Where does the fat go?
Once the fat cells are frozen, the body eliminates them as natural waste through the lymphatic system. This is a natural process. We start the process, but the body does the rest.
Will I gain more fat in other areas?
No. CoolSculpting doesn’t re-distribute your fat cells to other areas, it simply decreases the amount of fat cells in the areas treated.
How long do the results last?
CoolSculpting results are long lasting. The number of fat cells in your body is set by adolescence and stays constant in adulthood. The fat cells removed by CoolSculpting are permanently gone.
What happens if I gain weight?
If you gain weight after CoolSculpting you will gain it all over your body just like you would before your treatment, but there will be proportionately less fat gained in the areas that were treated.
Is it painful?
There is some mild discomfort at times during the procedure but it is minimal and short lasting (i.e. minutes). Most people take a nap, read a book, or watch TV during the procedure.
What’s the recovery like?
Most people return to their normal activities immediately after CoolSculpting. No time off of work to recover is necessary. After your treatment there may be some mild numbness, swelling, or bruising. These symptoms may last for a few days, or up to a couple of weeks, but will lessen each day.
How long is the treatment?
Each treatment cycle takes one hour. So, in theory four flank treatments would take four hours to complete, but because we have two machines we can often complete your treatment in half the time required by other clinics.
Is CoolSculpting safe?
Yes. CoolSculpting is FDA cleared for fat reduction. It’s been in use since 2010 and over 1½ million treatments have been performed to date.
What about other fat removal techniques?
Unlike Liposuction or other non-invasive fat removal technologies that use heat, ultrasound, or radio waves to remove fat, CoolSculpting doesn’t cause damage to any other tissues in the area being treated (e.g. skin, nerves, muscles). Because fat freezes at a temperature above the tempertaure of the other tissues, CoolSculpting only causes damage to the fat cells. All of the other technologies present both a higher risk of injury to your tissues and tend to be more painful as well.
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