What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is an innovative option for reshaping your body by freezing away unwanted fat—with no surgery, no incisions, no scars, and no downtime. More than 4 million CoolSculpting treatments have already been performed all over the world, and all kinds of people are achieving the desired results they’ve been striving for, thanks to the unique CoolSculpting technique.
Believe it or not, fat is more sensitive to temperature than your skin. It even goes through cell death before your skin—and that means it’s vulnerable to cold temperatures. The CoolSculpting process works as your cosmetic surgeon uses rounded paddles to suck your skin and fat away from your body to isolate it. You can sit or recline comfortably for an hour or two and read, catch up on your shows, use social media, get some work done on a laptop, or whatever you like while the patented cool laser sculpting panels are hard at work crystallizing your fat cells.
This starts the cell death process for those unwanted fat cells. Over the next few weeks, they start to die and melt away, metabolized by your body.
Are there any side effects to this procedure?
Because CoolSculpting is noninvasive, it doesn’t carry the risks of surgery. Swelling is minimal, and no wounds can occur. Furthermore, the CoolSculpting machine is precise, and leaves less room for human error. That said, there are mild side effects that can occur with CoolSculpting.
During the CoolSculpting procedure you may experience sensations of aching, cramping, intense cold, mild pinching, pulling, stinging, tingling, and tugging at the treatment site. After your CoolSculpting lipo procedure, typical side effects include aching, blanching, bruising, cramping, firmness, itching, skin sensitivity, stinging, swelling, temporary redness, tenderness, or tingling.
For those who choose to lose their double chin with CoolSculpting, you might also experience a feeling of fullness in the back of the throat as a side effect. All of these side effects are temporary, and they usually resolve within days or weeks. Rare, additional side effects can occur and include nerve numbness. Be sure to talk to your cosmetic surgeon about whether the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.
What Can I Expect During Recovery?
The completely non-surgical CoolSculpting procedure is safe, and its lack of incisions typically makes returning to normal activities simple. Some patients even return to work right after their CoolSculpting treatment. You can also expect to see results within 3 to 12 weeks of treatment.
What Cost Is Associated With CoolSculpting?
The cost of CoolSculpting varies depending on the number of treatments you need, your areas of concern, and your desired goals. Most patients choose treatments in multiple body areas as part of their plan to achieve their desired looks. The cost of a personalized treatment plan usually ranges between $2,000 to $4,000, depending on how many areas you’re getting treated. Your cosmetic surgeon will work with you to create that bespoke treatment plan so it works for your goals, your body, and your budget.
Is CoolSculpting A Good Alternative To Exercising?
Although CoolSculpting is a potentially permanent technology for fat reduction, it can only work this way if you control your weight. Weight gained doesn’t disappear; it has to go somewhere on your body. However, CoolSculpting is a perfect complement to exercise and good health habits.
Get ready to take your look to the next level with CoolSculpting. Contact our office today for more details, or schedule a free consultation.