Targeting Fat

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What areas of fat on the body can I target the fat with CoolSculpting?

Knowing there’s extra fat sitting on your body can really throw you for a loop. You may feel confident and sexy one minute, but the second you walk past a mirror and notice the pooch of fat on your tummy or the jiggle of extra chub in your thighs – it’s game over. If you’ve tried diet and exercise to get rid of fat and it’s just not working – CoolSculpting might be a good solution for you. 

What is CoolSculpting? It’s a way of eliminating body fat by freezing it off. Now, you might be asking, “So, how does that work?” It works because very cold temperatures can destroy fat cells; CoolSculpting freezes fat cells and then your body works to flush them out over the course of a few weeks or months. 

Everybody’s CoolSculpting target area is different. Yours could be the stubborn fat on your tummy, double chin or thighs. In the rest of this article we are going to look into the various target areas that CoolSculpting can help. As you read, think of your target area and whether it can be treated with CoolSculpting.

Ab (belly fat)

Belly fat removal is most often what people associate with CoolSculpting. This makes sense because so many people want to get rid of their stubborn belly fat or somehow get a more flat belly. One way to know if CoolSculpting is the right treatment for you is to ask yourself: do I exercise and constantly focus on my belly fat yet see no results? If you answered ‘yes’ CoolSculpting might just help you. If this is your target area, please keep two things in mind 1) depending on the area of the tummy you want to target, you may need to look into DualSculpting 2) you may want to do multiple sessions to treat your belly fat.

Flanks and hips (love handles)

Love handles are the clumps of extra fat on your sides. How they got their name is debatable, but all-in-all, most people who have “love” handles, don’t really love them. 

This area is also known as the flank. And the good news is, they are a target area of CoolSculpting. 

Have you tried every ab exercise under the sun and still have love handles to grab? Then CoolSculpting may just be your solution. CoolSculpting is a good solution for those that have done every conceivable exercise to try and rid themselves of love handles, but have always come up short. 

With love handles you have two possible scenarios. You can either do one flank at a time or you could do something called DualSculpting, which targets both love handles at the same time.


Back fat is the worst. No matter how much time you spend at the gym it never seems to go away. Back fat may be the result of low physical activity, poor sleep quality, getting older, a hormonal imbalance, or it could be something else – but if fat on your back is a target, CoolSculpting may be a good solution for you.

Submental area (double chin)

Liposuction used to be the only way to get rid of a double chin. Now, you can get rid of a double chin with CoolSculpting. The makers of CoolSculpting created a special device for targeting a double chin – the CoolMini. This machine works to recontour the chin area and will reduce a double, fatty chin.  The CoolMini is smaller than the regular CoolSculpting applicator – because it is made to perfectly fit the chin. A CoolMini treatment takes about 1 hour. Some people are good after only 1 session, while others want to continue for a second treatment to get the results they want – it just depends on the person and their goals.

What Happens to a Fat Cell after CoolSculpting?

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Your body has a fixed number of fat cells that get bigger or smaller as you gain or lose weight.

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When you have the CoolSculpting treatment, fat cells freeze and start to die off.

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During the process of cell death, fat cells begin to collapse.

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Over the months that follow your procedure, other cells consume the dead fat cells, which are naturally processed and eliminated from the body.

Upper arms

Our upper arms change as we get older. Even if you had toned arms earlier in life, age can cause you to develop the “batwing” look – which is flabby, loose skin ( CoolSculpting does not treat loose skin).

If your problem is upper arm fat, CoolSculpting may be your solution. But if your problem is loose skin, getting rid of fat may exacerbate the loosening of skin. A proper consultation is needed to assess your needs. 

CoolSculpting is a good solution over liposuction as the results take place gradually. If this is your target area you may want to figure out if you’d like to target one arm at a time or do both using DualSculpting.

Outer hips

Fat deposits on the outer hips are often referred to as saddlebags and they are stubborn and extremely difficult to get rid of through traditional diet and exercise. Saddlebags are often found on middle aged women and can be caused from a lack of adequate activity and exercise. Luckily, CoolSculpting is extremely effective at reducing saddlebag fat and the bumps and wrinkles associated with it.

Inner thigh

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CoolSculpting on the inner thighs is an incredibly effective way to remove stubborn fat without the use of needles, anesthesia or incisions. It’s a non-invasive fat removal treatment that may even be able to help you attain the enviable ‘thigh gap’. Also, if your inner thighs jiggle like jello or the fat deposits touch and chaffee as you walk, CoolSculpting may just be the solution you were looking for.

Chest area on men (moobs or man boobs)

For the banana roll, the CoolSculpting applicator used is called the CoolCurve+ and it helps reduce fat deposits under the buttocks. What you’ll get is sexier, slimmer thighs and a well-defined booty.

Underneath the buttocks (banana roll)

If you’re a man who has enlarged breasts, aka gynecomastia, CoolSculpting may be able to help you. CoolSculpting will help to reduce the fat that is causing the large size of your breasts. If there is too much fat tissue, surgery may be a better option for removal.

Armpit fat (bra bulge)

During tank top season, armpit fat can be especially heinous. CoolSculpting can target the front of the arm, the fat found directly under the armpit or the fat along the bra line. Or it can work to freeze all three culprits of bra bulge.

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