What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical treatment that uses controlled cooling to freeze and destroy fat cells. It is FDA-approved to reduce fat in several areas of the body, including the abdomen, flanks, thighs, back, and virtually any other region affected by localized fat. The fat cells are permanently removed, and results are often very noticeable, contributing to a slimmer physique and a positive self-image. Our team can customize your CoolSculpting procedure to meet your aesthetic goals without the need for surgery or excessive downtime.
Only registered nurses perform CoolSculpting at the Herte Center for Cosmetic Surgery, ensuring you receive care from the most experienced professionals possible. They have graduated from CoolSculpting University and regularly attend courses put on by the elite training program. This provides our team with an advanced level of expertise in the procedure, helping patients achieve superior results.
Am I a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting®?
Typically, good candidates for CoolSculpting have noticeable bulges of stubborn fat that do not respond to exercise or dieting. The CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese; it is, however, generally considered a non-surgical alternative to liposuction.
How is the CoolSculpting® Procedure Performed?
During the procedure, the CoolSculpting applicator is placed on the treatment area, delivering extremely cold temperatures to the fat cells beneath the skin. This process is medically referred to as “cryolipolysis.” The treatment usually takes around an hour to complete, and patients are free to relax throughout their session. Most do not consider CoolSculpting to be painful, but some feel minor discomfort from the freezing sensation. You may also experience mild pinching, numbness, pulling, or tugging.
In the following weeks, your body should naturally shed the destroyed fat cells, resulting in their permanent elimination. You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, with the most dramatic results often appearing after two months. Your system should continue to flush out fat cells for up to four to six months after treatment. Once the healing process is complete, patients generally enjoy the more sculpted look made possible by CoolSculpting.
What Does the CoolSculpting® Recovery Process Entail?
The CoolSculpting treatment is completely non-surgical, so you should be able to return to normal activities immediately. Oftentimes, patients return to work after their CoolSculpting session is over. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, or pain. Rare side effects may also occur.
How Many CoolSculpting® Sessions Will I Need?
Depending on your desires for the outcome, we may suggest multiple treatment sessions in order to better meet your goals. In any case, we will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to fully address your concerns. The length of each CoolSculpting session will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during your visit.
How Much Does CoolSculpting® Cost?
The average price of CoolSculpting in the U.S. is $400-$750 per cycle. The total cost is contingent upon a number of factors, including the treatment area(s), the extent of treatment necessary, the number of sessions, the geographic area of the practice, and more.
Our team will provide you with a personalized quote during your consultation. Meanwhile, feel free to explore our financing options and direct any additional questions to our staff.
Additional CoolSculpting® FAQs
Where Does The Fat Go? Are The Results Permanent?
Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), your body processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.
What Does It Feel Like?
As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment.
Do I Need To Take Special Supplements Or Follow A Strict Diet And Exercise Program?
No supplements or pills are required and you do not have to adopt new diet and exercise habits. Many patients feel more motivated to take care of themselves after their CoolSculpting treatment. It is as if they get a second lease on their body and want to start anew again by taking even better care of themselves.
What Happens If I Gain Weight Down The Road?
Many people, after seeing the results from their CoolSculpting procedure, take even better care of themselves. However, if you do gain weight, you may gain it evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas.