Coolsculpting is indeed one of our most popular treatments. Nonetheless, we often come across inaccurate information online and receive questions on the treatments, which body parts it treats and how it actually works. As one of the most experienced clinics in East Anglia and Cambridge specifically, we believe it is our duty to not only provide the highest quality care and advice but also inform our patients and fans of all the latest news as well as information on all treatments out there.
Coolsculpting is effectively body contouring which uses a range of different techniques to target those stubborn bits of fat that won’t give in to diet and exercise. It is known to reduce unwanted fat without a surgical procedure as it selectively freezes and destroys fat cells in ones body.
So let’s have a look at some common misconceptions and questions out there in regards to our Coolsculpting treatment.
What areas of the body does CoolSculpting best work on?
Bodysculpting allows you to sculpt and re-contour most areas of the body now, especially with the new CoolAdvantage heads that have a bigger tissue draw and can treat even the smallest of areas that were normally difficult to get to. However, the most commonly treated areas include the abdomen, ‘muffin top’ area, back and bra fat and sometimes even the double chin.
How does it work on the double chin?
Using it for double chin treatments is a fairly new trend we have seen at our clinic and at clinics worldwide. Patients who are unhappy with their chin have no way of hiding it and heaviness in this area can make the face look more aged than its years. Narrowing this area makes you generally appear slimmer and can take years off you thanks to Coolsculpting.
Who is the ideal candidate?
Anyone really but if we were to choose those that eat a healthy diet and exercise. As long as they have subcutaneous fat that is ‘pinchable, grabbable fat’ they are likely to be a good candidate for this treatment. CoolSculpting can also be used in curvier patients to reduce the fat as part of a weight-loss lifestyle programme.”
What does it feel like? Is pain relief used?
“CoolSculpting is generally a comfortable treatment. You may feel a pulling sensation when the applicator goes on. After a few minutes of the cooling process the area will feel numb. You can then lie and relax until the applicator comes off. Usually there is no downtime at all. But with any medical treatment, there is a recovery period for your body, so you may feel a bit tender and numb for a few days to two weeks afterwards. This does not generally interfere with your daily life and you can exercise as normal. We would advise anyone after treatment to wear loose comfortable clothing and avoid pressure on the area for at least a week post-procedure. If necessary, we recommend paracetamol to manage any discomfort.”
Is it safe as a procedure?
In the US, the CoolSculpting® procedure is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental area, thigh, abdomen and flank, along with bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll), and upper arm. It is also FDA-cleared to affect the appearance of lax tissue with submental area treatments. Read more on CoolSculpting’s safety by.
How long will it take to start seeing results?
You may start to see changes as quickly as 3 weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after 2 months. Your body will still continue to flush out fat cells for up to 4 to 6 months after treatment. Thegallery shows what results look like several weeks after CoolSculpting treatment.
What happens if I gain weight after my treatment?
Many people, after seeing the results from their CoolSculpting procedure, feel even more motivated to stay close to their ideal weight. However, if you do gain weight, you may gain it evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas
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