What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is the only FDA-cleared, non-surgical fat reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat. Dr. Jonathan Freed understands that our body does not always reflect our efforts to lead a healthy lifestyle, and there is often stubborn fat that resists all efforts of diet and exercise. 

CoolSculpting’s revolutionary, minimally-invasive liposuction alternative uses the basic science of cryolipolysis to freeze and dissolve unwanted fat cells that are present in your “problem” areas. The dissolved fat cells are then flushed out of the body naturally through the lymphatic system.

At Vibrance Medical Spa we offer multi-machine treatments and easy financing options for the coolest, non-surgical way to reduce fat bulges. Results can be seen as early as 4 weeks with more dramatic results at 3-4 months.

CoolSculpting Before and After Pictures

Abdomen, after 2 sessions

abdomen before after

Lower abdomen, 5 months after second CoolSculpting session

abdomen before after

Neck, 8 weeks after CoolSculpting session
Photos courtesy of Dr. Shadan Kabiri

neck before after

Back, 2 months after CoolSculpting session

back before after

Upper arm, 8 weeks after CoolSculpting session
Photos courtesy of Dr. Jay Burns

Thighs, 13 weeks after CoolSculpting session
Photos courtesy of Allergan Training Center East


Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a good candidate?

For those who desire a slimmer, smoother body shape, CoolSculpting may help you achieve these goals without having to undergo surgery. CoolSculpting is designed to improve targeted areas of the body such as double chin, upper arms, back, flanks, abdomen, thighs, and knees, in both men and women. Our plastic surgeon supervised medical spa is equipped with two CoolSculpting systems –allowing us to dualsculpt (treat two different body areas at the same time).  Some results are seen in just 3-4 weeks.  But keep in mind that it will take 12-16 weeks to see the final results.

It is important to note that CoolSculpting is not a weight loss method, but rather a fat reduction technique.  After receiving CoolSculpting, it is very important that you maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

Does it work as well as liposuction?
In-office CoolSculpting is a different procedure than surgical Liposuction. CoolSculpting has proven to be an effective non-surgical treatment for the reduction of fat, with over 5 million procedures performed worldwide.Two sessions are recommended for optimal results since an average of 24% reduction of fat is seen with each treatment.  Liposuction can boast an average of 50% reduction of fat when committed to surgery, possibility of scaring and the time necessary for recovery.
What happens at my CoolSculpting appointment?

It is important to note that all equipment is sanitized and cleaned after each treatment.  At the beginning of the CoolSculpting procedure, the targeted area is drawn between a cooling panel, which brings the fat to a precise temperature. Since fat cells are destroyed at a higher temperature than other cells, surrounding tissues remain safe and unharmed.

During your treatment you may bring in a favorite book or magazine, listen to music, or watch a DVD. Some prefer to have the lights dimmed and actually sleep.  A firm massage will be performed on the treated area to further breakdown the chilled fat cells. This is necessary for an effective outcome.

We recommend that you bring a light sweatshirt and warm socks to wear during your treatment, as you may feel a slight chill during the CoolSculpting session.  Once completed most patients return to work or their daily activities immediately following treatment. 

How Much Does CoolSculpting Cost?

The CoolSculpting procedure costs vary from patient to patient depending on the amount of fat in the targeted area, and how many treatments you will need. To meet individual goals, most patients choose to receive treatments on multiple areas of their body. Typically the cost of a CoolSculpting session runs between $2,000 and $5,000 depending on the number of areas you choose to treat.

How Long Does the Procedure Take?

Each treatment typically takes between 30 to 60 minutes, with a session averaging 2 to 4 hours to complete.


Dr. Freed and his staff take the time to get to know you and your desired results. We are committed to helping you achieve results you will love. You are welcome to contact us for more information about Dr. Freed and the procedures he offers in his beautiful state-of-the-art facility in Northern California.


Meet our CoolSculpting Specialist


Brianna Master CoolSculpting Specialist & Certified Medical Assistant

Brianna is a certified medical assistant that has worked with Dr. Freed since the beginning of 2017 with both Liposuction and CoolSculpting. She has completed the most up to date education and training available for certified CoolSculpting technicians.

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Schedule a Consultation

You are welcome to schedule a FREE consultation with our CoolSculpting specialist.

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The CoolSculpting® procedure is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental (under the chin) and submandibular (under the jawline) areas, thigh, abdomen and flank, along with bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll) and upper arm. It is also FDA-cleared to affect the appearance of lax tissue with submental area treatments. The CoolSculpting® procedure is not a treatment for weight loss.

Important Safety Information

The CoolSculpting® procedure is not for everyone. You should not have the CoolSculpting® procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. Tell your doctor if you have any medical conditions including recent surgery, pre-existing hernia, and any known sensitivities or allergies.

During the procedure you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping at the treatment site. These sensations subside as the area becomes numb. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, or skin sensitivity, and sensation of fullness in the back of the throat after submental or submandibular area treatment. Rare side effects may also occur. CoolSculpting® may cause a visible enlargement in the treated area which may develop two to five months after treatment and requires surgical intervention for correction. Please see full Important Safety Information for additional information.

Results and Patient Experience May Vary.