With all the television, magazine and online advertising for CoolSculpting, you’ve probably at least heard of it and now you’re curious. Maybe you’re interested in it for yourself or you have a friend or family member you think could benefit from the procedure, but you don’t feel like you really know enough about it. The following frequently asked questions and the answers to them should give you a better idea what CoolSculpting is and if it might be right for you.
What is CoolSculpting?
The procedure uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that resists all efforts through diet and exercise. This unique procedure is a non-surgical fat reduction procedure that reduces the number of fat cells in the treated areas.
Is it Safe?
The CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the thigh, abdomen, flank and most recently, the submental area below the chin. Proven to be a safe and effective treatment and with millions of procedures performed worldwide, CoolSculpting is the #1 non-invasive fat reduction procedure.
Are You a Good Candidate?
CoolSculpting is specifically designed for those who want to eliminate unwanted fat in targeted areas. It is not meant for the treatment of obesity or extreme weight loss. Good candidates for the procedure have noticeable bulges or small pockets of fat in certain areas that remain unaffected by diet or exercise.
CoolSculpting is also considered a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Consult with your local provider to determine if the procedure is right for you.
How Long Do the Treatments Take?
Each treatment generally lasts about one hour. Some patients have more than one area treated during the same office visit which could extend the length of the visit. Some practices have multiple systems and applicators, making it possible for a patient to have multiple areas treated at once.
How Many Treatments Are Needed?
The number of treatments necessary vary with each individual. Patients often see results with one to two visits. Your CoolSculpting provider will create an individualized treatment plan with your specific goals in mind.
What Does CoolSculpting Feel Like?
During the first few minutes, you will typically feel intense cold, which soon dissipates. You may experience a pulling sensation as suction is applied. The area generally goes numb within 5 to 10 minutes during treatment.
After the treatment, you may feel some tingling as the area is massaged for 2 or 3 minutes. It is a virtually painless procedure during which many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap.
How Long is the Recovery Time?
CoolSculpting is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately with no down time. Patients often return to work on the same day after a treatment is completed.
Where Does the Fat Go?
Once the treated fat cells are frozen or crystallized, they die. Your body will naturally process and eliminate the cells for good. Those stubborn fat bulges start to disappear, leaving a more sculpted you.
After your treatment, you may not weigh less, but you’ll look thinner. And your clothes will fit better, feel better, and look better.
When Can You Expect to See Results?
You may begin to see changes as early as three weeks after your treatment. The most dramatic results will become evident after two months. Your body will still continue to flush out fat cells for up to 4 to 6 months after treatment.
How Much Does CoolSculpting Cost?
The cost varies depending on your areas of concern and how many treatments are needed to achieve your ultimate goals. Consulting with a certified Coolsculpting provider to design an individualized treatment plan is the best way to determine the cost and get results.
Vive Medical Weight Loss and Aesthetics is a unique medical practice and a CoolSculpting provider, It is the first medical practice in the area, specializing in weight loss and aesthetic medicine. Let us help you decide if CoolSculpting is the right option for you.
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