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CoolSculpting Procedure

CoolSculpting (cryolipolysis) is a noninvasive procedure that uses cold temperature to freeze cells. FDA approved in 2010, CoolSculpting has quickly gained popularity due to minimal recovery or downtime. Coolsculpting may be an ideal solution which allows you to go right back to your workout routine. You may begin to notice improvements in as little as two weeks after treatment, however it may take 1-3 months to show optimal results. *individual results may vary.

CoolSculpting can be used on both men and women. If you struggle with your body image, Coolsculpting may help may re-contour the troubled areas of your body. *individual results may vary.

This procedure is designed to help with localized fatty deposits, but it is not a solution for weight loss. During your teen years, the number of fat cells in your body becomes fixed. Later in life, as you gain and lose weigh fat cells expand and contract, but remain in constant quantity.  CoolSculpting may help by decreasing this quantity.

*Individual results may vary.

Treatment areas

  • Abdomen
  • Flanks- muffin tops and love handles and back
  • Inner thighs
  • Outer thighs
  • Double chin

The Treatment

After your and your doctor select the area(s) to be treated, a gel pad will be positioned on your body in the selected area(s). Then an applicator will be applied to the targeted area(s), and controlled cooling will begin to freeze the targeted area. The applicator uses vacuum to suck up the tissue, so you may feel some tugging and/or pinching during the procedure. Initially you will feel a strong sensation of cold. This will disappear in 5-10 minutes, when the area(s) become numb.

After treatment, the treated areas will be massaged to attempt to reduce the lumps.

You may experience tingling in the treated areas for a few minutes. Common side effects include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, stinging and pain. Most patients have no pain after CoolSculpting, but a few days after the treatment you may experience some pain and/or tenderness which should resolve quickly. About 10-15% of patients may experience moderate to severe pain while the nerves regenerate, which can last up to 2 weeks. *individual results may vary.

CoolSculpting is essentially a nonsurgical alternative to liposuction. Each treatment lasts about one hour per treated area. Coolsculpted areas are not resistant to post-procedural weight gain, as remaining fat cells can still expand.

If you have stubborn fatty deposits that won’t respond to diet and exercise, CoolSculpting may offer the opportunity to contour your body. If you are healthy, eat well and exercise and are within 20 pounds of your ideal weight this noninvasive treatment may be able to help. *individual results may vary.

At Cary Med Spa and Wellness in Cary, North Carolina, our team of Board Certified plastic surgeons and gynecologists are devoted to helping you look and feel your very best. We will design a customized CoolSculpting treatment plan based on your goals and your budget. So give us a call today to schedule your consultation and find out if CoolSculpting is right for you.

Individual results may vary.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a good candidate?
Good candidates have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to reduce. The CoolSculpting fat reduction procedure is specifically designed for those who have unwanted fat that resists diet and exercise. Unlike gastric bypass surgery, the CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese. It is, however a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Request a one-on-one consultation with us to determine if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.

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.

How long is each session? How many sessions will I need?
We will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your CoolSculpting session may vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. We may schedule additional sessions in order to meet your goals.

What does it feel like?
As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment.

Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?
Yes, you can. The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically you may return to normal activities immediately. Often times, patients return to work after their CoolSculpting session is over.

What might happen?
You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and may continue to experience an impact after two months. But your body may still flush out cells and continue doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.

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