Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery

Cool Sculpting



COOLSCULPTING

Coolsculpting, also known as cryolipolysis, is an innovative method of getting rid of belly fat without having to undergo a surgical procedure. It is a FDA-cleared fat-freezing procedure that uses controlled cooling to reduce belly fat. This fat-reduction treatment is gaining popularity worldwide and more and more people choose this non-surgical option to get rid of their excess fat in the belly area.

As fat cells freeze at a higher temperature than surrounding tissues, CoolSculpting technology allows us to target the fat cells under the skin and freeze them until they die out. The reduction in fat cells provides you with a new, slimmer look.

The notion-invasive body contouring works by freezing fat cells but without affecting the nerves, skin, or blood vessels. The effects of this method are usually visible after 30-90 days, as the body eliminates dead fat cells and you become thinner. Two to three treatments are recommended for optimal results.

The Treatment

Coolscultping is performed without any medications or anesthesia, as these are not necessary. The procedure much simpler than surgical fat-reducing methods and it normally takes up to an hour for the treatment to be completed. The vacuum pressure draws tissue into an applicator cup, and this may cause sensations of pulling or pinching in the area treated. These sensations are usual and they normally subside within 10 minutes. The area treated will become numb and you will experience stiffness. As your body warms, after the treatment, you may feel dizziness but this is likely to last a few minutes only.

Once the applicator is removed, the area treated may be red for several hours, and this is an expected reaction after CoolScultping. Swelling, bruising, and tenderness can also occur within the area treated but these typically last for about a week. A temporary dulling of sensation is also usual and it may last from several hours to a few weeks. As treated fat cells slowly die and your body eliminates them, they are gone permanently. One CoolScupting treatment can decrease the number of fat cells by 20%.

Is Cool Sculpting For You?

Coolsculpting is a perfect option for those who are not willing to undergo a surgical procedure for reducing fat. The treatment works best for patients who maintain a healthy weight with a slight pooch of the abdomen. If you have loose skin on the arms or thighs, this treatment may be the right choice for you. Many people experience stubborn fat despite regular exercise and a healthy diet, and this issue can be solved through CoolSculpting.

This treatment is not designed as a weight loss method, and you must be aware of the fact prior to making a decision. Before you decide to undergo this non-surgical treatment, make sure that you are familiar with the procedure and the consequences.

Visible effects will appear 30 to 90 days after the treatment. However, if you gain weight after the treatment, you will not be able to see the full results. It is also possible that you may need additional treatments in order to achieve the desired results. Also, this treatment does not mean that you can quit exercising altogether, as you must maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly for more permanent results.

Make sure that you turn to qualified professionals if you decide to undergo CoolSculpting, and ask your doctor about any concerns you may have regarding the treatment. It is also important to ask your doctor about the possible side-effects associated with this treatment. Some of the side-effects related to CoolSculpting include:

  • Tugging sensation
  • Pain and aching within the treatment area
  • Temporary redness, bruising, and swelling
  • Paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (fat cells growing larger instead of getting smaller)

After The Treatment

Your skin within the area treated will be pink and sore after CoolSculpting, which is a normal reaction. This reaction usually does not last for more than 24 hours, and you may take some medications to relieve the pain. Recommended medications include Ibuprofen and Tylenol.

Depending on the individual, the feeling of numbness, soreness, and tenderness may last for several days or even weeks. This is not unusual and the recommended medications may help you with the discomfort. However, if the pain persists, it is best if you contact your doctor.

You can usually resume your daily activities after CoolSculpting as this is not a surgical procedure. You should be able to do all the things you normally do, and you can engage in all sorts of activities. There are also no limitations regarding your nutrition as your as you maintain a healthy and balanced diet.

You may not notice any difference for several weeks after the treatment. The results will be more visible in the next three months so you should be patient. After one treatment, the area treated will become smoother over the period of three to six months. Frozen fat cells will naturally be eliminated from your body within the initial two months, but there is a possibility that you may see the first results after only three to four weeks. Nevertheless, this is not guaranteed as usually, the full effects are only visible after 30 days or more.

You must be realistic when it comes to your expectations regarding this treatment, as the full results may not be achieved without a second treatment.

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery – Cool Sculpting