CoolSculpting® Q&A

     1. How many times do you have to do CoolSculpting?

Each CoolSculpting treatment is individualized to the patient. Some people may require just one treatment, while others may require additional treatments in order to meet their goals. The latest CoolSculpting technology can treat a patient in just 35-60 minutes, making treatment quicker than ever. Some patients even have multiple areas treated at once.

     2. How much does it cost to get CoolSculpting?

The price of CoolSculpting will depend on your areas of concern, the number of treatments needed, and your overall aesthetic goals. Most patients who receive CoolSculpting treatments receive treatments on multiple areas of the body. Cost ranges between $2,000-$4,000 for a personalized treatment plan, depending on the number of areas being treated.

     3. Who is NOT a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?

Individuals who are more than 30 pounds from their goal weight or those who are obese should not undergo CoolSculpting, as it is not a weight loss procedure. Also, those with cold agglutinin diseases, cryoglobulinemia, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria should not receive CoolSculpting treatment, as it could create serious complications for people with these disorders. The best way to determine if CoolSculpting is right for you is through a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon or CoolSculpting expert.

     4. Do you lose weight when you do CoolSculpting?

The CoolSculpting procedure is not meant to be a weight loss solution for those who are obese. The main goal of the procedure is to eliminate targeted, unwanted fat pockets so that you look slimmer in your clothes. Ideal candidates will be within 30 pounds of their goal weight and follow a healthy lifestyle. If you have a significant amount of weight to lose, CoolSculpting is not the treatment for you.

     5. Is CoolSculpting Permanent?

CoolSculpting is clinically proven to produce long-lasting results. One Cryolipoysis® is used to freeze and kill unwanted fat cells, these cells are permanently destroyed, and cannot grow back. Once these unwanted fat cells are gone, they are gone for good! This means that, if you were to gain weight after your CoolSculpting treatment, the weight would be distributed throughout your body and not just in the treated area.

     6. Are there Side Effects to CoolSculpting?

As with many cosmetic treatments, there are some side effects associated with CoolSculpting. Patients may experience temporary redness, swelling, and bruising following their treatment. They may also experience pain, stinging, or aching at the treatment site, which usually lasts for about two weeks after treatment, and is caused by the intense cold temperatures that the skin and tissues are exposed to during treatment.

      7. How does Fat Freezing Work?

CoolSculpting uses Cryolypolysis, a scientifically proven cooling technology. During the treatment, CoolSculpting technology uses this controlled cooling to target and kill unwanted fat cells, while leaving the surrounding skin and tissues undamaged. Then, in the weeks following your treatment, the body will naturally process the fat and eliminate dead cells. Once these fat cells are frozen and eliminated, they are gone for good, which means long-lasting results!

     8. Is CoolSculpting Painful?

No. While some patients may feel a slight tugging sensation during their CoolSculpting treatment, it should not be painful. During the beginning of your treatment you will feel intense cold, however, it will soon dissipate as the treatment area is numbed. After the treatment, patients may feel a slight tingling as the treatment area is massaged for 2-3 minutes.

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