Considering CoolSculpting? Here are 5 Tips you want to Know!
- Posted on: Oct 15 2016
CoolSculpting is no longer the “new kid on the block.” This non-surgical fat-reducing process has helped men and women all over the world achieve the contouring that could not be attained with diet and exercise alone. If you have heard about it, you may be wondering what CoolSculpting could do for you, and what you might do to prepare for the most successful treatment. Here are a few tips.
1.Know that you are a good candidate. CoolSculpting, as it sounds, is a contouring procedure. It provides discreet improvement and is not intended for extensive fat removal (that is a job for liposuction). While there shouldn’t be too much extra fat, there also needs to be enough in the treatment area for the cooling panels to work. During your consultation, we can determine if this treatment is right for you.
2.Several treatments may be needed. This depends on the degree of reduction you want. A 20% reduction may be achieved in just one or two sessions. The great thing about CoolSculpting is that it is gentle and can be repeated every few months if you wish to enhance the fat-reducing effects.
3.Prepare for discomfort. The old saying “better safe than sorry” applies to CoolSculpting. Many patients are able to tolerate their treatment and the post-cooling sensations without consequence. However, there is a possibility that numbness, tingling, and discomfort could occur, so prepare for that. Talk with your practitioner about using ibuprofen or other medication to maintain comfort.
4.Prepare for sitting (or lying). CoolSculpting treatment takes about one hour per treatment area. Boredom can quickly set in during this time, so it’s beneficial to come prepared with a good book, a few magazines, or your laptop.
5.Be patient. Non-surgical fat-reducing treatments are somewhat of a practice in patience. It is possible that you may feel or look slightly different right away after swelling subsides. However, CoolSculpting destroys cells naturally, and they are eliminated through metabolism. This can take a few months.
Patients of Luxurgery in New York City have options for fat reduction. To learn more about CoolSculpting, call (212) 508-0000.