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Can CoolSculpting® Help Get Rid of My Hanging Belly?

By: Our Team


The abdomen is a classic “problem area” when it comes to accumulating stubborn fat that just won’t seem to budge, despite a dedicated effort with diet and exercise. For many people, stubborn abdominal fat becomes such a cosmetic nuisance that surgery feels like the only solution. For those men and women who prefer a less invasive alternative to liposuction – and one that requires virtually no downtime – nonsurgical CoolSculpting may be a fantastic choice.

At JEM Medspa Indiana in Munster, IN, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gus Galante and our expert aesthetic team are proud to offer a wide range of cosmetic treatments and procedures to meet the unique needs of each of our patients. If you’re searching for a convenient, nonsurgical, long-lasting fat reduction treatment for stubborn belly fat, keep reading to learn more about CoolSculpting.

I can’t lose weight in my stomach

If it seems like fat in your midsection doesn’t respond to diet and exercise in the same way or at the same rate as fat elsewhere on your body, you’re not alone. Countless people struggle with diet- and exercise-resistant fat in the abdomen, which is often due to age, genetics, hormones, and other individual factors. If you feel like you’ve done everything in your power consistently for at least 6 –12 months to lose belly fat without achieving the results you would expect from such efforts, it may be time to explore your options for cosmetic fat reduction. While liposuction is certainly an effective fat removal tool, many patients prefer a more convenient option that does not require anesthesia, incisions, or an extended recovery period. For these patients, CoolSculpting is a popular choice.

How does CoolSculpting work?

CoolSculpting is a completely nonsurgical, noninvasive fat reduction system that utilizes cryolipolysis technology to “freeze” and destroy fat cells. Over the course of several weeks or months, the unviable fat cells are expelled through natural bodily processes, leaving patients with a slimmer new shape. Most commonly, CoolSculpting is used to reduce areas of stubborn fat in the following places:

  • Below the chin/on the neck
  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Flanks
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Upper arms
  • Upper and lower back
  • Beneath the buttocks (banana roll)

How many CoolSculpting sessions will I need for my stomach?

The number of CoolSculpting treatment sessions required will vary from patient to patient based on how much excess fat they have, their body’s response to cryolipolysis, their diet and exercise routines, and other factors. In some cases, patients can achieve their desired results after a single CoolSculpting session, while other men and women may require a series of treatments.

Does CoolSculpting help with hanging skin?

It is important for patients considering CoolSculpting to understand that the treatment is designed to target unwanted fat cells and is not considered a primary skin tightening tool. For patients with good remaining skin elasticity, the skin typically “snaps back” or contracts around the newly slimmed figure after CoolSculpting.

Patients who have more pronounced skin laxity and concerns over loose, wrinkled, or hanging stomach skin may be better suited to a combination of nonsurgical fat reduction plus skin tightening. During your initial consultation for nonsurgical body contouring in Munster, IN, Dr. Galante will carefully examine your areas of concern, assess your skin elasticity, and determine whether CoolSculpting (or another treatment) may be the most appropriate option to help you achieve your ultimate aesthetic goals.

Blast belly fat with nonsurgical CoolSculpting in Munster, IN

If you’re frustrated with stubborn abdominal fat but want to avoid the cost and inconvenience of cosmetic surgery, you may be a candidate for nonsurgical fat reduction with CoolSculpting. Take the first step toward freezing away unwanted fat by calling JEM Medspa Indiana to schedule your consultation for CoolSculpting in Munster, IN with distinguished board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gus Galante today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.