They may sound similar, but losing weight and eliminating fat are actually 2 different things.

Losing weight doesn’t always lead to a more sculpted appearance, but eliminating treated fat cells can change the shape and contours of your body.4

All about fat cells

The number of fat cells varies from person to person, but it doesn't change much once you're an adult.16 You have a certain number of fat cells, and they expand or shrink according to your diet and exercise routine. Some people may have stubborn pockets of fat that are more difficult to reduce despite diet and exercise.

CoolSculpting® vs stubborn fat areas

CoolSculpting® Elite targets, freezes, and eliminates treated fat cells using fat-freezing technology known as cryolipolysis. This non-invasive process naturally eliminates up to 27% of treated fat cells over a 1-3 month periods.6,10

Pinpoint your
trouble spots

With CoolSculpting® Elite, you can pinpoint exact trouble spots where you’d like to reduce fat. You will work directly with a provider to customize a treatment plan that’s unique to you and your body contouring goals.


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Intended Use:
The CoolSculpting® Elite System is a non-invasive cooling and heating device that applies controlled cooling or heating to a treatment site on the patient's skin. Uses of the system in cooling mode include:

  • Fat layer reduction through cold assisted lipolysis.

    The optional massage function can also be used for temporary:
  • Reduction in the appearance of cellulite.

Important safety information:

During the procedure patients may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching and cramping at the treatment site.13 These sensations subside as the area becomes numb.13

Following the procedure, typical side effects include redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, skin sensitivity and numbness. Numbness can persist for up to several weeks. A sensation of fullness in the back of the throat may occur after submental treatment. The following rare and very rare side effects have the following incidence rates (approximate occurrences per number of treatments): paradoxical hyperplasia (1/3000 [0.033%]); late-onset pain (1/6000 [0.017%]); severe pain (1/6000 [0.017%]); hyperpigmentation (1/11000 [0.009%]); freeze burn (1/15000 [0.006%]); treatment area demarcation (1/20000 [0.005%]); vasovagal symptoms (1/30000 [0.003%]); subcutaneous induration (1/30000 [0.003%]); cold panniculitis (1/60000 [0.002%]) and hernia (1/185000 [0.001%]).13,15 The CoolSculpting® procedure is not for everyone. Patients should not have the CoolSculpting® procedure if they suffer from cryoglobulinaemia, cold agglutinin disease or paroxysmal cold haemoglobinuria.13 The CoolSculpting® procedure is not a treatment for obesity.14 CoolSculpting® is not a weight loss procedure and should not replace a healthy diet and active lifestyle.

Please see CoolSculpting®  and CoolSculpting Elite® Important Safety Information for additional information.

Effect of treatment varies with individuals


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Disclaimer: CoolSculpting is not a weight loss treatment.

SG-CSC-230058 Date of Approval: October 2023