Reaching your weight loss goal can leave you with a feeling of completion, but stubborn fat on your flanks or abdomen can quickly steal away your joy. Even intense diet and exercise might have a minimal effect on those last stubborn deposits of fat. If you are ready to enjoy a slim and toned body, body sculpting can help you reach the finish line of your body transformation. At Beauty 2.0 Aesthetics in Port Moody, BC we offer CoolSculpting, a quick and safe fat elimination treatment. But how long does it take for coolsculpting to work? Here and other FAQs answered.
Body Sculpting Results With CoolSculpting
Sometimes called body sculpting, or body contouring, this fat elimination treatment can be performed with a variety of different technologies. The treatment provides fat elimination that can be similar to a lift procedure or liposuction without the need for invasive surgical procedures and long recovery times. The treatments can also be performed more affordably and without missing out on work or your daily routines.
CoolSculpting is a type of body sculpting that freezes unwanted fat cells. It can be effective for removing fat that is difficult to remove with diet and exercise alone, such as submental fat around the jawline. The treatment is excellent for those who have lost weight and reached their body goal but want to remove those last pockets of fat. We have listed the most common questions patients have about the treatment below.
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive body sculpting technology that eliminates unwanted fat through Cryolipolysis. This technology was developed by Dr. Richard Rox Anderson at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston to freeze away fat cells. Allergan created CoolSculpting from Anderson’s work, and the treatment has since gained popularity and approval. The treatment is non-invasive and performed by a doctor using a handheld device with no surgery needed. Destroying the fat cells allows the removal of stubborn fat that is otherwise extremely difficult to remove with traditional techniques.
What Results Can I Expect?
CoolSculpting is the perfect solution for eliminating stubborn deposits of unwanted fat. The treatment can help you reduce fat around the abdomen to reduce your waist size and can be used to remove submental fat that deposits under the neck. This fat can be nearly impossible to remove with exercise and dieting.
Am I a Good Treatment Candidate?
Patients of every gender, age, and skin type with good health can safely use CoolSculpting to eliminate unwanted fat. CoolSculpting can quickly and precisely be used to remove stubborn fat without any invasive surgical procedures.
What Areas of the Body Can Be Treated?
There are nine common areas of the body where CoolSculpting can be used safely and effectively. Submental fat that is deposited under the jawline and neck to form the “double chin” can be removed with treatment. The inner thighs and outer thighs are common treatment areas.
Back fat and fat along the bra strap can be removed. Fat along the abdomen and flanks can be treated with CoolSculpting. We can also treat the “banana roll” that forms underneath the buttocks. Targeting these problem areas can help you look more fit and slim.
How Should I Prepare for CoolSculpting?
The treatment begins when you visit us for a consultation to find out if CoolSculpting is the right solution for you. We can set a date for your appointment if we determine that it is safe and beneficial to perform the treatment.
The treatment is not uncomfortable, and most patients note only a pulling sensation from the suction device. Losing weight leading up to your treatment can provide improved results, but you must remain within 10 pounds of your weight during your initial consultation.
Are CoolSculpting Sessions Long?
CoolSculpting sessions can take as little as 35 minutes to perform for a single treatment area. You can have multiple areas treated in one visit, but it may prolong the treatment session. Generally, a treatment session will not last longer than an hour, and you are welcome to read a book or use a mobile device while undergoing the treatment.
Can I Reach My Goal In One Session?
For some patients, one session will be enough to reach their goal. A single session can eliminate 20% to 25% of the fat in the treated area. During the consultation, we can give you a better idea of how many sessions you might need, but most treatments are completed within two sessions.
How Long Will I Wait for My Second Session?
If you need a second treatment session, the session will be performed at least one month after the first session.
Where Do the Frozen Fat Cells Go?
Through the process of Cryolipolysis, the fat cells that are treated are permanently destroyed. The fat cells will never return or regenerate, and they are disposed of through the natural waste removal process of your body. This will not interfere in your body’s natural function, and you will not notice the process. A lymphatic drainage massage can be helpful to stimulate the body’s natural removal of the destroyed fat cells.
How Long Does it Take for CoolSculpting to Work?
You will see noticeable results between one and three months after your first treatment session. The fat cells are slowly removed from the body, and it may take as many as four to six months after your final treatment to see the results of your treatment. During clinical studies of CoolSculpting, 84% of patients were satisfied with their results after four months.
How Long Do Results Last?
Very few patients will need a retouch after their CoolSculpting treatment is complete, and the results can be long-lasting. It is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle with nutritious eating habits for prolonged results. The fat cells in the treated area will not return, but other parts of the body can still grow fat if your body is not taken care of.
Will People Notice That I Underwent Treatment?
It is not likely that anyone will notice you underwent treatment. The loss of fat after treatment occurs slowly, and it will appear as though the fat loss is natural to most. The results will not differ much from an intense series of diet and exercise over several months.
Can I Lose Pounds of Weight With CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is not a weight loss solution and is not recommended for those looking to treat obesity or significant loss of fat. Fat does not have significant weight when compared to muscle, so you will not likely see a significant dip in the scale.
You will likely see an inch or two of fat being removed from the treated area and may be able to fit into smaller or tighter fitting clothing. Some patients report that they went down a dress size or pants size after treatment.
Is CoolSculpting As Effective as Liposuction?
CoolSculpting will not provide the same results as liposuction in most cases. The treatment provides more subdued results, and we can provide you with realistic expectations during the consultation. CoolSculpting does have its merits over liposuction, being a safer procedure with less downtime and providing patients with natural-looking results.
Is CoolSculpting More Effective Than Electromagnetic Body Sculpting?
Electromagnetic treatments stimulate muscle contractions to achieve fat-burning results. Patients tend to feel tender in the treatment area after an electromagnetic treatment, and the treatment may take four to eight sessions before you achieve results. The treatment may also require yearly touch-ups that are not required with CoolSculpting treatments. CoolSculpting is more comfortable and provides lasting results with fewer office visits.
Is CoolSculpting a Risky Treatment?
CoolSculpting is designed to only freeze and destroy fat cells. The treatment does not result in damage to the skin or tissue and is safe for most patients. Compared to surgery like tummy tuck procedures and liposuction, CoolSculpting is much less risky. During the treatment, most patients only feel the suction of the device.
How Long Does Recovery Take After Treatment?
Recovery after the treatment is immediate. CoolSculpting does not involve downtime after the treatment is completed. The treatment does not require inpatient care and is completed in our Port Moody office. Most patients will return to work immediately after the treatment and can continue their normal routine uninterrupted.
Does CoolSculpting Prevent Me From Gaining Weight After Treatment?
Gaining weight after the treatment is not recommended because it spoils the results. Gaining weight will not cause you additional harm, and you will most likely gain less fat after the treatment. But while the treated area will not show fat, other areas of the body will. Many patients are motivated to pursue a healthy lifestyle after the treatment to maintain or improve their results. Additional CoolSculpting treatments can be performed if you gain weight after treatment to restore the results.
Is It Safe to Become Pregnant After CoolSculpting?
After CoolSculpting, it is still safe to become pregnant, but your results will be undone after pregnancy due to weight gain. We recommend patients wait until after they no longer plan to have children to have CoolSculpting performed for long-lasting results. If you are currently pregnant or nursing, CoolSculpting is not recommended.
Does CoolSculpting Have Health Canada Approval?
Health Canada and the FDA have approved CoolSculpting for fat elimination results in nine areas of the body. In clinical studies, the treatment has been shown to be safe for most patients and will not damage the surrounding skin or tissue.
Who May Not Benefit From CoolSculpting?
Most patients can enjoy the benefits of CoolSculpting. During a consultation, we will address any health concerns that might interfere with the efficacy and safety of the procedure. The treatment is not recommended for patients who are pregnant or nursing.
Any recent surgery or allergies should be discussed with us before treatment. Patients suffering from conditions that cause sensitivity to cold should also discuss concerns with us before undergoing treatment.
Is CoolSculpting Expensive?
CoolSculpting varies based on the number of treatment sessions required and the size of the area being treated. The price can also vary depending on the regional location where the treatment is being performed. For more information on our rates, do not hesitate to contact us for a quote.
Will Treatment Be Covered By My Health Insurance?
CoolSculpting is not covered by most health insurance plans because it is a cosmetic treatment. Voluntary cosmetic treatments are not usually covered by providers, but there is no harm in contacting your health insurance provider and asking them about the benefits your plan offers.
Make CoolSculpting Part of Reaching Your Body Goal Today
If you are ready to remove those last pockets of fat and try CoolSculpting, visit Beauty 2.0 Aesthetics in Port Moody, BC for your initial consultation. The treatment is a safe way to remove those last deposits of fat without invasive surgical procedures and liposuction. Enjoy a flat and fit body with comfortable treatment and results that appear natural.