Unlike other invasive, surgical fat reduction procedures, CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat reduction procedure. Though preparation for the process is fairly simple, it’s important to do your research beforehand.

How do you prepare for a CoolSculpting session?

Prior to your appointment, follow these measures:

  • Lose any unwanted weight.
  • Treat your skin with care.
  • Be cautious of the skin supplements and medicines you take.
  • Bring something entertaining to your procedure.
  • Prepare a nutrition and exercise regimen.

Don’t get the wrong idea—CoolSculpting isn’t a weight-loss cure. It’s a method of fat reduction, similar to liposuction and other body shaping methods. Taking the right precautions before your session is key.

Shed Those Extra Pounds

Keep in mind, CoolSculpting isn’t a cure-all. To reap the benefits of the procedure, you want to be as close to your goal weight as possible. If you hit the mark precisely, way to go. If not, try to be around 5 pounds or so away from your goal weight. This will result in more visible changes post-procedure.

CoolSculpting helps to remove areas of unwanted fat from the body. For example, some seek CoolSculpting for their tummy, waist, neck, thighs and other areas. Sure, you won’t lose those extra 15 pounds you’ve always wanted to drop, but if you follow our tips, you’ll see the physical changes in your body.

The process of CoolSculpting removes a particular kind of fat, known as subcutaneous fat. Subcutaneous fat is the jiggly part just below the skin and above your muscle. This kind of fat is normally harmless, quite common, and sometimes even protects from diseases. However, many seek CoolSculpting to remove the excess subcutaneous fat.

While CoolSculpting does remove subcutaneous fat, it doesn’t remove visceral fat. This is the fat around your organs, known to cause diseases. To remove excess visceral fat, you’ll want to up your diet and exercise routines.

SPF Is Your New BFF

In the period leading up to your CoolSculpting session, don’t book a beach getaway. Having too much sun exposure or noticeably tanned skin won’t necessarily derail the procedure, but you’ll want to treat your skin like that of a baby.

Sunburns, rashes, or other forms of skin damage can cause discomfort during the procedure. Imagine picking at a fresh sunburn. If you have any open wounds, such as cuts, scrapes, or scratches, it’s best to postpone your session until the skin heals. You want the skin to be healed and prepped before CoolSculpting.

Be Careful with Skin Supplements and Medicines

Do your research before CoolSculpting. Some medications are known to cause blood thinning, resulting in easier bruising. This can affect the outcome of your procedure. Though you aren’t obligated to avoid intake of these supplements and medicines, it’s in your best interest to do so.

Aspirin, vitamin E, and fish oil are known to cause bruising after CoolSculpting. This isn’t a given, but if you’re concerned about any medications or supplements causing bruising, talk with your CoolSculpting specialist.

Entertain Yourself During the Session

Sessions typically take approximately an hour. You’ll be awake during the procedure, and if you’re someone that gets bored easily, consider bringing a book, magazine, or other entertainment. Otherwise, some people find themselves taking a quick nap during the session.

Get Your Workout Plan Ready

Post-procedure, it can take up to 16 weeks (roughly four months) for the subcutaneous fat to disappear and reveal your new shape. For best possible results, have a workout routine and diet plan ready to implement during that time. This will help maintain your figure and ensure the best visible results.

Related Questions

What Do You Wear for CoolSculpting?

Because the session takes roughly an hour, make sure to dress comfortably. We recommend wearing something stretchy and breathable, such as yoga pants or some form of compression pants.

After the procedure, you’ll want to wear comfortable clothing as well. The skin needs time after the procedure.

How Many CoolSculpting Sessions Do I Need?

Depending on the body part being treated and how much subcutaneous fat you want to be removed, you may need one or more sessions. Some people get additional sessions after the initial treatment for better results. Others book a single session and achieve the shape they wanted. Talk with your CoolSculpting provider about additional sessions and whether you’ll need them.


Though CoolSculpting isn’t a weight-loss cure, it is an actionable step to achieve the body shape of your dreams. If you do the necessary preparations and maintain your health after the procedure, you’ll notice results better than any other fat reduction method. The best part? No nips or tucks. No going under the knife. All you need is CoolSculpting, a non-invasive treatment of the new age.

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