CoolSculpting® Austin| Subcutaneous Fat vs. Visceral Fat

By: Our Team

CoolSculpting is a great option for those wanting to get rid of annoying bumps and bulges of stubborn fat. It is a non-surgical fat reduction method that involves no needles and no downtime! CoolSculpting is FDA-approved and a safe way to get natural looking results as soon as 3 weeks. Men and women are gravitating towards CoolSculpting to reduce areas of stubborn fat that diet and exercise leave behind. While there are many areas that can be treated with CoolSculpting, it’s important to understand what type of fat can be treated and what areas of the body are accessible for the CoolSculpting suction applicators.


  • Stomach/Abdomen
  • Love Handles/Flanks
  • Back/Bra Area
  • Inner & OuterThighs
  • Male Chest (Pseudogynecomastia)


CoolSculpting technology targets and cools unwanted fat cells in the selected area to induce a noticeable, natural-looking reduction in fat bulges. CoolSculpting can only treat subcutaneous fat, which is the fat outside of your body that you can pinch. Visceral fat is intra-abdominal fat that lies beneath the abdominal muscles. CoolSculpting cannot access visceral fat as it is deep below the muscle. Approximately 90% of the fat in our bodies is subcutaneous fat, while visceral fat only makes up about 10%. CoolSculpting is best suited for men and women who are in pretty good shape and it is ideal for treating back/bra fat, muffin top, and the upper and lower abdomen.

The suction applicator is placed on the area of stubborn fat that you want to treat. As long as the fat bulge can be pinched with at least an inch of fat and skin, it can be suctioned up into the applicator head. The CoolSculpting device freezes away unwanted fat by killing off the fat cells which go to the liver and are flushed out naturally. The treatment sessions are about one hour and you start seeing results as soon as 3 weeks. The best results occur within 1-3 months.

Learn more about CoolSculpting here. Call us today for a CoolSculpting Consultation

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