Patients have many questions about CoolSculpting, but a few are frequently asked around the same themes. Here are some of the frequently asked questions and our responses.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE?
The CoolSculpting fat reduction procedure is specially designed for those who have unwanted fat that resists diet and exercise. Unlike gastric bypass surgery, the CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese. It is, however, a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Good candidates have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of. Request a one-on-one consultation to determine if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.
HOW MUCH DOES THE COOLSCULPTING PROCEDURE COST?
Since everyone is different, the price for CoolSculpting procedures varies depending on your areas of concern, the number of sessions needed, and your ultimate goals. Create a customized treatment plan, in person, with our consultants that’s tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget.
HOW LONG IS EACH SESSION? HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED?
With an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals, you’ll have a better timeline. The length of your CoolSculpting session will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. You and your provider may schedule additional sessions in order to meet your goals. Many people read, check email, or even take a nap during their sessions. With Dual Sculpting we can treat two areas at once, sometimes cutting the sessions or timeline in half.
WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE?
As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates. There’s no pain, it will actually be comfortable. We do our best to make sure you’re comfortable and entertained for the duration of the procedure. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment. As soon as the treatment is over, the area will be massaged for two minutes. This can be a little uncomfortable because the area is tender and a little sore.
IS THE COOLSCULPTING PROCEDURE SAFE?
Yes. The CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared for the flank (love handles), abdomen, inner/outer thighs and double chin. With over one million CoolSculpting procedures worldwide, it is proven to be a safe and effective treatment for non-surgical fat reduction. **
** RESULTS MAY VARY
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
During the procedure you may experience deep pulling, tugging, pinching, numbness, or discomfort. 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 your physician if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.
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. Some patients experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, numbness, or discomfort in the treated area, but this is temporary and will resolve completely. Often times, patients return to work after their CoolSculpting session is over.
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 CoolSculpt treatment. Most want to start anew by taking even better care of themselves. **
** RESULTS MAY VARY