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Plastic Surgery, Medical Aesthetics

Finding the Best CoolSculpting Alternative in Indianapolis

CoolSculpting is an incredibly popular treatment and is a great nonsurgical solution for reducing stubborn fat for many of our patients. But depending on your unique needs and goals, it might not be the best treatment for you. 

No two of our patients are the same, which means no two treatment plans are identical, either. Whatever your goals call for, our team of dedicated professionals will make the best possible treatment recommendations for supporting and achieving them.

Surgical & Nonsurgical Solutions

Phases Skin Care and Laser Center is committed to providing you with the best nonsurgical care and cutting-edge treatments for helping you look and feel like your best self. But we also work hand-in-hand with Turkle & Associates (our plastic surgery & aesthetics clinic) to coordinate your body sculpting journey. 

Sometimes the best course of action is surgery, sometimes it’s nonsurgical alternatives. Other times, both might be necessary to get you to where you want to be. 

When it comes to nonsurgical body sculpting, CoolSculpting may be just right for some, and others might need something a little, shall we say, warmer.

What Is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting works by literally freezing your fat away, causing fat cells to dissolve over a 3-month period through a process called cryolipolysis. The treatment can target specific holdouts of stubborn fat throughout the body using the CoolSculpt applicators. 

At Phases, we use the CoolSculpt Elite device (the latest CoolSculpt update) to provide our patients with even better results than earlier versions of the treatment. 

We typically recommend at least 2 treatments spaced 30 days apart. Full results should develop in about 3 months. 

From start to finish, a CoolSculpting treatment session can last anywhere from 1 to 3 hours. The cost of each session varies depending on the number of cycles (or applications) needed for treating the target area or areas. 

Who Is CoolSculpting For?

CoolSculpt Elite is ideally suited for fat elimination for patients within 15 to 20 pounds of their goal weight. The particular type of fat it targets is subcutaneous, pinchable fat between your muscles and your skin.

CoolSculpting might not be the best option for you if:

  • You’re more than 20 pounds over your goal weight.
  • You want faster, more immediate results.
  • You’re looking for a treatment (or treatments) that are more effective in tightening loose skin.
  • You have an uncontrolled medical problem or a cold sensitivity disorder such as cold agglutinins, paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria, or cryoglobulinemia.  

Are You a Better Candidate for a CoolSculpting Alternative in Indianapolis? 

Depending on your body, your needs, and your goals, it might be a good idea for you to schedule a consultation with Phases as well as Turkle & Associates, our cosmetic and reconstructive surgery center.

Between Phases and Turkle & Associates, we offer a full range of nonsurgical and surgical CoolSculpting alternatives.

Nonsurgical CoolSculpting Alternatives in Indianapolis


Our nonsurgical CoolSculpting alternatives in Indianapolis are geared toward slimming your silhouette with maximum effectiveness and minimal discomfort and inconvenience. None of the nonsurgical body contouring treatments we use at Phases are painful or require any downtime. 

On average nonsurgical alternatives to CoolSculpting treatments take about 3 months for results to develop—about the same length of time for CoolSculpting results.

As we’ve mentioned already, not everyone needs a CoolSculpting alternative in Indianapolis. CoolSculpting is a fantastic option for many of our patients, but even when it isn’t, Phases is here to give you the options you need for the results you’ve dreamed of. 


Icy treatments aren’t always your best bet. If you’re looking for a warmer body sculpting option, PHYSIQ might be just what you need. PHYSIQ has 3 different modalities: fat burning, muscle stimulation, and a combination of the two. 

The fat burning modality uses heat created by superluminescent diode matrix (SDM) to target and destroy fat cells, and the muscle stimulation modality induces powerful muscle contractions with PHYSIQ’s innovative electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) technology. All four of the device’s applicators are equipped with both, allowing you to benefit from fat reduction and muscle toning (individually or at the same time) in up to four areas of the body in one session.

Like CoolSculpting, PHYSIQ’s fat burning modality is best suited for reducing subcutaneous, pinchable fat. PHYSIQ’s muscle stimulation modality is best suited for patients within 5 pounds of their goal weight.

Many of our patients’ favorite benefit of PHYSIQ is its ability to tone muscle. Results achieved with PHYSIQ are similar to results achieved through intensive exercise, but the PHYSIQ process is faster and far more efficient. 

PHYSIQ treatment sessions usually take 45 to 60 minutes, and like CoolSculpting, results take about 3 months to develop. Unlike CoolSculpting, however, heat may provide better skin tightening as an additional benefit. 

truSculpt iD


truSculpt iD uses radiofrequency to reduce stubborn and unwanted fat in the problem area with heat. Like many other heat-based body sculpting devices, truSculpt iD can more effectively reduce skin laxity than CoolSculpting alone. Skin tightening with truSculpt iD is often considered one the greatest benefits of the treatment.  

CoolSculpting can sometimes provide the benefit of skin tightening, but additional skin tightening treatments like RF microneedling are often needed for optimal results.

truSculpt iD’s 6 applicators and adjustable settings give patients maximum customizability for tightening skin and reducing fat throughout the body.

Treatment sessions with truSculpt iD in Indianapolis may last anywhere from 15 minutes to 1 hour, and most of our patients develop their results within about 3 months from the end of treatment. 

Nonsurgical Mommy Makeover 

Pregnancy and childbirth can be beautiful experiences, but they can also be incredibly taxing on the body. Slimming down your silhouette post-pregnancy can be difficult. But by using a combination of fat reducing and skin tightening treatments, we can help restore your body and confidence to the way things were.

Which specific treatments you need will depend entirely on your individual needs and goals. A nonsurgical Mommy Makeover is truly a custom treatment, tailored with care and precision for you. 

Surgical CoolSculpting Alternatives in Indianapolis

Unlike nonsurgical body sculpting treatments, surgical procedures require more downtime and are much more costly, in terms of upfront costs. That being said, they often deliver more dramatic results much sooner than their nonsurgical counterparts. 

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, surgical body contouring is especially well-suited for reducing stubborn fat and tightening skin while also improving the shape of the supporting tissue underneath. This can result in smoother-looking contours as well as the enhanced appearance of your proportions. 

Surgery is often the best option when skin sagging becomes a major issue. This can be especially discouraging when you’ve lost a lot of weight but feel you can’t enjoy it because your skin doesn’t conform to your body shape like it used to. Nonsurgical options can significantly improve skin tightness, but surgery is better suited for transforming more severe skin sagging.

When surgery is what you need, Turkle and Associates can help you realize your ideal face and body with a range of transformative and rejuvenating procedures. All patients can rest assured they’re getting nothing but the best care from certified, experienced, and highly skilled providers.


Liposuction is a surgical procedure that uses suction to remove fat through a small incision in the skin. It can reduce unwanted fat throughout the body, but some of the areas most commonly treated with liposuction include:

  • Thighs
  • Hips
  • Buttocks
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Abdomen
  • Waist
  • Upper arms
  • Inner knee
  • Above knee
  • Ankles
  • Calves
  • Submental area

Recovery after liposuction most often looks like 3 to 5 days of downtime and up to 6 weeks of restrictions.

Tummy Tuck

An abdominoplasty, commonly referred to as a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure where excess fat is removed from the abdominal area. The procedure can also be used to strengthen weakened abdominal muscles as well as dramatically improve the appearance of stretch marks. 

A tummy tuck usually takes 3 to 4 hours to perform and can require up to 2 weeks of downtime, with restrictions for 6 weeks. 

Other Surgical Alternatives

A variety of other surgical treatments can be used as CoolSculpting alternatives in Indianapolis or used in conjunction with treatments for nonsurgical fat removal. 

Body lifting surgery, arm lift, Brazilian Butt Lift, or a Mommy Makeover can sometimes be better options than CoolSculpting when more dramatic results are needed more quickly. Just be sure to keep in mind that the up-front costs for surgery are significantly higher, and you’ll need to plan for at least several days of downtime. 

Looking for the Best CoolSculpting Alternative in Indianapolis? Get Started Today!

There are many benefits to visiting a skin clinic when you have skin-related concerns to be addressed. Expert care, custom treatments, and ongoing support can help you revitalize your skin and care for it in the long term. The experts at Phases Skin Care and Laser Center are ready and waiting to help you experience revitalized skin today.

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