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CoolSculpting® 101: What Every First-Time Patient Needs to Know

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CoolSculpting® 101: What Every First-Time Patient Needs to Know

Getting rid of stubborn fat can sometimes feel impossible. Fortunately, there is an effective fat removal treatment that doesn’t require any surgery! Known as CoolSculpting®, this non-invasive fat removal procedure can help you achieve a more sculpted physique in a safe, surgery-free way.

What is CoolSculpting®?

CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical treatment designed to eliminate stubborn fat cells in targeted areas of the body. By utilizing controlled cooling technology, CoolSculpting® freezes and destroys fat cells, allowing your body to naturally process and eliminate them over time. The result? A more contoured and sculpted appearance that can boost your confidence and help you achieve your aesthetic goals. This revolutionary treatment is ideal for individuals who struggle with localized fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise.

Is CoolSculpting® safe?

CoolSculpting® is a safe fat removal treatment and has been cleared by the FDA. It’s non-invasive, which means you will not have to endure any surgery, incisions, or general anesthesia. The science behind the process of freezing fat cells has been extensively studied and proven to be a reliable method for fat reduction. The surrounding tissues are undamaged by the treatment; only the fat cells themselves are frozen because fatty tissue is more vulnerable to cold temperatures than other types of cells.

What Areas Can CoolSculpting® Treat?

CoolSculpting® is FDA-cleared for the treatment of 9 areas of the body: the abdomen, flanks, thighs, back, bra area, underneath the buttocks, upper arm, neck, and under the chin. Whether you’re struggling with belly fat or looking to slim down your thighs, CoolSculpting® offers a solution tailored to your specific needs.

What is a CoolSculpting® Treatment Like?

Before your treatment, you will have a consultation with Dr. Mouchantat to assess your goals and determine the best treatment plan and target areas. When you come in for your CoolSculpting® treatment session, a specialized applicator will be placed on the treatment area, delivering controlled cooling to freeze the fat cells beneath the skin in a process called cryolipolysis. This may feel like a cold sensation and sometimes causes mild discomfort before the treatment area becomes numb from the cold. Most treatment sessions take between 30 minutes and 1 hour, during which time patients typically read a book, relax, or take a nap.  

What is CoolSculpting® Recovery Like?

Once your CoolSculpting® treatment is complete, you’ll be discharged home and can look forward to minimal downtime. This means you can resume your regular activities immediately after the treatment. While some patients may experience temporary redness, swelling, bruising, or numbness in the treated area, these effects are generally mild and subside within a few days or weeks.

When Will I See My Results?

Patience is key when it comes to seeing results from CoolSculpting®. Over the following weeks after your treatment, your body will naturally process and eliminate the destroyed fat cells, resulting in a more sculpted and contoured appearance. Most patients start to notice changes as early as three weeks after treatment, with the most dramatic results appearing after two to three months. Bear in mind that individual results may vary, and multiple CoolSculpting® treatment sessions may be required to achieve your desired outcome.

In conclusion, CoolSculpting® offers a safe and effective non-invasive solution for fat reduction which will help you to achieve a more sculpted and contoured physique without having to endure surgery. With FDA clearance, minimal downtime, and clinically proven results, CoolSculpting® has become a popular choice for individuals seeking to eliminate stubborn fat.

If you’re interested in non-invasive fat removal, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Richard Mouchantat to learn more about CoolSculpting®. Dr. Mouchantat is our board-certified plastic surgeon, and he is dedicated to helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals in an effective, safe, and healthy way. To book your consultation with Dr. Mouchantat, call (303) 232-8585 or contact us online today.



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