Does CoolSculpting® Really Work?

Fit Shirtless Man After CoolSculpting at Burgess Plastic Surgery

Freezing away your fat cells probably sounds too good to be true, but what if we told you that the non-surgical fat reduction treatment known as CoolSculpting does just that? In as little as 35 to 60 minutes, you can experience the power of CoolSculpting and be on your way to enjoying a more defined physique. Find out just how effective CoolSculpting at Burgess Plastic Surgery can be for toning targeted areas of your body.


The Science Behind CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved, non-surgical fat reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to permanently eliminate your fat cells. The controlled cooling is done through a process known as cryolipolysis, developed by a team of Harvard scientists, that crystallizes and freezes fat cells exposed to our CoolSculpting machine’s applicator and gel pad.

After treatment, your immune system will naturally flush out these dead fat cells over a period of several months. The result will be a sculpted body, as well as a reduced number of fat cells in treated areas. More than 20 percent of your fat cells will be removed in a single CoolSculpting session.

Researchers and doctors have published more than 100 peer-reviewed publications on the effectiveness of CoolSculpting. Five thousand plus patients have also participated in CoolSculpting clinical studies.

What CoolSculpting Can Do for You

Now that you have a better understanding of CoolSculpting, you’ll want to know if the treatment will work for you. If you struggle with stubborn pockets of fat that diet and exercise are unable to target, CoolSculpting may be able to help you achieve a more ideal form. CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared to treat fat in the following areas:

  • Abdomen
  • Flanks or sides
  • Chin
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Distal thigh
  • Upper arms
  • Bra bulge
  • Underneath the buttocks

It’s important to note that CoolSculpting is not a weight loss method. Rather, it’s a method of fat reduction.

Weight gain happens when fat cells grow, and CoolSculpting does not change the size or shape of your fat cells. Instead, it removes them altogether. This means you’ll lose your unwanted fat for a slimmer overall appearance.

Depending on how much fat is in the areas you’d like to treat, several sessions may be needed for CoolSculpting to work as intended. Dr. Elisa Burgess and her team of CoolSculpting specialists can help you create a treatment plan that meets your aesthetic goals.

Results can typically be seen within two to three months following your procedure. And while results are permanent, you can still gain weight in non-treated areas, affecting the body contouring we’ve performed. You’ll want to maintain good habits and a healthy lifestyle to avoid gaining weight after CoolSculpting.

Get CoolSculpting in Portland, OR

Dr. Burgess and her team of registered nurses have performed more than 1,000 CoolSculpting treatments. They are all graduates of CoolSculpting University, an elite program that teaches practitioners the theory and practice of CoolSculpting through expert-led lectures and hands-on learning exercises. Several of our team members have even had CoolSculpting done on their own bodies, so they trust the science and results.

Call 503-699-6464 or use the form on this page to schedule a CoolSculpting consultation at Burgess Plastic Surgery. We serve patients in Lake Oswego, Portland and surrounding areas of Oregon.

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