Non-invasive fat reduction treatments have gained tremendous popularity over the past decade, and rightfully so. At the top of every list for effective, non-surgical body contouring methods is CoolSculpting Elite. 

At Bodify, we have two locations in Phoenix (Arcadia) and Scottsdale (Kierland), and we are always proud to boast that we are truly CoolSculpting Elite experts because we have performed more CoolSculpting treatments than any other provider in Arizona. Over the years, we have had countless men and women from the Valley walk through our doors seeking help with treating their stubborn fat. Outside of working hours, as providers with a passion for what we do, CoolSculpting naturally comes up in casual conversation, and it always makes us chuckle when people ask if they can just freeze their fat at home. DIY CoolSculpting?! Absolutely NOT!

How Fat Freezing Works

The science is relatively simple to understand. Over a decade ago, Dr. Dieter Manstein from Massachusetts General Hospital and Dr. Rox Anderson from Harvard Medical School, decided to research more about a phenomenon called “popsicle panniculitis.”  It had been long-known that kids who frequently ate popsicles often got dimples on their cheeks; and the two Your CoolSculpting Applicator choice mattersdoctors also looked into a documented case where a woman rode naked on her horse in freezing cold weather resulting in fat loss on her inner thighs! Dr. Manstein and Dr. Anderson theorized an innovative hypothesis: perhaps the key to fat loss was freezing temperatures? 

The doctors set out to test their theory, and developed the CoolSculpting technology, or rather: cryolipolysis! Cryo = icy cold + lipolysis = chemical decomposition of fat, or fat-freezing. They found that the cold actually kills fat cells faster than it can affect other types of body tissue such as nerve, skin, or muscle cells. When exposed to freezing temperatures, fat cells crystallize and die, and then the body gradually and naturally gets rid of them as waste. And once they’re gone – they’re gone! They don’t just magically reappear once they’re dead and gone. However, in fairness – the remaining fat cells can expand if you gain weight after your treatment. 

Can you DIY CoolSculpting? Absolutely NOT. 

So, can you slap some ice packs on or continually soak in a bathtub full of ice and DIY yourself some body contouring results? Absolutely NOT. And please don’t attempt it – unless you’re okay with possibly giving yourself frostbite, nerve and skin damage, contour irregularities. 

When you come into Bodify for a complimentary consultation, our expert team assesses your areas of stubborn fat and designs a custom treatment plan to get rid of those unwanted fat cells. And we’ll also take the time to explain exactly how the process works, and our goal is to educate you about the process and the results you can expect to see with our expert guidance! CoolSculpting Elite is actually a very controlled treatment method. The combination of the precisely controlled freezing temperature with the suction of the vacuum applicator is what provides safe, effective results. Only an expert team with countless hours of experience and training can correctly execute such a precise treatment. Plus, when you come into Bodify, each treatment session is relatively quick (about 35 minutes), while if you were to attempt icing your fat at home, it would take hours and hours to reach the temperatures necessary to induce fat-freezing – who has time for that!? And more importantly, it’s likely you would end up injuring yourself before that was possible. 

Consult With Bodify, CoolSculpting Elite Experts

Curious to know more about whether CoolSculpting Elite will work for you? We’ve always been honest and transparent about the results clients can expect to see when they invest in themselves with CoolSculpting and we can confidently say that CoolSculpting Elite is the best option for both men and women who want to reduce stubborn fat on their body that’s been resistant to diet and exercise. If you’re ready to have an honest conversation about your goals with no judgement, let’s talk! You can also text us at 480-531-5955 or send us a message on facebook at We can’t wait to hear from you!