When diet and exercise has failed, you may be looking at alternatives for weight reduction, including surgical options like liposuction. If you have a small belly, however, that you’d like to slim down further, liposuction and surgical procedures may not be for you. Instead, you may be looking at procedures like CoolSculpting, which is a non-surgical fat-reducing procedure that can help you get rid of excess or unwanted fat cells. Let’s take a look at some common CoolSculpting questions.
Is CoolSculpting permanent?
The short answer is yes. Fat cells destroyed in the CoolSculpting process are gone for good, however, it is imperative that you maintain a healthy routine of diet and exercise, as weight lost can be regained if you choose a more lavish lifestyle.
Is CoolSculpting painful?
CoolSculpting is not painful. No anaesthetic is used to mute any pain as there is none. There is suction involved, which can feel strange to many people, but is not painful. This makes it a great alternative to surgery which can have long recovery periods and have a lot of discomfort afterwards.
Where can CoolSculpting be performed?
CoolSculpting can be performed on any of the following areas:
- Flanks/Love handles
- Under the neck
- Under buttocks
- Breasts (Male and female)
- Back bulge
- Chin and jaw
How long does it take to see results from CoolSculpting?
While results are not immediate, as it takes time for the body to remove damaged cells, results from the CoolSculpting procedure can be seen as early as 1 month after, but also have been known to take up to 3 months. As always, each patient is different and may see different results at different times.
Are there any side effects?
You may experience a little bit of bruising, mild redness, or swelling after the procedure, but if you experience any of these, they will resolve in 1-2 weeks.
If you have additional questions about CoolSculpting, feel free to contact us! We’d love to speak with you about the CoolSculpting procedure and find out if it’s right for you.