A Great New Way To Freeze Off Unwanted Fat
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a procedure that can help reshape your body by freezing and eliminating unwanted fat. It targets specific areas you aren’t happy with, and every treatment plan is customized to your body type and price range. The procedure is non-invasive, non-surgical, FDA-approved and safe — and most patients are able to get back to their normal routine the same day as their treatment.
A good candidate for CoolSculpting is an adult man or woman who is already in a healthy bodyweight range, and who has stubborn, hard-to-lose pockets of fat. It provides moderate reshaping of the body’s contours in areas like your stomach, thighs, chin and arms, but is not intended for major weight loss. The treatment works best when trying to get rid of stubborn love handles or fat bulges when a healthy diet and exercise haven’t been enough.
Is CoolSculpting right for you? Schedule a free consultation with our CoolSculpting certified team or take our CoolSculpting quiz find out.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
CoolSculpting works by freezing and crystallizing unwanted fat. Once frozen, fat cells die off and are removed by your body naturally over the next few months. CoolSculpting does not damage your skin, and side effects like tenderness tend to be minimal and short term. Results will start becoming apparent after about four weeks, with full results after three to four months. In some cases, multiple CoolSculpting sessions are required to achieve the goal shape.
What To Expect?
The first thing you can expect is to have a consultation with our CoolSculpting certified team. Learn more about Dr. Scott and her team.
Here are a few things to consider leading up to the procedure:
- Do not tan for at least 24 hours before your appointment.
- Make sure the area being CoolSculpted is not cut or bruised.
- On the day of treatment, wear comfortable clothing and eat a light meal a couple of hours before you arrive.
- Bring something to do during the procedure (a book or tablet is typically a good choice).
- Avoid blood-thinning medications the day before treatment, as these can exacerbate bruising.
- Since gel is applied to the applicators, you might consider bringing a change of clothes.
On the day of your appointment, you’ll sit in a comfortable chair while the cooling applicators are placed, and over the course of 30 minutes to one hour (procedure length varies based on the treatment area) they will freeze and crystallize your fat cells. After your appointment, you might experience minor discomfort, numbness and/or redness. This is normal and will go away over the next 12 to 24 hours.
Getting your CoolSculpting procedure at Hendricks is an excellent choice for several reasons:
- Dr. Scott is an experienced plastic surgeon and is recognized as a leader in her field. She was named the 2018 IndyStar Best Plastic Surgeon in Indianapolis.
- Your consultation will be with a CoolSculpting certified team committed to your experience and results.
- Hendricks Regional Health is a top-rated health system, known for providing outstanding patient experiences.
- Our pricing for CoolSculpting is extremely competitive with other area providers.
- If CoolSculpting is not right for your goals, Dr. Scott can offer advice, and in some cases may suggest surgical procedures to help you reach them.
How To Get The Best Results?
After your procedure, you’ll start to notice your body naturally metabolizing and removing fat cells in treated areas in as little as two to four weeks. You can expect to see the final result in about three to four months.
Staying consistent with a healthy diet and exercise is the best way to maximize your results, and to help them last a lifetime. Most patients are able to jump right back into their exercise routine immediately after the procedure.
The cost of CoolSculpting varies based on how many areas you want to treat. Most patients choose packages in the $2,000 to $8,000 range.
CoolSculpting freezes fat with applicators attached to your body. After the treatment, fat cells crystallize, begin to disintegrate and are removed by your body’s natural processes.
Sessions typically last between 30 and 60 minutes but may be longer depending on how many areas are treated. Multiple sessions may be required to reach intended results. Hendricks has two CoolSculpting machines that in some cases can be used at the same time to speed up treatment and minimize the number of sessions.
The procedure is non-invasive, safe and FDA-approved. Side effects are typically minimal and short term.
The results of CoolSculpting are measured as a percentage of body fat rather than in inches or pounds. You can expect to lose 20-30% of the fat in a treated area. Photos are used to document your progress.
The number of treatments you need depends on the amount of fat present in your areas of concern and your sculpting goals. Most patients need one or two treatments.
You will first start to notice results after about four weeks. Results will continue to improve for three to four months.
Results will vary, but remember that CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss treatment. While you can expect to lose some weight, the point of the procedure is to contour your body and reduce stubborn fat.
CoolSculpting has no long-term, physically dangerous side effects for most patients. However, it can cause complications in people with preexisting conditions including cryoglobulinemia and cold agglutinin disease. Short-term side effects include minor discomfort, numbness and redness. It’s not a recommended treatment for areas with hernias, lymphedema or areas that have recently had surgery.
Yes! CoolSculpting is a proven procedure backed by years of medical research.
CoolSculpting can cause minor discomfort. This typically goes away quickly, and most people are able to return to their normal routine the same day as the procedure.