5 Things You Need to Know Before You Get CoolSculpting


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Table of Contents:

What type of specialist does CoolSculpting?
How many times can you CoolSculpt an area?
How many sessions will you require?
Difference between CoolSculpting and Liposuction?
How long is the recovery period from CoolSculpting?

What type of specialist does CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure that can be performed without anesthetic or any surgical tools in a doctor’s office.

Almost any medical professional can be trained and certified to be a CoolSculpting practitioner, however it is primarily offered through a medical clinic or office, such as that of a dermatologist or plastic surgeon.

While the dermatologist or plastic surgeon may not be the practitioner performing the procedure, they should be on hand and readily available for consultation should it be needed either before, during or after the procedure.

The procedure itself is quite simple and safe, with an applicator being applied directly to the skin’s surface at the treatment area where it will work to freeze the fat cells.

Prior to starting a CoolSculpting treatment plan, patients should ensure that the practitioner performing the procedure is properly trained and certified, and that they understand the potential risks of the procedure.

How many times can you CoolSculpt an area?

Due to the nature of the CoolSculpting procedure, there is no limit to the number of times that you can have an area treated.

Following a CoolSculpting session, it can take several months for the body to fully eliminate the frozen fat cells and for the final results to be visible.

Once the results have been realized, patients can choose to go back for additional treatment in the area should their doctor agree that it is ok to do so.

Most areas of the body can be treated with a single treatment, however larger areas may require additional treatments to get the full effect.

Your CoolSculpting practitioner can work with you to understand what the expected results will be from your treatment so you can determine if you may need additional follow up treatments.

It is recommended to book a consultation prior to starting treatment through a dermatologist or plastic surgeon’s office such as Jane Weston to talk through all of your treatment options.

How many sessions will you require?

Patients looking to lose fat using CoolSculpting can require a variety of sessions depending on multiple factors.

CoolSculpting is not a weight loss treatment plan but is instead designed to help people looking to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat that they aren’t able to lose through other means.

Determining how many CoolSculpting sessions you require can depend on such factors as your overall body composition, your current health and lifestyle, the location and size of the pockets of fat cells and of course, your desired outcome.

Discussing your goals with Jane Weston, or another certified CoolSculpting practitioner, will help to build out a treatment plan that is unique to you and aims to get your body where you want it to be.

Difference between CoolSculpting and Liposuction?

Liposuction and CoolSculpting are very different procedures that can provide the same results.

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive and non-surgical alternative to previously popular fat loss surgical procedures such as Liposuction.

Liposuction can still serve a purpose, particularly in patients who have a large amount of weight or fat to lose.

CoolSculpting is intended for patients who are looking to lose small pockets of fat in select areas of the body through the process of cryolipolysis – or freezing fat cells.

Patients experience little to no downtime following a CoolSculpting procedure, compared to several weeks or months of recovery from a Liposuction surgical procedure.

To determine which option is best for you, plastic surgeon Jane Weston can talk you through your options and help you to determine which option is best for you based on your current body composition and what your goals are.

How long is the recovery period from CoolSculpting?

One of the main benefits of a non-invasive body contouring procedure such as CoolSculpting is that there is little to no downtime or recovery time following the procedure.

Patients may experience mild side effects afterwards that are uncomfortable, but they will go away shortly, and patients can go about their normal day-to-day activities.

Your CoolSculpting practitioner can walk you through the risks of treatment and any potential side effects, letting you know if and when you should seek medical attention.

These occurrences are rare, and most patients are fine to continue their daily routines immediately following their procedure. We serve patients from Menlo Park CA, Redwood City CA, Palo Alto CA, Belmont CA, Woodside CA, and Mountain View CA.