CoolSculpting® Fat Freezing FAQ’s
Am I a good candidate for the CoolSculpting® procedure?
CoolSculpting® is designed for people with stubborn fat in certain places on their body. It is not designed for people who are obese. The best candidates are patients with noticeable pockets of fat in certain areas. The procedure is nonsurgical and a great choice for patients who want an alternative to liposuction.
How long is each treatment? How many treatments will I need?
Each CoolSculpting® treatment plan is different, and depending on the number of areas of your body being treated, the treatment time varies. Typically, each part of your body requires between 35 to 60 minutes of treatment, though this can change depending on the body part.
Can the CoolSculpting® procedure reduce fat anywhere on my body?
In the United States, CoolSculpting® is FDA cleared for use on the submental area, thigh, abdomen, flanks, bra fat, back fat, underneath buttocks, and upper arm.
I don’t like my double chin. Can the CoolSculpting® procedure help me lose it?
Yes! CoolSculpting® can help with under-neck fat in 1 to 2 visits!*
Where does the fat go? Do the results last?
The treated fat cells are crystallized and die naturally. Over time the cells are eliminated from the body. CoolSculpting® treatments can reduce up to 20-35% of fat cells in the treated area*. The cells that die during treatment will not come back; While each CoolSculpting treatment can remove up to 35% of the fat cells in the treated area. To maintain your results, we recommend following a healthy diet and exercise regimen. Many patients opt for multiple treatments in the same area for a greater reduction in fat cells*.
What does it feel like?
At the start, you’ll feel a cold sensation, which usually dissipates within 5 to 10 minutes of the procedure beginning. Some patients experience a suctioning sensation. Tingling is normal after the procedure is complete.
Is the CoolSculpting® procedure safe?
Yes! CoolSculpting® is FDA-approved as 100% safe. Many patients complete work on their computers or tablets, read, or listen to music during their procedures.
Who should not have CoolSculpting® procedure?
If you suffer from cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria, CoolSculpting® is not for you. Obese patients should not use CoolSculpting® as a means for fat removal. Consult your health care provider for more details.
Are there any side effects?
During CoolSculpting® you may experience pulling, tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, aching, stinging, and cramping at the treatment area. These sensations clear after the area becomes numb. After CoolSculpting® you may experience swelling, blanching, redness, bruising, firmness, tingling, skin sensitivity, itching, and fullness in the back of the throat (for neck procedures) which should go away after a few days or weeks.
Can I return to my normal activities after my treatment?
Yes, the procedure is nonsurgical and most patients return to normal life without incident after CoolSculpting®*.
When will I see results?
Initial results show about 2 months after your treatment and the fullest results show approximately 3 months after your treatment*. Your body continually flushes out the fat cells for 4 to 6 months after the treatment is completed*.
Do I need to take special supplements or follow a strict diet and exercise program?
No special supplements or diet programs are needed; however, engaging in a healthy lifestyle will ensure you keep the fat off your body. Since only a percentage of the fat cells in the treated area are eliminated during each treatment, we recommend following a healthy diet and exercise program following your treatment. There is still the potential for you to regain fat in the treated area as each session only removes 20-35% of the fat cells.
What happens if I gain weight after my CoolSculpting® procedure?
Many people remain committed to a healthy lifestyle after using CoolSculpting®, although some patients who gain weight tend to see it dispersed all over their body, not just the treated areas.
How much does the CoolSculpting® procedure cost?
Most patients opt for treatment in multiple areas to better achieve their fat removal goals. The typical price of CoolSculpting® is between $1,000 to $4,000 but depends on your treatment regimen. At Healthy Image, we put together a customized treatment package to ensure your fat removal plan is targeted and affordable.
*results may vary
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