Scientific articles & studies


For years, cryolipolysis has been extensively examined with regard to its efficacy, sustainability and safety.

A list of literature available from ICE AESTHETIC® contains more than 70 scientific studies on cryolipolysis, which were published in renowned international scientific journals. If you are interested, we are pleased to provide you with this list upon request.

For copyright reasons, we are unfortunately not able to provide you with the studies. These can be downloaded from appropriate medical scientific data bases or from the internet. Freely accessible exceptions can be found here.

Please note: Even if dozens of studies deal with the efficacy and safety of the cryolipolysis and come to many positive conclusions, there are also contrary opinions according to which this method of treatment is scientifically contested and according to which the success of treatment is regarded as uncertain. It is expressly stated that all listed articles and studies are subject to exclusive responsibility of the respective authors. Therefore, the data contained therein are the subject opinion of the respective authors; we expressly exclude any ownership thereto which might by implied by linking the same.

The following pie charts exemplarily show some research results of scientific studies on cryolipolysis, based on the diagrams of the study of Dierickx, Christine C. et al. (2013): Safety, tolerance, and patient satisfaction with noninvasive cryolipolysis. In: Dermatol Surg 39 (8), pp.  1209-1216. 

Patient satisfaction

  • extremely satisfied

  • satisfied

  • neutral

  • disappointed

73% of the treated persons are satisfied or extremely satisfied with the treatment. 23% were neutral and merely 4% were disappointed after the treatment.

Perception of treatment duration

  • about right

  • short

  • long

  • very short

77% felt that the duration of treatment was about right. In 11% of each treatment the duration of the treatment felt slightly shorter or slightly longer. 1% of the clients felt that the duration of the treatment was much shorter than the actual treatment time.

Recommendation rate

  • yes

  • no

  • neutral

82% of the customers would recommend the cryolipolysis treatment due to its positive results. 14% of the treated persons were neutral with regard to the recommendation. Only 5% would not recommend the treatment.

Scientific articles & studies

Cryolipolysis for fat reduction and body contouring: safety and efficacy of current treatment paradigms.

Ingargiola MJ, Motakef S et al. (2015)

Cryolipolysis for noninvasive body contouring: clinical efficacy and patient satisfaction

Krueger, Nils et al. (2014)

Three-dimensional volumetric quantification of fat loss following cryolipolysis

Garibyan, Lilit et al. (2014)

Zur Kryolipolyse in der dermatologischen Praxis. Erfahrungsbericht seit 2009

Sandhofer, Matthias et al. (2013)

Broad overview of a clinical and commercial experience with CoolSculpting

Stevens, W. Grant et al. (2013)