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Can CoolSculpting Help with Armpit Boobs or Underarm Fat?5 min read

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The warm weather is just around the corner and it’s time to shed those bulky clothes! It’s natural to become more aware of our body shape and contour. However, pesky underarm fat can prevent us from achieving our ideal aesthetic. But fear not! CoolSculpting may just be the solution you’ve been searching for. Say goodbye to those dreaded “armpit boobs” and hello to a more confident, summer-ready you!

What is CoolSculpting?

If you’re looking for a non-invasive and efficient way to get rid of stubborn fat, CoolSculpting might be the perfect solution for you! This amazing treatment uses fat-freezing technology to specifically target and eliminate unwanted fat cells, resulting in a more defined and sculpted appearance. Patients at their healthy weight but struggling with stubborn fat choose CoolSculpting over other body contouring methods due to its popularity, rejuvenating benefits, and lack of serious side effects. 


CoolSculpting’s incredible effectiveness stems from a unique characteristic of our bodies. Have you ever wondered why it seems like losing weight is an uphill battle? Well, it turns out that the number of fat cells in your body is relatively stable after you reach adulthood. That means if you gain weight, those cells get bigger, and if you lose weight, they shrink. So, while you might be able to shed a few pounds by cutting back on calories with dieting and exercise, those pesky fat cells are still lurking, waiting to expand at the slightest opportunity. 

However, CoolSculpting is capable of permanently reducing the number of fat cells in specific body areas by freezing them. As time passes, the body triggers the natural process for getting rid of dead cells (apoptosis) through the lymphatic system (the body’s natural cleaning system). Thus, the outcomes of the CoolSculpting treatment become progressively more noticeable. Final results are typically expected to be visible within 1-3 months and, oh!, you’ll like them: up to 25% of fat reduction in the targeted area.

Is CoolSculpting FDA-Approved?

Yes, CoolSculpting is FDA-approved. The idea for cryolipolysis (fat-freezing treatment) originated from the study of fat behavior during frostbite. The scientific observations showed that fat cells freeze at a higher temperature than skin cells. Indeed, the CoolSculpting device was designed based on this knowledge, that gave it the power to selectively cool and destroy fat cells while preserving the surrounding skin and tissues. 


CoolSculpting’s approval by the FDA offers a strong indication of its safety and efficiency in fat reduction treatment. With that in mind, let’s delve into its effectiveness in targeting and reducing underarm fat.

Is CoolSculpting Effective on Armpit Boobs and Underarm Fat?

We will answer this question with another affirmative response: “Yes, once again!” You may already think that CoolSculpting treatment sounds truly promising! However, to get a more comprehensive understanding, let’s explore the specific details. 

When it comes to certain delicate areas of our body, such as underarm fat (where “armpit boobs” form), we understandably become more cautious in selecting a treatment that is both effective and safe. It’s understandable to feel anxious about treating armpit fat. After all, no one wants to risk damaging their breast tissue during the procedure! The answer to this concern is highly dependent on whether or not you are a suitable candidate for CoolSculpting. That’s why we strongly encourage individuals to schedule a preliminary consultation before proceeding with treatment. It will help determine if the tissue responsible for “armpit boobs” can be safely and effectively targeted through CoolSculpting. 

Prior to undergoing a CoolSculpting treatment to address fat bulges in the bra area, it is crucial to determine the underlying cause of the bulges, whether it is an excess of fat, lipoma, or glandular breast tissue. This is because CoolSculpting is specifically designed to target and eliminate excess fat, and is not an appropriate treatment for other types of tissue. If you come out to be a good candidate for CoolSculpting following a comprehensive preliminary consultation with our Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Phillip Chang, the Aesthetica team is delighted to guide and support you throughout the entire CoolSculpting process.

What Happens to the Fat After the Procedure?

CoolSculpting is an innovative non-surgical approach to fat reduction, so you don’t have to worry about incisions or scars. Thus, there is no surgical fat removal during a CoolSculpting session. Patients might wonder where does all that excess fat go. The answer comes to them truly… natural! Fat cells frozen during CoolSculpting dissapear the same way many other dead cells dissapear, that is through phagocytes (the body’s natural means for getting rid of useless cells). Basically, dead cells trigger an “eat me!” signal, and our body’s natural immunity does the rest.

How Many Inches Can I Lose With CoolSculpting?

As time passes following the CoolSculpting procedure, the results become increasingly apparent, and it typically takes between 1-3 months to see the final outcomes. The results are quite remarkable, as up to 25% of fat in the treated area can be reduced, which could translate to a loss of approximately one inch.

If you’re wondering how long you can enjoy the benefits of CoolSculpting, the answer is simple: it’s up to you! Your results will last as long as you maintain a stable weight, and this requires dedication to healthy habits. Why not make exercise and a balanced diet a part of your daily routine? Not only will it help you maintain your newly contoured body, but it will also improve your overall health and well-being. So, the choice is yours!

Ready To Start Your Body Contouring Journey With Dr. Chang?

Considering CoolSculpting for your body contouring goals? Book a consultation at Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center in Northern Virginia. Our Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Phillip Chang will help you determine if CoolSculpting is the best treatment for you.

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