What Is CoolSculpting®?

CoolSculpting® isn’t just COOL technology – its revolutionary! CoolSculpting® is the only FDA-approved, non-surgical procedure to use controlled cooling to safely target and eliminate stubborn fat bulges. You know, the ones that resist our best dietary and fitness efforts. CoolSculpting® is a safe and non-invasive procedure to help rid us of our love handles, muffin tops – even our double chins
There are no needles or medicines involved. It’s a comfortable 60+ minute procedure that you can easily do over your lunchtime. Once finished, you can carry on with your day.

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I had my love-handles treated with CoolSculpt.  I was amazed at how effortless and painless the procedure was.  I experienced no discomfort whatsoever and managed to catch up on some beauty sleep while it all happened. I was able to see results within weeks and I am so very happy with my final results that I am planning on having the procedure again on another ‘problem’ area!


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Each CoolSculpting® session takes at least 60+ minutes depending on which area you choose to target. Our highly-qualified and carefully trained staff under the supervision of Dr. vanVliet, will administer the procedure. You will be lying or sitting still during your procedure and we will keep you very comfortable. Many people choose to catch up with their email, enjoy a good book or even take a nap while their procedure is being done.


Cooling pads will be applied and carefully positioned
onto your targeted areas for a controlled cooling
session. Initially you will feel intense cold and a negative
vacuum like pressure. This will dissipate quickly, and
following the initial freezing, you get to lie back in
comfort and relax.

Harvard scientists developed the science of CoolSculpting®. This technology takes advantage of the knowledge that fat freezes at higher temperatures (degrees C) than skin (0 degrees C). Fat’s unique sensitivity and susceptibility to cold injury allows CoolSculpting® to target problematic fat cells without harming the overlying skin. By applying cold pads to the skin that are precisely controlled for temperature, the target fat cells get a freezing injury. They crystallize and eventually die. The body gradually and naturally metabolizes and absorbs these dead fat cells over the following 2 to 3 months after your procedure. As this occurs, you will notice progressive improvements in contour, and ultimately a more sculpted slimmer physique within 3 to 4 months.

CoolSculpting® is ideal for patients who have noticeable bulges in certain areas that they just cant get rid of. However,it is not a treatment for obesity or for weight loss. It’s a procedure that’s best suited to patients of normal weight with unwanted fat that resists diet and exercise.

Many of us have stubborn fat despite diet and exercise.

CoolSculpting® technology uses controlled cooling to target and kill only these fat cells.

In the weeks to follow, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells.

CoolSculpting® procedure results are long-term,1 as treated fat cells are gone for good

Reference 1. Data on file. ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc.

After your treatment, you may experience some tingling, redness or itching at the treatment site. This is a normal response to treatment that will quickly resolve. Typically, you can return to your day job and normal activities right after your session. It’s important to emphasize that your results will not be immediate. It takes time for your body to work its magic. In the weeks and months following your procedure, your body will naturally process and eliminate the dead fat cells. Although you may see some early changes in the first few weeks it really takes 3 to 4 months to realize your final sculpted and tightened contour.

The cost of CoolSculpting® varies depending on your areas of concern, the number of treatment sessions needed, combined with your ultimate goals. Our experience shows that just 1 to 2 treatments are usually sufficient, but every patient is unique. We will work closely with you to customize a treatment plan that smoothes and eliminates those unwanted bulges. If you would like to learn more, please refer to our fees & financing section or contact us by phone or email to schedule your consultation with Dr. vanVliet.

CoolSculpting for Woman

for Thighs

For fullness of your inner or outer thigh areas, we have the solution to treat your trouble spots. The science of CoolSculpting doesn’t just stop there. CoolSculpting is also very effective at helping slim and contour around your knees leaving them shapely and spring ready!

CoolSculpting for

CoolSculpting® is a very effective way to treat fullness under the armpits and onto the arms. Most people choose not to have surgery for these problem areas because of the extensive surgical scars that result. Now you can achieve shapely arms without the surgery.

for chins

We get little say as to whether or not we get a double chin or submental fat. We can attribute most of this is our gene pool. Until now, the fix has always been surgical, but thanks to CoolSculpting, you can get significant improvement in your chin and neckline with CoolSculpting treatments. It’s Way Cool!

for abdomen

Love handles, muffin tops and flank fullness can be addressed with CoolSculpting. If you’ve got a few inches you can pinch  … we can fix it.

CoolSculpting for Men

for the Torso

CoolSculpting is great for tapering the male torso, and shrinking those stubborn fat pads that  won’t respond to fitness or diet. Love handles, flanks, breasts and the double chin are common areas for men to have corrected.

CoolSculpting for
the Double Chin

Men can achieve significant results with CoolSculpting too! CoolSculpting is the non-surgical way to reduce fat under the chin while sculpting the neck. It’s safe and very effective.

for the Chest

Male breasts can be a source of great embarrassment for some men. The good news is that with CoolSculpting, they no longer need to hide under their t-shirts! CoolSculpting has been proven effective in reducing the size of “man boobs” and shaping the chest area for a more balanced and enhanced appearance.

CoolSculpting in the News

W Magazine

“The latest weapon of choice: the freeze…. “

Elle Magazine

“I’m nearly in the elegant Manhattan office of Dr. Arielle Kauvar…”

Vanity Fair

“that just won’t go away no matter how much exercise they do…”