CoolSculpting® Procedure

The New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery is proud to be a Coolsculpting® Certified practice, a designation that sets us apart from many other providers. Our practice providers have travelled to California to attend advanced training in Coolsculpting® practices at Coolsculpting® University. Having this added experience has allowed us to deliver our patients exceptional results.

The New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery was the first plastic surgery practice in New Orleans to offer the newest CoolSculpting® technology: CoolAdvantage. The CoolAdvantage Applicator is designed to deliver even better patient outcomes for reducing fat with expanded treatment areas, a 35-minute treatment time (instead of 1 hour), and increased patient comfort. The proven CoolSculpting® technology has stood the test of time with over 10 years of safety and efficacy and more than 3 million procedures performed. It’s the only FDA-approved device for fat reduction via “cryolipolysis” or fat death from cold temperature.

NOLA Coolsculpting Before and After

How Does CoolSculpting® Work?

Freeze away fat? It comes down to science. Fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than surrounding tissues.  CoolSculpting® technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), and then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you.

CoolSculpting Process

What’s the CoolSculpting® Process Like?

You can reshape your body! We will develop a customized CoolSculpting® treatment plan that addresses your problem areas.  Additional sessions may further enhance your results. Your individualized CoolSculpting® treatment plan will be tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget.

It’s easy to sit back, relax and say goodbye to stubborn fat. After we select the area(s) to be treated, the CoolSculpting® device is positioned on your body and controlled cooling is applied. During your procedure, you may choose to read, check email, or even take a nap.

Is CoolSculpting® Safe?

CoolSculpting® has been through years of clinical testing, and was found not only to be incredibly safe, but very effective, too. It’s also FDA-approved.

Who’s the Perfect Candidate for CoolSculpting®?

Do you have stubborn pockets of fat that just won’t go away? Are you relatively healthy and close to your ideal weight? Do you have good skin elasticity? If you said yes to any of these questions, then you are an ideal candidate for CoolSculpting®.

If you have conditions like cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria, then you should not undergo CoolSculpting®. During your consultation, our surgeons will help you decide if CoolSculpting® is the right procedure for you.

What Does CoolSculpting® Work On?

CoolSculpting® is FDA-cleared to work on the areas on the body most commonly afflicted with stubborn pockets of fat:  under the chin, the thighs, abdomen, the flanks, the bra fat, back fat, and underneath the buttocks. CoolSculpting® can work wherever you need it.

What’s the Recovery Like?

The CoolSculpting® fat freezing procedure is completely non-surgical, so you can typically return to work and normal activities immediately.

Are There Any Side Effects?

Some patients experience mild side effects like swelling, numbness, bruising, soreness, and redness. Don’t worry, these side effects are temporary, and should go away after about a week.

What Are Results Like?

You will like what you see. In the weeks and months following the CoolSculpting® procedure, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.

When Do I See the Results?

Your CoolSculpting® results should emerge gradually after the procedure. As your body naturally flushes out the destroyed fat cells, your newly contoured body should reveal itself. On average, results from one treatment should be completely finalized after 16 weeks, but it will all depend on how quickly your body reacts to the fat freezing.

What Happens if I Gain Weight?

If you happen to gain weight after your procedure, you don’t have to worry about gaining weight unevenly. You’ll experience natural distribution of weight throughout the body after your CoolSculpting® procedure.

Are you ready to love every view of you? The sooner you set up your consultation, the sooner you’ll see results in the mirror—long-term results in those areas that have resisted all efforts through diet and exercise. Contact us today to find out if the CoolSculpting® fat freezing procedure is right for you.



Results and patient experience may vary.