5 Common Questions About CoolSculpting

5 Common Questions About CoolSculpting

By Clayman | August 7, 2017

Florida is no doubt a beautiful place to reside, but warm weather often calls for more-revealing clothing. This may not seem like an issue, but if you are insecure about the way that you look it can cause you to feel embarrassed and even lead you to skip out on some of your favorite outdoor activities.

Through many different lifestyle factors, like aging or pregnancy, you may start to put on some excess weight. While having some bodily fat can certainly enhance your physique, an overabundance of it can cause your confidence levels to dip.

At Dr. Clayman’s Plastic Surgery Center & Miracle Spa, we can effectively tackle those stubborn fatty areas once and for all with a non-invasive procedure called CoolSculpting®.

How Does it Work?

As an FDA-cleared treatment, CoolSculpting is a great alternative to invasive procedures like liposuction or tummy tuck. The treatment is made up of a cooling technology, called Cryolipolysis, which works by freezing and removing your unwanted fat.

Without harming your surrounding tissues, our clinicians will apply the treatment applicator to your treatment areas. The entire session takes an hour to complete, and many of our patients feel nothing more than a slight tingling sensation.

While you may notice some immediate improvement, the real magic happens in the few months following your treatment. Over time, your crystalized fat cells will begin to be eliminated—allowing your body to naturally eliminate the unwanted fat.

Which Areas Can it Treat?

CoolSculpting is a popular option for those hoping to treat their stubborn love handles and stomach fat. Our highly trained clinicians can effectively eliminate fat on almost any area of the body, including your:

  • Chin
  • Neck
  • Armpit area
  • Arms
  • Bra line
  • Back
  • Abdomen
  • Love handles/waist
  • Thighs/saddlebags Hips
  • Knees
  • Calves
  • Butt

No matter the area of your unsightly fat bulges, chances are great that a CoolSculpting treatment can help to address it. Unlike with some surgical procedures, CoolSculpting only targets the fat cells—so the surrounding tissues will be left unharmed.

Am I a Good Candidate?

CoolSculpting requires no incisions, anesthesia or downtime—making this a great treatment option for both men and women alike. If you have unwanted fatty regions that you want to smooth out, this may be the perfect solution for you.

Ideal candidates are those who already practice healthy eating and an exercise regimen. While it is not a weight loss treatment, CoolSculpting can help to target those stubborn fatty areas that exercise cannot. If you are seeking a dramatic transformation, liposuction or tummy tuck may be your better option.

How Long is Recovery?

There is no recovery period! Many of our patients come in for a CoolSculpting session over their lunch break, and return to work immediately following the treatment. There is a slight chance you will experience some stinging after your session, but this sensation is often described as a minor sunburn and will subside within a couple of hours.

What Will Results Be Like?

Depending on your aesthetic goals, you may only require one CoolSculpting session. While the procedure is quick and fairly painless, it’s important to remember that the fat elimination process is a gradual one. For that reason, it may take a few weeks to see your optimal results.

As your fat cells continue to die off, you will likely notice that your clothes fit better and your figure is more flattering. If this sounds like something you want to learn more about, contact Dr. Clayman’s Plastic Surgery Center & Miracle Spa today at 904-388-6110.