Many people struggle with stubborn fat that diet and exercise just don’t seem to be working on. That’s where CoolSculpting comes in. The noninvasive treatment can eliminate fat cells without needing to go under the knife. But after treatment, is there any way to maximize the results? Let’s take a look at what exactly CoolSculpting is and some steps you can take to ensure you achieve the results you’re looking for.

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical alternative to liposuction. It eliminates fat cells by freezing the cells and allowing them to die. The body then flushes out the dead fat cells and leaves you with a more contoured appearance.

During your Coolsculpting session, Dr. Bohley will target a specific area for fat elimination. But be aware that CoolSculpting is not a weight loss treatment. It targets stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.

Areas that are good candidates for CoolSculpting treatment include arms, thighs, stomach, chin, back, and buttocks. It can remove up to 25% of the fat in the treatment area, improving body contour and definition.

Follow Your Physician’s Instructions

CoolSculpting does not work on all areas of the body. The procedure works on fat cells under the skin. Some sites simply do not have enough fat cells to target. It is also essential to understand what CoolSculpting can and cannot do. Dr. Michael Bohley will help you decide if CoolSculpting is an option for you. He will build a treatment plan that includes the number of sessions needed and instructions for before and after treatment. It is important to have realistic expectations before starting CoolSculpting treatment. To maximize success, adhere to Dr. Bohley’s instructions carefully.

Keep a Healthy Diet and Exercise

After treatment, you’ll want to maintain a healthy diet and exercise plan. It is also essential to drink plenty of water. Being hydrated will help the body flush out the dead fat cells. Weight gain after treatment will not lead to fat cells returning to the treatment area, but it can lead to new fat cells in other areas. A healthy diet will keep the body strong and prevent weight gain, and exercise will help burn off extra calories and strengthen muscles to improve your body’s contour.


A massage to the treatment area after your CoolSculpting session helps break down the dead fat cells, making it easier for the body to eliminate them. A massage or even just rubbing the site will also improve circulation and reduce swelling and bruising after treatment. It will also ensure you get the best results possible.

Be Patient

Don’t be discouraged if there are no immediate improvements. It may take several weeks or even months to see the final results. Most patients see a noticeable effect within three weeks, but everyone is different. Your body may need more time to break up and flush out the dead fat cells, leaving you with the contoured appearance you’re looking to achieve.

Schedule a Consult Today

Are you plagued by a stubborn fat pocket that seems resistant to diet and exercise? CoolSculpting may be the perfect solution for you. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Bohley can walk you through the Coolsculpting treatment and ensure you achieve your aesthetic goals. Schedule a consultation today by calling our Portland, OR office or using our online contact form.