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What to Expect During Your Coolsculpting Procedure

What to Expect During Your Coolsculpting ProcedurePeople who are struggling to enhance their body shape despite diet and exercise may feel frustrated and under-confident.

CoolSculpting is a safe, non-surgical treatment that eliminates problem areas by freezing excess fat cells. CoolSculpting treatments are customized at Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery to target the precise problem areas for each patient.

The Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery (VIPS), led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provides CoolSculpting to patients in Richmond, Fredericksburg, Tysons Corner, Northern Virginia, Washington DC, and surrounding communities.


Comfortable, In-Office Procedure

The time taken to complete a CoolSculpting treatment session is no more than an hour, and it does not require any topical ointments or anesthesia.

The procedure involves little to no discomfort. In fact, many patients find the session very relaxing as they listen to music, watch a movie, or read.

During the customized treatment, the highly trained staff at the med spa will apply a gel pad and applicator cup to the targeted treatment site(s), using gentle vacuum suction to bring the undesirable fatty tissue between two cooling panels.

It really is that simple! As CoolSculpting works by reducing fat cells over time, improvements in the body shape will become noticeable within three weeks following the treatment. The most dramatic outcomes will be visible between two to four months.

While individual results may differ, many patients are able to accomplish up to 20 percent fat reduction with CoolSculpting.

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CoolSculpting Procedure Steps

CoolSculpting is a simple treatment where patients can expect the following stages to take place:


The treatment provider will apply the gel pad and applicator to the treatment site. At this time, the patient will experience a cooling sensation.

Relax During Treatment

In around ten minutes, the body will acclimatize itself to the temperature. For the duration of the procedure, the patient can then relax. Many patients watch TV or use their phones during the procedure.

Completion of the Procedure

The provider will remove the paddles or move to another treatment site in around 30 minutes to an hour.

Return to Routine Activities

After the procedure, the patient can resume their normal activities. They may experience side effects such as tingling, bruising, or mild inflammation. However, these symptoms should subside within a few days.

Gradual Appearance of Results

CoolSculpting is a gradual treatment with the final outcomes manifesting in around two to three months after the procedure. The patient can schedule multiple treatment sessions to accomplish their desired outcomes.


Highlights of the Procedure

Comfortable & Non-Invasive

CoolSculpting does not involve any needles or incisions. Therefore, the treatment is comfortable and safe for patients as well as eliminates the risk of visible scarring and other complications.

Fast Treatment & No Downtime

CoolSculpting sessions take less than an hour to complete, and many patients choose to undergo this procedure during their lunchtime. It also does not have any associated downtime allowing the patient to resume their normal activities immediately, unlike liposuction with necessitates at least a few days of recovery.  

Targeted Treatment

During the procedure, the doctor can target precise treatment areas for very predictable results.

Long-Term Outcomes

CoolSculpting annihilates fat cells which are then entirely eliminated from the body. As long as the patient follows a balanced diet and exercises regularly, they can maintain their newly slimmed physique.

Enhanced Self-Confidence

The removal of stubborn fat can help a person accomplish the body shape that they desire, which can significantly boost their self-confidence and self-image.

The Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery receives patients from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Tysons Corner, Northern Virginia, Washington DC, and nearby areas for CoolSculpting.
For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit

Serving Richmond, Henrico VA, Fredricksburg, Williamsburg, Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Fairfax, Loudoun County, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington and surrounding communities.

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