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Your Top CoolSculpting Questions Answered

27 Oct

If you’re looking for a way to get rid of unwanted fat, you might have heard of CoolSculpting. This extremely safe and effective treatment is one of the most in-demand ways to see meaningful body contouring results without needing to maintain a strict diet and exercise regimen. However, many of our Bend, OR patients have questions about CoolSculpting treatment, and you’re not alone if you feel the same. Here are some of the top CoolSculpting questions we encounter and what our expert technicians here at EsthetixMD have to say.

What is CoolSculpting?

When most patients think of fat reduction, they think of surgeries such as liposuction. Although these procedures are very effective at getting rid of stubborn fat, they come with risks and require significant downtime. CoolSculpting is completely different – it’s a non-invasive procedure that targets fat cells without any incisions or needles, producing noticeable fat reduction in the treatment areas. There’s no downtime involved, and you can return to normal activities immediately.

How Does CoolSculpting Work?

CoolSculpting works using the principle of cryolipolysis. In short, it emits intense cold energy to the fat cells under the skin, causing them to crystalize and die. Then, the dead fat cells are permanently flushed from the body. You don’t need to worry about CoolSculpting damaging the skin – the skin can withstand cold temperatures whereas the underlying fat cells cannot. This makes it an incredibly effective, targeted treatment for areas of fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise.

Am I A Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?

If you’re looking for a meaningful reduction of fat that resists diet and exercise, CoolSculpting might be for you. Good candidates are patients who don’t have loose skin but do have stubborn fat. You should be at a stable weight and already have a healthy diet and good exercise habits in place. Our technicians will review your medical history and help you determine how CoolSculpting treatments can help you achieve your ideal look.

Does CoolSculpting Hurt?

CoolSculpting doesn’t require any anesthetic. In fact, most patients feel only mild discomfort once the area numbs from the cooling energy. Afterward, you might have some temporary numbness and tingling, as well as some slight soreness, but it’s nothing like post-surgical recovery. This makes it a very attractive option for many of our patients.

Are CoolSculpting Results Permanent?

The short answer is, yes. Once the fat cells are removed from the body, they can’t expand with weight gain. Adults have a fixed number of fat cells in their bodies, meaning your body won’t make more if they are removed. Although you can still gain weight in other areas, you’ll see your desired results last as long as you maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

When Will I See CoolSculpting Results?

CoolSculpting results take about 3-4 months. During this time, your body processes the dead fat cells and removes them through the lymphatic pathways. Many patients need multiple treatment sessions for best results.

Is CoolSculpting a Weight Loss Solution?

No – CoolSculpting doesn’t produce weight loss and it shouldn’t be considered a weight loss procedure. Rather than losing pounds, you’ll lose inches in your treatment area. It can be a great way to put the finishing touches on your weight loss results or as a way to boost the results of your diet and exercise program, but CoolSculpting treatment is designed for cosmetic purposes.

What Areas Can I Treat with CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is an incredibly customizable fat-reduction procedure. At EsthetixMD, we offer a variety of applicators that can be used for your unique treatment area, including the CoolMini for submental fullness and the CoolAdvantage applicator. Some of the most popular treatment areas include:

·       Stomach

·       Thighs

·       Hips

·       Upper arms

·       Love handles

·       Bra fat

·       Chin

·       Flanks

During a one-on-one consultation, our technicians will help you develop a personalized treatment plan – we also offer DualSculpting so you can treat more than one area in a single treatment session.

How Many Sessions Do I Need?

This depends on the amount of fat in your treatment area and what kind of results you want. Many patients undergo 2-3 treatments, but this can be adjusted based on the results of each CoolSculpting procedure. That is, you can add on more treatments as needed!

CoolSculpting in Bend, OR

Interested in non-surgical fat reduction? Visit EsthetixMD Spa and Laser Center to discuss the possibilities when it comes to removing unwanted fat! We offer a full suite of CoolSculpting services, along with other industry-leading body sculpting options. During a consultation, we’ll create an individualized treatment plan for your unique goals. Call our office at 541-508-7907 or contact us through our online form.

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