CoolSculpting - How Much Fat is Lost When You Do Treatments in Stages?
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Coolsculpting and Results
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Coolsculpting consistently reduces ~20% of treated fat
Multiple CoolSculpting Treatments
Patients may have an impression of some variability, but this has more to do with the size of the applicator, or the way in which it was applied. In addition, the thickness of your fat affects the amount of skin that can be taken up into the applicator by vacuum pressure. If you have a lot of fat, and by that I mean much more than average, it is possible that less will be taken up into the applicator and your treatment size will be smaller, and you will have less if a result for the same treatment. So these factors affect the size of the treatment area, and the size of the treatment area is really the only important variable in determining your results. But even if you do have a lot of fat, if you treat the same area 3 to 4 months later, the fat layer is now thinner and you actually get a BETTER effect because more is taken up in the applicator. Am I making sense? Like most things we do in medicine, it's complicated. Your dermatologist can assess you, using calipers and the pinch test, and tell you whether the amount of fat you have is likely to limit the amount that is taken up into the applicator.
There is something of an art to determining the optimal treatment plan, because CoolSculpting is most successful, as the name suggests, as a sculpting of the areas of excess fat. It helps to have many different applicators available to you to get the best and most natural-looking results.
I hope I have answered your question.
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