The CoolSculpting procedure is designed for people who want to eliminate fat bulges in specific areas. The
CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight loss solution (unlike weight loss surgery, such as gastric bypass).
People who choose CoolSculpting often want a non-surgical alternative to liposuction.
Good candidates for
the CoolSculpting procedure have noticeable fat bulges in certain areas.
The frozen fat cells become crystallized, then die. The dead fat cells then are naturally processed and eliminated
by your body.
Some patients wonder if the results are permanent.
CoolSculpting results are long term because
those fat cells, and that fat bulge, are gone for good.
You may start to see changes as quickly as 3 weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after 3 months. Your body will still continue to flush out fat cells for up to 4 to
6 months after treatment.
During the procedure you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, intense cold,
tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping at the treatment site.
These sensations subside as the area
becomes numb. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary redness, swelling, blanching,
bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, or skin sensitivity.
Sensation of fullness in the back of the throat after submental area treatment. These effects are temporary
and generally resolve within days or weeks.
Though rare, some additional side effects may occur. As
with any medical procedure, ask your physician if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.
During the first few minutes, as the cooling begins, you will start to feel intense cold, this soon dissipates as the area goes numb, you’ll feel some pulling as suction is applied. The area generally goes numb
within 5 to 10 minutes during treatment. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even
take a nap during their CoolSculpting treatment.
After the treatment, you may feel some tingling as the area is massaged for 2 or 3 minutes. Patients
are usually able to return to normal activities following their appointment.