Developed by scientists at Harvard University, CoolSculpting® uses a patented cooling system to remove fat cells without surgery or recovery.

Even if you work out and eat a healthy, balanced diet, fat still accumulates in certain areas. Despite your efforts, you cannot shed this stubborn fat. CoolSculpting® helps you shed this stubborn fat without surgery and recovery is immediate.

The treatment freezes fat cells in a controlled way using a sucking applicator that adheres to the skin and body. The tissues are thus frozen and fat cells die. These cells are then permanently eliminated by the body.

Candidates for the surgery are patients who are not or only slightly overweight and who have stubborn fat that they cannot get rid of through diet and exercise.

CoolSculpting® will help you shed these localized fat deposits without effort or surgery!

Treated Conditions:

  • Excess fat deposits

What zones can be treated?

CoolSculpting® can treat excess fat in the following areas:

  • Stomach
  • Flanks
  • Thighs: inner or outer side of thighs, saddlebags
  • Arms
  • Back Fat: back fat located under the bra
  • Neck
  • Buttocks: area under the buttocks
  • Men’s Breast: excess fat in the breasts (gynecomastia)

  • Duration:
    45-60 min/application
  • Pain level:
  • Maintenance:
    As needed

Procedure details

CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical procedure. The duration of a treatment depends on the number of applications, and can vary from 35 minutes to 1.25 hours per application. The nurse will mark the area to be treated and make you comfortable. Under the effect of suction, skin and fat are drawn into the applicator. You may feel tugging, pulling and mild pinching during the first minute of treatment but these sensations disappear quickly.

The fat cells are cooled to a controlled temperature, which will kill them naturally without altering the surrounding tissues (reduction of the thickness of the fat layer by up to 27%). Lipids in fat cells crystallize at a higher temperature than water in other cell types. After treatment, the fat cells degrade and gradually die. It is the body’s immune system that will naturally break them down and then eliminate them permanently.

During your session, you will be able to enjoy the comfort of our dedicated private lounge to relax, watch an episode of your favourite TV show, or work.

At the end of the session, massaging the treated area will relax the tissues and improve the resorption of fat by the body in the weeks following the treatment.

You may experience aches, tingling, sensitivity or soreness of the treated area as well as skin redness but there is no contraindication to resume physical activity immediately after the session. No restrictions are imposed afterwards and the treatment does not require a work stoppage.

The effects can begin to be visible as of three weeks, but the final result is obtained around three months after the session.

Although research is still limited, CoolSculpting is generally viewed as a safer, non-invasive type of fat reduction surgery than traditional procedures, such as liposuction.

The only noticeable side effects of the procedure tend to be minor and occur only around the area of treatment. Most minor side effects reduce or go away within a few days to weeks after the procedure.

It is normal, however, to experience numbness or loss of sensation in the treatment area for around a month.


Patients may begin to see an improvement in the treated area a few weeks after their treatment, but it may take up to four months before they enjoy their full and final results. While every patient is different, most patients benefit from one to three sessions for each area of concern.


Schedule your personal or virtual consultation with Dr. David Boudana.

During your consultation, Dr. Boudana will take the time to address your specific goals and to discuss your treatment options. He will determine if the coolsulpting procedure is right for you and review the results that can be realistically achieved.