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CoolSculpting: The Top Four Negative Reviews Explained

Feb 26, 2020

By: Carlie Zervan

Are you considering CoolSculpting but are unsure if it is worth your time? Have you heard mixed messages about CoolSculpting? We want to set the record straight! Here are the top four negative reviews about CoolSculpting explained.

CoolSculpting doesn’t work.

Myth. CoolSculpting is backed by compelling science. Poor experiences can lead some people to believe that CoolSculpting doesn’t work; however, less than desirable results are often related to clinic error. Clinics that do not screen their clients appropriately may approve CoolSculpting procedures for people who are not ideal candidates. CoolSculpting is great for people who have a little extra jiggle on specific areas of their body. Those who have a fair amount of visceral fat should not attempt this procedure. This type of fat can only be effected by diet and exercise.

After CoolSculpting, the fat moves to other areas of your body.

Myth. By the time we reach adolescence we have developed a particular amount of fat cells that either grow or shrink, depending on our lifestyles. During the procedure, fat cells are frozen to a specific temperature where they break up and liquefy. These cells die during the process and leave through your lymphatic system (you either urinate or sweat them out). The results do not prevent weight gain. Post-procedure, fat cells still exist and they are able to grow again.

CoolSculpting causes the “stick of butter” effect.

Myth. Though the “stick of butter” effect (paradoxical adipose hyperplasia or PAH) is a relevant concern to potential CoolSculpting clients, it is likely due to provider error. Instead of gradually shrinking, the bulge after CoolSculpting gets bigger and usually becomes firmer than surrounding tissues, sometimes having a “stick of butter” appearance that resembles the shape of the CoolSculpting applicator.

Effects like PAH can be avoided when seeing the correct provider. A new trend in cosmetic surgery is for medical spas to offer CoolSculpting. Though these establishments may boast results, potential clients should be warned. If someone were to have this particular side effect after visiting a medical spa, they are not able to perform the appropriate procedure to fix this mistake. Scheduling your CoolSculpting appointment at a plastic surgery center ensures you will be taken care of before, during, and after your procedure.

The results of CoolSculpting aren’t worth the treatment cost.

Myth; however, the value is in the eye of the beholder. For those who qualify, CoolSculpting boasts many benefits. This procedure is nonsurgical and does not require any downtime. CoolSculpting can be excellent for specific, areas of the body that are prone to extra fat. It is not a weight loss solution, and it is definitely not going to offer the same results as surgery. If you are deciding between surgery and CoolSculpting, we suggest speaking to a plastic surgeon to see which procedure is right for you. 

When you visit us at the Centre for Plastic Surgery and Centre for Pure Skin, we have your best interests in mind. We want you to achieve your desired results, that’s why we are honest with our patients about how realistic their goals are. We help our patients to set practical expectations while providing the best quality and care. If you are interested in CoolSculpting, give us a call at 616-454-1256 or explore our website.