A nonsurgical approach to eliminating body fat

It’s not unusual to have stubborn body fat that sticks around even when you exercise and eat right.

CoolSculpting, offered through UW Health Transformations, can freeze fat away. This innovative, nonsurgical treatment helps you reduce tricky bulges safely and effectively.

About the treatment

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting uses fat-freezing technology to lower the number of fat cells in your body. It’s not a treatment for obesity. But it can target and destroy fat cells in troublesome areas where fat can be hard to get rid of. In many cases, CoolSculpting produces better results than other nonsurgical fat removal treatments. The results also last longer.

Who is CoolSculpting for?

CoolSculpting can help people of all ages and body types. Areas frequently targeted include:

  • Abdomen

  • Arms

  • Back fat

  • Chin

  • Flanks (Muffin top or love handles)

  • Inner and outer thighs

  • Knees

  • Lower buttocks/thighs (Banana roll)

The treatment process

What to expect during treatment

CoolSculpting is a simple procedure. It does not involve any incisions or injections.

Procedure steps

  1. 01.

    An applicator delivers focused cooling. An aesthetician targets the problem area from outside your body. You might feel slight pressure and intense cold, but these feelings don’t last long.

  2. 02.

    The cold damages fat cells. Once the cells are destroyed, they gradually break down. Your body will naturally eliminate them.

  3. 03.

    The fat disappears over time. It’s common for people to notice results just a few days after treatment. However, the full effects might not be apparent for up to 12 weeks.

What you can expect after treatment

Following treatment, you might notice some bruising, redness and numbness in the treated area. These normally go away within a few weeks. Because CoolSculpting is not invasive, most people can resume normal activities right away.

Meet our team

Helping you get more comfortable in your skin

CoolSculpting at Transformations is provided by licensed aestheticians. With advanced training and years of experience, they’re ready to help you.



How to find us

We see people interested in CoolSculpting at our 20 S. Park Clinic in Madison.

  • 20 S. Park ClinicPlastic Surgery Clinic
    • 20 S. Park St. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 720-5200
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Information for our clients

Frequently asked questions

CoolSculpting is the number one FDA approved non-invasive fat reduction treatment available. It has been available for 10 years and there have been over 7 million treatments performed worldwide. It is safe, effective and requires little to no downtime. Many of our patients return to work right after their treatment.

Coolsculpting is a treatment to eliminate stubborn fat and uses Cryolipolysis, which simply means "fat freezing." The applicator uses suction to draw in the tissue and then cold is applied. This process creates the sculpting of the targeted area. The freezing causes the fat cells to die. Over time the cells break down and are naturally eliminated.

You will start to see changes as soon as 1-3 months post-treatment. Results may take 6 months or more.

Once the fat cells are treated and eliminated, those same fat cells cannot return or enlarge with weight gain. It is important to note that this is not a weight loss solution. It is a treatment for removing stubborn fat deposits. Ideal candidates are those individuals who are near their ideal body weight, who have tried diet and exercise yet have areas of their body that haven’t responded to the targeted efforts.

The abdominal area is one of the most popular areas, however we are often asked by our skin care patients what can be done with the jawline and chin area. Treatment of this area can provide a firmer more youthful look.

CoolSculpting is FDA cleared for treatment of visible fat for the following areas:

  • Abdomen

  • Flanks (sides/love handles)

  • Thighs (inner and outer above the knee)

  • Upper and lower back (bra fat)

  • Submental (under chin)

  • Submandibular (under the jawline)

  • Beneath buttocks (banana roll)

A customized plan is designed for each individual, as everyone’s body type is different. Pricing is determined by how many applicators are needed to achieve your desired results.

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