Find a board certified plastic surgeon in your area who offers not only CoolSculpting
but also other treatments. This will allow you to have options. Some patients
are not a good candidate for CoolSculpting and Liposuction may be a
better alternative for some patients. We have seen great CoolSculpting
results however I also recommend the appropriate treatment plans.
Coolsculpting is an excellent form of non-invasive fat reduction for
the right patient. Some applicators take 1 or 2 hours but the new advantage
applicators take only 35 minutes and have significantly less risk for delayed
onset pain (especially in the abdomen). Results are seen at 2 months and
typically 1-3 treatments will be necessary on each area to achieve ideal
results. The number of treatments depends on the amount of fat there and the
patient's goals. There is not downtime and the results can be impressive
in the right patient. We also use the Zimmer Z-wave for improved patient
comfort and added results. The best candidates are those who are in pretty
good shape with areas of stubborn fat that won't go away no matter what.
Sheila Nazarian, MD, MMM
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Yes, CoolSculpting does work. If you are having doubts, it is best to see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who offers CoolSculpting along with liposuction and other treatments. This way you can find out which treatment plan is best for you. Not everyone is a CoolSculpting candidate, so it is best to learn about your different options. Each CoolSculpting treatment reduces the fat cells by about 25%, so many people opt to do multiple treatments to reach their optimal results. CoolSculpting is great for individuals who do not want any downtime or surgery.
Thank you for your question. Yes Coolsculpting works. A treatment typically eliminates at least 20% of the fat cells in the area treated for good. The amount of treatments recommended is based on individual need but on average 2 treatments 4 weeks apart. I would recommend an in person exam to determine candidacy.
Dr. Kathleen Morno
CoolSculpting is a fat-freezing procedure that is used to target stubborn areas of fat on the body. Cool sculpting improves the fat but 20% per treatment, and often requires multiple applicators to be used to get contouring and a few treatments. You could have pain and swelling with bruising that can last a few weeks. If you are unhappy with your results consider a vaser hi definition procedure which gives much more contouring and shaping. I suggest a formal consultation with an expert. Best, Dr. Emer.
Yes Coolsculpting does work and quite well. It may be upwards of 20-25% of an improvement in the selected area to be treated. Not all areas are the same and some areas are better treated with other modalities such as liposuction. The best advice is to see a board certified Plastic Surgeon for an evaluation and consult. There are too many practitioners that have the equipment and won't be as selective as a Plastic Surgeon. Choosing a Plastic Surgeon allows you to have options that may or may not include Coolsculpting.
Coolsculpting really does work but not everyone is a good candidate. The best way to determine if you are a candidate fro Coolsculpting is by having a face to face consultation with an experienced provider. The number of treatments and the ideal placement of applicators will be determined when you have a consultation. Though you can see results after one treatment, most patients need two treatments in any one area, approximately 6-8 weeks apart, for optimal results. The fat cells that are treated during the procedure die and are expelled by the body and do not regrow. Our patients have been VERY pleased with their results.
Coolsculpting can permanently reduce the amount of fat in the treatment area, and should give most patients a nice visible improvement. We typically recommend two treatment cycles spaced about one month apart for most individuals. This double treatment will give them the "wow" improvement and give them a better value for the money spent.
Andrew Campbell, M.D.
Facial Plastic Surgeon
CoolScupting is a very nice way of approaching patients that fit the criteria for its use and predictability.
However, the process varies in different patients. I have had some patients get NO results from the process and some with WOW results. It is important for patients to realize the variability before investing time/money in this approach.
Sometimes it is good to just try the process to see if you are a responder. If you are, you will rush back to CoolSculpt to get further results if you need it. If you do not respond, it is discouraging but you will need to talk this over with your doctor to determine what to do next.
It should be noted that I have found that some areas like the lower abdomen and the love handles respond nicely, whereas, areas like the saddlebags and the upper back tissue does not respond as well and as such are less predictable in the discussions with the patient.
The "stunned" fat cells begin to dissolve and are excreted by the body.
Having said all of this, most patients will respond and be happy that they did the treatments. It is really quite remarkable sometimes but when you consider the process of freezing fat, it gives you an option to try if you are trying to avoid the traditional liposuction.
Yes, coolsculpting works for most patients. Usually, they see a 20-25% reduction of fat in the treated area. You should see some results with only one treatment. If you get more than one treatment the results should be additive. The fat is naturally broken down and excreted by your body.