Original Article By Sarah Kinonen

No matter how many bicep curls I manage to squeeze into my beloved Barry's Bootcamp class, the seemingly endless reps never to seem to be nearly enough to sculpt the chiseled arms of my dreams. Blame it on my incessant need for lean, long limbs—along with my admitted penchant for dessert—but regardless, regular old reps just aren't cutting it right now. Which is why news about CoolSculpting, an FDA-approved, non-invasive procedure that freezes off fat cells—up to 25 percent—causing them to die, piqued my interest. Because originally, it was developed and approved only for specific areas of the body such as the abdomen and flanks. Now, CoolSculpting for your arms is an option, too.

The CoolSculpting procedure was created by Zeltiq, a medical technology company, in 2010—and has only gained in popularity in the seven years since its inception. Now you can find the treatment offered not only at doctor's offices, but at medical spas as well—and sometimes, with a Groupon-esque code for it all. But again, it was initially only approved for use on certain body parts—arms not included. Until this week, that is, when the FDA approved its use for removal of upper arm fat.  ..


Original Article By Elise Minton

Just this morning it was announced that aesthetics giant Allergan (you probably know it as the brand behind Botox Cosmetic, Juvéderm and Latisse) will be adding another beauty-centric company to its portfolio: Zeltiq Aesthetics, the fat-reducing brand that uses the power of freezing fat in its CoolSculpting device.

The sale is slated for about $2.48 billion and is strictly for the CoolSculpting device. It's the latest in a list of companies that Allergan has been acquiring.  ..


Original Article by Mackenzie Wagner

Blame it on bikini season or the forthcoming gala circuit, but recently, at dinner parties across the country, a topic has been on the tips of tongues: CoolSculpting. Not an entirely new technology, the fat-freezing procedure formally called cryolipolysis was first discovered after, rumor has it, doctors noticed that children who ate a lot of ice pops experienced fat degradation in their cheeks. “Fat is more temperature-sensitive than your skin,” explains UCLA professor and plastic surgeon Jason Roostaeian. “It goes through the cell death process before your skin does.”

CoolSculpting was first approved by the FDA in 2010, but recently gained attention when it was rebranded from minor spot treatment to a noninvasive alternative to liposuction, promising to eviscerate love handles and bra bulge with the wave of a cooling paddle. Sound too good to be true? According to Roostaeian and Manhattan-based CoolSculpting guru Jeannel Astarita, the technology works. Here, they discuss the ins and outs of fat freezing, from weight loss to health risks.  ..


Original Article by Tatiana Bido

Great news for those fighting the battle of the bra bulge, back fat and the under-butt fat that is sometimes referred to as the banana roll. CoolSculpting, the noninvasive procedure used to eliminate unwanted fat in targeted areas like the abdomen, love handles, thighs and double chin, has now been approved by the FDA to reduce fat around the bra straps, on the back and underneath the buttocks.

The fat freezing method, which was first approved for use by the FDA in 2014, has been proven to be effective in permanently destroying fat cells in areas of the body that have been resistant to diet and exercise. Mark Foley, president and chief executive officer of Zeltiq, said in the company’s press release, “Our recently expanded clearance by the FDA further validates the clinical utility of our technology and further expands our leadership position in the noninvasive fat reduction space."  ..


Original Article by Rachel Jacoby Zoldan

You may think CoolSculpting (the non-invasive procedure that freezes fat cells and supposedly has no recovery time) sounds too good to be true. No sit-ups? No planks? A slimmer stomach just a few weeks later?

Here's the gist: Also known generically as cryolipolysis, CoolSculpting is performed by doctors and aestheticians. By freezing fat, the process naturally eliminates dead, frozen fat cells throughout your body. You can see results in just a few weeks—though sometimes it takes up to three months.

My stomach has always been my trouble area. I'm also willing to try almost anything once, so when I was given the opportunity to test the treatment out, I figured I'd give it a shot. As an avid runner with a penchant for pizza, I figured I had nothing to lose. Since CoolSculpting promised "no downtime," I could get right back to training for the back-to-back 10K and half-marathon I had on the calendar about eight weeks later. (Signing up for your own race? Try our 12-Week Half Marathon Training Plan.) I wouldn't need to take any time off work either—and would hopefully soon be gifted with a firmer six-pack. Win-win, right?  ..


Original Article by Brittany Burhop

You’ve probably heard about CoolSculpting and its revolutionary noninvasive freezing technology that kills fat cells to shrink areas on the body like the abdomen and thighs with no downtime. But now we’ve got word that the company received FDA-clearance to treat another common problem area: under the chin. (A 2014 study conducted by The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery showed that 68 percent of people were concerned with chin and neck fat.)

This new treatment area means the introduction of a new applicator as well: the CoolMini, which is designed to treat smaller pockets of fat. “I believe this new applicator will provide a truly compelling alternative to other popular devices currently used to treat and contour the neck, like liposuction,” said Mark Foley, president and CEO of Zeltiq, in the company’s press release.  ..


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Hundreds of thousands of people undergo liposuction each year, but a relatively new treatment called "CoolSculpting" claims to remove fat without surgery. This is one of the rare times where the academics CBS News spoke to all agreed that the procedure works if it's used on the right patients, reports CBS News' Vinita Nair.

If you've ever seen before and after pictures following a fat removal procedure, then these photos are not that surprising. However, when you hear the fat was removed after just four treatments without using a knife or a needle, these results are unprecedented.

Dr. Neil Sadick, professor at Weil Cornell Medical College, said the procedure has "the most proven technology." It was created by two Harvard doctors, and as of last month, it was cleared by the FDA for treating a patient's thighs, love handles and belly.


When you're contemplating getting a CoolSculpting treament or have already received a treatment, it's important to eat healthy. This list of five foods from NewBeauty.com points us in the direction of foods we should avoid if we don't want belly fat. And I think it's safe to say that's all of us.

Is the war on belly fat leaving you feeling like you are always in a losing battle? “Belly fat is something you have a lot more control over than you realize,” says Traci D. Mitchell, nationally recognized health and fitness coach, and author of The Belly Burn Plan. “And the foods you should eat are as important as the foods you should avoid when it comes to offloading weight, particularly through your midsection.” Here are Mitchell’s five big food offenders that you should steer clear of to banish belly fat from your body. ..


Both before and after a CoolSculpting treatment, it's important to make life choices for a healthier you. This article from NewBeauty.com tells of some real reasons why some people gain weight. It's important to know what might be causing unhealthy weight gain, then you can find the tricks and tools to fit it. 

In order to get rid of fat for good, it's important to understand what it really is and how it originates. There are a million different buzz words thrown around that make it confusing as to what and when to eat it to lose weight. But, what it really comes down to is this: if you eat more calories than you burn off, you will gain weight. ..