Maximize Your CoolSculpting Results with These 7 Aftercare Tips

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Posted November 01, 2011 in CoolSculpting®, Dr. Fiorillo, by Dr. Fiorillo

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Maximize Your CoolSculpting Results with These 7 Aftercare Tips

Are you getting CoolSculpting to achieve your dream physique? While this non-invasive treatment can do wonders in eliminating stubborn fat, the key to maximizing its benefits lies in aftercare.

Yes, what you do after the procedure is just as crucial as getting the treatment. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of seven aftercare tips to help you get the most out of your CoolSculpting results. From exercise and diet to managing stress and getting enough rest, these tips will set you on the path to elevated confidence for months.

What Are Typical CoolSculpting Results Like?

While individual results vary, many patients experience a noticeable fat reduction in their treatment areas.1 People can expect to see improvements as early as three weeks after the treatment. However, the most dramatic changes show within three to four months after the final session. Besides fat reduction, men and women enjoy a more contoured, toned appearance.

Depending on your cosmetic goals and body shape, you may need more than one CoolSculpting treatment to achieve your desired results. However, after completing your treatment plan, results can be long-lasting with the right aftercare.

Since CoolSculpting targets effectively and destroys fat cells, they can’t come back once they’re out of the body. But it’s up to you to maintain results by watching your weight. Gaining weight increases the chances of new fat cells forming in the treatment area (and all over the body).

How Can I Prolong My CoolSculpting Results?

Now that you know what to expect from CoolSculpting, let’s dive into the seven aftercare tips to help you get the most out of it:

Tip #1: Get a Professional Massage for the Treatment Area

The massage technique helps break up frozen fat cells and encourages metabolic waste removal from the body. Choose from various types of massages, including deep tissue and rapid rub, to name a few. A deep tissue massage is often the most beneficial for CoolSculpting aftercare.

During a deep tissue massage, the therapist uses slow, deep strokes to target the deeper layers of the tissue and muscle. This helps increase blood flow and promotes fat cell breakdown. The fat cells exit the body from there, and you’ll notice a slimmer, more toned figure. In addition, the massage alleviates the soreness or discomfort you feel after the procedure.

Rapid rub massages can also be beneficial for CoolSculpting aftercare. Similar to deep-tissue massages, they encourage blood flow and lymphatic drainage. This reduces inflammation and promotes healing in the treatment area.

Massages aren’t necessary after CoolSculpting, but can greatly enhance fat loss.2 Consult with your CoolSculpting provider to determine the best massage technique for your needs.

Tip #2: Exercise for at Least 30 Minutes Daily

Incorporating daily exercise into your CoolSculpting aftercare routine helps maximize your results while supporting your overall health. Exercise burns off any remaining fat in the treatment areas and helps maintain your results over time.

Do moderate-intensity exercises for 30 minutes daily. Brisk walking, jogging, cycling, and/or swimming are fantastic options.

Resistance training, such as weightlifting or bodyweight exercises, can also be beneficial for building lean muscle mass and improving overall body composition. As you build muscle, your metabolism increases. As a result, you’ll burn more calories and maintain CoolSculpting results longer.

Besides cardiovascular and resistance training, consider adding core-strengthening exercises to your routine. These can help tone and tighten the treatment areas. Planks, crunches, and Russian twists are excellent examples of exercises that strengthen the muscles in the abdomen and back.

Tip #3: Avoid Alcohol and Caffeine

These substances have a negative impact on your body’s natural healing processes. As a result, they may impede the breakdown of fat cells, causing a delay in seeing CoolSculpting results.

Alcohol and caffeine dehydrate the body and cause inflammation and bloating. This makes it harder to see full CoolSculpting results. While it’s not necessary to completely cut out these substances, it’s best to limit your intake as much as possible.

Tip #4: Manage Your Stress Levels

Managing your stress levels is essential not only for optimal CoolSculpting results but for your overall well-being. Keep them in check by practicing stress-reducing techniques in your daily routine. This can include meditation, yoga, deep breathing exercises, or any activity that makes you feel relaxed. Engaging in regular physical activity is another way to bring down stress levels.

Tip #5: Have a Healthy and Balanced Diet

Maintaining a balanced and nutritious diet is paramount for the best possible CoolSculpting results. By giving your body the nutrients it needs to support the natural healing process, you can ensure your results are stunning and long-lasting.

Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, as these foods contain antioxidants. In addition, lean protein foods like fish, tofu, and chicken provide the building blocks your body needs to repair and regenerate tissues in the treatment areas.

Avoid processed and sugary foods—these contribute to inflammation, which will mask your CoolSculpting results. Instead, focus on minimally-processed whole foods.

Examples of CoolSculpting-friendly foods include:

  • Berries
  • Leafy greens like kale and spinach
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Omega-3-rich fish like salmon and tuna

Tip #6: Get Enough Rest

Getting quality sleep is imperative for getting unmatched CoolSculpting results. When you sleep, your body goes into a state of repair and rest. This is when it focuses on healing damaged tissues and regenerating cells. Studies have shown that sleep plays a critical role in maintaining a healthy metabolism.3

Tip #7: Follow Your Provider’s Instructions

After you finish CoolSculpting, your provider will give detailed instructions for aftercare. Follow these guidelines to get top-notch results. You may need to return for additional treatments depending on the results you’re after. Your provider will work with you to develop a plan catered to your goals.

CoolSculpting Non-Surgical Body Contouring in Pearl River, NY

CoolSculpting is an effective and safe non-surgical fat reduction and body sculpting treatment. You can achieve your ideal figure without going under the knife. Dr. Fiorillo is a leading provider of CoolSculpting in Pearl River, NY. His staff offers top-notch service and personalized treatment plans to help you achieve your goals.

With years of experience and a commitment to excellence, you’re in good hands with Dr. Fiorillo. Learn how CoolSculpting can benefit you by scheduling a consultation. Call (845) 623-6141 today!



1. Cryolipolysis for noninvasive body contouring: clinical efficacy and patient satisfaction, published in National Library of Medicine, Link
2. Enhanced clinical outcome with manual massage following cryolipolysis treatment: A 4-month study of safety and efficacy, published in National Library of Medicine, Link
3. Sleep and Metabolism: An Overview, published in National Library of Medicine, Link

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