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How Many Inches Can You Lose With CoolSculpting?

Are you unsatisfied with the appearance of your stomach and midsection? Have you tried everything to reduce stubborn abdominal fat with minimal success? Do you want a non-invasive, painless treatment option that requires zero downtime and can permanently remove fat deposits from almost anywhere on your body? If so, a CoolSculpting stomach treatment could be what you’ve been waiting for! At Preventous Cosmetic Medicine in Calgary, AB, we’re proud to offer this revolutionary fat-eliminating treatment to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. 

What Is a CoolSculpting Stomach Treatment? 

CoolSculpting technology is designed to target and remove stubborn fat deposits. The target area is cooled, and the fat cells reach a point just above freezing temperatures. This causes the cells to crystallize from the inside-out and eventually die. The cells are cleared from the body by the lymphatic system, eventually reducing the size and appearance of the areas of concern. A CoolSculpting stomach treatment is able to deliver excellent results in just a few treatments for most patients.

This treatment is FDA-approved and is considered safe and effective for most patients seeking to permanently remove stubborn areas of fat, which cannot be affected by diet or exercise. The treatment itself is virtually painless for the majority of patients, and thanks to its non-invasive nature, this treatment involves zero downtime. Best of all, with a healthy diet and exercise routine, results can be permanently maintained, giving you newfound confidence.

How Many Inches Could I Lose?

Results vary for each patient. However, there is an average of 20-30% reduction in the treated area, which can significantly slim and contour your waist and abdominal region. Many patients lose several inches from their waistline after the completion of their recommended treatment plan. Final results can take 1-3 months to appear as the body clears fat cells from the area. However, some patients see their results begin to emerge in the first 2-3 weeks. One of our doctors can discuss anticipated results in more detail during your initial consultation.

What Other Areas Can Be Treated?

While CoolSculpting stomach treatments are some of the most popular, this treatment is able to noticeably reduce fat in multiple areas.

Arms and Legs

Fat can linger on the arms and legs even after significant weight loss. This can result in a sagging appearance, especially in the thighs and the upper arms. CoolSculpting can target fat deposits on the arms and legs to restore a toned, slim appearance.

Hips and Buttocks

Besides the abdomen, fat is most likely to accumulate on the hips and buttocks. This can result in love handles or saddlebags, which are virtually impossible to reduce with diet or exercise. With a CoolSculpting treatment plan, you can say goodbye to these stubborn areas of fat and hello to a sleeker, smoother silhouette.

Chin and Neck

Fat can sit under the chin, creating a double-chin effect or an undefined jawline. We are able to use CoolSculpting to expertly treat these noticeable areas, giving you an attractive facial profile and eliminating fat on the neck, under the chin, and even around the jawline. 

Underarms, Chest, and Back

Small pockets of fat can create rolls under the arms, around the breasts, and on the back. These areas can affect your self-esteem and can be difficult to target with exercise. A CoolSculpting treatment plan can treat these fat deposits together, smoothing the skin and reducing the fat volume to minimize the areas.

How Does This Treatment Compare to Liposuction? 

In the past, liposuction was one of the most effective ways to remove fat from the stomach and other problem areas. This procedure uses powerful suction to remove fat deposits from under your skin, giving you instant results and a permanent reduction. While it is still considered a viable treatment option for some patients, the process of removing fat with liposuction is much more traumatic to the treated area and involves significant downtime. In addition, it comes with the normal risks associated with surgical fat reduction. 
With CoolSculpting, you can achieve similar results without the risk, cost, or downtime required with liposuction. Treatment is totally non-invasive and gentle enough for most patients. Even better, this quick, convenient appointment can fit into even the busiest schedule. Results will take several months to fully develop, but they can be permanent with a healthy diet and exercise once your treatment is complete. Follow-up treatment is possible to help enhance treated areas as needed, giving you the freedom to maintain your results in the future with one quick appointment. 

Can CoolSculpting Help Me Lose Weight? 

CoolSculpting is designed to be one of the final steps in your weight loss journey. You should already be within 20-30 pounds of your ideal, healthy weight and dedicated to maintaining your body and health. Treatment targets the last fat deposits on your body, which can be almost impossible to reduce through diet and exercise alone. The end goal of treatment is to significantly slim the treated areas. It is not a replacement for weight loss and, for most patients, will result in little to no change in weight.

Because CoolSculpting is not ideal for a weight loss treatment, our doctors recommend that you get close to your target weight before seeking treatment. This can be especially true for patients who are planning to become pregnant in the future. This significant change to your body can undo the results of CoolSculpting, requiring you to have another treatment after your pregnancy. One of our doctors can discuss this topic in more detail during your initial consultation.

Can CoolSculpting Reduce Loose Skin? 

CoolSculpting strategically targets your unwanted fat cells, which sit beneath the skin and add noticeable volume to certain areas of the body. It is not an effective treatment for loose skin, which can be the result of weight loss, pregnancy, or aging. This skin can be effectively treated with one of our other top-quality aesthetic treatments. One of our doctors would be happy to evaluate your areas of concern and recommend an appropriate treatment option to help you achieve your desired results.

What Should I Expect? 

If you’re considering a CoolSculpting stomach treatment, our staff is ready to answer any questions you may have throughout the treatment process. Every patient’s experience is different, but here is a broad idea of what you can look forward to when you choose to pursue CoolSculpting at our professional office.


Before your first treatment, you’ll have an initial consultation with one of our experienced doctors. This appointment allows your doctor to examine your areas of concern, discuss the treatment in detail, and evaluate your candidacy for CoolSculpting. They may mark your stomach to show you which area would be treated. In addition, they will take pictures so that you can compare images of your stomach before and after treatment. Your doctor will recommend a treatment plan based on your desired results. For most patients, this involves 1-4 appointments to achieve significant fat reduction.

Once you are approved for treatment, your doctor will give you specific instructions on how to prepare for your first treatment. You should follow these carefully to ensure the best results possible. After your initial consultation is complete, you can begin looking forward to your first CoolSculpting appointment!


On the day of your appointment, your doctor will mark your stomach to guide the placement of the CoolSculpting device. They will place the cooling device on your stomach and start the treatment. If you are having multiple areas treated, you may be able to have dual treatments with both of our CoolSculpting machines. As your skin begins to cool, you may feel some tingling and pulling sensations while the intense cold permeates the layers. This is normal and will subside as your skin becomes numb.

You can sit and relax for the duration of your treatment, which typically lasts 30-60 minutes in total. Your doctor will remove the cooling device, after which point you’ll be able to return to your normal daily activities with zero downtime.


After treatment, you may feel some numbness in the treated area. This can continue for several days for some patients but typically subsides within a week. Over the first few weeks, the treated fat cells will die due to their exposure to near-freezing temperatures. Your body will begin the process of flushing them from the area, which can take several months to complete.

You are able to return to your normal routine, which can include exercise, immediately after treatment. Your doctor will encourage you to focus on maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regimen to augment your final results. After one to three months, you can return for your next treatment.


After you complete your final treatment, your body will need between one and three months to clear the last fat cells from your stomach region. After this, your final results should be visible. You should notice that your stomach is smaller and smoother than before. There should be a visible reduction in fat, giving you a newly defined and attractive silhouette.

Once you’re feeling more confident in your body, you can expect to enjoy your newly flattened stomach in or out of clothing. You can plan to maintain your results by completing targeted exercises to keep your stomach and abdominal muscles toned. A balanced, nutritional diet is also essential to keep fat deposits from developing due to new weight gain.

Am I an Ideal Candidate?

If you’re a man or woman who wants to see stubborn fat deposits drastically minimized in just a few treatments, you could be the perfect candidate for treatment! This treatment may not be ideal for patients with some medical conditions which could interact negatively with the freezing effect. In addition, this treatment is not ideal for patients who need to lose a large amount of weight. You should be generally healthy, close to your target weight, and able to pinch only about one inch of fat in the target treatment area.

You may be a candidate for other aesthetic fat-reduction services we offer in addition to CoolSculpting. One of our doctors can explain more about these treatment options during your initial consultation. In addition, if you have questions about your candidacy for a CoolSculpting stomach treatment, your doctor can help you evaluate your areas of concern during this appointment.

Contact Us to Learn More! 

Don’t give up on seeing your ideal image become a reality. Say goodbye to stubborn fat deposits on your stomach and other areas of your body and watch a slimmer, sleeker silhouette appear in a matter of months! To learn more about the transformation you could see with CoolSculpting, contact our team of experts at Preventous Cosmetic Medicine in Calgary, AB, to schedule an initial consultation today! We look forward to serving you at one of our two locations soon!


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