At Slim Studio, we have found that our patients have a number of questions regarding Coolsculpting treatments. Any kind of life-changing treatment, such as Coolsculpting, should be carefully considered. Therefore, it is completely understandable that one would want to obtain as much information as possible before undergoing any procedure.
Below, we have provided you with a few frequently asked questions and their corresponding answers to help you feel more acquainted with the procedure, from the different areas we treat to whether or not you’d be a good candidate, to recovery time. If you find that you still have a few more questions, you are more than welcome to contact our office to set up a complimentary consultation.[sub_cta]
Am I a good candidate?
Generally, a good candidate is someone who has noticeable bulges in certain areas. We suggest that you set up a consultation, so that you can discuss exactly which areas you’re looking to address with Coolsculpting, so that one of our practitioners can aptly determine what will best serve you.
How much does CoolSculpting cost?
It varies. It all depends on how many areas you’d like to focus treatment on, and the number of sessions needed. A treatment plan can be created for you during your complimentary consultation.
How long is each session? How many sessions will I need?
Typically each session lasts about an hour. How many sessions you need is completely dependent upon what you’re hoping to achieve with body contouring. We can create a custom treatment plan for you that will most aptly serve your individual needs.
Where does the fat go?
Once the fat cells have been frozen, they shall naturally die off, and the body will then dispose of them. The treated fat cells will be permanently removed from your body through natural physical processes.
What does a CoolSculpting treatment feel like?
You will experience some slight pressure and a cold sensation in the targeted areas. As your body acclimates to the temperature, this sensation will diminish. Most patients are able to sit back and relax, read, watch TV, work on their laptop, or even catch a nap.
Is CoolSculpting safe?
Over one million CoolSculpting procedures have been performed successfully and safely, worldwide. CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared.
Are there side effects?
Typical side effects include a feeling of temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging and slight pain in the targeted areas. The CoolSculpting procedure is not for everyone. You should not have the CoolSculpting procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. We encourage you to set up a consultation with one of our practitioners, to discuss if the CoolSculpting treatment is right for you.
How long before I can return to my normal activities?
As CoolSculpting is a non-surgical treatment, you can feel free to return to your normal activities immediately following your procedure, if you wish.
When will I see results?
Some patients begin to see results as quickly as three weeks after their initial treatment. You will continue to see changes in your body for approximately six months, as your body will continue to flush out the crystallized fat cells.
Do I need to follow any special workout regimen or diet?
No, it is not necessary to see results. However, many patients feel a renewed sense of motivation after their body contouring procedure, and want to maintain their new figure by taking better care of themselves.
What if I gain weight later on?
Many patients wind up taking even better care of their bodies after enjoying the results from their CoolSculpting procedure. However, if you find that you do gain weight, you will likely put on weight evenly, not just in the treated areas.