Though first cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2010, some people still ask themselves, “is CoolSculpting safe?” While the simple answer is, “yes,” there’s a lot of scientific research to explain exactly what makes the CoolSculpting treatment safe and what patients can expect.

CoolSculpting FDA-Clearance History

CoolSculpting, the number one non-invasive fat-reduction treatment*, is FDA-cleared to freeze the fat for nine different treatment areas. The non-surgical treatment was first FDA-cleared in 2010 for those pesky love handles, also known as flanks or a muffin top.

Not long after, in 2012, the treatment was cleared for a very popular area people want treated: the abdomen (also known as belly fat, pot belly, or post-baby bulge).

Fast forward to 2014, when CoolSculpting was cleared to treat thighs; allowing CoolSculpting practitioners to treat the inner thighs and outer thighs…hello thigh gap and good-bye saddle-bags!

In 2015—the dawn of the selfie era—CoolSculpting welcomed FDA-clearance for fat underneath the chin (also known as submental fat or the double-chin).

In 2016, CoolSculpting received some love for small areas of fat, getting simultaneous FDA-clearance for treatment of bra fat, back fat, and fat underneath the buttocks (coined “banana roll”). CoolSculpting’s most recent FDA-clearance is the first-of-its-kind: treatment of fat on the upper arms…bye-bye bat wings!

And in 2018, CoolSculpting received the FDA-clearance for the submandibular area or below the jawline!

Contact us today to find out if the CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure is RIGHT for you and arrange your complimentary consultation or if you have any questions, please call: 212-203-9249.


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