CoolSculpting FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
CoolSculpting® is a cutting-edge, fat minimizing procedure designed to slim the shape of your body by freezing away stubborn fat cells without the need for surgery. This procedure utilizes monitored cooling (cryolipolysis) to freeze unwanted fat cells, which naturally expel from your body to unveil a firmer physique. At Aesthetic Surgery Centre & MedSpa in Tacoma, WA, our team of experienced plastic surgeons and medical professionals provide this innovative treatment to help you meet your aesthetic goals. Our patients report being incredibly happy with the results they have gained over the course of several CoolSculpting® sessions. Schedule a consultation with one of our skilled plastic surgeons to learn more about nonsurgical fat removal with CoolSculpting®. We can help you decide if this treatment is right for you and your goals.
Fire & Ice
The CoolSculpting® Fire & Ice fat procedure combines the powerful CoolSculpting® technology with our Vanquish procedure to enhance the overall debulking and sculpting of the abdomen. If you would like to know more about advanced contouring of the abdomen with your CoolSculpting® treatment, ask a member of our team about the Fire & Ice procedure.
Aesthetic Surgery Centre & Medispa is one of the Northwest’s fastest growing CoolSculpting® providers and we are proud to be one of the only practices in our state that has sent an eligible CoolScultping Specialist within the first year to earn the exclusive CoolSculpting® Masters Course Certification. We encourage you to book a free consultation to see why you should choose Aesthetic Surgery Centre & Medispa for your CoolSculpting® journey.
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CoolSculpting PROCEDURE TECHNIQUE
Often, patients who visit our office wanting to learn more about this treatment are hesitant to undergo an invasive procedure, like liposuction. Although CoolSculpting® is a safe and effective method for removing unwanted fat cells, it is not intended as a solution for weight loss. Patients seeking this service should be at a healthy weight. While this procedure has been proven to be successful for women and men alike of all ages, those most likely to benefit from CoolSculpting®:
- Are within 30 pounds of their goal weight
- Deal with stubborn areas of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise
- Are intimidated by or are not ideal candidates for surgery
- Have realistic expectations for the outcome of their treatment
QUALITY YOU CAN TRUST
After your customized treatment program is created, your first CoolSculpting® session will be scheduled. To perform your treatment, a gel pad and the CoolSculpting® handpiece will be applied to the intended area where the controlled cooling will be applied. The cooling, delivered through the special handpiece, will target and freeze the unwanted fat cells. It is not uncommon to feel a coolness while receiving the treatment, which can cause tenderness. Because the handpiece uses suction to move the fat cells into the treated area, you will likely feel a minor tugging or pinching throughout. These are normal sensations, and our patients rarely report experiencing any discomfort. In fact, many patients watch television, work on their laptops, or read during their sessions.
WHAT TO EXPECT with CoolSculpting®
Because CoolSculpting® is noninvasive, you will be able to resume your daily activities after your appointment. In most circumstances, you can return to work or school immediately following your procedure. Side effects of this treatment usually include bruising, stinging, redness, swelling, and soreness of the targeted area. These side effects are temporary and typically subside in the hours following your procedure. You can expect to enjoy your final results in as little as three weeks with the most impressive outcomes appearing 1 – 3 months after your CoolSculpting® treatment over the course of several sessions.
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How much does CoolSculpting® cost?
The cost of your CoolSculpting® treatment will depend on the number of sessions required to achieve your goals, as well as the amount of fat you would like removed. During your consultation, we will discuss your aesthetic goals to determine the course of action that will allow you to attain your ideal results. We will also talk to you about your anticipated out-of-pocket costs.
How does CoolSculpting® work?
CoolSculpting® works by applying a controlled coolness that targets fat cells in the chosen regions. Essentially, this treatment freezes the unwanted fat cells until they die. The cells are then broken down by the body and dispersed through natural functions.
Is CoolSculpting® safe?
CoolSculpting® is a nonsurgical, external treatment that involves applying a device to the skin's surface. With this service, there's no need for a recovery period. You may experience some slight swelling and redness immediately after your appointment, but this generally only lasts for a week. CoolSculpting® is the first and only nonsurgical technique approved by the FDA to remove unwanted fat throughout the body.
How many treatment sessions will I need?
The number of treatments needed to achieve your desired results will be decided during your initial consultation. For some patients, just one treatment could be enough while others may require more sessions, depending on the amount of fat being treated. The number of appointments you need will also depend on your aesthetic goals, the thickness of the fat in your targeted regions, and the size of your targeted areas.
Do the fat cells grow back?
While the fat cells can't regenerate, new fat cells may form. Furthermore, considerable weight gain will greatly impact your results. In order to maintain your results, it's necessary to adhere to a healthy diet and exercise routine. It's to be noted that many patients take even better care of their bodies after their CoolSculpting® treatments when compared to beforehand. If you do gain weight after your CoolSculpting® sessions, new fat cells will form throughout the body.
CoolSculpting IDEAL CANDIDATES
It's safe to say that nobody truly has a "perfect body." We all have things we would love to change about our physical appearance, like stubborn deposits of fat that do not respond well to diet and exercise. With advancements in modern technology, you no longer have to choose between living with unwanted fat or undergoing invasive surgery. Aesthetic Surgery Centre & MedSpa is proud to offer Tacoma, WA men and women CoolSculpting® treatments to reduce difficult areas of fat without the need for surgery. This treatment is known to produce a slimmer, smoother silhouette. Schedule a consultation with one of our skilled plastic surgeons to decide if you are an ideal candidate for CoolSculpting®, or to find out if another procedure would be more appropriate for your unique situation.