For many people, summertime means spending time by the pool or relaxing with family at the beach. With swimsuit season now in full swing, many people are looking for ways to sculpt and tone their bodies. CoolSculpting® is an excellent option for Guilford, CT, men and women who want to freeze away “pinchable” areas of fat without the disruption of surgery.
CoolSculpting remains a great treatment option for all kinds of aesthetic patients. If you’re curious about whether this procedure is right for you, here are some answers to commonly asked questions.
What is CoolSculpting? How does it work?
CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical body contouring treatment that removes unwanted fat deposits. It works best on “pinchable” areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. The procedure destroys fat cells by exposing them to carefully controlled freezing temperatures. After the cells are destroyed, they are naturally eliminated from the body, and the treated area is reduced in size.
What areas can CoolSculpting treat?
CoolSculpting can be used to treat a variety of trouble spots. It is most often used on the midsection, thighs, upper arms, and flanks. During your initial consultation, I will review your general health and desired target areas. Together, we can form a treatment plan to achieve your body contouring goals.
What is a CoolSculpting treatment session like?
CoolSculpting is an easy, straightforward treatment. During your session, you lie down in a comfortable reclined chair as the CoolSculpting applicator is applied to your body. Depending on the treatment area, the applicator will suction up the fatty tissue and hold the skin in place. A stream of cold air is then applied to the tissue. While you wait for the treatment to finish, you can scroll on your phone or read a book to pass the time.
Most CoolSculpting sessions last around an hour. With DualSculpting, a treatment option that uses two CoolSculpting applicators simultaneously, you can potentially cut that session time in half.
What is recovery like after CoolSculpting?
As a nonsurgical procedure, there is no extended recovery time after CoolSculpting. Patients can return to work or home immediately after their treatment session. A few common side effects include slight swelling or redness around the treatment area. These issues fade with time and are easily managed with over-the-counter pain medication.
Your results will gradually develop over time as the body sheds the frozen fat cells. If you wish to achieve more dramatic fat reduction, you can schedule a series of treatment sessions.
If you’re interested in CoolSculpting or other body contouring advice from an experienced plastic surgeon in Guilford, CT, please request a consultation with our practice. You can also contact us by phone at (203) 689-5295.