CoolSculpting is fat-freezing technology that gives long-term results that make stubborn fat less troubling.
Fat cells don’t like the cold and at a certain temperature, they will freeze.
Once that happens, your body will naturally eliminate the dead cells in 2-6 months or more.
Resulting in up to 20%-25% reduction of fat in a treated area.
What to expect during CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure that may take from one to several hours, depending on you treatment plan
No general/topical anesthesia or pain medication required
As the procedure is initiated, vacuum pressure draws tissue into an applicator cup between cooling panels
The vacuum pressure may cause sensations of deep pulling, tugging and pinching in the area-being treated
You also may experience intense stinging, tingling, aching or cramping
These sensations generally subside as the area becomes numb
What to expect immediately after CoolSculpting
Immediately after the procedure, your treated area may look or feel stiff and transient blanching (temporary whitening of the skin) may occur
You may feel a sense of nausea or dizziness as your body naturally warms and sensation returns to your treatment area. These are normal reactions that typically resolve within minutes
The treated area may be red for up to a few hours after the applicator is removed. This is an expected but temporary effect after CoolSculpting
Bruising, swelling, and tenderness can occur in the treated area. This typically resolves within a week or two
Nausea and tingling, stinging and cramping in the treatment area are often reported on treatment day
You may feel a temporary dulling of sensation in the treated area. This is normal and typically resolves within a few hours but may last for several weeks after your procedure
There typically is minimal recovery time after CoolSculpting
Most patients are able to return to their daily routine immediately after the procedure
What to expect the first few days and weeks after CoosSculpting
It is common for the treated area to feel bloated and look swollen in the first few days and weeks after CoolSculpting
You may experience a temporary dulling of sensation that can last for several weeks
At some points within the first two weeks following the procedure, you may experience one or more of the following sensations: deep itching, tingling, numbness, tenderness to the touch, pain in the treated area, strong cramping, diarrhea, muscle spasms, aching and-or soreness. Consult your doctor if these conditions persist beyond two weeks or worsen over time
Following the procedure, a gradual reduction in the thickness of the fat layer will take place
You may start to see changes as early as three weeks after CoolSculpting and you will experience the most dramatic results after one to three months
Your body will continue naturally to process the injured fat cells from your body for approximately four months after your procedure
In rare cases, patients have experienced vasovagal symptoms during the treatment and reported freeze burn, darker skin color, hardness, discrete nodules or enlargement of the treated area. Surgical intervention may be required to correct the enlargement
Weight gain will prevent you from appreciating your full results
Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine after your procedure can help prevent this
Schedule a follow-up medical assessment to review your clinical results and discuss the option of additional treatments to achieve desired fat reduction