How many areas should be treated at a time optimally?

My understanding is the liver must "process" the dead fat cells, if 6 applications were done 2 weeks ago, and I have several more (for different areas) scheduled this week, should I postpone the next round? Can the liver process that much dead fat along with it's normal functions properly, and if not, what happens to it?

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How many areas should be treated at a time optimally?

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Thank you for your question. There is no maximum number of treatments per session. In fact, more dramatic results can be seen with multiple treatments in one session. It also depends on your comfort level and how patient you are as each treatment area takes time. Regards, 

Amount of CoolSculpting Treatments per Session

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There is not maximum of CoolSculpting treatments per session.  It is optimal to do all of your treatments around the same time to see your best results sooner.  If you are wanting to re-treat an area that has already been treated, then you must wait 30 days.  There are no harmful effects on the liver from doing multiple CoolSculpting treatments.  It is also okay to overlap a treatment area if the fat bulge is larger than the applicator size, but it is best to do that in the same day.


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CoolSculpting multiple areas is not only safe, but can improve your results by using the applicators to "overlap" the areas that need more- so that you actually are having 2 treatments in the areas with the most fat- this gives terrific results.  

The newer "cool advantage" applicators are less time as well, and less painful- and it is just better to get to see your results everywhere instead of waiting...

Melanie L. Petro, MD
Birmingham Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Multiple CoolSculpting treatments are safe at one time

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When CoolSculpting freezes fat cells, they schedule apoptosis, or programmed cell death. This is a controlled process with minimal inflammation.

The body takes weeks to break down the dead fat cells, so it is safe to undergo multiple treatments at once or close to one another. Studies have been performed testing blood samples that show normal liver function during the breakdown of the fat cells. 

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