Fat freezing treatments like CoolSculpting have become one of the most preferred ways for patients to get fat reduction treatment since it is a non-invasive method that's an effective alternative to methods like cosmetic liposuction. While this amazing cutting-edge technology has proven its effectiveness time and time again, it's important to keep in mind that the results of CoolSculpting don't apply equally to everyone - which is why getting the right treatment plan from your CoolSculpting provider is so important.
So what goes into a treatment plan for CoolSculpting? Typically, there are 3 steps to a CoolSculpting treatment: preparation, the actual procedure, and any additional treatments. Because CoolSculpting is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction, there are not a lot of the typical side effects you'd expect from most conventional fat reduction treatments - which means the brunt of the treatment plan will often be on the preparation.
Up to 25% Fat Reduction With CoolSculpting: Treat Yourself Today!
Even though CoolSculpting is a simple and effective treatment for getting rid of stubborn pockets of fat, a patient still needs to go through a certain amount of preparation before going through a CoolSculpting treatment. This way, they get the best possible experience from their CoolSculpting session without too much hassle on their part.
The first thing that the CoolSculpting provider needs to do is to make sure that you're an ideal candidate for the CoolSculpting process. If you meet all of these qualifications, you're a good candidate for a CoolSculpting session:
The reason why it's important to make sure you're an ideal candidate is that people often get the wrong idea about CoolSculpting treatments: they're not a weight loss solution, but a fat reduction treatment. This is particularly important because the CoolSculpting procedure only works on pinchable fat. Visceral fat, or the fat that's nearer to your muscles, responds better to weight loss treatments rather than fat reduction.
It's also for this reason why the ideal CoolSculpting candidate should be close to their target goal weight since CoolSculpting can only remove fat cells from a patient, and it's best used if there isn't much fat in the area to be removed.
CoolSculpting technology has advanced considerably since it was first brought to the market, and a large part of that advancement is because of the different applicators that providers can use. Before, only wide flat areas of the body could be worked on by the CoolSculpting procedure - but with the introduction of more applicators, other areas of the body can now receive fat reduction treatments.
These areas include:
However, not all CoolSculpting providers may have the right applicators for the specific area that you need to be treated. That's not to say that the effects of CoolSculpting won't work for you anymore, but the results would be subpar compared to what you'd get if the right applicator was used.
This can cause you to need additional sessions of CoolSculpting treatments - which is still safe for a patient to go through - but it will end up costing you more in the long run. Even if non-surgical fat reduction techniques like CoolSculpting can cost less than cosmetic liposuction, it's still a good idea to make sure that you save on costs whenever you can.
One important thing that providers and patients alike need to keep in mind with CoolSculpting treatments is that it can sometimes be more art than science. Because everyone's anatomy is different, the results of the CoolSculpting treatment can vary dramatically depending on how well your provider understands your anatomy.
Since CoolSculpting removes fat cells, it's unlikely that the treated area will get any more fat in the future, barring major developments like excessive weight gain or weight loss. So your provider needs to examine your body thoroughly to make sure that your results are turning out the way that you want them to be. It's easy to remove noticeable bulges or flabby arms, but the precise body contouring methods that CoolSculpting is capable of will drastically rely on your provider's ability.
By finding a provider with experience and the equipment necessary for your desired results, you're able to guarantee that even a single CoolSculpting session will be enough to get those contours that you want. An experienced provider will work closely with their patient to make sure that the precise amounts of fat are removed during their treatment.
After these preparations are done, then the actual CoolSculpting procedure can begin. Unlike surgery, a CoolSculpting treatment is an outpatient procedure that can be done within an hour, and you have the freedom to resume your normal activities afterward. Since it's non-invasive, there's no need for incisions, injections, or any other methods to directly remove the fat from your body.
Here's what to expect when you go through the CoolSculpting procedure:
Overall, the process is extremely efficient and can be done in a single afternoon. Most patients report needing no downtime after the treatment, and any side effects are minor and usually resolve within the same day. While there may be no visible results for up to a few weeks after the treatment, you'll most likely need only a single session of CoolSculpting to get your results.
However, studies have shown that second CoolSculpting treatments can remove up to 10 percent more fat from a treated area - which is an option that your provider may recommend for you if you want more than one area treated. Since the exact patient experience of CoolSculpting will vary, it will really rely on how well your initial results turn out.
If you do need another CoolSculpting treatment, there's not a lot of change that you can expect from how your first treatment went. The only thing that may be of concern is that your provider may ask to be referred to your doctor in case any adverse effects happen - this is highly unlikely given the non-invasive nature of CoolSculpting, but it's best practice not to take any chances.
Overall, the CoolSculpting method is efficient enough that most patients only need one session to get the fat cells frozen. Most of the work is really done by your own body after the procedure when the dead fat cells are removed as waste by your body and the area starts to shrink. If you have the right diet and do plenty of exercises, it's possible to see these results even earlier.
Some patients may choose to have CoolSculpting treatments combined with other body contouring techniques like Emsculpt. While there isn't any evidence to show that this can produce any adverse effects, it's best to ask your provider about the possible consequences of doing these types of treatments so close to one another.
Your initial consultation with your CoolSculpting provider should give you a fair idea of how your treatment will go. As a CoolSculpting patient, it's important that your expectations are both set and met with your treatment, which is why getting an individualized treatment plan is so important. With the right provider and thorough one-on-one consultation, you'll be well on your way to your aesthetic goal in no time.
NJ Center For CoolSculpting has been helping people get rid of stubborn fat bulges and pockets of fat with safe and effective non-invasive fat reduction treatments. Our CoolSculpting technology can reliably bring you close to your ideal body type, getting rid of fat deposits without the need for surgical intervention. If you're aiming for your ideal sculpted figure and want to know how our body contouring treatment can help you get there, call us at (908) 273 - 5400 to book an appointment now.
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."