CoolSculpting is an effective technique for eliminating stubborn fat from various areas of the body that aren’t easy to target with diet and exercise alone. It works by freezing fat cells in a bid to completely destroy them, with the end result being an obvious improvement in the way you look and feel. CoolSculpting is globally recognized as the number one procedure for body contouring and is known to successfully eliminate stubborn bulges, such as love handles, muffin tops, and saddlebags on the outer thighs.
The CoolSculpting device works to effectively treat areas of stubborn fat. CoolSculpting may be a viable treatment for patients looking for non-surgical ways to decrease fat in very specific areas of the body, such as in the outer thighs (saddlebags) or around the hips (love handles).
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CoolSculpting targets and breaks down fat cells with freezing temperatures that do not affect other cells, thus preventing damage to the outer skin and underlying layers of tissue. Your doctor will use a vacuum-like applicator during the procedure which suctions the skin overlapping the fatty tissue in order to cool the fat cells. This numbs the target area, and a cooling sensation will typically be experienced.
It will usually take around an hour for the procedure to be completed, and since no damage is inflicted to the skin or underlying tissue, downtime for recovery is not required. Soreness in the treated areas will be experienced in some cases, however, the sensation is similar to that caused by a slight muscle strain or after a high-intensity workout. Fat cells may take about four to six months post-procedure to finally be excreted from the body, during which the targeted fatty areas will be reduced by around 20 percent on average.
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Since this is a non-surgical procedure, you can resume normal activities right after treatment. You may experience temporary discomfort such as numbness, redness, or minor bruising; these effects will gradually wear off within a couple of days.
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During treatment, you may experience some discomfort such as pinching, tugging, or numbness. After treatment, you may experience the typical (but temporary) side effects, which include numbness, firmness, tingling or stinging pain, redness, swelling, or bruising. As with all procedures, there are certain requirements for candidacy since some treatments may not suit everyone. CoolSculpting, in particular, cannot be performed on patients who have cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. A thorough discussion with your physician will help determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure.
Am I a good candidate for CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is most suitable and specially designed for individuals with stubborn fat bulges that cannot be eliminated through diet and exercise alone. It is important to note that, unlike gastric bypass surgery, this procedure cannot be considered a treatment for weight loss for individuals who are obese. However, CoolSculpting is indeed a non-surgical substitute for liposuction.
How long is each session? How many sessions will I need?
This depends on how many target areas are getting treated in a single session as it may take about an hour to treat each one. Prior to this, you will have a thorough discussion with your physician about your goals to help set up a treatment plan that takes into account how many areas need to be treated.
What does it feel like?
At the start of the procedure, you will experience intense cold and some pressure as cooling is initiated within the first couple of minutes. However, these effects are temporary and will eventually disappear. Many patients opt to read a book, watch some videos, or even take a nap while the procedure is being performed.
Is CoolSculpting safe?
CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared treatment for treating fat on the abdomen, thighs, and love handles. This procedure is widely performed around the world, proving it to be a safe and effective non-surgical alternative to fat reduction.
Where does the fat go? Are the results permanent for CoolSculpting?
The treated fat cells will gradually disappear from view as they are made to undergo a process of elimination by macrophages, which is a group of immune cells in the body. Once eliminated, these fat cells are gone forever and will never return, therefore the results are indeed permanent.
When will I see results after CoolSculpting?
You may notice visible results within the first three weeks after the CoolSculpting session, which will improve and become more noticeable after about two months. Fat cells will continue to be cleaned out and eliminated from the body for about six months following the procedure.
Are special supplements, diets, or exercises needed?
What’s great about this treatment is that special supplements/pills, diets, or exercises, aren’t required at all. Nonetheless, many patients feel compelled to make positive changes to their lifestyle post-treatment as they are motivated to take better care of their bodies for a fresher, healthier start.