Will there be any weight loss or loss in inches with CoolSculpting? I am planning 3 CoolSculpting max repeated twice on my abdomen.

Dr. Dean Kane Q & A shutterstock_67237369

Q. Will there be any weight loss or loss in inches with CoolSculpting? I am planning 3 CoolSculpting max repeated twice on my abdomen.

A. This is a common question from CoolSculpting (CS) patients.
​CS is a non-surgical but limited technique to make the fat within skin bumps and bulges to die. My best educated guess is that a CoolMax may lose up to 100 grams of fat and the smaller Cool-applicators may lose up to 50 grams of fat per session. The CoolSmooth may lose up to 25 grams of fat.  454 grams of fat is an approximate of a pound of fat.

​A series of sessions of CS around the tummy will reduce the circumference of the waist or abdomen, ie, inches but without a lifestyle change in calories consumed and / or calories expended, you will maintain weight and redistribute those calories as fat elsewhere.

​Therefore, CS is a great motivator and adjunct to losing inches and improving contour particularly in inherited areas when done in multiple sessions. It will not reduce weight. Therefore, 3 CoolMax applications may lose you up to 300 grams of fat (about 2/3 pound) but only if you keep it off.

​I recommend you consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to re-evaluate your options. All the best!

« »