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Imagine a safe, gentle alternative to liposuction in Tucson, Arizona, that doesn't require surgery. Does that sound too good to be true? With CoolSculpting®, it's a reality.

This FDA-approved procedure uses cooling technology during a comfortable, 1-hour treatment to eliminate fat from the body. There's no downtime required and it only takes a few weeks before your new shape is revealed.

To learn more about CoolSculpting in Tucson at Foothills Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery, request a consultation  online or call (520) 731-1110.

Choosing CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is appropriate for treating stubborn areas of fat such as love handles, a "muffin top" or back fat. The procedure uses a patented process called Cryolipolysis® to freeze fat cells without harming the overlying skin. Side effects are marginal and typically include only minor redness, bruising and numbness in the treatment area. These normally disappear within a few days. During the course of several weeks, the fat cells that were damaged by freezing are metabolized by the body and eliminated through normal processes. After just one session, this procedure can:

  • Create slimmer body contours
  • Remove stubborn fat from the abdomen
  • Sculpt a more balanced body shape

Changes begin to appear in 2 to 3 months, with the final results generally visible by 6 months. Some people may choose to have multiple CoolSculpting sessions for more thorough body contouring.

Before & After Photos of CoolSculpting®




60 Days After


90 Days After

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the procedure feel like?

The CoolSculpting procedure is described as quite comfortable by most of our patients. Initially, a feeling of pressure is experienced as the fat tissue is drawn up between 2 cooling panels. Then, a sensation of cooling (similar to icing a sore muscle) is felt as the machine goes to work. This feeling diminishes as your body adjusts to the temperature.

How many treatments will I need?

Depending on your current body composition and the size of the treatment area, you may require more than 1 treatment. Many people are happy with the results after their first session, while others may choose to have additional treatments in order to achieve more dramatic changes. Our CoolSculpting patients from Green Valley, Sierra Vista, Casas Adobes, and surrounding areas, often visit us for other advanced non-surgical treatments as well such as laser hair removal and BOTOX® Cosmetic.

To read our answers to more common questions about CoolSculpting, check out our CoolSculpting FAQ page.

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