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What is CoolSculpting?
A non-surgical fat reduction procedure, CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved treatment that uses cooling technology to target and eliminate stubborn fat (AKA fat-freezing or cryolipolysis) without anesthesia or incisions. CoolSculpting is a popular treatment for anyone interested in fat removal, but looking to avoid downtime or recovery time associated with surgery. Imagen Body Sculpting has performed thousands of CoolSculpting treatments since opening in 2013.
Commonly targeted areas that Coolsculpting® has effectively treated include:
- Inner or Outer Thighs
- Upper Arms
- Love handles
- Banana Roll
- Double Chin
Patients experience little to no disruption in their normal routine and can return to work the same day. Individual results may vary.
How does CoolSculpting Work?
Each treatment will get you about a 20-25% reduction in the thickness of the fat layer. That doesn’t mean 20-25% of your whole body. You will definitely get better results with repeated treatments to a single area and we usually recommend that a patient treat a single area fully rather than trying to spread out the applications over their whole body. In other words, you’ll get better results if you have four applications to your lower tummy than if you do one to your lower tummy, one to your upper tummy, and one to each inner thigh.
What are the Benefits of CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive body contouring treatment that uses extreme cooling energy to target specific stubborn fat areas on the body and blast them away. This FDA-approved treatment is safe and effective and can remove up to 25 percent of targeted fat cells after a single treatment, so it is no surprise that more and more patients choose CoolSculpting over other more invasive surgical options to tackle their fat.
CoolSculpting comes with many benefits, including:
- Minimally Invasive
- Quick and Easy
- Natural-Looking Results
- Safe and Effective
- No downtime
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The number of Coolsculpting® procedures required for you to see your desired results will depend on the area of the body and the amount of stubborn fat you want to reduce. Results are most effective when the area is smaller and fat cells are concentrated. Patients who want to reduce fat on multiple areas of their bodies with the CoolSculpting procedure will likely need more than one treatment to see the results that they desire. Your provider will go over realistic outcomes and make sure your desired results are achievable with the CoolSculpting procedure.
How Long Do My CoolSculpting Results Last?
The ideal candidate for CoolSculpting will be able to maintain their results for years by practicing healthy eating habits and exercising daily. However, if you do gain weight after your CoolSculpting procedure you can come back for additional sessions to treat areas of fat.
Weight Loss vs. Fat Reduction
A common misconception is that weight loss and fat reduction are the same – they are not. Every person is born with a certain number of fat cells. When we lose weight fat cells shrink, unlike in fat reduction the number of fat cells decreases by your body removing them.
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical fat reduction treatment that reduces the overall number of fat cells in a specific area so that they cannot return. If they can’t return, they can’t get bigger.
Although CoolSculpting reduces many of the fat cells, it does not reduce all the fat cells in each targeted area so it will be possible to gain or lose weight in the treated area after the CoolSculpting procedure. However, patients begin to feel their clothes fit better and feel slimmer around 9 weeks after this treatment.
Should I Get Liposuction or CoolSculpting?
If you are looking for a treatment with no downtime or incisions, CoolSculpting may be a good option for you. CoolSculpting works best if you have small pockets of stubborn fat. You also have to have enough skin laxity for the applicator to pull the tissues in. If your skin is too tight or the fat is too thick, the applicator won’t be able to function at its full potential, and your results will be less than ideal.
It’s important to recognize that individual results and experiences may vary. Some patients require multiple cycles over multiple sessions to achieve their desired result; this takes months to years to achieve. Often, this causes the overall investment in CoolSculpting to be more than a single liposuction procedure, which can deliver up to 75% reduction with immediate results that continue to improve with a healthy diet and exercise.
Recovery and Side Effects from CoolSculpting
One of the reasons our patients love Coolsculpting® compared to surgical procedures (such as liposuction) is that it’s quicker and has no downtime.* Patients may experience minimal side effects after their CoolSculpting procedure such as:
- Minor swelling
- Some bruising
As a non-surgical procedure, CoolSculpting is well tolerated with few risks. It is not uncommon for patients to have some bruising and possibly mild swelling after their treatment. This can typically be reduced by wearing some sort of compression garment (similar to Spanx).
There will likely be some mild soreness to the treatment area, like after you do a hard ab workout. Patients rarely need anything stronger than ibuprofen or acetaminophen to control the discomfort. Many patients have some numbness in the treated area as well. This is caused by the swelling and usually resolves on its own after a few weeks.
A rare complication of CoolSculpting is paradoxical adipose hyperplasia. This is where, instead of shrinking, the treated area actually gets larger. It has an incidence of <0.01% and can be treated with liposuction if necessary.
Why Should I Get CoolSculpting at Imagen?
One of the benefits of choosing Imagen for your CoolSculpting in Nebraska is having an experienced provider administer your treatment. Also, many clinics only offer CoolSculpting for fat reduction whereas Imagen offers several solutions. During your consultation, our board-certified cosmetic surgeons will present the best options for you to achieve your desired results. If you decide that liposuction is the better option, you won’t have to go somewhere else and start the consultation process over again.
How Much Does CoolSculpting Cost?
It CoolSculpting treatment is priced by the cycle and you will need anywhere from one to six treatments depending on your goals and the size of the area you are wanting to treat. For Coolsculpting to be done on your banana roll, for example, you will need two treatments or cycles (one treatment or cycle for each side). However, you may need a second treatment a few weeks later to achieve your goals.
As your Coolsculpting providers, our team will create a personalized treatment plan based on your goals and budget.
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If you are interested in learning more about the CoolSculpting procedure being used as a non-surgical procedure to treat unwanted fat in your treatment plan, please call us at402-347-4433 to schedule a free consultation today.