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The Pros and Cons of CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical body contouring treatment that freezes fat cells and flushes it out of the body as toxic waste, resulting in a smoother, more toned appearance. CoolSculpting particularly targets regions such as the stomach, waist, and buttocks. It can significantly tone the body  and give patients their desired look without the need for surgery.

So what are the pros and cons of CoolSculpting compared to other body contouring treatments? As a non-invasive treatment, no surgery is required and there is only little downtime involved. However, results aren’t as instant and  predictable as other treatments like liposuction. Read on to have a detailed look of the pros and cons of CoolSculpting.

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Pros and Cons of CoolSculpting



CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure that stimulates the body's immune reaction to eliminate the frozen fat cells from the body. This is a more natural, more effective and non-invasive way to lose fat.

This also means that there will be less discomfort. While you may experience a sucking sensation during the treatment, as well as a feeling of coldness in the area of focus, the treatment itself is not painful.

Little to No Downtime

Because CoolSculpting is a non-invasive technique, there’s only little to no downtime needed, and you’ll be able to return to your normal activities the same day as get your treatment. Consequently, there’s no need to thoroughly plan your day around the treatment session.

If you can't afford to miss work but still want a leaner figure, this is an excellent fat loss method for you. Many other fat removal procedures need you to restrict your activities in order for your body to recuperate, but CoolSculpting allows you to continue doing what you enjoy.

Effective at Targeting Hard-to-Lose Fats

Diet and exercise are also excellent strategies to lose fat, but it's tough to target problem areas with these methods. Our bodies are designed to be efficient for survival, which is why it stores as much fat as possible. When our body decides to start burning fat, it doesn't consider which areas to get fat from. More often than not, the easiest areas are where fat gets burned first, like the hips and legs. As a result, you may lose fat in certain regions but it leaves behind other fat deposits that protrude and  like the belly and arms.

CoolSculpting is ideal for these isolated pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. As a result, it is capable of treating nearly any "pinchable" location of fat on the body. The abdomen, bra roll, double chin, upper arms, thighs, love handles, and thighs are examples of these areas.


Results Aren’t Instant

Fat reduction with CoolSculpting won’t happen overnight. Liposuction, on the other hand, produces more instant results. This can be a mental setback for some people. You will look the same for several days or weeks after your therapy. 

The body will naturally destroy fat cells once they have been frozen to a therapeutic temperature. Although "quick responders" may see a difference after 30 days, the most obvious benefits occur gradually and continuously over 2 to 3 months after your CoolSculpting procedure.

Not as Predictable

Body contouring with liposuction will always be the gold standard. This is due to the fact that liposuction is extremely predictable and can contour and remove a significant quantity of fat. Although CoolSculpting is the most efficient non-surgical body sculpting alternative and is a popular therapy for a variety of reasons, the process only reduces a specific layer by 20% to 25%. It also doesn’t fully cover the contour of a certain area.

Potential Side Effects

CoolSculpting is one of the world's safest fat-reduction procedures, with millions of satisfied patients. However, it’s critical to be aware of some transient, frequent side effects associated with any medical operation. 

Patients may feel swelling, redness, numbness, and, in some cases, bruising after a CoolSculpting procedure. While these side effects aren't ideal, they are always transient and will go away after a few days, so they shouldn't interfere with your everyday routine.

What Happens During a CoolSculpting Treatment Session

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CoolSculpting is a brand name for cryolipolysis, a technique that leverages the biological response to cold to break down fatty tissue. The process extracts energy from fat layers, causing fat cells to die gradually while leaving surrounding neurons, muscles, and other tissues intact. During the months following treatment, the digested fat cells are filtered out as waste by the lymphatic system.

The Procedure

The treatment will be carried out by a doctor or a skilled healthcare provider utilizing portable equipment. The applicators on the gadget resemble the nozzles of a vacuum cleaner.

The healthcare professional will apply a gel pad and applicator to the targeted area during the therapy. The applicator cools the targeted fat in a regulated manner. The gadget will subsequently be moved over your skin as the provider applies suction and cooling technology to the target area. Some offices have multiple devices that enable them to treat multiple target regions in a single visit.

It's normal to feel some pulling and pinching throughout the treatment, but usually, the surgery is painless. Practitioners typically massage the affected areas immediately following treatment to break up any frozen deep tissue. This will assist your body in starting to absorb the damaged fat cells. Some folks say this massage is a little painful.

Each treatment can last anywhere from 1 to 3 hours. During the operation, many people listen to music, read, or work on their computers.

What Happens After

After a CoolSculpting procedure, there is little to no downtime. Most people are allowed to resume their normal daily activities right after. Minor redness or pain in the treated area may occur in rare situations, but all minor side effects usually diminish within a few weeks.

Within 3 weeks following the operation, results in the treated areas may be seen. Typical effects are obtained in 2 to 3 months, and the fat-flushing process might last up to 6 months following the initial therapy. Certain people and body parts may necessitate more than one therapy. According to CoolSculpting market data, 79% of respondents noticed a difference in the way their garments fit following CoolSculpting.

Because CoolSculpting targets specific areas of the body, another treatment is usually only required if you want to target a different area. CoolSculpting is not a treatment for obesity and should not be used in place of a healthy lifestyle. It’s critical to continue eating a balanced diet and exercising on a regular basis if you want to keep your results.

Get CoolSculpting at the NJ Center of CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting uses the most modern technology available today to permanently eliminate stubborn fat by freezing the fat cells. Despite its drawbacks, it’s a viable alternative for people seeking a non-invasive, rapid, and effective treatment to reduce stubborn fat.

Getting it done by professionals will definitely make the experience smoother and reduce the chances of experiencing any of its cons. The NJ Center of CoolSculpting is one of the state’s top CoolSculpting centers. Our team includes board-certified doctors, aestheticians, and highly-trained staff who are skilled and experienced in body contouring.

Visit us today or call us now to book an appointment.

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What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "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

    Lesley Hamilton

    Age 41

  • "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."

    Anne McMarthy

    Age 56

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