Are you bothered by a muffin top or love handles? CoolSculpting is a safe, FDA-cleared, nonsurgical treatment that can reduce those annoying bumps and bulges of stubborn fat using a controlled cooling process. Unlike most other methods of fat reduction, CoolSculpting involves no needles, surgery, or downtime. Patients often spend procedure time reading, working on their laptops or simply relaxing, allowing CoolSculpting to freeze unwanted fat.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR COOLSCULPTING?
Typically, good CoolSculpting candidates are men and women who:
- Want to slim their body contours
- Are near their target weight but have pockets of fat that do not respond to diet or exercise
- Want to avoid surgery
- Have good skin elasticity
- Have realistic expectations and a positive outlook
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED WITH COOLSCULPTING?
With the variety of applicators available today, CoolSculpting can be used to reduce pockets of fat on most areas of the body, including:
- Double chin
- Bra line
- Upper back
- Upper arms
- Inner and outer thighs
- Under the buttocks
HOW MANY TIMES DO YOU HAVE TO DO COOLSCULPTING?
Many patients are satisfied after a single CoolSculpting treatment. However, during your consultation, we can discuss a treatment plan that will meet your specific needs. For more significant fat reduction, you may want to consider liposuction with our Albany plastic surgeons.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A COOLSCULPTING TREATMENT?
To initiate the treatment, we will position the CoolSculpting applicatore on the targeted area of fat. The device will then draw the bulge up between 2 cooling panels. The sensation is a firm pull and pressure – enough of a pull to ensure the selected tissue will be cooled most efficiently. An hour or so later, depending on your needs, you’re done.
WHEN CAN I RETURN TO NORMAL ACTIVITIES AFTER A COOLSCULPTING PROCEDURE?
CoolSculpting is completely nonsurgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Some patients experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, numbness, or discomfort in the treated area, but this is temporary and will resolve completely. Often, patients return to work as soon as the session is over.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO START SEEING RESULTS FROM COOLSCULPTING?
You may start to see changes from CoolSculpting as soon as 3 weeks after your treatment, while outcomes vary between individuals. Results appear gradually as the body flushes away treated fat cells and take approximately 3 months to completely attain.
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