Can You Freeze That Fat?

August 14, 2013
Freeze the fat

Not all fat is created equally, and some types of body fat are more stubborn than others. I perform CoolSculpting® in Los Angeles to freeze fat cells, but the location of stubborn fat varies by individual. So many patients ask, “Can you freeze that fat?”

Each patient needs a personalized treatment plan depending on her or his exact needs, but we commonly use CoolSculpting to treat areas such as:

  • Hips
  • Flanks
  • Abdomen
  • Inner thighs
  • Outer thighs

Aside from the treatment area, the effectiveness of CoolSculpting depends on factors such as fat and skin thickness. On average, most patients start noticing improvements about 3 weeks after treatment and a 20 to 25% reduction of treated fat. I typically recommend 2 to 3 sessions.

If you’re considering CoolSculpting or a surgical option such as liposuction or a tummy tuck, seek out the advice of an experienced body contouring specialist. He or she will be able to explain the benefits and drawbacks of each procedure and what’s appropriate for the areas you want to treat.