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CoolSculpting: Like Lipo Without The Knife?

By Morgan Shanahan |

It’s always in pictures that I notice it. This little pucker here, that little extra pooch there — there’s something about the unforgiving nature of being frozen in time under bad lighting that always gets the best of my nit-pickiness and causes me to never wear THAT shirt or THOSE pants ever again.

So when the team at Motykie Med Spa offered to make over my pregnancy-worn abdomen with CoolSculpting, I would have basically had to be insane to turn it down. I mean, I’m hypothyroid, and I’ve had to battle weight the hard way for a long time, so when someone tells me they are going to freeze the fat off through my skin and IT WILL NEVER COME BACK, I shut up and listen.

Here’s the deal: You are born with the same number of fat cells you die with. Those cells stretch as you gain weight, but they don’t multiply. If you remove those fat cells altogether, then they will no longer be there to expand and fill with fat, thus the problem area is solved! This is why people like Liposuction. But liposuction requires surgery, and sometimes people die in surgery (I’m not even being extreme — didn’t you see Clueless?). Enter CoolSculpting, an FDA-approved non-invasive method of killing and eliminating fat cells by freezing them until they die and pass out of your body. A series of two treatments is recommended per area, and they traditionally run from $750-$1500 per treatment.

(Yes, there’s a catch. If you gain extreme amounts of weight after removing those fat cells you will just get EVEN FATTER in the parts of your body where you did not remove the fat cells resulting in new problem areas. Moral of the story? Don’t gain tons of weight after you remove fat cells or you will look weird.)

SO, since this belly is soon going to be a thing of the past, I guess I’ll cast my modesty aside and show you what this process looks (and feels) like, no holds barred. It’s not for the faint of heart. But it is pretty science-y and awesome. [If you are a dude who knows me, you better not click one single click through this slideshow or I will pretend I don't know what you're talking about if you ever bring this up in real life.]

CoolSculpting: Like Lipo Without The Knife?

Clinical Results, Dr. John B. Fasano, MD


Procedure by John B. Fasano, MD

(No weight change)


Images courtesy of

If you’re in L.A., you can visit the Motykie Med Spa and mention for 20% off a single procedure through December 31, 2013. That’s a really good deal if you noted the prices above…

[Now is probably a good time to thank Motykie Med Spa for providing me with the CoolSculpting procedure. Thanks MMS!]

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About Morgan Shanahan


Morgan Shanahan

Morgan Shanahan is a professional blogger and screenwriter living in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley (aka “The818") with her toddler daughter, dashing hubby, and farting trio of dogs. Read bio and latest posts → Read Morgan's latest posts →

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