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CoolSculpting: Helping you see yourself as you’d like to

A non-invasive approach that lowers your fat cell volume, CoolSculpting is a long-lasting treatment that targets spots where shedding fat is challenging. UW Health's team is here to customize a plan just for you.


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 Clinic - Plastic Surgery
    • 20 S. Park St. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 720-5200
    • Closed now
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