Many women desire smaller, more lifted breasts but don't want to undergo surgery. If you're looking for non-surgical breast reduction, CoolSculpting offers a revolutionary way to reduce and reshape your breasts safely and effectively.
In this article, we'll explore how CoolSculpting works for breast reduction, its benefits over traditional surgery, what to expect during and after treatment, and more.
Read on to learn why CoolSculpting is the next best thing to surgical breast reduction.
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CoolSculpting uses cryolipolysis technology to target, freeze and eliminate unwanted fat cells. A 2014 study found a 73% patient satisfaction rate with CoolSculpting, higher than other non-invasive lipolysis technologies.
By destroying fat cells under the skin, CoolSculpting can reduce the size and fullness of the breasts. However, it's important to understand that CoolSculpting reduces fat, not breast tissue.
Breasts are composed of glandular tissue, fibrous tissue, and fat. CoolSculpting only removes the subcutaneous fat layer. It does not affect breast tissue or milk ducts. Therefore, CoolSculpting can make your breasts appear smaller by removing excess fat, but it will not actually reduce the glandular tissue responsible for breast size and shape. It also will not alter nipple size or position.
CoolSculpting works best for women who have excess fat (not breast tissue) contributing to enlarged breast size. It can help slim the silhouette by reducing fullness caused by fat. But the overall cup size and shape of breasts is determined by glandular tissue, which CoolSculpting does not remove.
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CoolSculpting is generally safe to have before a breast lift provided there is sufficient time between procedures. CoolSculpting causes mild inflammation that resolves within a few weeks. It's best to wait 1-2 months after CoolSculpting treatments to have a breast lift.
This allows time for your body to eliminate the dead fat cells and complete the healing process. Your plastic surgeon can evaluate your breasts after CoolSculpting and recommend the optimal timing. It’s also important not to gain weight during the interim period, as this could impact your surgical results.
Having CoolSculpting first can enhance the outcome of your breast lift. Eliminating excess fat cells in advance can help your surgeon better contour the breast shape. Combining CoolSculpting and a lift can reduce fullness, lift sagging breasts, trim loose skin and refine the overall silhouette.
In rare cases, some women report enlarged breasts or a fuller bust line after CoolSculpting. There are a few possible reasons this may occur:
|Removal of fat cells from other body areas causes remaining fat to accumulate in the breast area. With fewer fat cells in the treated areas, redistribution of fat reserves can sometimes happen.
|Hormonal fluctuations during pregnancy or breastfeeding promote breast growth. If CoolSculpting occurred before pregnancy, the effects of hormones on breast tissue may still lead to enlargement unrelated to the procedure itself.
|Individual biological response varies. Just as some patients experience mild fat loss with CoolSculpting, others may have atypical reactions like temporary enlargement in other areas.
|Spontaneous breast growth after fat reduction procedures has been documented but is not fully understood. More research is needed on potential links between cryolipolysis and breast enlargement.
In most cases, breast enlargement after CoolSculpting is likely not caused directly by the treatment. Consult Dr. Soni if you experience this rare side effect for proper evaluation.
CoolSculpting can firm and lift sagging breasts to an extent by removing excess fat cells. As the treated fat cells crystallize and die off, the skin may appear smoother and tighter. However, CoolSculpting alone does not address loose, saggy skin.
Significant skin laxity requires a surgical breast lift (mastopexy). This involves repositioning the nipple/areola complex higher and excising loose skin. A breast lift can dramatically improve sagging due to aging, weight fluctuations or pregnancy.
That said, removing fat pockets with CoolSculpting provides an uplifting effect that can complement a surgical lift. Some patients see enhanced breast lift results by having CoolSculpting first to debulk fatty tissue. This allows for better skin tightening during mastopexy.
You can further prevent breast sagging naturally over time by staying hydrated, massaging your breasts and wearing proper support bras.
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CoolSculpting offers several advantages compared to surgical breast reduction:
Of course, surgical breast reduction has its own set of benefits, too. It can achieve more drastic breast size decrease and nipple repositioning in one operation. The choice depends on your specific needs and goals. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Soni to determine if you are a good candidate for CoolSculpting breast reduction.
Do-it-yourself CoolSculpting methods are not recommended under any circumstances. CoolSculpting relies on precisely controlled cooling systems to target fat cells without damaging other tissues.
Attempting to replicate this effect at home can cause frostbite, blistering and permanent skin/nipple injury. A medical study has revealed these injuries in a woman who tried DIY CoolSculpting.
It takes in-depth training to operate CoolSculpting devices and applicators properly. Our medical providers adjust the temperature, suction strength and treatment time based on each patient’s needs for safe, optimal results. There are also limitations on the number of CoolSculpting cycles that can be performed per area safely.
Improperly attempting CoolSculpting at home without medical supervision carries dangerous risks of complications.
Now that you understand how CoolSculpting can reduce fats on your breasts, let’s discuss some important details about the procedure.
Each CoolSculpting session takes about 30-60 minutes per breast. Here is the basic process:
Most patients require 2-4 CoolSculpting sessions per breast to see noticeable results. Treatments are tailored to each breast’s unique fat distribution and reduction goals. We determine the appropriate number of cycles based on:
Follow-up appointments allow us to assess your progress and touch up any areas needing more reduction. While some fat loss occurs right away, the full results emerge over 3-4 months as your body processes and eliminates the treated fat cells.
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You may see some breast reduction immediately after treatment as the crystallized fat cells dehydrate. However, it takes time for your immune system to fully eliminate the dead cells. Most patients see the ultimate results around 3 months after their final session.
Your breasts will continue looking smoother and more contoured as the fat loss progresses over the first 3-4 months. The destroyed fat cells will be permanently gone from the treated area. As long as your weight remains stable, your long-term results should be maintained.
While the fat reduction takes time, you can resume normal activity immediately with no downtime after CoolSculpting. There are no restrictions and most patients feel fine going back to work or other obligations right away.
The fat cells eliminated by CoolSculpting are gone for good. As long as your weight stays around the same, your breast reduction results should remain stable long-term.
However, significant weight gain can affect results, as new fat cells may develop and expand in the treated area. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is encouraged to preserve your slimmer breast contour.
While CoolSculpting destroys 20-25% of fat cells in the treated area per cycle, remaining fat cells can still enlarge if you gain weight. Schedule maintenance treatments as needed if you experience new fat accumulation in the breasts.
CoolSculpting is very well tolerated. Possible side effects include:
These side effects typically resolve within a week after each session. Using ice packs, OTC pain medication and massage at home can help manage discomfort.
Stay Informed and Prepared – Trust Our Expertise for a Safe CoolSculpting Experience
If you’re seeking smaller, firmer breasts without surgery, CoolSculpting offers a revolutionary way to reshape your figure. By eliminating unwanted fat cells, CoolSculpting can reduce breast size and create a more contoured, uplifted silhouette. The results emerge gradually over several months for beautiful, natural-looking enhancement.
At the NJ Center for CoolSculpting, Dr. Hardik Soni customizes every patient’s treatment plan to meet their unique goals. With his expertise and our advanced CoolSculpting technology, you can safely achieve non-surgical breast reduction with lasting results and little to no downtime.
Schedule your confidential consultation at our clinic today to learn more and get started rejuvenating your breasts. Call (908) 628-1070 or request an appointment online to take advantage of our exclusive CoolSculpting offers!
Up to 25% Fat Reduction With CoolSculpting: Treat Yourself Today!
"The treatment itself was not uncomfortable. Afterwords, I felt great. I didn't really notice anything for about 30 days. After day 30 until about a month later, I started noticing that my favorite jeans were not as tight anymore. I wasn't having to suck in to get them buttoned. And by that two month period after my CoolSculpting
"It's subtle at first, and then a month later you look and go, "Wow - It really did something!" It really moved the bar for me, and I'm feeling better about myself already. It feels so good to put on anything and know I look as good as I've ever looked. And I didn't say that or feel that when I was in my 20's, 30's, and 40's."