Pros and Cons of CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting is a popular Beverly Hills, CA fat removal treatment that has continued to grow in popularity. Known as cryolipolysis, this treatment is unlike any other fat removal system due to the fact that it can help you lose fat and create a more toned and slim body through a “freezing” process of fat cells. CoolSculpting is a safe and effective treatment that can be done in a day, so if you are wanting to lose those love handles, extra bulges of fat, or slim certain areas of your body, this treatment may be right for you.
First: How Does It Work?
CoolSculpting is a noninvasive weight loss treatment unlike traditional liposuction. Patients are awake and comfortable during the entire process. To start, we apply a gel coating to the treatment area so that the CoolSculpting handpiece can gently glide over the skin. Using controlled cooling to target and kill fat cells, the fat is turned into liquid so that it can then be naturally eliminated from the body over time. CoolSculpting can offer excellent results, reducing the appearance of those stubborn areas of fat that keep you from showing off your figure in the Beverly Hills sun or fitting into your favorite dress or pair of jeans.
Just like with any cosmetic procedures, there are some pros and cons to know about before having the treatment. Here, we break down everything you need to know before you freeze those fat cells and get the slimmer figure you desire!
Pros of CoolSculpting
Let’s Start With Results!
CoolSculpting has proven to produce slimmer results in the majority of patients. It may take 2-3 treatments to get your ideal outcome, but you can lose up to 25% of the fat in an area after a CoolSculpting treatment. Weeks after the treatment has concluded, the body will continue to eliminate the liquefied fat, which will continue to contribute to the overall fat reduction. The results are noticeable and long-lasting. As long as you continue to live a healthy lifestyle, you can enjoy your new slimmer figure for months to come.
It’s Minimally Invasive
CoolSculpting is a treatment, not a surgery, meaning you will not need anesthesia, so your risks are decreased significantly over traditional surgery. Another benefit is that there are no incisions, so there will not be any noticeable scarring that you will have to cover up.
Very Little Discomfort
Unlike some of the other fat removal treatments, such as liposuction, CoolSculpting may cause slight discomfort, but you should not feel pain. Instead, you will feel a cold sensation when we glide the handpiece over the treatment area, which can be uncomfortable for some, but definitely tolerable. This cold sensation will only last about five minutes and afterward, you will be at ease during the treatment, as we increase the temperature and continue with the process.
CoolSculpting is a safe way to lose your unwanted fat. We have gone through in-depth training and know the ins and outs of the treatment, so you can be sure that you are in great hands. We use precision in our technique and controlled cooling to help remove the fat cells effectively, but if your skin gets too cold, the technology will automatically turn off. This is another safety precaution to ensure that the treatment goes as planned.
Since CoolSculpting is a non-invasive treatment, there is no real downtime associated with the procedure and you will be able to go back to your everyday life the same day. So, there is no need to schedule your day around the treatment. This is a great fat loss procedure if you cannot afford to miss work, but still want to have a slimmer body. A lot of other fat loss treatments require you to limit yourself so your body can heal, but CoolSculpting allows you to keep going and do what you love to do.
It Is Convenient
You will not need to prep before the treatment, which means no fasting or medications, allowing you stay relaxed. Since there are no restrictions on what you can wear, you will be comfortable. However, we recommend that you wear loose fitting clothing. The treatment is done in the comfort of our office, so there is no traveling to different hospitals or medical facilities around Beverly Hills, CA.
No Excess Damage
CoolSculpting uses a precise monitoring system that targets the fat cells under the skin without attacking nearby muscle, tissue, and skin. The gel pads used during the treatment process help protect your body as the handpiece draws the fat closer to the surface, leaving your muscle and tissue untouched.
It is important to know both the pros and cons to any treatment. Now that you know the pros of CoolSculpting, let us jump into the cons that could happen.
Cons of Coolsculpting
Results take time
Although CoolSculpting can give you great results, they can take a while to show. Since the fat slowly leaves the body, you are not going to see the results right after the treatment. You can expect to see the initial results within 3-4 weeks, more defined results within 6-8 weeks, and see the final results within 4-5 months. Even though it might take a while, you can improve your results by massaging the area after your treatment for about five minutes. This can help improve the fat reduction by up to 68% within the first two months. You can improve your results further by exercising and maintaining a healthy diet.
Minor side effects
There may be a few side effects, including redness, swelling, bruising, and a lack of feeling in the affected area. These effects might be irritating, but you will be able to go throughout your day. The side effects can last from a day to a few weeks, but if they continue, talk to us and we’ll get you the help you need.
Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia, or PAH, is an effect of CoolSculpting that enlarges the treated area. This happens due to your fat cells expanding instead of breaking down and it will not go away with typical diets or exercise. It is an extremely rare side effect, affecting 51 people in a million, but if you do get it, it can be removed with liposuction. Do not try to get another treatment of CoolSculpting to counteract it as this can make it worse.
Now that you know more about CoolSculpting, call us and schedule an appointment. We would love to talk to you about the pros of the treatment at our office in Beverly Hills, CA. We look forward to talking with you!