What is Coolsculpting?
Coolsculpting is a non-invasive way to treat unwanted diet and exercise-resistant bulges using an FDA-cleared freezing technology.
How does Coolsculpting work?
Developed by Harvard scientists, Coolsculpting uses a targeted cooling process to treat only fat cells and leave all other tissue and cells unharmed. The freezing temperature sends the fat cells into a natural cell death cycle and the dead fat cells are permanently and naturally metabolized. It is typical to start seeing results in a few weeks, but the end result will be seen in about 2-3 months. There is no anesthesia, knives, suction hoses or needles used, which also means no scars. It is virtually painless with no long-term side effects, and it only takes an hour per area with no down time; the same amount of time you’d spend working out. Since it is a non-surgical procedure, you can return to normal activities immediately, including the gym or work.
Is Coolsculpting right for me?
If you exercise and eat well but still have stubborn bulges that wont seem to go away, Coolsculpting may be a good option for you. Typically, Coolsculpting can treat Muffin tops, love handles, back fat, the upper and lower abdomen, and inner thigh areas. A consultation with Doctor Vallecillos will determine whether a Beverly Hills Coolsculpting session can give you the results you are desiring, or if liposuction or lipoplasty is a better option. Patients are usually content with one treatment because 22-25% of fat in the area is eliminated. But, if desired, multiple treatments may be done several weeks apart. Patients are encouraged to keep up a healthy and active lifestyle after the treatment to maintain and enhance your results.
What are the side effects of Coolsculpting?
After Coolsculpting, patients have reported having temporary numbness, minimal discomfort and a ‘pins-and-needles’ feeling from the cold temperature of the treatment. Some other possible side effects include temporary pinkish skin color of the treated area, bruising, swelling, tenderness and a ‘hicky’ effect. All of these side effects usually go away anywhere from 10 minutes to two weeks after the procedure.
Are the results of Coolsculpting permanent?
After your treatment, the targeted fat cells will be naturally eliminated. As long as you sustain your normal diet and exercise, your results from Coolsculpting should remain.
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