CoolSculpting is a new, innovative way to get the body you want by freezing away unwanted fat. There is no surgery or downtime involved with CoolSculpting, and the procedure is minimally uncomfortable for most people. CoolSculpting works for both men and women, and can be used on several areas of the body, including abdomen, thighs, . The CoolSculpting procedure actually reduces the number of fat cells in the treated area, so fat typically does not return once the treatment is complete! While CoolSculpting is a great option for many people, however, the procedure is not right for everyone. When considering CoolSculpting, be sure to ask to following questions to find out if CoolSculpting is right for you.
Are there any side effects that I should be aware of when undergoing CoolSculpting treatments?
As with any procedure, there are certain side effects that may occur. Most common are cold, stinging, pulling, aching or cramping sensations during the procedure, and tingling, stinging, redness, firmness, blanchness of the skin and mild bruising immediately following the procedure. These symptoms usually resolve themselves shortly after the procedure. One to two weeks following the procedure, patients may experience redness, bruising, tenderness, cramping, swelling, aching, itching, skin sensitivity, tingling and numbness. In some cases, numbness may last for several weeks. There are also several possible rare side effects that should be discussed with your doctor before undergoing a CoolSculpting procedure.
Is the CoolSculpting treatment painful?
Most people are able to read, watch a movie or even nap during the CoolSculpting treatment. However, some people have reported moderate to intense pain while receiving the CoolSculpting treatment, particularly during the first five to 10 minutes. The area being treated typically goes numb after the first 10 minutes and little-to-no discomfort is felt beyond that.
How soon can I return to normal activities after receiving a CoolSculpting treatment?
Since CoolSculpting is non-surgical and non-invasive, most patients are able to return to normal activities immediately after receiving a CoolSculpting treatment.
How long will I need to wait to see results from a CoolSculpting procedure?
Results can often be seen in as little as three weeks following your procedure, with the most dramatic results visible after two months. The body continues to flush out fat cells for four to six months following treatment.
Do I qualify for CoolSculpting if I'm considered obese?
CoolSculpting is a good option for people who are within 30 lbs of their recommended weight, and have bulges in certain areas. The procedure is not right for people who are obese. To find out if CoolSculpting is right for you, visit the CoolSculpting website or find a local clinic for a consultation.
How long does each treatment session last?
Each treatment session lasts approximately one hour, but the exact length of treatment will depend on the area of the body and other factors. Some people may opt to have several areas of the body treated at once. Find a local clinic and ask for a consultation to learn more about your personalized treatment plan.
How much does CoolSculpting cost?
The cost for CoolSculpting can vary, depending on the area (or areas) of the body being treated and the number of treatments needed. Most patients spend an average of $2,250 for several areas of the body and several treatment sessions.
Is CoolSculpting safe?
CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared and considered safe for the treatment of fat bulges in certain areas of the body, including thigh, abdomen, flank and chin.