How long is each session? How many sessions will I need?
We create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. CoolSculpting treatment time varies depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. We offer Dual CoolSculpting, which cuts your CoolSculpting treatment time in half.
Where does the fat go? Are the results sustainable?
Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), your body processes the fat and eradicates these dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.
Is the CoolSculpting procedure safe?
The CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared for the flanks (love handles), abdomen, and thighs. With over one million CoolSculpting treatments performed worldwide, it is proven to be a safe and effective treatment for non-surgical fat reduction.
Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?
Yes, you can. The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Often times, patients return to work after their CoolSculpting session is over.
Are there any side effects?
During the procedure you may experience deep pulling, tugging, pinching, numbness or discomfort. Most importantly following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging and pain. Rare side effects may also occur. The CoolSculpting procedure is not for everyone. You should not have the CoolSculpting procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. The CoolSculpting procedure is not a treatment for obesity. As with any medical procedure, ask us if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.
When will I see results?
You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. But your body will still flush out fat cells and continue doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.
Do I need to take special supplements or follow a strict diet and exercise program?
No supplements or pills are required and you do not have to adopt new diet and exercise habits. Many patients feel more motivated to take care of themselves after their CoolSculpting treatment. It is as if they get a second lease on their body and want to start anew again by taking even better care of themselves.
What happens if I gain weight down the road?
Many people, after seeing the results from their CoolSculpting procedure, take even better care of themselves. However, if you do gain weight, you may gain it evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas.