What others are saying
It took a few weeks as I observed my results daily but then my pants felt like they were starting to fit better, my belt could be worn on a looser notch, and my stomach really flattened out! There's no doubt in the result-it was pretty dramatic.
Questions and Answers
Q: Is the CoolSculpting procedure painful?
A: Some patients experience slight discomfort, a sensation of cold which numbs within minutes. Many people read or nap during the procedure and may experience some soreness after treatment.
Q: Is there any downtime?
A: As a non-surgical procedure, you can return to normal activities after your treatment; many people go straight to work after CoolSculpting.
Q: How long will the results last?
A: Because fat cells are eliminated, the results are long-lasting.
Q: Is it right for you?
A: If you have had difficulty eliminating stubborn fat, see us for a consultation to decide if CoolSculpting® might be right for you.
Q: How long has CoolSculpting® been available?
A: CoolSculpting® was officially approved by the FDA in September, 2010.
*In the U.S., the CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental area, thigh, abdomen and flank, along with bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll), and upper arm.
Q: Are you a Good Candidate?
A: Here are some common reasons why you may want to consider nonsurgical fat reduction:
- You are in relatively good shape but have modest bulges of fat on your abdomen, flanks, back or thighs that you’d like removed.
- You have pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise .
- You wish to achieve a trimmer look without having to undergo an invasive surgical procedure.
- It is important to note that nonsurgical fat reduction is not a weight loss treatment. This procedure is best suited for treating very limited volumes of fat of the abdomen, flanks, back and thighs. Because larger volumes of fat require multiple nonsurgical treatments, liposuction is probably a better option for larger fat accumulations.
- If you are in good general health and have a positive attitude and realistic expectations, you are most likely a good candidate for this procedure.
Multiple treatment sessions may be needed to produce satisfactory results.
Small burns are extremely rare but have been noted with ultrasound devices.
Temporary redness and numbness may occur.
These are the top three pros and cons to weigh when considering nonsurgical fat reduction. If you want to focus on those specifically unique to you, please consult with your aesthetic plastic surgeon.
Q: When to Consider Nonsurgical Fat Reduction?
A: Three reasons to consider:
- If you are struggling with pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise programs.
- If you have undesirable but limited fat deposits on your abdomen, flanks, back or thighs.
- If you wish to achieve a trimmer appearance without having to undergo surgery.