly as three weeks after the treatment, though the full effect of the procedure will be seen after two months.

CoolSculpting FAQs:

Does CoolSculpting really work?

Yes, CoolSculptings cryolipolysis technique for fat reduction is FDA-approved for the reduction of fat in 9 areas throughout the body.

Does cool sculpting tighten loose skin?

Unfortunately, the cooling effects of CoolSculpting treatment are not shown to improve skin elasticity at the same time as reducing fat in a treated area.

How long before you see results from CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting results typically appear 6-8 weeks after the final treatment session.

How long does CoolSculpting last?

Because it kills, not shrinks, fat cells, CoolSculpting results can be nearly permanent as long as a patient maintains their pre-treatment weight.

What are the side effects of CoolSculpting?

Some side effects that people experience after CoolSculpting include tenderness, numbness, and redness, among other less common symptoms. These all fade with time.

What are the most common concerns treated with CoolSculpting?

There’s really no shortage of areas that can be treated with CoolSculpting. Most commonly, CoolSculpting patients choose to perform the procedure on their abdomen, thighs, arms, buttocks, or back.

Who is a good candidate for coolsculpting?

Patients with sensitive skin who are prone to negative reactions may want to consider other options. This is especially true for those with cold-sensitivity disorders along with pregnant or breastfeeding women.

How much does CoolSculpting cost?

Cost is dependent on the area of treatment and the number of sessions needed, but the CoolSculpting itself generally costs between $1500 and $3000 a session.

How many inches will I lose with CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a subtle transformation that will increase your confidence without dramatically changing your appearance. You shouldn’t expect to lose more than half an inch.

How many treatments are needed for permanent CoolSculpting results?

The ideal number of sessions for a patient is unique to each one. Patients with a higher level of unwanted fat may benefit from a larger number of sessions, but on average, two to three sessions are recommended.

Recovery After CoolSculpting

Because the CoolSculpting procedure is non-invasive and painless, there is no downtime afterward. Some people may experience temporary numbness, redness, minor bruising, or mild pain after a CoolSculpting session, though most people typically return to normal activities immediately.

After having the CoolSculpting procedure, you are not required to follow any specific diet or exercise plan, however many people are naturally motivated to adopt healthier eating and exercise habits once they’ve seen their spectacular new body shape. If you do gain weight after having the CoolSculpting procedure, the weight will be distributed throughout your body, and not just in the areas treated by the procedure.


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CoolSculpting in Portland, OR

Learn more about your options for CoolSculpting treatment and how it can help you get the curves you’ve wanted by scheduling a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Bohley. In a consultation, he can explain in depth how the procedure works and provide realistic expectations for your results based on the desired treatment area. Call our office today or contact us online to start the conversation about CoolSculpting today.