How Can I Maximize/improve my Coolsculpt Results?

Immediately following a Coolsculpt treatment and in the days following (during the fat cell apoptosis phase), if more fat can be removed if I: - take a fat-burning supplement? - infrared sauna? - wear compression garment? - massage or use a vibration exercise machine?

Doctor Answers 14

Coolsculpting- the amazing art, magic, and motivation!

This is a great question, that many patients ask. The most helpful way of maximizing your cool sculpting treatment is to have a thorough consultation with careful evaluation of the fat "pouches" so that the appropriate size, number and orientation of the handpick is designed to specifically "sculpt" your body- cool sculpting is not a one fits all process, but instead more of an art form where experience and a good eye for body shaping can optimize results. 

Recent work is also showing that vigorous massage for five minutes immediately after treatment likely increases the amount of fat that disappears.

Many patients optimize their results by maintaining healthy weight and exercise following treatment. One of my most dramatic results was in a patient who trained for a marathon after she was treated, and not only did her post baby tummy bulge disappear, but she looked quite fit so that he new flat tummy had a great body surrounding it. What we are learning is that cool sculpting is a great motivator! By removing those once permanent problem areas, patients feel inspired to achieve the body image goals that once seemed impossible. Use the inspiration to maximize your results!

Sacramento Dermatologic Surgeon

Cool Sculpting recovery

Massage after treatment is proven to be essential.  We recommend light compression!

Body reshaping can be performed with a cannula that removes fat via liposuction or with noninvasive technology like Cool Sculpting. With Cool Sculpting there is no cannula inserted into your body. All treatments are performed on the surface from the outside in using technology that freezes the fat. Don’t hesitate to give us a call in Austin regarding a Body Reshaping Consult at the Upper Room. On our Facebook Page there is an Interview I recently did with KVUE, a local news station in Austin, that was picked by affiliates around the United States, including Miami. During the Interview we discussed the technology of Cool Sculpting as well as it application process.

The discomfort from treatment does resolve. Taking over the counter tylenol or naproxen resolves this in the majority of cases. If you have swelling that is persistent then a waist binder is helpful.

Maintain Healthy Diet and Exercise Regimen after CoolSculpting

The best way to capitalize on the benefits of CoolSculpting is to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen. Unfortunately, there is no proven evidence that any of these other methods you mentioned would help remove any extra fat. CoolSculpting works by freezing the fat cells beyond their viability. It takes a while for them to break down and for the fat to be flushed from the body. Talk to your CoolSculpting provider before taking any supplements because they may not benefit you and could even be harmful based on your treatments.

D. Scott Karempelis, MD
Atlanta Dermatologic Surgeon
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How to Maximize/improve my Coolsculpt Results

Thank you for your question. The best way to maximize the benefits of CoolSculpting is to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen. There is evidence that any of the other methods you have mentions would help remove any extra fat. Please talk to your treating physician before taking any supplements as they could be harmful to you and your treatment. Best of Luck!

Hardik Soni, MD
Summit Emergency Medicine Physician
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Best Results from CoolSculpting

You have asked a lot of great questions. I  our practice, we offer CoolSculpting Complete. We use two systems simultaneously to see double the results in just one hour. We do also offer a compression garment to all patients to enhance patient comfort. Vibrational therapy increases circulation and lymphatic drainage which could possibly enhance the elimination of the effected fat cells. 

Moderate exercise, eating right and drinking lost of water cana lso help results.

Michael Law, MD
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 120 reviews

Maximizing your results

Make sure you seek treatment from an official certified CoolSculpting office. Your provider should massage the treatment area vigorously after each session to effectively eliminate the fat cells. You should maintain a healthy diet and exercise after your treatment.

Kurtis Martin, MD
Cincinnati Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 74 reviews


Coolsculpting is an excellent form of non-invasive  fat reduction for the right patient. Some applicators take 1 or 2 hours but the new advantage applicators take only 35 minutes and have significantly less risk for delayed onset pain (especially in the abdomen). Results are seen at 2 months and typically 1-3 treatments will be necessary on each area to achieve ideal results. The number of treatments depends on the amount of fat there and the patient's goals.  There is not downtime and the results can be impressive in the right patient.  We also use the Zimmer Z-wave for improved patient comfort and added results. The best candidates are those who are in pretty good shape with areas of stubborn fat that won't go away no matter what. The best way to maximize your result is to have a healthy lifestyle. Healthy diet and daily exercise makes a huge difference.

My best,

Sheila Nazarian, MD, MMM

Beverly Hills, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Sheila S. Nazarian, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 56 reviews


Once treated with Coolsculpting the fat treated and the reduction is permanent.  There is nothing additional that needs to be done in order maximize results.  In order to maintain the improvement continue to maintain your weight, diet, and exercise routine. Please see your treating physician if you have any specific questions.

Michelle Ellern, DO
Livingston Physician
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

Maximizing Your CoolSculpting Results

After CoolSculpting, no supplements or pills are required and you do not have to adopt new diet and exercise habits. Many patients feel more motivated to take care of themselves after the CoolSculpting treatment, too. When you have your CoolSculpting treatment, the affected fat cells will be eliminated. As long as you maintain your weight with your normal diet and exercise, your long-term results should remain stable.

Daniel Shapiro, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 107 reviews

Eat right and exercise

Coolsculpting is a great way to help with stubborn fat.   Eating well and exercising will only help to maximize your results. Massage in the immediate post treatment phase is important but no studies have shown that massage helps after this. 

Eric Chang, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

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