What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a favorite treatment among patients. It may sound too good to be true, but in fact it works beautifully and achieves amazing results—and Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin are CoolSculpting experts.

This revolutionary treatment literally freezes fat away. It utilizes cold temperatures to freeze areas of fat, which can make the fat cells to shrink by 25%-30% each session.

Areas that can be treated with CoolSculpting in Richmond include the arms, inner and outer thighs, the back, abdomen, buttocks, neck, and love handles. If you’re looking for non-surgical body contouring, CoolSculpting may be exactly what you want.

How Does CoolSculpting Work?

It sounds like magic, but it’s as scientific as it gets. Discovered by researchers at Harvard, CoolSculpting uses intensely cold temperatures to target fat cells, safely addressing them under the skin in a way that exercise and diet are not able to.

The fat cells are frozen away by the extreme temperature, and once crystallized, these targeted cells die and dissolve from the body through the body’s natural metabolic process.

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What areas can be treated with CoolSculpting?

  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Flanks
  • Chin & neck
  • Arms
  • Back

The Dr. Sundin Difference

  • A personalized approach
  • Specialty in both surgical and non-surgical body contouring
  • Treatment overseen by a U.S. board certified plastic surgeon
  • CoolSculpting experts who have performed more than 10,000 treatments to date
  • Price matching so you always pay the lowest advertised price

Is CoolSculpting Safe?

CoolSculpting is a clinically proven, FDA approved, completely non-surgical treatment with no recovery downtime. It requires no needles or anesthesia, and leaves no scars.

Patients can even drive themselves to and from their CoolSculpting session in Richmond. The amount of time it takes will depend on the areas being treated, but a CoolSculpting session typically takes anywhere from 35 minutes to two hours, with the standard being 45 minutes.

This is a fantastic treatment for those who are interested in fat reduction, but are too busy to take time off of work. CoolSculpting has made a name for itself by achieving some of the best results for non-invasive fat elimination ever.

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CoolSculpting Results

After your non surgical body contouring in Richmond, you will see results within three weeks, with the most significant results appearing within 2-4 months.

Many patients ask if CoolSculpting is permanent. The answer is: as long as you balance a good diet and regular exercise, your results will last. However, if you don’t take care of yourself and end up gaining weight, your remaining fat cells can stretch and make you appear heavier. This is why diet and exercise are important with CoolSculpting.

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What Are CoolSculpting Sessions Like?

At the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, your Richmond CoolSculpting treatment will be customized to target your specific problem areas.

A gel pad and applicator cup will be applied to the treatment area, using a gentle vacuum suction to bring the unwanted fatty tissue between two cooling panels.

While CoolSculpting isn’t painful, patients should be aware that it is definitely called “cool” for a reason. The treated area will become very cold, and will then become quite numb. Some patients experience the “pins and needles” sensation that comes with low temperature. Generally, however, many patients find their CoolSculpting session to be quite relaxing as they read, listen to music, watch a movie, or work on their phone.

The treated area may feel a bit tender after your session, but any discomfort will be very minimal.

Why should I choose LITTLE Lipo for CoolSculpting in the Richmond, Northern Virginia, and Washington DC areas?

CoolSculpting has established itself as the leading technology for non-invasive fat reduction, and it’s becoming more and more involved every day.

At the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, our goal is to help patients achieve attractive results that keep safety and a natural aesthetic in mind.

Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin are both board certified in plastic surgery with extensive specialized training and decades of experience. Their dedication to the powerful combination of cutting-edge techniques, open and honest communication, and a patient-centric philosophy is guaranteed to provide you with the highest standard of safety and comfort.

If you’re looking for effective non-surgical body contouring in Richmond, Northern Virginia, and Washington DC, CoolSculpting may be perfect for you. Please contact us to learn more or to make an appointment.


What is the difference between liposuction and CoolScultping?

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive treatment to destroy fat, requiring no downtime. Liposuction is a surgical procedure to remove fat with a specialized suction technique, requiring downtime.

How many CoolSculpting sessions will I need?

This varies depending on your goals. Most patients need 2-3 treatments.

How much does CoolSculpting cost?

Costs depend on the size and number of the treatment areas. The average cost is between $2,000 and $4,000 per session.

How old do I have to be to get CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is safe and effective for patients starting at age 18.

When can I exercise after CoolSculpting?

You can typically resume your regular exercise routine immediately after CoolSculpting without any specific restrictions, but it's always best to consult with your provider for personalized advice.

Are there any side effects or risks with CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting may cause temporary side effects like redness, swelling, and numbness, but serious risks are rare when performed by a qualified practitioner.

Can CoolSculpting treat multiple areas in one session?

Yes, CoolSculpting can target multiple areas in a single session, depending on the patient's treatment plan and the number of applicators available.

Are there dietary restrictions before CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting typically doesn't require specific dietary restrictions before the procedure. However, it's advisable to maintain a healthy diet and hydration for optimal results.

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