What to Expect From CoolSculpting

Every year, millions of Americans set out to lose weight. If you’ve tried dieting, exercise and modifying your lifestyle but are still faced with stubborn fat deposits, coolsculpting Virginia Beach could be the answer.

What Kind of Results Can I Expect?

It’s important to have realistic expectations for any cosmetic procedure. CoolSculpting will not help you lose large amounts of weight. In fact, it isn’t considered a weight loss procedure. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure that contours the body and breaks down area-specific fat deposits. This makes it a good choice for people who are near their goal weight but struggle with problem areas.

Most patients will see a noticeable reduction in fat in the treated area, sometimes as high as 25%. Some patients also notice reduced cellulite.

How Does CoolSculpting Work?

CoolSculpting breaks down fat with the application of concentrated cold to the desired area while also applying gentle suction. This freezing process, also known as cryolipolysis, kills the fat cells. The liver then helps to excrete the dead cells over a period of time. Although there may be a noticeable difference right after treatment, it generally takes a few months to see full results.

What Body Areas Does CoolSculpting Treat?

CoolSculpting is fully customizable, in that it allows doctors to target one or more specific body areas. The most commonly treated areas include the thighs, arms, flanks and belly.

What Does CoolSculpting Feel Like?

CoolSculpting does not require sedation and most patients report feeling little to no discomfort. However, every person is different, and some may find the cold or the suction sensation a bit uncomfortable. 

The risk of side effects is very low and the most commonly reported problem is simple skin irritation. The machine is designed to protect skin from freezing and will turn off in the event of unsafe freezing conditions.

Sessions can take anywhere from thirty-five minutes to around an hour. The number and length of sessions will depend upon your goals and the care plan that you formulate with your doctor.

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