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How Long Does It Take To Lose Body Fat After CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure for body contouring that freezes and removes unwanted fat. This treatment uses controlled cooling to target and eliminate unwanted fat cells in the body. CoolSculpting is now used to treat areas of localized fat bulges such as arms, thighs, and abdomen helping you achieve your desired beauty goals. 

So how long does it take for you to lose fat after CoolSculpting? For many patients, results of body fat loss can already be visibly seen after their treatment. But it may take several months for the results to be completely evident.

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CoolSculpting As An Effective Way to Freeze Your Fats With Little Downtime

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure that helps you to lose fat by freezing it. The fat freezing device is placed on the skin and passed over the area where the fat is to be removed. For this procedure, a trained professional freezes unwanted body fat without harming any other tissue in your body or affecting its appearance or function.

Understanding What CoolSculpting Does to Your Body

Unlike other fat reduction treatments, CoolSculpting is a non-surgical alternative that requires no incisions and leaves no scars. Moreover, CoolSculpting works by cooling the fat cells in your targeted area to temperatures below freezing, which causes them to die. Once dead, these cells are naturally metabolized and eventually absorbed into the body. 

The result: a significant reduction in the appearance of stubborn fat with long-lasting results. CoolSculpting does not hurt as there are no needles or cutting involved at all. Patients can expect some tingling during treatment but this sensation usually subsides after some time.

CoolSculpting is a safe and effective method of eliminating stubborn fat that can be used by both men and women. The technology has been proven to reduce fat by an average of 20% in just one treatment, with results lasting up to two years.

After the procedure, you may experience mild bruising but this should heal within a week or two. You can go back to exercising after about a week and your exercise routine needs to be modified for about 4 weeks following the procedure as per the recommendation of your physician.

How Long Does It Take for Fat to be Dissolved After CoolSculpting?

After your CoolSculpting treatment, you will see results right away, but it takes several weeks for all of the fat cells in that area to dissolve completely and be removed from your body. It’s important not to watch your weight during this process because any new fat cell that forms will grow again around what was once removed by CoolSculpting treatment.

For example, if you gain weight after having CoolSculpting done on areas where there were large amounts of excess fat then some new fat growth may occur over time in those areas as well as others nearby where there were few or no excess fatty deposits before treatment such as on other parts of your body. The good news is that these new deposits of fat should eventually disappear when another round of CoolSculpting treatments is performed later down the road.

How Much Fat Can You Lose with CoolSculpting?

The amount of fat you can lose depends on the amount of fat that is in your treatment area. The more fat there is, the more weight you will lose. For example, if you have a small area to treat such as your hand or knee, it will take longer to see results than if you had an entire abdomen treated with CoolSculpting.

Furthermore, it's important not to expect total body transformation after one session because even though our bodies are very efficient at storing excess energy as fat when we eat too much or don't exercise enough, losing weight cannot happen overnight. CoolSculpting is best paired with proper exercise and a healthy diet to fully achieve your desired body.

CoolSculpting: Freezing Your Fats All Over Your Body

CoolSculpting can be used to treat many different parts of our bodies which include:

  • Arms
  • Love handles
  • Upper thighs
  • Underneath your breast 
  • Your knees
  • The area under each cheekbone and kneecap

The most dramatic results are usually seen in the first month. The amount of fat you can lose however depends on the amount of fat that is in your treatment area.

Treatment Duration and Downtime

When you decide to get CoolSculpting, one of the first questions you might have is how long it takes for your body to lose fat after the treatment. The answer depends on a few things: the size and location of your CoolSculpting target area, the amount of fat in that area, and whether or not there's any excess skin hanging around. 

For example, if your goal is to reduce fat in your belly and love handles, it will take longer than if you're targeting love handles alone. Additionally, the entire CoolSculpting procedure takes about an hour to which you can go back to your daily routine immediately after treatment. 

There is no downtime associated with the procedure, so you will be able to return to work right away. While there is no noticeable pain during this procedure, some patients may feel mild discomfort on their skin during the process.

Side Effects of the Treatment

CoolSculpting is not a weight loss treatment, but it can be used in conjunction with other methods such as diet and exercise to help achieve your desired body shape. While the procedure is generally safe, some patients may experience temporary side effects such as redness, bruising or swelling around the treated area. The most common side effects include:

  • Swelling and bruising at the treatment area
  • Bruising or discoloration 
  • Temporary numbness or tingling sensations
  • Temporary redness of the skin in the area

People Who Should Consider CoolSculpting 

CoolSculpting or sometimes called fat freezing can be a great option if you have excess fat on the abdomen, thighs, flanks, or arms. It can also help you maintain your new shape after weight loss by shrinking stubborn areas where fat tends to accumulate.

Because CoolSculpting does not require any surgery or downtime, it's also ideal for those who are busy, active individuals who don't want to sacrifice their lifestyle for results. During treatment, you can sit back and relax while your body naturally eliminates the destroyed fat cells over the course of time.

Furthermore, the best candidates for this treatment are those who have stubborn areas of fat that they can’t get rid of with diet and exercise alone. The most common areas where people get the procedure include:

  • Abdomen
  • Love handles
  • Lower back 
  • Inner thighs
  • Bra area

CoolSculpting is not right for everyone though. If you’re looking to reduce weight elsewhere on your body, CoolSculpting targets only one area at a time. Make sure to consult with your doctor and discuss whether the treatment is right for you. 

Getting The Most Out of CoolSculpting

In order to get the most from your CoolSculpting sessions and succeed in fat reduction, we recommend scheduling 3 treatments at one-month intervals. This will give you enough time for your body to break down the fat cells that were targeted by the treatment before they have a chance to replenish themselves.

Another way to speed up your fat reduction journey is by implementing a proper exercise routine and eating a healthy diet. It's important to remember that the CoolSculpting process is meant to be a complement to exercise and proper diet, not a substitute for it. You'll want to continue with your regular exercise routine and stick to healthy eating habits even after your treatment.

Get Rid of Your Stubborn Body Fat With CoolSculpting at NJ Center for CoolSculpting

If you’re looking for ways to reduce stubborn fat around you but are concerned about how long it will take to recover, then CoolSculpting might just be the top-notch solution you’re looking for. Fat freezing is a process that disrupts the cell structure of the fat cells, causing them to break down and die. As these dead cells are removed from your body over time, you'll notice a reduction of fat from your body in a shorter amount of time.

NJ Center for CoolSculpting is one of the most reliable medical spas that offer fat-freezing treatments like CoolSculpting. Our patients are well taken care of and we make sure that our team helps them achieve their body goals step by step. Discover how you can get your ideal body and get in touch with us today.

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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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