CoolSculpting is the only FDA-cleared, non invasive fat-reduction treatment that employs Cryolipolysis, a method that uses controlled cooling to target stubborn fat cells. The fat cells that have been affected are eliminated for good naturally through your body’s metabolic process and lymphatic system.

CoolSculpting is a proven, non-surgical option for eliminating stubborn fat cells that resist your efforts with diet and exercise. The procedure itself takes approximately 35 minutes and has little to no downtime. n fact, you are able to resume your normal activities immediately. There is no damage to your skin or other tissue since the process focuses specifically on fat cells we target.

CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared to treat nine areas including the abdomen, upper arms, flanks (love-handles), bra fat, inner thighs, outer thighs, under the buttocks (banana roll) and submental (under the chin).


CoolSculpting technology (cryolipolysis) uses carefully controlled cooling to reduce the temperature of fat cells to as low as -11 degrees Celsius.  This process can penetrate several layers of fat cells beneath the skin and freezes the cell. Once frozen, those cells die and are gone for good.

Unlike other medical procedures, CoolSculpting is completely non-invasive, making it one of the safest fat reduction processes available.  It is done above the surface of your skin in our treatment room.  You can relax, watch a show on our TV, or even take a nap while we freeze that stubborn fat away!

If your physical health is good and you are within 30 pounds of your ideal goal weight, then CoolSculpting at Tondue is likely a viable option. We do recommend that you use exercise and a healthy diet to stabilize your weight as much as possible before treatment occurs. 

Before any treatment occurs, we schedule a personalized consultation to determine if you are a good candidate, define your treatment plan, and answer any questions you may have.

If you have ever had to place an ice pack on your bare skin, that would give you an idea.  You may experience a slight burning or tingling sensation for a few minutes (think about how it feels when you put very cold hands into warm water, and you will have an idea!) but this subsides very quickly.  For the majority of the treatment, you feel mostly numb in the treatment area.  After each treatment is complete, your technician provides a 2 minute massage of the treated area to further break down the fat cells. This isn’t the most comfortable part 2 minutes, but increases the effectiveness by up to 68% so it’s crucial to help you achieve optimal results!

The fat cells are removed like any other dead cell in the body is naturally excreted. Your body uses its digestive, metabolic and lymphatic systems to process out the destroyed cells.  You will not notice those cells leaving, instead you’ll just see the results and a slimmer, more sculpted you!

There are usually very few side effects from your treatment and your skin is completely safe during this process. You may experience temporary tingling, numbness, tenderness, swelling or slight bruising in the treated area. Typically the treated area is slightly red for an hour or two afterward. 

There is no downtime, and you can resume all your daily activities immediately.  Some patients go back to work, go home or even go to the gym after treatment!

The science behind CoolSculpting shows us that most people get a 20-25% reduction, however, those that make lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise can see a greater difference and in turn will get better results.

Typically clients see results starting around 6 weeks and their max results at 12 weeks as that is how long it typically takes for the body to flush the fat cells through the lymphatic system. However, some may start to see results as soon as 4 weeks. 


If you’d like more information about CoolSculpting®, contact us today. Complete our digital contact form or call our location nearest to you. We look forward to meeting you and demonstrating how Tondue Medical Spa can help you meet your aesthetic goals.


715 Washington, Bay City, MI 48708
(989) 598-8001


120 E. University Dr., Rochester, MI 48307
(248) 413-5967