Stubborn abdominal fat and love handles can be nearly impossible to eliminate with exercise and diet alone. If you feel that excess fat impacts your self-confidence and want a permanent and non-surgical solution, CoolSculpting® may be the treatment for you.
What is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® is an FDA-cleared, non-invasive treatment that contours your body to help you achieve your desired physique. CoolSculpting® utilizes cryolipolysis, or fat freezing, to target and freeze fat cells in the treatment area without damaging the surrounding tissue. After treatment, your body will dispose of the fat cells through its natural metabolic process, leaving you with a more contoured physique.
How Many CoolSculpting® Treatments Do I Need?
You will typically need one to three CoolSculpting® treatments to attain your desired results. CoolSculpting® is non-invasive, so you will not have any scarring or damage to your skin. With CoolSculpting®, you can reduce body fat in the treatment area and achieve a slimmer and contoured physique with little discomfort or inconvenience.
What is CoolSculpting® Treatment Like?
During your CoolSculpting® procedure, your provider will outline the treatment area and apply a protective gel. Once your treatment begins, it will feel cold and there may be a slight pulling sensation. Most patients feel little to no discomfort during CoolSculpting® and do not find the treatment painful.
Treatment time varies depending on the size of the treatment area, with smaller areas usually taking about an hour. There is no downtime with CoolSculpting®, so you can return to your daily routine after your appointment. After CoolSculpting®, you may experience some soreness, bruising, numbness, or tingling, which should fade within a few days.
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How Long Do the Results of CoolSculpting® Last?
CoolSculpting® makes an excellent choice for non-invasive body sculpting because once the procedure destroys fat cells in the treatment area, they will not grow back. The results of CoolSculpting® can be permanent as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle and stable weight. With CoolSculpting®, you can see a 20% to 25% fat reduction in the treatment area. Initial results are usually visible after a month, and you may continue to see improvements for up to six months as your body eliminates the fat cells.
Am I a Candidate for CoolSculpting®?
Most individuals interested in body contouring and who would like to reduce stubborn fat make good candidates for CoolSculpting®. Candidates should be within 15 to 30 pounds of their target weight and lead healthy lifestyles. You may not be a good candidate for CoolSculpting® if you are sensitive to cold temperatures or take certain medications. CoolSculpting® is not a treatment for weight loss.
Dr. Ahn was pretty awesome. He was really nice and super patient with all my silly questions and comments during the procedure. Highly recommend!!!