CoolSculpting - does it work? And how?

After I've seen so many scams and "miracle" creams, I became skeptical about non-invasive treatments or anything that doesn't get you an obvious result. So this machine freezes the fat and... what happens next? Wouldn't something hot have more of an impact on fat?


F, 41, Kentucky

Coolsculpting works by freezing fat cells that are then cleared by your body over the next 90 days.  The fat that is treated is cooled to a level that kills the fat cells and your body resorbs them over time eliminating them from your kidneys.  It is effective to treat persistent areas of excess fat in someone who is otherwise in good shape.  It is not a weight loss tool, only a sculpting tool, similar to liposuction.