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Expertly administered by trained members of our Total Health team, CoolSculpting is a body-contouring technique that permanently freezes away specific stubborn fat cells with FDA-cleared equipment that is proven safe and successful (though individual results do vary). Favored by many due to its externally applied noninvasive technology, CoolSculpting requires no downtime for recuperation and causes little to no discomfort during or after a session. It is an excellent option for those who would like to avoid surgery to remove fat from the:

  • Abdomen
  • Back
  • Chin
  • Flanks
  • Thighs
  • Upper arms

CoolSculpting FAQS

Am I a candidate?

The CoolSculpting procedure is designed for people who want to eliminate fat bulges in specific areas. The CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight loss solution (unlike weight loss surgery, such as gastric bypass). People who choose CoolSculpting often want a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Good candidates for the CoolSculpting procedure have noticeable fat bulges in certain areas.

The frozen fat cells become crystallized, then die. The dead fat cells then are naturally processed and eliminated by your body. Some patients wonder if the results are permanent. CoolSculpting results are long term because those fat cells, and that fat bulge, are gone for good.

You may start seeing changes in your body as quickly as 3 weeks after your treatment. The most dramatic results are usually visible after 2 months. Several months after your treatment, your body will still continue to flush out fat cells.

After your CoolSculpting treatment, no special supplements are required. You won’t need to change any of your lifestyle habits because it’s not a diet and exercise program. Many people do feel more motivated to take good care of themselves after a CoolSculpting treatment. They look better, they feel better, and they want to keep their reshaped body healthy.


Treatment Day Answers

How cold does it get and will it hurt?

As you may expect, the CoolSculpting procedure will feel a little chilly. For the first 5 to 10 minutes, you may feel intense cold as the treated area becomes numb. Since most applicators use a vacuum to draw fatty tissue in, you may also feel some tugging, pulling, and/or mild pinching.

Yes, you can absolutely multitask during your CoolSculpting treatment. You are encouraged to read, check your emails, take a nap, or whatever feels comfortable for you. You can relax while you say goodbye to stubborn fat.

Because the CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-surgical, it’s typically very easy to return to your normal activities after the treatment. Often, patients go back to work on the same day. When you have a CoolSculpting treatment, there are no needles, no surgery, and no downtime.

Typical side effects after the procedure include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, and pain. For a few hours after the applicator is removed, many patients do experience redness in the treated area. In rare cases, this redness may persist for a few days, up to 2 weeks, but it will completely resolve itself.

Patient Testimonials



At Total Health, we know how tough it can be to target those certain stubborn spots--even with a responsible diet and routine exercise. If “problem areas” are keeping you from meeting your fitness and aesthetic goals, please contact us to learn more about CoolSculpting.

*Total Health offers CoolSculpting in Montville and Berkeley Heights.