CoolSculpting Frequently Asked Questions
Cutting-edge CoolSculpting is a fat minimizing procedure designed to sculpt and shape your body by freezing away difficult fat cells without going under the knife. The procedure includes the use of monitored cooling (cryolipolysis) to freeze fat cells so that they may be naturally removed from your body to reveal a leaner physique. As a noninvasive fat reduction treatment, CoolSculpting does not require the downtime associated with surgical procedures such as liposuction. At Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center in Sarasota, FL, we use state-of-the-art CoolSculpting to help you meet your aesthetic goals. Schedule a consultation to learn more about cryolipolysis with CoolSculpting and decide if this procedure is right for you.
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CoolSculpting Procedure Technique
Prior to suggesting CoolSculpting, you will receive a thorough consultation to evaluate your overall health and determine if you are an ideal candidate for the treatment. Although this procedure has proven successful for women and men of all ages, those most likely to benefit from CoolSculpting:
- Are within 30 pounds of their goal weight
- Deal with stubborn areas of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise
- Are intimidated by or are not ideal candidates for surgery
- Have realistic expectations for the outcome of their treatment
- Do not want to deal with the downtime required for a more invasive procedure
After your consultation at Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center to design your treatment plan, your procedure will be arranged. At your appointment, the CoolSculpting handpiece and a special gel pad will be applied to the desired area and controlled cooling will be initiated. The cooling, delivered through the handpiece, will target and freeze the fat cells. It is not uncommon to feel coolness while receiving treatment, but this should not cause great discomfort. As the handpiece uses suction to pull the fat into the area to be treated, you can expect to feel a minor tugging or pinching, but these are normal sensations.
What to Expect with CoolSculpting®
As CoolSculpting is noninvasive, you can return to normal activities after treatment. Typically, you can return to work or school immediately following your procedure. Side effects of the procedure usually include stinging, redness, swelling, bruising, and soreness of the treatment area. These side effects are temporary and typically subside in the hours following your procedure. You should expect to enjoy results in as little as three weeks, with the most impressive results appearing 1 – 3 months after your CoolSculpting treatment.
CoolSculpting Ideal Candidates
How much does CoolSculpting cost?
The cost of CoolSculpting depends on the number of treatments required and the amount of fat that will be removed. During your consultation, we will discuss your aesthetic goals to ascertain the best course of treatment to attain optimal results. We will also talk with you about your anticipated out-of-pocket costs.
How does CoolSculpting work?
CoolSculpting works by applying a controlled temperature to address fat cells in selected regions for treatment. Essentially, it freezes the fat cells until they die. The cells are broken down by the body and expelled through natural functions.
Is CoolSculpting safe?
CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical, external treatment in which the device is applied simply to the skin’s surface. With this therapy, there's no need for a recovery period. You may experience some slight swelling and redness immediately after treatment, but this generally only lasts for approximately a week.
How many treatment sessions will I need?
The number of treatments recommended to accomplish your wanted results will be decided during your initial consultation. For some patients, only one treatment is enough, but other patients may need more treatment sessions depending on the amount of fat being treated. The amount of treatments is dependent on your aesthetic goals and if there are thicker layers of fat in target regions.
Do the fat cells grow back?
While the fat cells can't regenerate, new fat cells may form. Furthermore, considerable weight gain will greatly impact your results. Thus, in order to maintain optimal results, it is advised that you adhere to a healthy diet and exercise routine.
Plan Your Procedure
Nobody has the perfect physique and we all have things we would love to change, like stubborn deposits of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise. Due to modern technology, you no longer have to choose between living with the unwanted fat and surgical fat removal. Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center is proud to offer Sarasota, FL women and men CoolSculpting treatments to reduce areas of stubborn fat without surgical procedures for a slimmer, smoother physique. Schedule a CoolSculpting consultation at our facility to decide if you are an ideal candidate for CoolSculpting or if another procedure would be more appropriate for your circumstance.