CoolSculpting is typically offered at medical spas but is also sometimes offered at medical clinics and even plastic surgery clinics. Currently, we only recommend two providers for CoolSculpting.
All CoolSculpting procedures are performed on an outpatient basis. Surface fat can usually be pinched between the fingers (belly, chin, inner thighs) and is the perfect type for CoolSculpting to remove. If the area you want to treat can be easily pinched, it's most likely a good area for CoolSculpting. Whether it's the result of genetics, hormones, metabolism, or lack of exercise, CoolSculpting is extremely effective in treating stubborn fat cells in this area.
If you want to reduce fat in your upper arms, CoolSculpting will make your arms slimmer and slimmer. A private board-certified dermatologist will generally be more expensive than a medical spa with a technician performing CoolSculpting treatments. Most patients prefer CoolSculpting to liposuction, as this fat reduction method can be performed at lunchtime, for virtually any area of the body. For larger areas of fat in the upper arms or inner thighs, it is recommended to repeat the CoolSculpting treatment after one month.
Although fat cells freeze immediately during the CoolSculpting procedure, results don't begin to appear until several weeks or a couple of months after the procedure. CoolSculpting is the first non-surgical treatment approved by the FDA for stubborn pockets of fat in the body. CoolSculpting and CoolSculpting Elite use the same process to eliminate target fat cells, but the latter treatment is faster, more comfortable and efficient. Steinbrech used the CoolSculpting device to contour this patient's abdomen without downtime or surgery.
Green will work with you from the beginning of your CoolSculpting treatment plan to determine the number of treatments and the type of applicator that best suits you. As long as you continue with a healthy diet and exercise, CoolSculpting results are permanent, as these fat cells are destroyed through cryolipolysis. If you plan to get pregnant in the near future, I recommend that you wait to receive CoolSculpting until after you have given birth. Side effects associated with CoolSculpting are minimal, but some common side effects include minor bruising, redness, swelling and tenderness of the skin for a temporary period, as well as paradoxical hyperplasia.
Depending on the size of the back fat, more than one type of CoolSculpting applicator can be used for different people. The CoolSculpting procedure is popular and FDA-approved for the treatment of visible fat bulges in various areas of the body, such as the abdomen, flanks, thighs and chin, under the buttocks, upper arm, and back areas. If you gain weight after your CoolSculpting treatment, the remaining fat cells may enlarge and alter your results.