If you are considering CoolSculpting in Northern Virginia to eliminate stubborn fat and reshape your body, you likely have a number of questions about this non-surgical procedure.

Your questions may include: What is CoolSculpting? Does CoolSculpting really work? Am I a good candidate for CoolSculpting?

Continue reading as we answer these questions and share everything you need to know about CoolSculpting in McLean, Virginia.

What Is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is the No. 1 non-invasive body contouring treatment in Tysons VA.

CoolSculpting applies a patented cooling technology to stubborn fat bulges in order to freeze and destroy fat cells.

What Does A CoolSculpting Treatment Involve?

A typical CoolSculpting treatment begins with photographs and measurements.

Then, a CoolSculpting applicator is selected based on the size, shape, and pinchability of the targeted area.

With the patient standing, seated, or reclined, the applicator is applied and begins delivering cooling effects. Most treatments can be completed in 35 minutes.

Once the treatment cycle is over, the applicator is removed, and the area is manually massaged for several minutes. This helps breakdown crystallized fat cells beneath the skin.

What Areas Can Be Treated With CoolSculpting?


  • Abs
  • Love Handles
  • Upper Abdomen
  • Middle Abdomen (Muffin Top)
  • Lower Abdomen
  • Upper Bikini Area
  • Bra Bulge
  • Male Pecks / Pseudogynecomastia
  • Back Fat
  • Lumbar Roll (Fat Roll Above Buttocks)
  • Bra Bulge
  • Male Breast Enlargement/Pseudogynecomastia
  • Lumbar Roll (Fat Roll Above Buttocks)
  • Banana Roll (Fat Roll Below Buttocks)

Arms & Legs

  • Bat Wings
  • Front Underarm Bulge
  • Fat Above Knee
  • Fat Inside Knee
  • Banana Roll (Fat Roll Below Buttocks)
  • Front Underarm Bulge
  • Inner Thighs (Thigh Gap)
  • Outer Thighs


  • Double Chin

How Quickly Can Patients See Results?

CoolSculpting results usually become noticeable in four-to-six weeks. However, it can take up to three months for patients to achieve final slimming and sculpting.

How Long Do CoolSculpting Results Last?

As long as patients maintain a relatively stable weight, CoolSculpting results are permanent.

That’s because the treatment destroys and eliminates unwanted fat cells, instead of simply shrinking them.

Who Is The Ideal Candidate?

The ideal CoolSculpting candidate is within 15-20 pounds of their ideal weight and struggles with pinchable areas of diet and exercise resistant fat.

What Are The Risks?

CoolSculpting is FDA-approved and has been evaluated in over 75 published papers, with over 5000 study patients.

While the procedure is extremely safe, there are some possible risks that patients should consider.

These include:

  • Plugging or tugging sensation during application
  • Burning or stinging
  • Redness, swelling, bruising, and numbness. These issues typically resolve on their own in several days to weeks.
  • Paradoxical adipose hyperplasia. A very rare side effect in which the treatment area becomes enlarged. PAH occurs in less than .05 percent of patients.

What Areas Can CoolSculpting Treat?

CoolSculpting is known as one of the most popular noninvasive body contouring treatments thanks to its safety, efficacy, and versatility. It is also highly customizable and provides seven unique applicators to tailor treatment.

With all of these different handpieces, you may be wondering: What areas can CoolSculpting treat?

Continue reading to learn how CoolSculpting works; treatment areas; and indications for each type of applicator.

How Does CoolSculpting Work?

During a CoolSculpting treatment, a selected applicator is secured to the skin and delivers controlled cooling to selectively target and destroy fat cells. This occurs without harming the skin or surrounding structures.

Depending on the area or areas being treated, a CoolSculpting treatment cycle can take 35-60 minutes. The noninvasive procedure is performed in the comfort of our office and requires zero downtime.

In the weeks following CoolSculpting, destroyed fat cells are naturally cleared from the body through metabolic processes and produce visible slimming as early as four-to-six weeks.

What Areas Can CoolSculpting Treat?

Now that you know how fat freezing works, you may be wondering, “What areas can CoolSculpting treat?”

The good news is that CoolSculpting is extremely versatile and can be used address stubborn fat pockets and contour virtually any part of the body for women and men.

CoolSculpting treatment areas include:

  • Upper or lower abdomen
  • Anterior or posterior flanks (love handles)
  • Bra bulge (back fat)
  • Hips
  • Inner or outer thighs
  • Banana roll (fat fold under buttocks)
  • Knees
  • Upper arms
  • Underarms
  • Male Chest (Pseudogynecomastia)
  • Chin (submental area)
  • Jawline (submandibular area)

What Are The Different CoolSculpting Applicators?

CoolSculpting offers seven applicators of varying shapes and sizes to tailor treatment to each patient’s anatomy and goals.

CoolCore applicator is a curved handpiece that is ideal for treatment of the upper and low abdomen.

CoolCurve applicator has a shape that is contoured to address the flanks or bra line.

CoolMax applicator is the biggest CoolSculpting handpiece and is recommended for large volume reduction or de-bulking of the abdomen or flanks.

CoolMini applicator is the smallest CoolSculpting applicator and is designed to treated localized fat on the chin, jawline, underarms, and knees.

CoolSmooth Pro is a flat applicator and does not use suction during treatment. It is designed to treat the outer thighs and portions of the abdomen

CoolPetite is a smaller applicator that’s indicated for treatment of the upper arms.

CoolFit is a straight, vertical applicator that is well-suited to the inner thighs.

Get Started With CoolSculpting Today

If you are considering CoolSculpting, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with board-certified cosmetic surgeons Dr. Rostami. 

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