How long does the coolsculpting procedure last and how many treaments are needed??? I'm interested on having it done on my stomach. Thank you
How Long Does the Coolsculpting Procedure Last and How Many Treatments Are Needed?
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CoolSculpting treatments for fat reduction
The fat cells that are killed during the Zeltiq's CoolSculpting freezing do not grow back. But not all fat cells die and if you gain weight then the fat will have some place to go, both in the area treated and non-treated areas. But if you maintain a good exercise regimen and diet then the results should be long term. Some people need only one treatment as they're happy with 20% fat reduction while others do three or more treatments that can be repeated every two months or less frequently.
Coolscuplting takes only one hour to reduce your fat bulge
Coolsculpting - each cycle lasts 1 hour and you see results after each treatment
A coolsculpting treatment session lasts about 1 hour. One body part (eg upper abdomen or lower abdomen or one flank or one love handle) can be treated during each hour-long session. About 20-25% of the fat that gets sucked into the probe disappears within 2-4 months. A repeat session can enhance results on a body part that you have already done. This is safe, but I recommend waiting several months so that you first see the full effect of the prior treatment.
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CoolSculpting permanently removes fat in one hour
One CoolSculpting treatment takes one hour per area treated. One area is typically about the size of your hand. Therefore, each "love-handle" would be considered one area, and the lower abdomen is typically considered two areas. You can treat more than one area at a single office visit, but only one area at a time. To treat two areas takes just over two hours. For many patients, a second treatment in the same area may be beneficial since CoolSculpting removes about 25% of the fat cells per treatment. The fat cells that are damaged by the treatment are frozen and later absorbed by the body's own metabolic process and are gone permanently. Typical results take about 3-4 months to be fully realized, and therefore many patients schedule second treatments at that time. Results may vary from patient to patient, overall, my patients have been very happy with their results.
CoolSculpting Can Be Permanent
Coolsculpting (Zeltiq) kills fat cells by selectively freezing the lipids that are found in fat cells. This results in gradual death of those cells and the fat they are carrying is absorbed and excreted. The procedure kills a layer of fat that is about ½ inch thickness at its maximum in the center of the bulge that is treated. Multiple areas can be treated, resulting in gradual reduction of a larger area . Once the fat cells are killed they are gone. The only reason they would re-appear is if you gained a large amount of weight and your body had to make some new fat cells in order to store the new fat. Otherwise, they are gone “forever.“
CoolSculpting for Fat Loss
CoolSculpting takes approximately 1 hour per area. In order to provide elimination of fat as quickly as possible we do offer CoolSculpting Complete. This includes two systems, for twice the fat elimination in a one hour period. Find the top provider of CoolSculpting in your area. Some high volume practices can offer instant rebates of one area at no charge
Results can be seen after a single session, but some patients see an improvement but might desire an additional treatment for optimal results.
Vibrational therapy increases circulation and lymphatic drainage which my help waste, including damaged fat cells be eliminated with the body more efficiently. Finally, al of our patients receive a compression garment to help with skin quality and comfort.
How long does Coolsculpting last?
Zeltiq-cool sculpting is effective
A normal treatment with Zeltiq takes approximately one hour. It requires only the one treatment. however a patient may want more than the 20-25% improvement normally attained in one treatment and can therefore sign up for a second treatment. One doctor in our practice noticed a very dramatic improvement in only one treatment when applied to her.
CoolSculpting Reduces Fat Permanently
Coolsculpting is a way to PERMANENTLY reduce fat - therefore whatever fat responded to the treatment is gone for good. (On average you can expect a 20-25% reduction of fat during any given treatment. A second or third treatment in a particular area can have an additive effect and better results. We always recommend 2-3 treatments for all of our Zeltiq patients. We have 4 machines and frequently run 2 or 3 at the same time. We can do 4 cycles in one hour.
CoolSculpting results can be permanent!
CoolSculpting typically requires on average 4 treatment cycles per body area which can take anywhere from 2 to 4 hours depending on how many machines your provider has running at the same time. (also known as dual sculpting, when two machines run simultaneously). This can be done all in one day or more commonly over two days. A second treatment is often recommended at one month. You will begin to see results after 3 to 4 weeks with final results at 3 months.
Ran Y. Rubinstein, MD
200 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, New York
Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
Clinical Professor New York Presbyterian Hospital
National Education Faculty (physician trainer) for:
Allergan (Juvederm, Voluma), Valient (Scultpra, Restylane),
Cynosure (Cellulaze, Precision Laser Lift) & Solta (Fraxel, Thermage)