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How Many CoolSculpting® Treatments Are Needed on Large Areas of the Body?

By: Dr. James D. Fontaine


CoolSculpting is a popular body contouring treatment because it freezes fat cells, resulting in a slimmer and more sculpted appearance. Though CoolSculpting does not require surgery, patients at Fontaine MD Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Medicine may need several sessions to achieve optimal results.

So, how many CoolSculpting sessions are needed to treat larger areas? It depends on the individual, their aesthetic goals, and the amount of excess fat involved. Board-certified physician Dr. James D. Fontaine can target areas like bra fat, banana rolls, love handles, stomach, thighs, and arms during treatment in San Diego, CA. Read below to learn more about the process and how we create a unique CoolSculpting plan for each patient.

What areas does CoolSculpting address?

CoolSculpting treatment is often used to target common problem areas, like the stomach, thighs, and arms. However, our fat freezing technology can be used in almost any area where stubborn fat bulges are present. At Fontaine MD Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Medicine, we treat patients for the following:

  • Bra fat: Excess fat often accumulates above and around the bra line, making it difficult to find clothing that fits well.
  • Banana rolls: This term is used to describe fat just below the butt cheeks, and it is often resistant to diet and exercise.
  • Love handles: Fat on the sides of your lower waist can make you self-conscious in swimwear and form-fitting outfits.
  • Stomach: The stomach is one of the most common problem areas for people who are trying to slim down.
  • Thighs: The upper and lower thighs are especially prone to fat storage, particularly in women.
  • Arms: Excess arm fat makes it challenging to wear sleeveless shirts or tank tops without feeling self-conscious.

How many CoolSculpting sessions do I need?

Patients interested in fat freezing through CoolSculpting treatment should attend a body contouring consultation at Fontaine MD Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Medicine. Dr. Fontaine will assess your problem areas and review your goals. We also ensure you are in good general health before moving forward. Eligible candidates receive a personalized plan that outlines how many sessions they need in San Diego, CA.

Many patients only require one session to see excellent results. However, some benefit from multiple treatments spaced several weeks apart. The number of CoolSculpting sessions needed varies based on the following:

  • Size of the treatment area: Larger areas, like the abdomen, may require more attention than smaller areas

  • Amount of fat in the treatment area: Patients with excess fat may need multiple sessions to reach their goals

  • Patient goals: Some people want a more dramatic transformation and may elect to have multiple sessions

Can I address more than one area at once?

It is possible to treat multiple areas during the same CoolSculpting session. This is great for patients who have several small problem areas or want to save time when undergoing fat freezing. Patients also see more dramatic changes when multiple areas are addressed at the same time.

When will I see CoolSculpting results?

Your body begins naturally removing targeted fat cells within several weeks of CoolSculpting, but the most significant outcomes appear within two months. It takes six months to see the full results of CoolSculpting treatment. Dr. Fontaine can provide information about what to expect during an initial consultation. We can also show before-and-after photos of previous body contouring patients.

Manage unwanted fat

Excess fat does not have to be a permanent part of your life. CoolSculpting can help you achieve a sculpted appearance without surgery or downtime. Learn more about CoolSculpting by calling to schedule an appointment with Dr. James D. Fontaine in San Diego, CA. Our professionals at Fontaine MD Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Medicine can create a custom treatment plan for you.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.