What to Expect Before, During & After Your First CoolSculpting® Treatment

A little trimming and toning can help you feel more confident when wearing your favorite swimsuit. And with warm weather finally here, many men and women are trying to get “summer ready.”  If you’re looking for a nonsurgical way to shrink fat deposits, CoolSculpting® is a terrific solution for Ann Arbor men and women. The treatment freezes away fat cells without any anesthesia or recovery time. 

While body contouring treatments like CoolSculpting are gaining in popularity, many people still have questions about what they can expect from treatment. In this blog post, we’ll outline what happens before, during, and after a typical CoolSculpting session. 


If you’re interested in learning more about CoolSculpting, the first step is to book a private consultation. You can do so by contacting us online or calling our practice office. During this 1-on-1 talk, you will be able to talk to your provider about your problem spots and aesthetic goals. They will assess the areas you wish to address and prepare a treatment plan that works for your goals, time, and budget. 


CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical fat reduction treatment that freezes targeted fat cells. It can be used on areas such as the abdomen, thighs, upper arms, or back. During a CoolSculpting session, a small applicator is placed against the skin and emits a stream of cool air. As these cells are frozen and die off, they are later shed by the body, and the fatty area slims down. 

The length of a CoolSculpting session depends on the number of areas being treated. A single session generally takes around 30 minutes to an hour. Patients can take a nap, check their phone, or read a book during this time. Your provider will make sure you’re relaxed and comfortable throughout the process. 


There is no extensive downtime after CoolSculpting, so you can return to work, home, or the gym after treatment. You may experience some slight redness or tenderness around the treated area, but this will fade after a few days. 

Results will slowly develop over time as the body naturally eliminates the frozen fat cells. Many patients opt for a handful of touch-up sessions to fully sculpt the body. Results are virtually permanent when combined with a healthy, active lifestyle. 

CoolSculpting is a great way for men and women to feel comfortable and confident this summer. Browse our body contouring before-and-after gallery to see real examples of our patients’ results.  

If you would like to learn more about your CoolSculpting options and you’re in Plymouth, MI, or the greater Ann Arbor area, please request a consultation online. You can also contact our practice by phone at (734) 712-2323. 

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