CoolSculpting® is the modern-day science behind freezing unwanted fat for a noninvasive body contouring option. Many healthy individuals still struggle with pockets of fat in certain areas despite their diet and commitment to regular exercise. CoolSculpting is a versatile device that uses cryolipolysis to deliver a controlled cooling agent to target stubborn fat. By freezing unwanted fat cells with this technology, it turns them to liquid, allowing the body to discard them naturally. Patients are left with a more sculpted, fit appearance, and no downtime needed. It is a noninvasive alternative to more invasive plastic surgery procedures, providing fat reduction and body contouring help to the right candidate.
The board-certified plastic surgeons at Après Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Portland are dedicated to educating their patients on how CoolSculpting works and what it can cosmetically do to enhance a person’s appearance. Every CoolSculpting treatment is personalized, with patients targeting different areas. Here is more information from Après Plastic Surgery & Med Spa on what areas can be treated, how many sessions a person might need, and how to maximize their CoolSculpting results.
What areas can CoolSculpting help?
When patients realize all the areas that CoolSculpting can treat, it is usually a challenge to decide where to start first. The patented CoolSculpting device comes equipped with a variety of applicators designed to target different sections while catering to various body types. CoolSculpting is a modern cosmetic procedure that stimulates the body to shed dead fat cells naturally. Afterward, patients are left with a slimmer, more contoured appearance. While every person stores fat differently, CoolSculpting is FDA approved to treat several areas of the body, such as:
- Thighs (inner and outer)
- Underneath the buttocks
- Lower back area
- Upper arms
- Upper back area
- Chin area
For most patients, an excellent place to start is picking the area of most concern on their body. Working closely with the experienced, trained experts at Après Plastic Surgery & Med Spa will help patients determine the best course of action and personalize each CoolSculpting session to get the best results.
How many CoolSculpting treatments are needed to see results?
Portland men and women generally start to see CoolSculpting results as early as three weeks after their first treatment. However, the body is flushing out dead fat cells and will continue this process for up to 6 months after the last session. The most dramatic changes generally occur 2 – 4 months after the previous CoolSculpting treatment.
With every CoolSculpting session, patients can expect to see a 25 – 30% reduction in fatty tissue. While every patient is different, most men and women benefit from one to three sessions per area of concern. If multiple treatments are needed for optimal results, patients typically need to wait at least two months before their next CoolSculpting treatment. The experts at Après Plastic Surgery & Med Spa will customize a treatment plan and determine which areas to target so patients can achieve or even exceed their aesthetic goals.
Four recovery tips to maximize CoolSculpting results?
Following a CoolSculpting treatment, targeted fat cells that were frozen will begin to liquefy. Over the next 2 – 4 months, a patient’s body will naturally flush out those unwanted dead fat cells for permanent results. Here are some simple guidelines to follow after each treatment to maximize results:
- Remain consistent with diet and exercise
- Drink plenty of water to help the body flush out dead fat cells
- Massage the targeted area for at least five minutes right after treatment to maximize fat reduction
- Be prepared to have more than one CoolSculpting session to get optimal results
Will I lose any weight with CoolSculpting treatments?
The right candidates for CoolSculpting are healthy individuals who are at or near their ideal weight. Men and women considering this body contouring procedure are generally physically fit but looking for a reduction of fatty pockets in specific areas. CoolSculpting is not a treatment for weight loss. Patients can’t count of sessions to shed unwanted pounds. CoolSculpting is designed to eliminate stubborn fatty tissue that is resistant to diet and exercise to be an effective body sculpting procedure.
At Après Plastic Surgery & Med Spa, the board-certified plastic surgeons and their professional staff are dedicated to providing their patients with the highest standard of care and concern, so each person gets the cosmetic results they need. If you live in Portland or other surrounding areas of Lake Oswego, Beaverton, Pearl District, Irvington, even Vancouver, Washington (across the bridge) and want to learn more about CoolSculpting, then we invite you to schedule a consultation with Après Plastic Surgery & Med Spa today.