What is CoolSculpting?
Are you putting in the work at the gym and consuming a healthy diet, but still have some stubborn bulges of fat? If so, Coolsculpting may be able to help! CoolSculpting is the only FDA-cleared, nonsurgical fat-reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling energy to eliminate stubborn fat pockets. This treatment can target many areas of the body in both men and women, including:
- Double chin
- Upper arms
- Inner and outer thighs
Who is a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?
Ideal CoolSculpting candidates will be individuals who have unwanted fat in targeted areas of the body and do not want to undergo surgical procedures such as liposuction. It is important to understand that CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss solution for people who are obese. Good candidates will be within 30 pounds of their goal weight and be overall healthy. A consultation with Dr. Cooper is the best way to determine if this procedure is right for you.
The CoolSculpting Procedure
CoolSculpting technology works by using controlled cooling energy to target and kill unwanted fat cells. In the weeks that follow, your body will naturally process these fat cells and eliminate them, resulting in a slimmer you.
During your CoolSculpting treatment, a gel pad and applicator will be applied to the targeted areas. Then, the applicator will deliver controlled cooling to the targeted fat. During the procedure, many patients read, check their email, watch videos, or even nap to pass the time.
Because the CoolSculpting treatment is completely nonsurgical, there is no downtime required after treatment. Most patients can return to normal activities directly after their session, including work.
Mild and temporary side effects may occur following your treatment, including a sensation of pulling, tugging, pinching, intense cold or tingling, stinging, aching, or cramping at the treatment site. Redness, bruising, firmness, and tenderness may also occur temporarily.
How long is each Coolsculpting treatment?
Our team will help to create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific fat loss goals. The length of your CoolSculpting treatment will vary depending on the number of areas being treated. With the latest CoolSculpting technology, one treatment session is only 35-60 minutes, though some patients have more than one treatment during the same office visit.
Does the CoolSculpting procedure hurt?
While patients may feel intense cold during their treatment, this feeling subsides within 5-10 minutes and the treatment area will then feel numb. You may also feel some mild tugging, pulling, and pinching as the vacuum draws up fatty tissue into the applicator cup. However, treatment should never be noticeably painful.
How much does CoolSculpting cost?
The price of CoolSculpting generally varies depending on the areas you wish to have treated, the number of treatments needed, and your ultimate aesthetic goals. Cost typically ranges between $2,000-$4,000 for a patient’s personal treatment plan, depending on the number of areas treated.
Are CoolSculpting results permanent?
Once the targeted fat cells are frozen and diet, they are naturally processed and eliminated from the body. These fat cells will not grow back, so results should be long-lasting.
When will I see results?
Some patients may start to see changes in their bodies as quickly as three weeks after treatment. However, the most dramatic results can be seen after two months. The body will continue to flush out fat cells for up to 4-6 months after treatment.
What happens if I gain weight after CoolSculpting?
If you were to gain weight after your CoolSculpting treatment, you may gain weight evenly all over your body and not in just the treated areas. However, following a healthy diet and lifestyle is encouraged to help maintain results.