What does it feel like? As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates. Many people read, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment.
I return to normal activities after my treatment? Yes you can. The procedure is completely non-surgical, 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 times, patients return to work after the session is over.
When will I see results? You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. But your body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.
Are the results permanent? When you have your CoolSculpting treatment, the affected fat cells will be eliminated. As long as you maintain your weight with your normal diet and exercise, your long-term results should remain stable.
What will my results be? Typically,each CoolSculpting treatment results in a noticeable reduction of fat in the treated area. After the initial treatment is complete, you can attain further reductions with additional treatments, resulting in even more fat loss. Some patients find that just one treatment fully addresses their goals. You and your doctor will discuss and design a customized treatment plan that suits you best.
From the CoolSculpting Website
What is CoolSculpting®? Can you tell me more about it? CoolSculpting is a breakthrough, non-invasive procedure that uses cooling technology to noticeably eliminate fat without surgery. Your doctor will determine if you are a good candidate and work with you to determine the best treatment plan during a one-on-one consultation.
Am I a good candidate for CoolSculpting®? CoolSculpting is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese, or a substitute for surgical methods such as liposuction. Good candidates have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of. Your doctor will determine if treatment is right for you during a one-on-one consultation.
How long is each treatment? During your consultation, your doctor will discuss how much time should be allotted based on your individual treatment plan. A typical treatment can last between one and three hours.
Is CoolSculpting® safe? Painful? Are there side effects? CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared for the flanks (love handles) and abdomen and is proven to be a safe and effective treatment. Typically, there is minimal to no downtime after the treatment though patients may experience temporary pain or discomfort. Side effects can include redness, bruising, swelling, tenderness to the touch, cramping, itching, tingling, and numbness. Numbness can persist up to several weeks after a procedure. Your doctor can talk to you more about what to expect during and after treatment when you meet for your consultation.
What happens during the treatment? You and your clinician first select the area(s) to be treated. Your clinician will position the device on your body. The device will then draw the bulge up between two 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.
- Make sure you bring your iPad, book, or laptop. Depending on how many areas we are treating, you might be at the office anywhere from 1hr to 3hrs. Some patients take advantage of this time to catch up on work or Zzzzz.
- Bring your chargers.
- Wear comfortable clothing. Avoid dresses. If your forget, don't worry, we have plenty of stylish hospital gowns available.
We are pleased to offer the newest in body sculpting technology to our patients - CoolSculpting. This is a non-invasive treatment means no needles, no scars, no downtime.
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