CoolSculpting for the Abdomen

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CoolSculpting for the Abdomen

CoolSculpting for the abdomen is an non-surgical method to reduce fat and reveal an attractive, lean midsection.

Often resistant to diet and exercise, deposits of fat on the abdomen can seem impossible to get rid of. As we age, our body continues to store fat on the abdomen. If you’re longing for a lean, slender middle section, you’re in luck. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat removal procedure that may be perfect for you. 

Dr. Patrick Bitter is an award winning Aesthetic Dermatologist. His office in Los Gatos offers state of the art technology for CoolSculpting procedures. So, get excited for swimsuit season.  

As a non-invasive procedure with little to no recovery time, CoolSculpting is the perfect solution to achieve the trim waist and sides that you deserve.  Contact Dr. Bitter now to get started on your slim new contour.


So what is CoolSculpting? CoolSculpting is a convenient, effective, and safe body contouring solution

It’s no wonder that this is one of the fastest growing segments of the cosmetic aesthetic industry.(1) It’s a life-changing transformation for both men and women.

So how does it work? CoolSculpting, or cryolipolysis, freezes away fat cells.

This technology addresses specific areas of the body that have troublesome excess fat. Fat cells are less resistant to cold than other living body cells. CoolSculpting exposes these fatty areas to extreme cold temperatures by targeting them with a specially designed applicator. As the fat cells freeze, they experience cell death. Your lymphatic system does the rest – flushing out the dead fat cells and leaving you with a trim, toned appearance. Unlike Liposuction, or other fat-removal aesthetic procedures, there’s no risk of scarring or other tissue trauma to the treated area. CoolSculpting can help you achieve your aesthetic goals without regrets.

Before and After Photos


CoolSculpting permanently addresses common abdominal fat deposits and the appearance of cellulite.

Coolsculpting was FDA approved for use on the abdomen in 2012. Since then, extensive clinical studies have proved its efficacy. They’ve also proved that in fact, the abdomen required the fewest number of treatments to achieve significant results. This makes it one of the most responsive areas of the body to treat.(2) There’s no need to let the appearance of your abdomen hold you back. Contact our office in Los Gatos to get started on your transformation now.

Although cryolipolysis results are not instantaneous, studies have also proved that a statistically significant reduction can occur in just two months from just one CoolSculpting procedure. (3)  CoolSculpting offers permanent fat removal with no surgery. Patients may experience temporary redness or tingling at the site of their treatment. But, patients typically endure little or no downtime after a procedure. Read some of Dr. Bitter’s glowing reviews from over 150 different patients here.


The ideal CoolSculpting candidate is within 30 lbs. of their goal weight and leads a healthy, active lifestyle. Dr. Bitter is an Ironman athlete, and the long term health and fitness of his patients is always his chief concern.  You can learn more about Dr. Bitter and the services he offers on his blog. 

Personal Consultation

When you visit Dr. Bitter’s office in Los Gatos, you can expect warm, small-town treatment with world-class expertise.


Dr. Bitter received his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine, and has been treating patients since completing his dermatology residency there in 1986. He is a highly respected and sought after speaker, and regularly leads training sessions for other medical professionals.

You’ll learn more about what CoolSculpting can do for you during a private, confidential consultation. After a careful examination and review of your medical history, Dr. Bitter will put his years of experience to work for you.

Everyone carries varying amounts of fat in different parts of their bodies, and you can expect a personalized treatment plan that meets your needs. During your consultation, the doctor can also give you an accurate cost estimate for an individualized approach. 


Feel free to catch up on emails, peruse a magazine or enjoy Netflix while CoolSculpting quickly gets to work.  

Each CoolSculpting session takes only 35 minutes. You can drop into our beautiful new offices and enjoy a state of the art aesthetic procedure on your lunch break. Our Los Gatos office is conveniently located to serve the Palo Alto, Mountain View, and San Jose areas. During your CoolSculpting procedure, a gel pad is applied to the area to be treated. Dr. Bitter then applies the CoolSculpting applicator. The round applicator attaches to the gel pad and begins to freeze away belly fat.

Dr. Bitter uses the latest technology to give you the optimal experience when you come in for your CoolSculpting procedure. The innovative DualSculpting process is ideal for areas of the body like the abdomen, where symmetry is essential for an ideal aesthetic appearance. His Silicon Valley office boasts two CoolSculpting machines, allowing remarkable results with double the fat loss in just one session.

Recent developments in CoolSculpting technology have also led to the CoolAdvantage applicator. This larger applicator allows Dr. Bitter to treat a larger area more comfortably in less time. These advantages mean more efficient fat removal, and a faster track to achieving a smooth, lean physique.  


Patients love CoolSculpting because there’s no lengthy or painful recovery.

You’ll feel a mild tugging sensation when the CoolSculpting applicator is attached. Some patients also report slight tingling, coolness, tugging, or aching at the site, but within minutes, the area will be numb due to the low temperature.

Remember, CoolSculpting is non-invasive and non-surgical. That means little to no downtime. You’ll be able to go about your day and look forward to your leaner physique. 


CoolSculpting delivers. You’ll notice results in as early as 1 to 3 months after treatment. And, after just one session, patients routinely see a 20-25% reduction in fat thickness. 

Dr. Bitter’s patients are consistently thrilled with their results and Dr. Bitter’s professionalism.

In 2018, MyFaceMyBody Awards named Dr. Bitter the Male Dermatologist of the Year.

You can read more about his other accomplishments here.

Complementary Procedures 

BBL HERO is the premier approach to improving the appearance of the surface of your skin, and restoring your youthful glow. 

Once you’ve experienced the caring professionalism of Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology, you may not be able to resist some of the many other services that Dr. Bitter offers. He’s active in the Silicon Valley medical and research community and has also pioneered innovative dermatological technology. One of his groundbreaking advancements includes the use of pulsed light technology for skin rejuvenation. Dr. Bitter collaborated with Sciton Lasers to develop BBL Hero. This allows medical professionals to conduct the fastest, most efficient skin treatments utilizing broadband light (or BBL) to banish signs of aging from across the body. Unlike lasers, which use a narrowly focused wavelength, BBL HERO, or IPL uses a broad spectrum of light with a high energy rapid output (HERO). This innovation allows medical practitioners to conduct treatments faster than ever before.


How much does a CoolSculpting session cost?

During your private consultation, the parts of your abdomen that you’re looking to improve will be examined. You may choose to have other areas treated at the same time. CoolSculpting is approved for nine different areas of the body, including the back, thighs, arms, and under the chin.  The cost of the session will depend on the extent of your procedure.

How many sessions will I need to see results?

Everyone is different, and everyone has different goals. You’ll notice results in just weeks following your first session. Schedule a consultation now to determine the best approach to achieve your fat reduction goals.

Is CoolSculpting painful?

Unlike other aesthetic procedures, CoolSculpting is non-surgical and non-invasive. You may experience slight discomfort due to the adhesion of the applicator, but the slight tingling or aching usually abates once the numbing effect takes place. Most patients are able to return to work or go about their day as usual after a CoolSculpting session.

How long does CoolSculpting last?

Once your lymphatic system flushes out the dead fat cells, they’re gone for good. That’s what makes CoolSculpting such an innovative solution for permanent fat removal. Of course, Dr. Bitter encourages all his patients to follow a diet and exercise-focused lifestyle to prevent the growth of remaining fat cells. CoolSculpting is the ideal way to gain the confidence that can help you continue a healthy and transformative lifestyle.


  1. W. Grant Stevens, MD, FACS, Laura K. Pietrzak, MSHS, PA-C, Michelle A. Spring, MD, Broad Overview of a Clinical and Commercial Experience With CoolSculpting, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Volume 33, Issue 6, August 2013, Pages 835–846,
  2. Ingargiola MJ, Motakef S, Chung MT, Vasconez HC, Sasaki GH. Cryolipolysis for fat reduction and body contouring: safety and efficacy of current treatment paradigms. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015;135(6):1581-1590. https://doi:10.1097/PRS.0000000000001236
  3. R. S. Mulholland, M. D. Paul, and C. Chalfoun, “Noninvasive body contouring with radiofrequency, ultrasound, cryolipolysis, and low-level laser therapy,” Clinics in Plastic Surgery, vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 503–520, 2011.