CoolSculpting Heats Up the Weightloss Scene

The Hottest New Non-Invasive Fat-Reduction Technology Is Oh, So Cool

Shelly Riley has always exercised, but she hasn’t always been at her ideal weight. And about a decade ago, she gained 15-20 unwanted pounds.

“No matter what I was doing, I could not get rid of it,” Riley says. “I was never fat, but I was putting on weight around my midsection—that stuff that starts building up on your stomach and your sides and your back.”

So when Riley was in the middle of a facial at Trilogy Medical Center in Midvale and she heard about CoolSculpting—a non-invasive procedure that targets fat cells—she was intrigued. And after a thorough explanation and consultation from Trilogy’s experts, Riley was sold.

“I literally went from the facial to having my first CoolSculpting treatment right then—I had to call my husband to tell him I couldn’t meet for lunch,” Riley says.

Since then, Riley has lost 20 pounds and credits CoolSculpting as the catalyst for improving her diet and making healthy lifestyle changes. And according to Rhonda Swant, a master esthetician at Trilogy Medical Center, Riley’s experience is one of countless CoolSculpting success stories.

“We’re all dreamers—we all want to be skinny yesterday without dieting or exercise,” Swant says. “CoolSculpting takes people from treatment to transformation. It’s changed people’s lives.”

Sound too good to be true? Check out the cool science that backs the CoolSculpting claims: The idea that cold can selectively affect fat led to an innovative cooling process developed by scientists at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital. The CoolSculpting technology delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently target fat cells underneath the skin. The treated fat cells are crystallized—or frozen—and they die. Over time, the body processes the fat and eliminates the dead fat cells. What’s left behind? A more sculpted you.

“Let’s say you’re planning to go on a vacation and you have some bulging creeping up on your saddle bags, or maybe your belly is starting to poke out,” Swant says. “Most patients see a noticeable reduction after just one treatment. And many patients do a second treatment in the same area to get that ‘wow’ factor.”

And considering the big results, you might expect a serious procedure. But CoolSculpting is simple and stress-free. The device is positioned on your body, the controlled cooling is applied, and you’re free to read, check your email, watch a movie, or take a nap.

And as if CoolSculpting didn’t sound hot enough already, the procedure is FDA cleared and carries none of the side effects or recovery times associated with typical fat-reduction surgeries.

“It is new, and people don’t know much about it,” Swant says. “But what Botox has done for wrinkles, CoolSculpting is going to do for fat. This is something people can safely do for a lifetime. And with over two million treatments performed worldwide, CoolSculpting is the most popular non-invasive fat removal treatment on the market.”