The CoolSculpting® professionals at our Tampa practice realize that many people are looking for that magical fix for stubborn fat around various parts of the body that will not go away no matter how much they diet and exercise. The bad news is, there is no magic fix. The good news is that CoolSculpting can help reduce fat in these specific areas through minimally invasive treatments.
Before you book your first CoolSculpting appointment with us, there are a few things you should know about the popular body contouring procedure.
1. What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical, FDA- approved procedure that freezes stubborn fat to enhance body contours without any invasive surgery and virtually no downtime. CoolSculpting is a gentle and effective method for reducing small areas of fat and is conducted by freezing the fat cells or crystallizing them, causing them to die. Once these fat cells have died, they are naturally metabolized by the body and will leave behind slimmer, more toned results.
Areas CoolSculpting can treat include:
- Abdomen, including a belly, love handles, or muffin top
- Under the chin
- Inner and outer thighs
- Upper back
2. Is CoolSculpting painful?
Here at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery, an overwhelming majority of CoolSculpting patients report minimal, if any, discomfort. There is some slight suctioning that is coupled with the intense cold, but it goes away relatively quickly. After the treatment, you should anticipate some mild redness in the treated area that should fade in a day or 2. However, the majority of patients who have undergone a CoolSculpting procedure report that the overall end result trumps any discomfort.
3. How many CoolSculpting sessions are necessary?
The number of sessions you need depends on a few factors, such as the number of areas you would like to treat and how much fat is present. Some patients are happy with their results after just 1 session. However, many patients opt for 2 or 3 per targeted area to make sure they achieve the best results possible.
Your results should last for as long as you are able to maintain a stable body weight. For more tips on maintaining results after your treatment, please see this blog post.
The best way to understand the power of CoolSculpting is to see the results for yourself. To see real patient examples, please visit our before-and-after photo gallery.
If you’re interested in learning more about CoolSculpting in Tampa and would like to start your journey, we invite you to contact us online or call (813) 975-3223 to request a personal consultation.