I had CoolSculpting 2 months ago and have not even lost a quarter of an inch.

Very healthy organic diet, exercise, no weight gain and still nothing. I am 58 and only had the coolsculpting done in my problem stomach area from pubic hairline to areas above my bellybutton

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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. I recommend going back to your physician to take a look at your before pictures. Full results of coolsculpting can take up to three months. Coolsculpting helps greatly with shaping the body and doesn't translate into weight reduction.  

My best,

Sheila Nazarian, MD, MMM

Beverly Hills, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 56 reviews

Results at 2 months

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I would say wait a little longer, up to 3 months for results. Not knowing where you started (picture) it is hard for me to tell but some clients require more than one in the area to get best results. With that being said, there are other factors too. The tissue has to be pliable enough to reach up in to the cup (not too dense) and it also depends on the amount of tissue you started with and what applicators were used. Lastly, some clients don't think they have results and when our RN's do their photo follow up and compare their before and afters most clients can see a visible change then. Best of Luck!

Robert Heck, MD, FACS
Columbus Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 83 reviews

Coolsculpting results

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If you are not seeing results from your Coolsculpting treatment, I would ask for you to be patient. In order to see optimal results it is first recommended that you receive 2 treatments in the same area then you should see results 90 days post the second treatment. If your results are not optimal, I would suggest that you discuss with your clinician what your options are.

Steven H. Dayan, MD
Chicago Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.3 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

Concerns after Coolsculpt

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Coolsculpting has a very high success rate, so I would recommend you discuss your concerns with your provider. Most patients see a nice improvement within about 3 months of the treatment. Most of our patients end up getting at least two sessions to each region to get the result they really want.Andrew Campbell, M.D.Quintessa Aesthetic Centers

Andrew Campbell, MD
Milwaukee Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 25 reviews

Full results for CoolSculpting

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It takes up to three months to see full results and patients usually need up to two sessions to see the results they are looking for! 

Peter J. Capizzi, MD
Charlotte Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 93 reviews

CoolSculpting vs SculpSure and HI DEF 4D CONTOURING

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I suggest change in diet/exercise or consider a surgical options such as liposuction VASER 4D contouring to make a larger impact.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 207 reviews

Coolsculpting Results

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It can take up to 3 months to get the full benefits from the treatment. Moreover, results from a Certified Coolsculpting Center is better than at noncertified centers as Certified Coolsculpting Centers have been trained to understand the best candidates for the procedure, perform the treatment correctly, and be able to provide proper post treatment care.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 56 reviews

I had Coolsculpting 2 months ago and .......

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Coolsculpting works on metabolically active cells. When they are exposed to the cryolipolysis of the Coolsculpting they under go a process called, apoptosis which causes them to enter a cell death sequence. While this process can take upwards of 3 months, reliable results have been seen even later. One variable which I have seen influence the effectiveness of the Coolscultping treatment is the age of the patient. Just like a belly of a pregnant mother springs back once the baby is born, patients who are much older have lost much of the bodies elastic properties. With the said, I have seen impressive results in patients who are past retirement age. Each patient is different. Now as for the improvement in waist size, this is not something that I tell patients to expect as the shrinking of a dress size or a belt size is highly variable in terms of overall diet and health condition and amount of exercise you are doing in a regular basis. It would be an over simplification to expect one treatment of coolscultping to change that.

I had CoolSculpting 2 months ago and have not even lost a quarter of an inch.

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Thank you for your question. It can take up to 3 months to see results. If you do not see results, you may need another treatment. Please speak to your treating physician. Ensure that you always see a physician with expertise in CoolSculpting. Regards, 

Martin Jugenburg, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 517 reviews

Coolsculpting Results

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I am sorry to hear about your concerns. It can take 3-4 months to see optimal results from a Coolsculpting treatment. I would recommend to followup with your provider if you are still concerned with lack of results.

Kathleen Morno, MD
Highland Park Physician
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 review

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