What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. During your treatment, a gel pad and applicator will be applied to the targeted area. The CoolSculpting applicator delivers controlled cooling to the targeted fat. Treated fat cells are frozen and crystalized, then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates the dead cells, actually reducing the number of fat cells in treated areas by about 20% to 25%. The results are proven, noticeable, and lasting!
Is CoolSculpting right for me?
The CoolSculpting fat reduction procedure is specially designed for those who have unwanted fat in targeted areas. Good candidates for the CoolSculpting procedure have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of, and they are generally within 30 pounds of their target weight. CoolScuplting is not a weight loss procedure, so it is not recommended for those who exceed a healthy weight.
Is CoolSculpting customized for different body types?
Everyone’s body is different, so your CoolSculpting clinician will work with you on the best treatment plan tailored to your needs. It may take as little as one office visit to achieve your goals. With different applicators to choose from, your clinician can design a treatment plan to achieve your desired results.
For some people, a customized treatment plan may include more than one CoolSculpting treatment. For example, you may want freeze away fat from your inner or outer thighs and also get rid of abdomen fat. Your physician will provide a clinical recommendation of which areas should be treated and how many treatments you will need.
What will happen at my CoolSculpting consultation?
You’ll meet with a CoolSculpting clinician during a one on one consultation. Your CoolSculpting clinician will take the time to discuss a holistic approach to your goals for reshaping your body. Together, you’ll look at your whole body from different angles, and then focus on specific areas where you want to eliminate fat.
What will happen on my CoolSculpting treatment day? How long does it take?
The length of your CoolSculpting treatment will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during your visit. The latest CoolSculpting technology treats patients in 35-60 minutes, and some people even have more than one treatment during the same office visit.
As the name suggests, the CoolSculpting procedure can be a little chilly. During your treatment, a gel pad and applicator device are positioned on your body and controlled cooling is delivered via the applicator to freeze the targeted fat. Though you may feel intense cold initially, this feeling usually subsides within 5 to 10 minutes as the area numbs. Because most applicators use a vacuum to draw fatty tissue into the applicator cup, you may also feel some pulling, tugging, and/or mild pinching. During your procedure, feel free to read, check email, or even take a nap.
The CoolSculpting procedure is completely nonsurgical, which makes returning to normal activities afterwards a typically easy process. Often times, patients even return to work after their CoolSculpting treatment is over.
My CoolSculpting procedure is complete. What happens next? When do I see results?
You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment. You will experience the most dramatic results after two months. Your body will still continue to flush out fat cells for up to six months after treatment.
No supplements are required after your CoolSculpting treatment. It’s not a diet and exercise program, so you won’t need to change any of your lifestyle habits. Many patients do feel more motivated to take care of themselves after a CoolSculpting treatment. It’s as if they got a second lease on their body!
Always be sure to schedule a follow up assessment with your CoolSculpting provider to review your results and discuss the option of additional treatments. Try to maintain a healthy lifestyle. A healthy body is a happy one. And we want you to be happy with your results!