CoolSculpting is a popular non-invasive procedure that uses controlled cooling to freeze and eliminate fat cells from specific areas of the body. It is a relatively quick and painless treatment that has recently gained popularity for its ability to effectively contour and shape the body without surgery or downtime.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
CoolSculpting uses a device to deliver controlled cooling to the targeted fat cells. The fat cells are frozen and die and are then eliminated from the body through the lymphatic system over several weeks. The procedure works on the principles of cryolipolysis, according to which fat cells can’t survive cold temperatures. CoolSculpting subjects targeted fat cells to a certain temperature to eliminate them without harming the surrounding skin.
Am I a Good Candidate For CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a good option for people who are within 20 to 30 pounds of their ideal body weight and have areas of stubborn fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. It’s not for people who are overweight or obese. Please discuss your goals and medical history with your CoolSculpting provider to determine if CoolSculpting is suitable for you.
Can CoolSculpting Be Used On All Body Types?
CoolSculpting can be used on most body types, but it’s not suitable for people who are overweight or obese. It is typically best for people who are within 20 to 30 pounds of their ideal body weight and have areas of stubborn fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. That’s because CoolSculpting is a fat reduction procedure — not a weight loss procedure. It can remove excess fat cells from specific areas but can’t reduce overall body weight.
How Long is a CoolSculpting Session?
CoolSculpting sessions typically take about 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated and the number of treatment areas. If you want to target multiple treatment areas, you can opt for CoolSculpting Elite, which can target two areas simultaneously. Some may need multiple treatment sessions to achieve their desired results.
What Does CoolSculpting Feel Like?
CoolSculpting doesn’t cause any pain or discomfort. You might feel a cold and pulling sensation on your skin because of the suction force, but there’s no pain. Some patients experience mild numbness and tenderness in the treatment area, but these sensations dissipate quickly.
What Are The Side Effects of CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is generally well-tolerated, with few side effects. Some people may experience redness, swelling, or bruising in the treated area, which usually goes away within a few days. In rare cases, people may experience more serious side effects, such as skin irritation.
Is CoolSculpting Painful?
CoolSculpting is generally not painful, although some people may experience discomfort or a sensation of cold during the treatment. The treatment area may also feel numb or tender after the procedure. These side effects are temporary and resolve within a few days to a week.
What is The Recovery Time After CoolSculpting?
There is no downtime after CoolSculpting, and most people can return to normal activities immediately after the treatment. Some people may experience minor side effects, such as swelling or tenderness in the treated area, but these are mild and temporary.
When Will I See The CoolSculpting Results?
The results of your CoolSculpting treatment appear gradually over 2 to 3 months as your body eliminates the excess fat cells. Each session reduces up to 25% of stubborn fat from the targeted area. You may need 2 to 3 sessions spaced a few weeks or months apart for optimal results. The final results will appear 2 to 3 months after the final session.
Are CoolSculpting Results Permanent?
CoolSculpting results are typically permanent. Once the fat cells are removed, they can’t return. However, the existing fat cells in your body can still expand or shrink, so you must maintain a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and regular exercise. If you gain significant weight, the existing fat cells in the treatment area may expand, thus undoing the results of your procedure.
Is CoolSculpting Safe?
CoolSculpting is FDA-approved for the non-surgical treatment of excess fat from targeted areas of the body, such as the abdomen, thighs, and male chest. It’s completely safe when performed by a trained and certified CoolSculpting provider.
Initiate Your CoolSculpting Journey
Inspire Body Contouring is a luxurious medical spa dedicated to non-surgical body contouring with CoolSculpting. Our team is led by experts in CoolSculpting who have performed over 15,000 successful body contouring procedures to help patients achieve their dream bodies. Our spa-like atmosphere ensures you feel safe, soothed, and comfortable during the CoolSculpting session. Please schedule an appointment to initiate your body contouring journey today.