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What is CoolSculpting?
A non-surgical fat reduction procedure, CoolSculpting is the only 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 removing those stubborn fat bulges, but looking to avoid downtime or recovery time associated with plastic surgery. Imagen Body Sculpting has performed thousands of CoolSculpting treatments since opening in the midwest 2013…great body sculpting options are available right here at home, no need to travel to New York, Miami or San Francisco!
What Areas of the Body Can Cool Sculpting be Used For?
Commonly targeted areas of fat that Coolsculpting® can be used to treat include:
- Inner Knees
- Inner or Outer Thighs
- Upper Arms
- Love handles
- Banana Roll
- Double Chin/Submental Area and Jawline
- Any other small pockets of fat that would fit into an applicator!
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?
How it works:
Excess fat cells can be frozen and they freeze at a warmer temperature than the surrounding tissues. The CoolSculpting treatment uses targeted cooling to freeze the fat deposits without damaging other structures. After the cells have been crystalized, a massage is used to break up the fat cells. These dead fat cells are then picked up by your immune system and carried out through the liver as waste.
Does CoolSculpting Really Work?
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive body contouring treatment that uses extreme cooling energy to target specific stubborn fat areas on the body and freeze your fat away. This FDA-approved treatment is safe and effective and the newer CoolAdvantange and CoolSculpting Elite applicators can remove up to 25 percent of targeted areas of fat cells after a single treatment, so it is no surprise that more and more patients choose CoolSculpting over plastic surgery to tackle their problem areas.
How Effective is CoolSculpting?
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. It does take about 3 months for full results from the treatment.
What are the Benefits of CoolSculpting?
Cool Sculpting comes with many benefits, including:
- Quick and Easy
- Natural-Looking Results
- Safe and Effective
- Zero downtime, get back to your normal activities right away!
How Long does CoolSculpting Take?
Each CoolSculpting cycle takes approximately 35 minutes. You should also factor in time for paperwork and “Before” Photos. Most patients have 1-4 cycles per treatment session.
How long does it take to see results from CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting results do take time. This is both fortunate and unfortunate depending on your goals. If you don’t want anyone to know you had “work done,” then it’s perfect. You will gradually lose the fat from the treated area over a period of about 3 months. Most patients first notice an improvement starting about a month after your first treatment. If your wedding is 6 weeks away, CoolSculpting might not be the best option for your body sculpting needs and something with more immediate results.
(like liposuction) may be a better choice.
How Many CoolSculpting Treatments Will I Need?
With CoolSculpting, the number of treatments 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 Cool Sculpting procedure. We will take your after photos at your 3 month follow up to help you determine if you will need more treatments to reach your goals. You can see photos of Cool Sculpting Before and After One Treatment in our Gallery.
How Long Do CoolSculpting Results Last?
CoolSculpting is a permanent fat reduction treatment. 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 stubborn fat.
Weight Loss vs. Fat Reduction
A common misconception is that weight loss and fat removal are the same – they are not. Every person is born with a certain number of fat cells. When we lose body weight, fat cells shrink. In targeted fat reduction treatments (like CoolSculpting or Liposuction) the actual number of fat cells is decreased.
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 cosmetic procedure with no downtime or incisions, you may be a good candidate for CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting works best if you have smaller areas 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 coolsculpting sessions over multiple sessions to achieve their desired result; this can take weeks to complete the applications and months to achieve full results. 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 good diet and healthy lifestyle.
What about Kybella?
Kybella is an injectable used for spot fat reduction. It is FDA cleared to treat the submental area, but is frequently used off label to treat other areas of the body. We don’t offer Kybella at Imagen. After speaking with many patients and doing extensive research, we find that the downtime and swelling associated with Kybella are similar to those you get with liposuction. Because CoolSculpting is such a great non-invasive option for fat reduction, we prefer to use liposuction for those patients who desire more skin tightening or volume reduction.
Is CoolSculpting Safe?
One of the reasons our patients love Coolsculpting® compared to surgical procedures (such as liposuction) for reducing unwanted fat is that it’s quicker and has no downtime.* Patients may experience minimal side effects related to the cold temperatures after their CoolSculpting procedure such as:
- Minor swelling
- Some bruising
What are the dangers of Cool Sculpting?
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 (PAH). 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.
You can get the full details on the risks of Cool Sculpting here
Does CoolSculpting hurt?
CoolSculpting uses a suction based applicator to treat your stubborn fat bulges. The older generations of CoolSculpting applicators had a stronger “pull,” causing more initial discomfort. The newer generations, such as CoolAdvantage and CoolSculpting Elite, have a better cooling plate design, allowing for a gentler suction and less discomfort. Just a few minutes into any treatment (old or new) the tissues become numbed from the cold temperatures and the remainder of the treatment is very comfortable. After the treatment, a massage should be done. As your tissues wake from the cold, you will likely experience a “pins and needles” sensation, similar to the sensation your have when your foot “falls asleep.” This generally lasts for just a few minutes as the tissues warm. After the treatment, you may have some tenderness in the area, but any discomfort after the treatment is usually well controlled with Tylenol or Motrin.
Does CoolSculpting Work on Arms?
CoolSculpting is a great treatment for the arms! The fat in the “batwing” responds well to the CoolSculpting Treatment. If you have excessive looseness in the skin, you may want something that will help tighten that up. We would love to discuss the best option for treating your arms in a complimentary consultation.
How Much Does CoolSculpting Cost?
Of course, all patients interested in body sculpting want to know ”How much is Cool Sculpting?” CoolSculpting treatment is priced by the cycle (average cost of $500 for a small cycle and $1000 for a large cycle) and you may 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 to make sure the cost of CoolSculpting is on track for your goals and budget.
As you consider Cool Sculpting cost, also keep in mind that CoolSculpting participates in the Allē program from Allergan, which gives you rewards points that you can use for coupons toward future CoolSculpting treatments or for Botox and fillers from the Juvéderm family. You can sign up for Allē and get more information here
Is one session of CoolSculpting worth it?
This is a difficult question to answer, since every body and each person’s fat deposits are different and each person’s goals are different. For most patients, a single Cool Sculpting session will not yield amazing results. That being said, it is possible that if you are overall a small person with a small bulge that you are hoping to “make a little better,” then yes, a single session may be all you need. In general, we recommend 2-3 cycles per area treated for the best results, though it may take more than that in some cases.
What does the cost of CoolSculpting include?
At Imagen Body Sculpting, the cost of CoolSculpting is all inclusive. Your consultation, all follow up appointments and the cost of the treatments is included in your quote.
Why Should I Get Cool Sculpting at Imagen?
One of the benefits of choosing Imagen in Nebraska for your CoolSculpting is having an experienced provider administer your treatment. Also, many clinics offer only.
Cool Sculpting for fat reduction whereas Imagen offers several body sculpting solutions, including liposuction. 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.
Schedule a Complimentary Consultation
If you are interested in learning more about the CoolSculpting Procedure, Botox, Fillers, Skin Care or other cosmetic treatments, please call us at 402-347-4433 to schedule a free consultation today. At your complimentary consultation, our team will discuss your goals and the expectations for your treatment as well as cost and financing options. If you are not in West Omaha, Lincoln, Council Bluffs or the surrounding metro, we do offer virtual consultations as well!