I had CoolSculpting 7 weeks ago on stomach and flanks. Not one bit of difference. I am losing hope.

They used the new 30 min treatment device, now I wish I had had the older version, maybe it would have worked better?? I also feel like I felt it lost suction, but they said it was OK... !.......ALMOST 2 MONTHS..AM I OUT 2000.00??..I did not take my own pictures, I am hoping I can get the pics from the office.. . ((I am 57, 5'6",

Doctor Answers 6

Problems after Coolsculpting

I would recommend patience. See your provider at three months and let them take additional photos. They can show you your before photos next to them. Almost everyone sees an improvement with Coolsculpting, though we frequently recommend two treatments to an area to give really impressive results.

Andrew Campbell, M.D.

Quintessa Aesthetic Centers


Milwaukee Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Cool Sculpting 7 weeks ago

Dear Geenee, In my practice we see our patients for their after photos 90 days after treatment. I know it's hard to wait but truly I would say to give it time. Seek follow up with your treating office and then you can decide if you wish to proceed further. Without photos I can't give you more precise advice but we have the Cool Advantage applicators as well and since they are new, most practices are all waiting to see the results in person. The clinical evidence is there for the new applicators so I wouldn't worry about using those, it's the newest and latest technology Zeltiq has to offer! Best of Luck 

Cooladvantage is a better handpiece, results should be faster and better

I would wait the appropriate 3 months and get photos. I would say that a majority of clients are very happy with their results. If you are not, go back and get pictures and discuss with your doctors. It's possible that you need more treatment and that can be discussed as to how they will be done financially. Zimmer Z wave gives better results when added.

Steven F. Weiner, MD
Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Coolsculpting takes time to work

Some patients see results as early as two months, but most patients should wait until three months to judge their results. The majority of the changes happen between months two and three. If you don't already have one, go ahead and schedule your follow up appointment with your doctor, so you can review your results at the three month mark.

Sarah A. Mess, MD
Columbia Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

No difference 7 weeks after CoolSculpting

It can take as long as 3 months to see the full effects from a CoolSculpting treatment, so it is possible that you would not see any difference yet at 7 weeks.  Some patients also require more than one treatment to obtain the desired results.  

Michael I. Echavez, MD
San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Too Soon To Tell--Add Vanquish, Venus Legacy, Cellutone, Exilis Ultra

It may still be too soon for your results. Coolsculpting results can take 1-3 months. With Coolsculpting, I recommend adding a combination of radiofrequency treatments like Vanquish, Venus Legacy, Exilis Ultra for skin tightening and with Z wave/Cellutone for skin smoothing in order to get the best results. However, for the best results with contouring and fat removal, I recommend VASER HI DEF, with ThermiRF and ultrasound. See an expert for a formal consultation. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 165 reviews

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