What is the limit to coolsculpting sessions and ultrashape sessions?

How many times is it safe to have these procedures done?

Doctor Answers 7

What is the limit to coolsculpting sessions and ultrashape sessions?

Thank you for your question. There is no limit as long as you are still a candidate. A consultation may help you determine how many treatments you require. Speak with your chosen provider. 


Toronto Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 457 reviews

No Limit to CoolSculpting

There is technically no limit on how many times you can do CoolSculpting, it all just depends on how much subcutaneous fat is in the area at the time of treatment.  As long as you have enough fat to be drawn into the applicator, you can do CoolSculpting.  Make sure you wait at least 30 days before retreating and check with your provider to know for sure if you are still a candidate before each treatment. 

Jeffrey Hartog, MD
Orlando Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 60 reviews

CoolSculpting treatments- is there an upper limit ?

I think we can look at your question in three different ways -

In terms of treating a single target area, as long as there is treatable fat with good overlying skin tone, CoolSculpting can be repeated as many times as needed to get the result you are looking for. Remember to be patient and allow enough time between sessions.

From another perspective - if the overlying skin is starting to loosen and droop and/or any residual contour issue is not due to fat under the skin ... then you have reached the upper limit of treatments.

Lastly, if the areas requiring treatment are extensive and numerous, you may reach your own upper limit in terms of cost and time to get the result. In such instances surgery may be a better option.

Arrange a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon and the two of you should be able to make a plan that suits your specific needs.

Good Luck!
Dr Nodwell

Trefor Nodwell, MD
Ottawa Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

No Limits to Number of Sessions

There are no limits to how many sessions you can receive as long as you are still a candidate. For instance, if your abdomen is treated and there is enough fat to vacuum in the applicator then go for it!

Robert G. Aycock, MD, FACS
Bay Area Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

Coolsculpting Sessions...No Limit

As far as we know, you can do Coolsculpting repeatedly at appropriate intervals until you get the look that you want.  You do need to leave enough time in between to eliminate the layer of fat that was most recently treated before you treat again, though.

Deborah Ekstrom, MD
Worcester Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

CoolSculpting and number of treatments

 CoolScupting can be used many times over to try to achive the non-surgical goals with the loss of fat in specified areas.  
 Sometimes we will see patients that for one reason or another just never want to undergo a surgical body contouring procedure or perhaps a bleeding disorder that might prevent a patient from taking the surgical approach.  
 The best way to figure out what is right for you is to see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and let that person give you suggestions that might suit your needs.  
 Good luck.
           Steven M. Lynch, M.D.

Steven M. Lynch, MD
Albany Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Coolsculpting and number of procedures

Coolsculpting is entirely safe and the number of procedures you need will be based on your individual situation. There is no limit per se on treatments. The limit is based on what you are trying to achieve and the number of areas needing treatment. Please consult an expert. Best, Dr. Green

Michele S. Green, MD
New York Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 76 reviews

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