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How Does CoolSculpting Work: The Essential Guide

Does CoolScupting work? If you have been dieting and exercising to no avail, maybe it’s time for you to find out!

What Is CoolSculpting?

Simply put, CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical, noninvasive medical procedure that aims to remove fat cells from your body. Also known as cryolipolysis, the process essentially involves freezing these cells, which are excreted through the liver over the following one to three months.

Understanding What's Involved In This Procedure

So what exactly does this treatment involve? Let’s take a closer look.

First comes a thorough consultation with the CoolSculpting provider. That will help them understand your goals, which in turn allows them to offer the most effective, targeted treatment possible.

Each CoolSculpting session takes about an hour. A device called an “applicator” is used to suck the tissue into the applicator cup. There, the fat is chilled to a freezing temperature.

You’ll remain awake and aware during the process. You can use this time to read, catch up on emails, or just surf the net or play games on your smartphone. Afterward, the provider will give you a massage at the site.

This will help enhance fat reduction by breaking up the fat cells. They are then excreted by the body over the next few weeks. The full results of your treatment will be evident in about three months.

The Biggest Benefit of CoolSculpting Compared to Liposuction

The fact that this treatment isn’t invasive is one of its biggest advantages. With surgical procedures like liposuction, patients can experience side effects such as:

  • Pain, numbness, and bruising after the procedure
  • Swelling that can last for weeks
  • Risks of infection
  • Excess bleeding during and after the liposuction
  • Problems with anesthesia

While serious issues following surgery for lipo are rare, they are still possible. With CoolSculpting, you don’t even have to run the risk.

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Other Advantages of CoolSculpting

Have you struggled and failed to lose all the weight you want to drop, despite doing everything right? Unfortunately, sometimes it’s not enough to eat a sensible, healthy diet and get plenty of exercise. Stubborn pockets of fat can persist, even in otherwise fit people.

We probably don’t have to tell you where those pockets tend to be. However, it might be nice to know that you’re not alone in your frustration over your belly fat, “love handles,” thighs, bra area, back area, knees, arms and double chin.

CoolSculpting is the ideal procedure to remove those pesky unwanted pockets that simply won’t budge, no matter how much cardio you do or how few calories you consume.

Similarly, it can reduce the appearance of cellulite on the legs, buttocks, and arms — and we all know how hard that is to get rid of!

Knowing What to Expect During Treatment

Naturally, many potential patients want to know if CoolSculpting hurts. Everyone has different experiences, and particularly sensitive people might find the process a bit uncomfortable but only for a few minutes. Yet the words that are typically used to describe the sensations are pulling, tugging, pinching, tingling, and stinging.

You will likely feel a slight sucking sensation as the applicator adheres to your body. Experiencing a cold feeling is another fairly obvious outcome. The good news is that as your body becomes colder, any discomfort will be numbed.

Best of all, you can drive yourself home from the procedure, and get back to normal activity right away. There is absolutely no downtime with CoolSculpting!

For larger areas of fat, expect to have more than one session. Your provider will discuss the treatment plan with you in detail and answer any questions you might have.

What (and Who) the Treatment Isn't Intended For

CoolSculpting should not be pursued as a substitute for diet and exercise. Nor is it an appropriate procedure for patients who are obese.

Does CoolSculpting Work?

In a word, yes! According to a clinical study conducted in 2009 and published in the medical journal Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, cryolipolysis was able to reduce the fat layer in the treated areas by up to 25%.

Once fat cells are killed off through the freezing process, they are — well, dead. They are then flushed from the body thanks to the normal function of the liver. That means those fat cells are not just dead, but also gone!

Therefore, the results you get from CoolSculpting will last indefinitely. It’s important to know, however, that if you do gain weight at any point in the future, you may see those stubborn fat pockets reappear. But this is new fat, not a failure of the treatment.

Patients Love CoolSculpting, and You Can Too!

In the decade since CoolSculpting first began transforming the bodies — and lives — of women and men across the world, millions of patients have discovered just how effective this treatment can be. Moreover, they’ve learned that CoolSculpting’s noninvasive, nonsurgical model of fat reduction is definitely preferable to alternatives such as liposuction.

Does CoolSculpting work? It sure does. See for yourself by checking out some of the dramatic results in our gallery! Then use our convenient online form to schedule an appointment with one of our providers. We can’t wait to help you achieve your sculpted dreams!

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