Fat freezing technology is in. It’s a great way to get the shape you’re looking for without spending months sweating and losing money at a gym. For a short afternoon visit, you can be looking slimmer and feeling great without unnecessary downtime or pain. But how do you know if it’s right for you? You may be surprised that CoolSculpting isn’t for everyone, but you may be an ideal candidate for the procedure.

How do I know if I am a good candidate for CoolSculpting?

Things such as gender, age, activity level, and body composition all play a role in deciding whether or not CoolSculpting will work best for you or another route is needed to get your body in the shape you want.

We’ve put together some factors that can make CoolSculpting a unique experience and help you decide if it’s going to work for you in the long run.


CoolSculpting is suitable for both men and women, but there are differences in the way men and women tend to carry their fat. Men have fast metabolisms and tend to spread their naturally lower fat levels in their body composition throughout their bodies. Women’s bodies want to hold on to nutrients and store them around the hips and lower stomach. This is leftover in our genetics from our ancestors and helped women carry children easier. Because of this, women, more often than men, have ideal places to get fat removed.

Body Composition

CoolSculpting is not weight loss, though it may feel that way at times. CoolSculpting reduces fat cells but it’ll take a lot more than a session to get your body way down. And the more obese you may be, the less effective CoolSculpting will be for you. If your weight is within 30 lbs of your target weight, that’s the ideal range to get a CoolSculpting session to help you get your body those last few inches into the shape you want. Places of bulge, rather than areas of overall thickness, do best with CoolSculpting.

What You Want

As mentioned, CoolSculpting is not a replacement for a diet or weight loss program. If you’re looking at reducing a few places of unwanted bulge (such as a muffin top around the waist or saddle bags on the thighs) then CoolSculpting is right for you. But if you’re looking for a way to drop a few pants sizes, you’ll want to look into something more invasive to remove that unwanted fat.

Related Questions

What Are the Side Effects of CoolSculpting?

One of the most attractive parts of CoolSculpting is the lack of downtime and minimal side effects. It’s quick, easy and virtually painless. But, there are some things to watch out for. You may have some minor irritation or even pain at the treatment site, and it may be red or develop a minor rash. There may even be some bruising. One serious side effect to watch out for, especially in men, is adipose hyperplasia which is the enlargement of fat cells for unknown reasons.

How Long Does It Take to See Results?

The results aren’t instant. Your body must expel the frozen fat cells, and this can take around 3 weeks before you see a change in your overall shape. For some, final results won’t solidify in your tissue for as much as six months post treatment and usually requires more than one treatment.

CoolSculpting may or may not be for you but do your research and consider your goals as you go looking into procedures to help you get your body where you want it to be. Healthy eating and regular exercise is always recommended for overall health, always.

To learn more about CoolSculpting and if you are a candidate, our certified spa specialists at Body Sculpting Spa can help. A consultation is a requirement before any procedure is chosen and performed.

CoolSculpting treatments are a preferred fat loss service for many reasons. It is proven safe, with minimal side effects and no down time to name a few. Talk with one of specialists to find out more about our other spa services including TruSculpt iD, ThermiSmooth and Fibroblast. If you are looking to reduce fat, firm certain areas of your body or reduce fine lines and wrinkles, Body Sculpting Spa in St Clair Shore is the place for you. Call us today and ask about our spa specials and packages!