Oct 03 , 2019
These are the top 10 most common questions (along with my answers) that my patients have about CoolSculpting.
1. How does CoolSculpting work?
A: It freezes away your fat cells. These are permanently destroyed and excreted. As an adolescent we have a finite number of fat cells in our body which remain the same throughout adulthood. Once those fat cells are removed they do not grow back.
2. Is it permanent?
A: The answer is yes! The fat cells are permanently destroyed from your body and they are excreted.
3. Is it painful?
A: It feels cool, as if somebody is touching your skin with an ice cube for about a minute. Then it becomes numb?
4. How long does the procedure take?
A: About 45 minutes per cycle. For each area you require a different number of cycles. So it could be anywhere from 2 to 4 or 5 hours.
5. Is there any downtime?
A: No, the procedure is non-invasive and you may proceed with your usual activities after treatment.
6. How long does it take to see results?
A: Approximately three months but you may see results sooner.
7. Are there any contraindications?
A: The only contraindications are if you have a hernia.
8. Is there any surgery involved?
A: None. It is completely non-invasive.
9. Did you try it on yourself?
A: Yes, and I’m very happy with the results.
10. Will I need more than one treatment?
A: It really depends on the individual. I would certainly wait a month or two and then reassess.
(Bonus!) What do I need to do to prepare for the procedure?
A: Nothing just show up!