10 Facts About CoolSculpting

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With the rising popularity of noninvasive fat reduction procedures, there are new cosmetic options on the market more often. Widely thought of as the “original breakthrough” of cryo procedures – and with exceptional results to boot – CoolSculpting remains one of the most requested and frequently performed treatments for patients in Tucson, AZ. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Arun Rao and his expert team at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery are proud to offer state-of-the-art CoolSculpting treatments to help patients achieve their ideal body contour, boost their self-confidence, and give them the body they’ve always dreamed of.

As with any cosmetic procedure, it is important to understand the process, the facts, who the ideal candidate is, and more. Here are 10 facts about CoolSculpting to consider when contemplating undergoing the treatment:

1. FDA-Approved:

CoolSculpting boasts an impressive list of accolades, including approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In short, this means that the procedure has been extensively tested and evaluated in many clinical studies and that the FDA has ultimately approved it for use.

2. Can Be Applied To 9 Areas:

The FDA has acknowledged the benefits of CoolSculpting and approved its use in 9 specific areas:

  • Under the chin and jawline
  • Arms
  • Thighs
  • Abdomen
  • Flanks
  • Fat around the bra line
  • Back
  • Under the buttocks
  • Upper arm


Dr. Arun Rao and the knowledgeable staff at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery in Tucson, AZ can evaluate your problem areas and determine if CoolSculpting would be effective for you.

3. Noninvasive:

While most patients seeking fat loss in Tucson, AZ have heard of CoolSculpting, many are not familiar with how the treatment actually works. One of the many wonderful benefits of the procedure is that it is completely nonsurgical and noninvasive. The applicator, which is hooked up to the CoolSculpting machine, is attached superficially to your skin, with no injections or anesthesia needed.

4. Virtually Painless:

Adding to the fact that it is noninvasive, CoolSculpting is virtually painless and requires no downtime. While patients will experience a cooling, tingling, mild stinging, and possible cramping sensation at the site during treatment, it is generally very well-tolerated and not regarded as being painful. Patients can return to work or normal daily activity immediately without restriction. Some patients report mild short-term swelling or bruising.

5. Does Not Damage Healthy Tissue:

With the proven science behind CoolSculpting, patients enjoy the peace of mind that the treatment is designed to target fat cells specifically and will not affect or damage any skin or healthy tissue.

6. Fat Loss; Not Weight Loss:

CoolSculpting can produce visible and significant results, but it is important to remember that the procedure is designed for fat loss and not weight loss. The ideal candidate for CoolSculpting in Tucson, AZ should be within 5 – 30 pounds of their ideal weight, having maintained that weight for at least six months. CoolSculpting specifically targets stubborn areas of fat that are unresponsive to diet and exercise.

7. Fat Cells Are Permanent:

The scientific side of CoolSculpting is technical and important to understand when learning how the procedure actually works. CoolSculpting specifically targets and destroys fat cells, a certain number of which are present and permanent at an early age. Typically around adolescence, the body “settles” on a number of fat cells to retain for the remainder of one’s lifetime. As our weight fluctuates, fat cells can swell or shrink, but the number of cells remains the same. CoolSculpting targets these fat cells and destroys them.

8. Perfect For Men And Women:

Because of the many different areas that it can treat, CoolSculpting is perfect for both men and women. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Arun Rao is well-versed in the various benefits of CoolSculpting that can be realized by men and women, respectively, and the experienced team at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery can walk you through the process and expected results during your initial consultation.

9. Fast Results:

One of the favorite advantages of CoolSculpting for patients in Tucson, AZ is the speed at which they can realize results. After just one treatment, the majority of patients will see a 20 – 25% reduction in fat and inches in the area that was treated. Multiple sessions are recommended to achieve optimal results, and the final outcome is usually seen between 2 – 6 months following the treatment.

10. Your Provider Matters:

Again, the availability and popularity of CoolSculpting makes it one of the most accessible cosmetic procedures available for Tucson, AZ fat reduction patients. However, as with any treatment, selecting the right provider is paramount in the success of the procedure. Don’t hesitate to ask about the experience, knowledge, and qualifications of the physician, practice, and provider who will be performing your CoolSculpting treatment. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Arun Rao and the professional technicians at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery are fully qualified and highly skilled in CoolSculpting and countless other surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic treatments.

The first step in finding out how CoolSculpting can benefit you is to be evaluated by Dr. Arun Rao. Call the Rao Hand & Plastic Surgery office in Tucson, AZ to schedule your consultation today, and take the first step toward having the body of your dreams!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.