1. What is CoolSculpting®? Can you tell me more about it?
Cool Sculpting is a breakthrough, non-invasive procedure that uses cooling technology to noticeably reduce fat without surgery. Your doctor will determine if you are a good candidate and work with you to devise the best treatment plan during a one-on-one consultation.
2. Am I a good Candidate for Coolsculpting®?
Cool Sculpting is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese, or a substitute for surgical methods such as liposuction. Candidates who have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of are ideal for this . Your doctor will determine if treatment is right for you during a one-on-one consultation.
3. How long is each treatment?
During your consultation, your doctor will discuss how much time should be allotted based on your individual treatment plan. It varies from person to person.
4. Is CoolSculpting® safe? Painful? Are there side effects?
CoolSculpting® is FDA-cleared for the flanks (love handles) and abdomen and is proven to be a safe and effective treatment. Typically, there is minimal downtime after the treatment though patients may experience temporary pain or discomfort. Side effects can include redness, bruising, swelling, tenderness to the touch, cramping, itching, tingling, and numbness. Numbness can persist up to several weeks after a procedure. Your doctor can talk to you more about what to expect during and after treatment when you meet for your consultation.
5. How much does CoolSculpting® cost? How many treatments will I need?
The price for Cool Sculpting varies, depending on your areas of concern, the number of treatments needed and your ultimate goals. Your doctor would need to assess you in person to help estimate the cost.
6. What happens during the treatment?
You and your clinician first select the area(s) to be treated. Your clinician will position the device on your body. The device will then draw the bulge up between two cooling panels. The sensation is a firm pull and pressure – enough of a pull to ensure the selected tissue will be cooled most efficiently. Duration depends on the treatment and your body need.
7. What does it feel like?
As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates.
8. Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?
Yes you can. The procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities shortly after. Some patients experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, numbness or discomfort in the treated area, but this is temporary and will resolve completely.
9. 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 the Cool Sculpting treatment, too. Like they get a second lease on their body and want to start anew again by taking even better care of themselves.
*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person.