How CoolSculpting Targets and Treats Back Fat Without Surgery

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Posted January 17, 2012 in CoolSculpting®, Dr. Fiorillo, by Dr. Fiorillo

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How CoolSculpting Targets and Treats Back Fat Without Surgery

Are you self-conscious about excess back fat that won’t go away despite a clean diet and regular exercise? If so, you’re not alone. But there’s good news— CoolSculpting can target and treat back fat without surgery. Learn how CoolSculpting back fat works and what you can expect during and after the treatment.

What Is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical, FDA-cleared fat reduction procedure that involves cryolipolysis to freeze and banish stubborn fat cells . It treats areas of the body that are resistant to diet and exercise, such as the back.

Why Do People Cold Sculpt Their Backs?

Besides the procedure being non-invasive and not requiring anesthesia, CoolSculpting’s benefits are plentiful when it comes to sculpting the back:

  • Minimal downtime
  • Lower risks and side effects (compared to surgery)
  • FDA-cleared as safe and effective
  • Quick 30-minute sessions
  • Virtually painless
  • Long-lasting, natural-looking results

Overall, CoolSculpting is a popular choice for people wanting to reduce back fat and contour their bodies without going under the knife.

How Does CoolSculpting Work on the Back?

During a CoolSculpting treatment, your provider will place a gel pad and applicator on your upper, middle, or lower back (depending on where you need treatment). The cooling panels freeze the fat cells, causing them to die. The dead fat cells come out of the body naturally after several weeks.

As your body eliminates the fat cells, you’ll notice a more defined back with less fat. As a result, those back muscles you’ve been working hard for at the gym will finally pop!

Will CoolSculpting My Back Hurt?

Most people don’t experience significant discomfort during CoolSculpting treatments. At most, you may feel a cooling sensation when the applicator first touches your skin’s surface. But your body quickly acclimates, and you won’t feel any pain. Patients express feeling a tugging or pulling sensation as the cooling panels suction the skin and fat.

After the treatment, you may notice temporary numbness, tingling, or redness on your back. These mild effects disappear on their own within a few days. Compared to other cosmetic treatments, CoolSculpting falls on a more comfortable scale. But if you have concerns about discomfort during the treatment, let your provider know ahead of time. He/she can address your concerns and take the necessary steps to ensure a comfortable treatment.

What Are CoolSculpting Back Results Like?

CoolSculpting is a safe and effective way to contour and shape the back. After completing your treatment plan, you’ll enjoy a more toned and sculpted appearance. While results vary per person, most patients notice a visible reduction in back fat after a single treatment. Some may need more treatments to achieve their desired results [1]. After full results manifest, you can expect results to be long-lasting. Once fat cells die, they don’t come back. As long as you watch your diet and stay active, you could potentially enjoy CoolSculpting’s slimming effects for years!

Bring Sexy Back in Pearl River, NY

Back fat can be hard to eliminate with diet and exercise alone. If you’re ready to bring sexy back, visit Dr. Fiorillo in Pearl River, NY. He’s a trained and experienced provider who can assess your needs and determine if CoolSculpting is right for you. Don’t wait any longer to achieve the toned and sculpted back you’ve dreamed of. Call (845) 623-6141 to book a free initial consultation.



Significant improvement in body contour with multiple cycles of CoolSculpting: Results of a prospective study , Dermatologic Therapy, Darren J. McKeown, and Joanne Payne

Stock images of models are used throughout this website and should not be interpreted as actual patients of our practice. Individual results may vary.