The Zeltiq procedure is guaranteed to get rid of fat without surgery or liposuction. Coolsculpting by Zeltiq is said to be the most effective alternative to liposuction.

Coolsculpting by Zeltiq is a non-invasive technique for getting rid of unwanted fat in various areas such as stomach fat, 'love handles', inner thighs, under the chin, the upper arms and the back. It's not 'fat melting' even though the Zeltiq procedure has been described as that ~ it's freezing fat where the fat is frozen into oblivion and the body excretes out the fat over several weeks.

Nerves and blood vessels freeze at zero degrees Centigrade, but fat freezes at four degrees so it can be targeted in isolation.


Freezing off fat is also called criolypolisis has an incredible success rate. Coolsculpting is guaranteed to reduce unwanted fat in the targeted area by a minimum 25 percent. A second treatment should increase the fat loss by up to 50 percent.

It's perfect for body contouring, that is, if there are small pockets of fat in particular areas you want to get rid of. Like a "little poochy belly" or slightly "wobbly bingo arms". These areas of fat are particularly difficult to get rid of no matter what diet or exercise you undertake.


The procedure takes about one hour. It feels odd but not painful at all. The sensation has been described like a 'vacuum cleaner on steroids'. You feel some pressure and your skin will feel cold, but you don't actually feel cold if that makes sense! You can relax completely during the treatment ~ some people tap on their Blackberries or laptops, others listen to music or read a book. In fact, bringing something distracting and relaxing to do is good as it will make the time just fly by.

A few minutes afterwards, your flesh will be red but as soon as your skin warms up again the color will return to normal. The results are not instant ~ it takes about one month to see any effects and about two to four months for the bits of unwanted fat to have gone completely. If you grab your bits of skin, you will feel the difference ~ where the fat has frozen off.


The fat cells that have been frozen off are dead and will not come back...ever. The remaining fat cells may regenerate in other places though. There might be loose skin that does not get its shape back. You can have surgery to tighten this up, or leave it as it is.


If you are morbidly obese, the Zeltiq procedure is not for you. If you can grab a roll of flesh and put it between the cooling blades of the machine, then you are likely to be a suitable candidate for this freezing fat procedure.


The other piece of great news is that criolypolisis is much cheaper than liposuction. It costs roughly US$750 to US$1,500 per one-time procedure (you can have another session if you want greater results). And remember, unlike liposuction, there is no:

  • surgery
  • anesthesia
  • pain
  • needles
  • incisions
  • medications
  • bandages
  • recovery time except for a little redness or tenderness of the skin. People don't even take a Tylenol when they are done

And it's also very private: no one knows that you have done it because the fat reduction is not instant ~ it happens over the course of a few weeks so it could look like you have naturally lost the weight.

If you are looking for a cheaper, non-surgical alternative to liposuction, try Coolsculpting by Zeltiq.