Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: Am I a good candidate?
A1: This procedure is specifically engineered for individuals who have stubborn fat that resists diet and exercise. In contrast to gastric bypass surgery, Coolsculpting® is not a weight loss treatment for individuals who are obese.
However, it is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Good candidates have obvious bulges in some areas they’d desire to eliminate.
You can contact us through our no cost virtual consultation and make an appointment with our Coolsculpting® physician who will determine if this procedure is right for you.
Q2: How long is each session? How many sessions will I need?
A2: The duration of a single session varies based on the number of areas getting treatment at one visit. It will usually take 60 minutes for one area to be treated. You and your physician will discuss your goals and come up with a treatment plan that includes the number of areas to be treated.
Q3: What does it feel like?
A3: As the cooling starts in the first few minutes, you will experience pressure and intense cold which will soon disappear. Most people read, watch videos, or even get some sleep during the procedure.
Q4:Is the procedure safe?
A4: Coolsculpting® is FDA – cleared for the flank (love handles), abdomen and thigh. With millions of this procedure done around the world, it is proven to be a safe and effective solution for non-surgical fat reduction.
Q5: What Are the Side Effects of Coolsculpting?
A5: During Coolsculpting®, you may feel a certain amount of discomfort or numbness, pinching, and deep pulling. After the procedure, the usual side effects include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging and pain.
This procedure is not for everyone specially those who suffer from cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. Your physician will determine whether this procedure is right for you.
Q6: Where does the fat go? Are the results permanent?
A6: The fat cells that are treated die and are processed and eliminated by a group of immune cells called macrophages (see figure above). Once these cells are eliminated, they’re gone forever.
Q7: Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?
A7: Yes, you can. There is no surgery involved so you can return to normal activities immediately. The numbness or discomfort, redness, and minor bruising, are temporary and will resolve completely.
Q8: When will I see results?
A8: You may begin to observe results as early as three weeks after treatment. The most impressive results will show after 2 months. In fact, your body will continue to clean out fat cells for six months after the procedure.
Q9: Are special supplements, diets, or exercises needed?
A9: No special pills, supplements, diets, or exercises are required. However, most patients are motivated to make positive lifestyle changes after treatment. It’s just like getting a new body and desire to start anew by taking even more care of themselves.
Q10: What happens if I gain weight over time?
A10: The remaining fat cells can increase in volume because of excessive caloric intake (weight gain). But, should you gain weight, you may gain it evenly all over your body, not only in the treated areas.
Take the first step and contact us through our no-cost virtual consultation. During this process, we will recommend options that will work best for you. Every client is different, so our virtual consultants and physicians tailor the procedure to match each person’s needs.