You’ve tried dieting and exercise and still can’t shake your unwanted bulges. You’ve gone to the gym, tried every diet in the book, but can’t seem to burn it off. You’ve researched liposuction but feel wary about going under the knife.
So what do you do? Meet CoolSculpting, a safe non-invasive treatment to get rid of excess stored fat.
But before jumping the gun and scheduling the appointment–as with any procedure, you want to know what to expect after CoolSculpting.
Here’s exactly what happens after getting a CoolSculpting treatment.
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a safe FDA-approved procedure that reduces unwanted fat. It’s a non-surgical treatment that helps to reduce fat that is resistant to diet and exercise.
CoolSculping is a fat-freezing treatment that targets fat cells under the skin. In clinical studies, CoolSculpting was shown to reduce subcutaneous fat by 25% after one treatment.
This is done through a procedure called Cryolipolysis, a process using a device that gently targets fat cells beneath the skin. It crystallizes and freezes the fat cells. Then the cells die and gradually disappear.
It’s important to note, some fat cells will disappear immediately, but most people say the entire process takes around one to three months.
What Happens During the Procedure?
Although research is in the initial stages, as this treatment became available in 2012, CoolSculpting is considered better than traditional procedures such as liposuction that poses a much higher health risk.
Most patients feel little discomfort during the treatment, with the exception of a skin tugging sensation because the skin is held between two cooling panels.
Because the treatment doesn’t involve anesthesia, manipulation of tissue, or any incisions, typical recovery time is short and people can usually resume their daily activities immediately.
What to Expect After CoolSculpting
Most people experience minimal discomfort following a procedure. Recovery time is quick and patients often can get back to their usual routines immediately.
The area treated can become red for a few hours at after the applicators have been removed. Some people may have additional short-term side effects. For example, some people may feel a full sensation in the back of the throat upon receiving treatment in the jaw or chin area, but keep in mind that these side effects are typically short-lived and temporary.
Other sensations felt after treatment:
- Deep itching
- Muscle spasms
- Pain in the treated area
Know that many people have few or no side effects. If your side effects last beyond a week, it’s recommended that you call your health care provider.
In rare cases, people who had treatment have reported freeze burn, enlargement of the treated area, darker skin tone, the hardness of the area, discrete nodules, or hernia.
How to Alleviate Discomfort Following Treatment
Try these recommendations to subdue discomfort after a CoolSculpting treatment.
- Wear a compression garment to relieve swelling
- Apply ice or a heating pad to reduce discomfort. Apply it for 20 minutes. Then take it off for 20 minutes.
- Take Benadryl at night according to the manufacturer’s directions to help you sleep.
How Long Does It Take to See Results?
After the procedure, you’ll see gradual results. The thickness in your fat layer will start to disappear.
People can begin to see changes in around three weeks following the CoolSculpting procedure. But the most dramatic results show between one to three months.
What happens is your body continues to remove the dead fat cells from the body.
Good Habits to Get Into After a CoolScuplting Treatment
Once the fat is removed, there are some good habits you can get into to maintain your beautiful results. Since weight gain can return, a good practice is to start a healthy low-calorie diet.
Stay away from too many carbs, as they can turn into sugar which turns to fat. Another good habit to get into is to start an exercise routine. Doing some cardio will help to keep away the bulge.
Here are some suggestions to keep fit and trim:
Add vinegar to your diet – Adding vinegar to your diet promotes health. In addition to helping heart health and controlling blood sugar, vinegar increases fat burning. For best results, add one to two tablespoons to your food daily.
Eat good fats – It might appear counterintuitive, but ingesting healthy fats could actually help keep your bodyweight down. And fight those bloating feelings in your stomach. Good fats help stomach digest foods slowly. This reduces hunger and the minimizes your appetite.
Eat more fiber – Soluble fiber moves through your digestive tract gradually and absorbs water weight. This will make you feel full for longer time periods. Which means you won’t be as hungry as often. Increasing your high-fiber intake protects your body against accumulating fat and weight gain.
Start an exercise regimen – Exercises such as aerobics and cardio keep burn fat. You can also target specific areas like belly fat with individual exercises.
Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine after your procedure can help take you far. You want to keep fat away!
How Much Does CoolSculpting® Cost?
If you think CoolSculpting is perfect for you, you may wonder how much it costs. The CoolSculpting procedure costs around $1,000 per targeted treatment area. However, given that each treatment plan is customized for every patient. CoolSculpting costs vary. We’d be happy to see you for a free consultion and let you know what your cost would be, if you are indeed a candidate for CoolSculpting. We also offer financing.
CoolSculpting Is an Option
Now you know more about what to expect after CoolSculpting. Before you schedule a liposuction procedure which poses certain risks, ask your health care provvider about non-invasive CoolSculpting.
Assure Wellness Group provides an array of medical services, including CoolSculpting treatments, hormone replacement therapy, medical weight loss treatments, and sexual therapy treatments.
Contact us today to get started. We look forward to meeting you!