How does CoolSculpting work?
CoolSculpting applies targeted cooling to destroy fat cells in treatment areas. The frigid temperature destroys the integrity of the fat cells, so they die. Your body then eliminates these fat cells through its natural waste-removal systems, effectively reshaping your body.
Who is a candidate for CoolSculpting?
Anyone who is close to a healthy weight, but has noticeable areas that refuse to reduce is a good candidate. CoolSculpting is not designed for comprehensive weight loss but is a nonsurgical alternative to liposuction. Set up a consultation with Dr. Gor to determine if CoolSculpting is right for your aesthetic goals.
What should I expect during a CoolSculpting session?
During the session, you relax on an exam table as the device delivering the cooling energy is applied to treatment areas. In the first few minutes of treatment, you feel slight pressure and an intense cold sensation. As the treatment progresses, you become numb to the sensations and are welcome to read, nap, or watch television.
The procedure is nonsurgical and carries no risk of infection. You can go right back to your normal activities following a session.
What areas can be treated with CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting treatments are FDA-cleared for reducing fat on the love handles, abdomen, and thighs. The treatment is completely safe and has minimal side effects, which include redness, bruising, tingling, and swelling. These side effects resolve within a few days or at most, a few weeks.
How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions of CoolSculpting you need to meet your goals depends on the areas being treated, but multiple sessions usually offer the best results. Dr. Gor develops a customized plan for you based on the areas you’d like treated.
When will I notice the effects of CoolSculpting treatments?
Initial results start to appear about three weeks following your treatment. Optimal results are seen after about two months when your body has flushed out a significant number of fat cells. Your body continues to flush out fat cells for another four to six months.*
How long do the results of CoolSculpting last?
The results of CoolSculpting are permanent because the affected fat cells are destroyed and removed, which means they cannot plump up again. Many patients are so pleased with their CoolSculpting results that they’re motivated to maintain their results. However, because there are still other fat cells remaining in your body, weight gain is possible in the future.
If you have areas on your body you want to slim down, call Women’s Own OB/GYN or book an appointment online to learn more about CoolSculpting.
How much does the CoolSculpting procedure cost?
The price for CoolSculpting procedures varies depending on your areas of concern, the number of sessions needed, and your ultimate goals. We will help create a customized treatment plan, in person, that’s tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget.
Is the CoolSculpting procedure safe?
The CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared for the flank (love handles), abdomen, and thigh. With over one million CoolSculpting treatments performed worldwide, it is proven to be a safe and effective treatment for non-surgical fat reduction.
Are there any side effects?
During the procedure you may experience deep pulling, tugging, pinching, numbness or discomfort. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging and pain. Rare side effects may also occur. The CoolSculpting procedure is not for everyone. You should not have the CoolSculpting procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. The CoolSculpting procedure is not a treatment for obesity. As with any medical procedure, ask us if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.
Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?
Yes, you can. The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Often times, patients return to work after their CoolSculpting session is over.
Do I need to take special supplements or follow a strict diet and exercise program?
No supplements or pills are required and you do not have to adopt new diet and exercise habits. Many patients feel more motivated to take care of themselves after their CoolSculpting treatment. It is as if they get a second lease on their body and want to start anew again by taking even better care of themselves.
*Individual results may vary.