Coolsculpting Arms: Cost, How It Works & 3 Amazing Reviews

Coolsculpting arms may seem weird to some people, in fact, they may ask if coolsculpting work on the arms. Well, it is possible to carry out this procedure on the arms. The upper arm is the easiest place to gain fat but also the most difficult are to reduce fats. The excess skin and fats in the upper arm is also known as bye-bye arms. This excess fat that dangles from underneath the arm is an eye sore to many women.

Well, it is very normal to have arm fats but many people are uncomfortable with these fats deposits in their arm. So, it is also normal to try to get rid of them. This is why many are looking for non-invasive procedures that can get rid of their arm fats, coolsculpting is one of such procedures.


Coolsculpting arms is fat reduction procedure that does not involve needles, anesthesia or cutting of the skin. It is a non-invasive procedure that works by cooling subcutaneous fat (layers of fats just underneath the skin) till the fat cells are destroyed and absorbed by the body. 

This procedure was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2012, it was created to only reduce excess and stubborn fats and not as a weight loss measure. It is recommended for those who have reached their ideal weight.


Coolsculpting also known as cryolipolysis, is a scientific process that breaks down fatty tissues when the fat cells respond to cold temperature in the upper arm. This procedure extracts energy from the layers of fats and then destroys subcutaneous fats in the upper arm.

The nerves, muscles and other tissues are not affected by the cold temperature. The body digests subcutaneous fat cells, filters them thought the lymphatic system and expel them as waste. This end process may take several months, it may take the body up to 6 months to eliminate all the fat cells. Using this procedure on the arms reduces the fats in the upper arms and give the arms a better shape.


It is better to know the before and after process involved in coolsculpting arms, this will help you to give an idea of what to expect.

Before Coolsculpting Arms

There is no much preparation for coolsculpting generally, the important thing is for you to make sure that you have a healthy body and ideal weight. People who are overweight and obesed are not recommended for coolsculpting arms. Ideal candidate for a coolsculpting arms must meet the following criteria:

  • Ideal weight
  • Healthy body
  • Looking for a way to reduce excess arm fats

It is normal to have bruises after coolsculpting arms so it is best to avoid anti-inflammatories such as aspirin before the procedure to reduce bruising.

During the Procedure

Coolsculpting arms is done with a handheld applicator that looks like the nozzles of a vacuum cleaner. Before using the applicator on the arm, the doctor applies a gel pad, then the applicator to the arms, one by one. The applicator controls cold to the targeted fats in the arm. The doctor moves the device over your skin while applying cold to the targeted areas. In some offices with several machines or devices work on multiple target areas at a time.

During the process, you may experience pinching or pulling feelings but there is little pain. The doctor will massage the treated areas immediately after the fat cells have been destroyed to break up any deep tissue that must have been frozen. The massage helps your body to absorbs the fat cells that have been destroyed. The massage may be uncomfortable to some people. The treatment can take about 35 minutes for each arm.

Coolsculpting Arms
Coolsculpting Arms

After the Procedure

Coolsculpting arms does not need long recovery time, some people may resume their normal activities immediately after the procedure. In some cases, you may experience minor redness and soreness on your arm after the treatment but these will go away within a few weeks. You may see changes of the procedure within three weeks. Full results may be seen after two or three months but the fat-flushing process will continue for up to six months after the first treatment.

According to Coolsculpting market research, about 76 percent of people reported that they saw a positive difference in the way their clothes fits after the procedure. You should know that coolsculpting arms does not treat obesity or overweight and should not be used to replace a healthy lifestyle. You will have to maintain the results by eating healthy diet and exercising regularly.


A session of coolsculpting arms treatment can reduce about 20% to 25% of fats in the arms. You may need about two or three sessions depending on the amount is fats you have. The sessions are spaced one month apart to allow the body some rest. You should expect to see the first results in a space of four weeks after the procedure. If you undergo more than one treatment, you will see noticeable change in arm contour after three to four months after the final treatment.

For up to 6 months, the body will continue to flush out the destroyed fat cells after the last treatment. The removed fat cells by the body are permanently destroyed and of no use. If you develop unhealthy diet and no exercise, you may develop new fats on the arms. So, you should follow up this procedure with healthy diet and exercise.


The cost of getting coolsculpting arms depends on factors like:

  • Amount of fats on the arm
  • Size of the area to be treated
  • The desired result needed
  • Your location and where the hospital or facility is located
  • The size of the applicator

The lower end coolsculpting cost an average of about $650 for each treatment area, this price is likely to be for one arm. Both arms may be charged about $1,300. There is no need for follow-up appointment.


There has been reviews by people who have used this procedure to remove excess fats from underneath their arms. We will look at some of the reviews from users gotten from.

1. The First Review is from Debbie Elliott: I am so happy with the results I got from my upper arms. The procedure helped me to get rid of stubborn fats that would not go no matter the amount of exercise. There was a bit of residual tingling and numbness in the areas treated for a few weeks afterwards but it eventually faded away although I was warned of the side effects.

2. The Second Review is from Mick Peters: I am really pleased with my results. After I have gained weight during the lockdown and getting back to exercise, the excess fats were still stubborn. My consultation with the professional made me feel at ease. I am really pleased with the results from the coolsculpting.

3. The third review is from AG: I had flabby fats under my arms although I exercise a lot. The doctor explained the whole process to me so that I will understand what to expect. The procedure was comfortable more than I had imagined, I felt relaxed. Six weeks after the treatment, I can see the results and my arms are looking much more toned and tighter. The procedure gave me confidence even when I go to the gym. 


The science or technology behind coolsculpting or cryolipolysis is for the cold to freeze the tissues to the point where fat cells freeze, disintegrate and are removed from the body as waste while the treated areas slim down marginally. This is how the procedure should go. 

However, in some cases, the fats in the targeted areas expand after treatment and hardens into an abnormal shaped lump in response to the extreme cold (Anderson Sobel Cosmetic Surgery, 2018). This condition is known as paradoxical adipose hyperplasia or PAH for short. In this condition, instead of the fats shrinking, they turn into a lump and gets bigger and firmer than surrounding tissues. 

There is no exact cause of this condition and recent studies have suggested that paradoxical adipose hyperplasia occurs more often (1 out of 138 procedures) as compared to the number reported to the manufacturer (1 out of 4000 procedures). Although the incidence rate is still less than 1 but closer attention should be pains to this condition.


Everyone hopes to get desired results after any procedure but sometimes, there may be unwanted results. One of them is botched coolsculpting arms. 

Before Botched Coolsculpting Arms

You will have to stay away from anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin to minimize bruising. There is not much preparation needed, you just have to make sure you are an ideal candidate for the procedure. An ideal candidate must have a healthy body and ideal weight as well.

After Botched Coolsculpting Arms

The device is used to target the marked areas on the arms, the applicator controls the cold temperature, destroys the fats and slim down the area. This is the expected result of normal coolsculpting arms but instead of shrinking, the fats expand and hardens into an abnormal shaped lump in response to the extreme cold. The lumps gets larger and firmer than the surrounding tissues. This can be corrected by a liposuction procedure.


Coolsculpting arms is a non-invasive procedure that removes fat by destroying fat cells, and removing them from the body as waste. It gives desired results most times although there may be side effects and risk like botched coolsculpting arms. You should avoid taking anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin to minimize bruising.

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