CoolSculpting is a non-surgical, fat-freezing, fat reduction procedure that uses controlled cooling to reduce difficult to remove fatty build up that resists traditional efforts of diet and exercise.
The build-up of excess fat can cause some people to feel uncomfortable about their appearance and lose confidence in themselves. There can be many reasons for this, and it may vary from person to person, but generally, the increase in body fat can affect the way you look and impact the types of clothes you can wear.
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat reduction procedure designed to eliminate stubborn fat build up. If fat reduction is something you’re considering, but you’re not comfortable with surgical solutions like liposuction, CoolSculpting may be a good option.
Before taking the next step, make sure you have all the information you need to make the best decision for yourself. Speak to an expert who can set some realistic expectations about what can be achieve through the treatment you want.
Why have CoolSculpting?
Here are some reasons why some people choose to have CoolSculpting:
- Desire to have a more aesthetically pleasing appearance
- Improve body proportion
- Build confidence and boost self-esteem
- Build motivation to maintain new shape
- Choose from a wider variety of clothes which fit better.
How much does CoolSculpting cost?
The cost of CoolSculpting can vary from patient to patient because there are many factors that impact the cost of treatment. Some of these factors include, but are not limited to, the hospital or clinic you choose to have the procedure, the area of the body you want done and the scale of the procedure.
Request a quote from a specialist clinic to get a custom price for the treatment you want. They will give a detailed breakdown of what is included in the cost. Make sure you understand exactly what is, and isn’t, included in the price so that there are no nasty surprises in the future.
What does CoolSculpting involve?
CoolSculpting is a procedure based on a medical treatment called Cryolipolysis, which destroys fat cells through freezing. CoolSculpting delivers controlled and targeted cooling to fat cells underneath the skin, effectively freezing and killing the fat cells. The treated fat cells are then naturally processed over time and are removed from the body, resulting in a much slimmer and more sculpted appearance.
What to expect from your CoolSculpting treatment provider?
Before having your treatment, it is vital that you are fully aware of, and understand, what is involved in the procedure and the potential outcomes. Any CoolSculpting provider you go to, as a first step, should offer a consultation to discuss the treatment and your needs. Together with your expert practitioner, you should assess your whole body and discuss specific areas that need treatment.
As everyone is different, your CoolSculpting treatment provider will create a custom treatment plan. Depending on your personal situation and requirements the procedure may be done in one session, or may require multiple visits to the clinic to achieve the desired outcome.
Your medical supervisor or doctor will recommend areas that should be treated and how the treatment should be carried out.
During your treatment, a gel pad and applicator will be applied to the targeted area. The CoolSculpting applicator delivers controlled cooling to the targeted fat.
Most applicators use a vacuum to collect fatty tissue into the applicator cup, so you may feel some pulling and tugging during the procedure.
After your CoolSculpting and recovery
Initially, after CoolSculpting procedure, there may be some discomfort from the controlled cooling, but this should subside and go back to normal after 10 minutes. As the chill subsides you may start to feel a numbness in the treated area, but this is quite normal.
Being a non-surgical cosmetic treatment there shouldn’t be any downtime. You should be able to get back to your normal routine following the procedure.
After the procedure, you may experience some temporary side effects, including redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, or skin sensitivity. These are temporary side effects so everything should go back to normal within days or a few weeks. As with any medical procedure, there are some risks to be aware of. Your doctor will advise you on whether CoolSculpting is right for you and discuss possible risks and side effects.
Who is CoolSculpting for?
Like many cosmetic treatments, it can be down to an individual’s personal preference whether a treatment is for them or not. CoolSculpting is a great non-surgical cosmetic treatment for fat reduction and may be an ideal treatment for many patients.
The ideal CoolSculpting patient’s profile is someone who:
- Is of average to slightly above average weight
- has realistic expectations of what CoolSculpting can achieve
- Is aware that CoolSculpting isn’t a quick and easy way to lose weight
- wants to aesthetically improve the shape of their body and
- Is not keen on surgical procedures.
Who isn’t it for?
CoolSculpting isn’t for anyone who want to lose weight as it isn’t a treatment for obesity. It also isn’t a treatment to remove stretch marks, cellulite or any skin conditions.
Things to consider before your procedure
Choosing to have any cosmetic treatment requires a lot of careful thought and consideration. You need to really understand the reasons for choosing the procedure you want and set realistic expectations of the outcome.
If your mind is made up, are you confident that you are completely prepared for the treatment?
Here are some things you should think about:
- Do you have adequate space to recover?
- How long is the recovery time for your treatment?
- Do you need time off work?
- When will you start to see the results you expect?
- Can you maintain the results of your CoolSculpting?
- When will you fully recover and resume your usual activity?
Start your search
You may or may not be ready for CoolSculpting treatment, but it’s never too soon to reach out to a clinic or hospital, or a doctor, to start a conversation. A major part of your research into the procedure you’re looking for should include direct communication, and a consultation, with an expert. Feel free to contact multiple care providers and experts. The more information you gather about your procedure the better decision you’re likely to make.