CoolSculpting treatment results may be visible between 1-3 months. Some patients are fully satisfied with their improvement after one session. However, after your first treatment is complete, you can attain even more fat reduction with additional CoolSculpting treatments if you desire an even more dramatic result. You and your doctor will talk about your needs and desires, and together you will develop a personalized treatment plan for additional sessions if that is what you want.
When will I see the results of my treatment?
Patients begin to notice improvement in appearance in as quickly as 1 month following the CoolSculpting procedure, and see the most dramatic results after approximately 3 months.
Will I need to take any pills or follow a strict diet and exercise program afterwards?
No, you won't! One of the great things about CoolSculpting is that it doesn’t require any pills or supplements to work, and you don’t have to adopt any new habits, exercise, diet or anything else. All you have to do is maintain your weight and the normal physical activity and diet that you had before the treatment and your results should be lasting.
Is CoolSculpting safe? Is it Painful? Are there side effects?
CoolSculpting is cleared by the FDA for treatment of the flanks (love handles) and abdomen. It has been proven to be a safe and effective technique for these areas. There is no “downtime” after CoolSculpting treatment due to it’s non-invasive nature, but occasionally some patients do experience temporary pain or discomfort at the site of the procedure. Side effects to the process include redness, swelling, tenderness to the touch, itching, tingling, cramping, bruising and numbness. The issue of numbness is one that may persist for up to several weeks after treatment. You can discuss what to expect during and following a CoolSculpting procedure in greater detail with your doctor during your one-on-one consultation.
How much does CoolSculpting cost?
The price of a CoolSculpting varies depending upon several factors, including what your problem areas are, your ultimate goal for your body, and the number of treatments needed to fulfill this goal. Your doctor will need to meet with you in person for an assessment to help estimate the overall cost of these combined factors.
Are CoolSculpting results lasting?
When you have your treatment session, the fat cells that are targeted will be frozen and eventually eliminated from your body. These results are generally lasting, provided you maintain your pre-CoolSculpting weight with your normal diet and exercise routine. You don’t actually need to do anything different than you did previously. However, many patients feel inspired to live more healthfully and exercise more after their CoolSculpting treatments. They tend to feel as though they have a new lease on their body and want to start by taking even better care of themselves than they did before. Our patients will tell you -- it's amazing the difference CoolSculpting can make in your life!