This Fat-Freezing Procedure Will Make Your Stomach Look Like a Stick of Butter [PHOTOS]

MakenzieR on 18 Jun 2012 at 6:00pm

Imagine you've just paid $1,500 for a procedure to get rid of excess fat, and you look down and see this:

CoolSculpting pooch

That's the site that greets people who have just had the fat-freezing treatment CoolSculpting. This after effect is often described as a "stick of butter" under the skin -- it happens because during the procedure a section of fat and skin is sucked into a vacuum, where it remains for roughly an hour as the fat cells are cooled and killed. 

Here's what the device looks like attached to the body, as documented by RealSelf community member Adrie209:

CoolSculpting treatment

The"stick of butter" also appears on the love handles: 

coolsculpting zeltiq

zeltiq coolsculpting fat reduction

Though it looks a little grotesque, there's no need to fret. Your CoolSculpting provider will massage the area and it dissipates quickly. 

It "went down in 5 seconds," says Franci329 (above). 

For more about CoolSculpting, check out:

Photo credits: / RealSelf community members ravenandtim; adrie209; Nick2641; Franci329