CoolSculpting® has skyrocketed in popularity over the past few years, and for good reason. This non-invasive fat reduction treatment helps our patients contour their problem areas without the downtime and recovery period associated with traditional fat reduction procedures. Let’s take a deeper dive into the world of CoolSculpting® and answer our patients’ most frequently asked questions, so you know exactly what you can expect from this cutting-edge procedure.
1. How long does CoolSculpting® last?
CoolSculpting® is a fat reduction procedure that uses advanced cryolipolysis technology to freeze fat in your treated areas, letting it exit the body through natural processes, and contour your trouble areas. When CoolSculpting® freezes fat until it dies off and leaves the body naturally, the eliminated fat is never replaced with new fat, meaning your CoolSculpting® results have the potential to be permanent. Like with other body contouring procedures like liposuction, it’s important to keep in mind that CoolSculpting® is not a replacement for a balanced diet and regular exercise routine, rather it helps boost the results of your already healthy lifestyle.
2. Can CoolSculpting® make you fatter?
No, CoolSculpting® cannot make you fatter. If anything, CoolSculpting® will reduce the amount of fat in your treated areas by up to 25 percent when all of your cycles are complete. The only way you can gain fat and weight during your CoolSculpting® treatments is by excessively eating or discontinuing your exercise routine. Remember, this is not a replacement for your healthy lifestyle, but boosts your results to give you your ultimate desired appearance.
3. How fast do you see results after CoolSculpting®?
We like to call CoolSculpting® a “transformative treatment process” because it may take several cycles over several weeks for you to see your desired results. With each CoolSculpting® treatment, a small amount of fat is frozen, and it takes time for the body to naturally eliminate that fat from your system. Patients typically start to see some fat reduction after about three weeks, with their ultimate desired results becoming visible after about three to four months following their last CoolSculpting® treatment.
4. Are CoolSculpting® results permanent?
Because the fat you “lose” during your CoolSculpting® treatment is never replaced with new fat cells, the results of your CoolSculpting® treatments do have the potential to be permanent. That being said, it’s not completely impossible for you to gain weight following CoolSculpting®. Weight gain after treatment can cause the remaining fat cells in your body to swell and travel to the treated areas of the body, giving you the appearance of gaining new fat. This is why it’s important to keep a healthy and active lifestyle even after your CoolSculpting® treatments.
5. How effective is CoolSculpting® for fat removal?
Our patients, as well as patients around the country, are all very satisfied with their CoolSculpting® treatments. The CoolSculpting® company claims that patients can lose up to 25 percent of fat in their treated areas in as early as one month following treatments. With so many positive reviews and results, it’s no wonder that patients are always asking about how they can benefit from CoolSculpting®.
Still have some questions about how CoolSculpting® can work for you? Contact us to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Emily Pollard today. We are also offering virtual consultations, so you can get all of your questions answered in the comfort and safety of your very own home.