Coolsculpting is a minimally invasive nonsurgical procedure for removing stubborn fat. It has become increasingly popular in the last five years, and for good reason. Many people are happy with their results. Here’s what you need to know about Coolsculpting and what to expect when you have your treatment.
Coolsculpting is really a very simple procedure that does not take much time. We will apply a gel pad and applicator to the area. The applicator delivers controlled cooling to the fat in the target area. They will move the device over your skin while using suction and cooling technology. The entire procedure takes one to three hours depending on the target area or areas.
You may experience some feelings of pulling or pinching during the procedure, but for the most part there is no pain or discomfort. After the treatment you will be massaged in the treated area to relieve some of the discomfort and to break up frozen tissues so that eliminated fat cells can be dissolved and eliminated from the body naturally.
After the Procedure
There is typically no recovery time with Coolsculpting. You can resume your regular daily activities immediately after your treatment session in most cases. You may experience some redness, swelling, cramping, bruising, or tenderness in the target area for a few days following the procedure.
You will begin to notice results from your procedure within about three weeks. Most results are achieved after two to three months. This is due to how Coolsculpting works. The fat cells are frozen and killed during the procedure, but it can take up to six months for those fat cells to be flushed from the body.
If you are interested in Coolsculpting for your troublesome fatty areas, contact us today for more information. We will schedule an appointment for a consultation to determine if Coolsculpting is right for you. Contact us today.