CoolSculpting is an effective body contouring treatment, but the results are not immediate. The treatment can help you reach your desired body goal without surgery and liposuction. You will also not need any strict diet and exercise routines to reach your ideal body shape. If you are ready to remove stubborn pockets of fat from your body, contact Beautique Medical Anti-Aging in Knoxville, TN for more information.
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a body contouring technology developed by Allergan to eliminate fat. The treatment uses cryolipolysis: a fat removal technique that destroys fat cells by freezing them. This body contouring technique is cleared by the FDA and uses safe and non-surgical methods to trim body fat.
This body contouring treatment can remove inches of stubborn fat from up to nine areas of your body. You can enjoy body contouring to reach your ideal body shape without an intense diet and exercise program. The treatment does not require an anesthetic and results in no downtime.
How Soon Will You See Results?
The results of your body sculpting treatment will not appear immediately. When you are treated, the fat cells in the target area are destroyed and your lymphatic system naturally removes the cells from the body. This means that the fat will be removed slowly, so you can expect to see the results one to three months after your treatment. The lymphatic system should be capable of removing the fat cells without impacting your daily life, and you will not notice the elimination process occurring. Most of the destroyed fat cells are removed from the body as waste.
This slow and natural process of fat reduction is desirable to many patients because it will appear as if your results have been achieved through diet and exercise rather than a body contouring treatment. Your fat is not removed suddenly, so you can decide if your friends will know that you achieved your results through body contouring. Your results will peak six months after the treatment when you reach your desired goal.
How Many Sessions Will You Need?
Each patient is different, so the number of sessions needed to reach your goal may vary. You may be able to reach your goal in one treatment session, depending on the amount of fat that needs to be eliminated. Generally, you can expect to conclude your treatment by the second session. If you need more than one session to reach your goal, the sessions will be spaced several weeks apart to allow for the maximum fat removal with each session. Each session will remove approximately 20% to 25% of body fat from the treatment area.
Where Is the Treatment Effective?
CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared to treat nine areas of the body. Each treatment session will be approximately 35 minutes, depending on the size of the surface being treated. Multiple areas of the body can be treated in one session, but this will extend the treatment time. The neck, for instance, can be treated in 35 minutes. We can eliminate submental fat that causes “double chin” and make the chin and neck defined and slender. A larger area, like the abdomen and flanks, may take closer to 45 or 60 minutes to complete.
If you have an average body mass index or BMI, you can enjoy fat removal from all nine areas of your body. We can eliminate fat in the most stubborn areas, including your back, bra strap area, abdomen, flanks, inner thighs, outer thighs, lower buttocks, upper arms, and neck. If you have a higher BMI, we may only be able to remove the fat from your neck.
How Long Do Results Last?
The resulting fat reduction from this body contouring treatment should be long-lasting or even permanent. The fat reduction benefits are only lost in rare circumstances, but you can improve and maintain the results with a healthy lifestyle.
When the fat is eliminated during treatment, it does not come back and cannot regenerate. Your body only has a certain amount of fat cells that expand as you gain weight, so once those fat cells are eliminated, you will not see as much fat growth. The treated areas will remain leaner, even if fat on other areas of your body grows. We recommend maintaining a healthy diet and exercising frequently for the best and longest-lasting results.
Are Touch-Up Treatments Possible?
We can re-treat areas or treat other areas of the body if needed, but most patients who live an adequately healthy lifestyle maintain their desired body shape. Reaching your ideal body goal can help you gain confidence and improve your self-image. Unlike many other non-surgical body contouring treatments, touch-up or maintenance treatments are not a necessity to maintain your results. Touch-ups can be effective for treating fat after childbirth, but we recommend waiting until you are no longer planning to have children to undergo your body contouring treatment.
What Results Can You Expect?
If you are looking to lose inches from your waistline and fit into a smaller dress or pants size, you can expect to reach your desired outcome with body contouring. You will find that your clothes fit more loosely and you can tighten your belt after the treatment.
Body contouring can provide a solution when diet and exercise alone fail to meet your expectations. You can eliminate stubborn fat like “love handles” from your flanks and “banana rolls” from your beneath your buttocks. Losing unwanted fat can affect many aspects of your life by improving your confidence.
If you are looking to reach a weight loss goal, body contouring may not be the best solution. This treatment can eliminate fat, but fat does not make up a significant amount of body weight in a healthy person. Body contouring is also not an ideal treatment for obesity and is only recommended if you are close to your ideal weight.
Your Body Contouring Experience
Before Your Treatment
Your body contouring journey begins with a consultation from one of our specialists. We will ensure that body contouring is safe for you and will help you reach your goal. During the consultation, we will determine your risks by asking questions about your current health and medical history. We can also provide you with an estimate of how many sessions you will need and what to expect from your body contouring treatment. When it is determined that CoolSculpting is right for you, we can set an appointment for your first session.
After Your Treatment
You can return to your normal routine or work when your treatment session has concluded. You may experience mild swelling and redness in the treated area, but you should not be in pain. We will not provide you with a complicated list of after-treatment instructions, and you will not have to make any significant changes to your daily life. Your results will be noticeable as the fat starts to melt away in one to three months.
Is the Treatment Safe?
CoolSculpting is a safe body contouring treatment that is completed without any anesthetic, invasive surgery, or liposuction. You will not feel any pain during or after the treatment, but you will probably feel the suction from the cryolypolisis device. The pulling feeling will subside as you become numb from the device. The treatment is a good alternative to liposuction or tummy tuck procedures if you are hesitant to go under the knife.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate?
Body contouring is an excellent solution for removing stubborn pockets of fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise. You may be an ideal candidate if you have finished a weight loss program and want to remove any remaining pockets of fat. If you are near your ideal weight and just want to address stubborn deposits of body fat, this treatment is also a great solution.
You can enjoy body contouring regardless of your age, gender, and skin tone. If you are busy with your work or life schedule, you can schedule the treatment during a lunch break and return to work immediately after. During your treatment, you can pass the time reading a book or using a mobile device.
Before your treatment, we will have a consultation to address any health conditions that may interfere in the effectiveness and safety of your treatment. We will ask you to identify your allergies, pre-existing hernias, recent surgeries, and prescribed medications.
We do not recommend the treatment if you have cold agglutinin disease, cryoglobulinemia, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. The treatment is safe to perform after childbirth to remove baby fat, and you can still safely get pregnant after body contouring. We do not recommend the treatment for mothers who are pregnant or nursing.
How Does the Treatment Compare to Liposuction?
Liposuction is a body contouring procedure that provides you with significant fat reduction. Liposuction can be effective if you have a higher BMI and provides permanent results. CoolSculpting can be an excellent alternative if you are looking for moderate fat reduction results.
This treatment provides more subtle and gradual results that appear natural. You must be close to your ideal body weight to undergo the body contouring treatment, but it also has fewer risks. The results are long-lasting and are achieved without any downtime or recovery. Liposuction will result in approximately 7 to 10 days of minimal activity while you recover.
Will My Insurance Cover Body Contouring?
Your health insurance provider generally will not cover body contouring, as it is an elective cosmetic treatment. For an accurate description of your health insurance benefits, contact your insurance provider with any questions. If your insurance provider does not cover body contouring, the treatment may still be within your budget.
The price of the treatment depends on how many sessions we need to reach your goal and the size of the area being treated. Contact Beautique Medical Anti-Aging for the price of your custom treatment.
When compared to surgical treatments, non-surgical body contouring is more budget-friendly. The treatment is completed in our Knoxville office, and you will not have to pay for an overnight stay or hospitalization while you recover. After the treatment, you can return to work immediately.
See Your Body Contouring Results
If you are ready to start counting the weeks until you see your ideal body shape with CoolSculpting, visit Beautique Medical Anti-Aging in Knoxville, TN for an initial consultation today. Body contouring can provide you with long-lasting results after one or two quick sessions. This treatment does not require any invasive surgical procedures, and you will not encounter any downtime. You can see your body change in only one to three months and finally get the results you’ve been working for so hard with diet and exercise!