Am I a good candidate for CoolSculpting?
If you have tried getting rid of bulges and fat using diet and exercise but have not had success, CoolSculpting may be right for you. CoolSculpting is not an alternative to gastric bypass surgery for treating obesity. However, it can be used as a noninvasive, non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Call us to schedule a consultation, and we will be happy to discuss with you whether this procedure will deliver the results you are looking for.
How much does the CoolSculpting procedure cost?
Price will depend on the areas we are treating, the number of sessions required, and your goals for your body. Your treatment plan will be customized to you..
How long is each session? How many sessions will I need?
The length of your sessions and how many you will need depend on how many areas are being treated and your customized treatment plan. If more sessions are needed, we will schedule those with you.
Where does the fat go? Are the results permanent?
The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen). Over time, your body will naturally process the fat and get rid of the dead cells. After they are eliminated, they don’t come back.
What does the procedure feel like?
During the first couple of minutes of the cooling procedure, you will experience pressure and an intense cold. However, the sensation soon goes away, and many patients read, watch TV, do work, or sleep during the procedure.
Is CoolSculpting safe?
CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared to treat fat cells in the love handles, abdomen, and thighs. Over one million CoolSculpting treatments are performed across the globe, and it is proven to safely, effectively, and non-surgically reduce fat.
Are there any side effects?
During the procedure you may experience deep pulling, tugging, pinching, numbness or discomfort. After the procedure, you may experience temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging and pain. Rare side effects may also occur.
Keep in mind that this procedure is not for everyone, and if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria, you should not have this procedure. CoolSculpting is also not a treatment for obesity. This is a medical procedure, and you should schedule a consultation to determine if it is right for you.
Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?
Yes! This is a non-surgical treatment, so most patients can return to their normal activities or to work immediately after.
When will I see results?
Some patients see results as soon as three weeks after treatment. Best results will occur after two months. But your body will still be eliminating fat cells for up to four to six months after treatment.
Do I need to take special supplements or follow a strict diet and exercise program?
You are not required to take supplements or pills or to adopt a new diet or exercise routine. However, after CoolSculpting, many patients feel more motivated to take care of their bodies and maintain a healthier lifestyle.
What happens if I gain weight in the future?
Many people are encouraged maintain healthier lifestyles after CoolSculpting. However, if you do experience weight gain, you may experience it evenly across your body, not just in the areas treated with CoolSculpting.