Generally, How Long Until Results Show when over 60 After CoolSculpting?

I had coolsculpting on my lower and upper abdomen about 6 weeks ago. Basically I felt the procedure and healing time was just uncomfortable and just felt like minor cramping. I am quite fit and healthy. People think I am younger than I am. Unfortunately, up to this time I see very LITTLE difference. Is this normal? GENERALLY by when would I see results?

Doctor Answers 8

How Long Until Noticeable Results

Some patients will notice results starting at about 4 weeks post treatment and full results being around 4 months. Give it some time, and if you still have concerns after the full amount of time recommended, definitely consult with the person that did your treatment.

San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 49 reviews

Coolsculpting over 60

Patients may be able to see results after 3 weeks, but you should be patient through the 12 week to twenty week mark so you can better determine the efficacy of the treatment.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 40 reviews

CoolSculpting can take time to show the results

Although some people see the results after one treatment, CoolSculpting is often now done as a series of three treatments as frequently as every six weeks.  Only 20% of volume is seen after four months so that you don't see results in the first six weeks, is not unusual!

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 37 reviews

CoolSculpting Results

We have found that the majority of our patients are very different when it comes to seeing results.  Some start to see results in as little as 3 weeks with noticeable, natural-looking results in 3 to 5 months.  We see patients back at 5 months for their post procedure photos.

Ben Hugo, MD
Virginia Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

How soon for Coolsculpting results?

The majority of the patients I treat begin to see results by week five or six following their first Coolsculpting treatment. Max results by 4 months.

Steven Hacker, MD
West Palm Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

Results After CoolSculpting

You can expect to see the full results in about 4 months, as the body’s process of removing the fat is gradual and accomplished over time, so the complete changes aren’t immediate. Estimates are that the CoolSculpting effects should last between 10-15 years, especially in those patients who maintain normal weight levels.

Daniel Shapiro, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 107 reviews

Coolsculpting results

Thank you for your question.

Generally, you are suppose to see the results of this at 3-4 months after treatment.  Yes, some patients see results sooner but in general, 3-4 months is a good target.

Also, sometimes there actually is a difference but the patient has a hard time seeing it so putting before and after photos side by side helps.

Remember, you are looking for a 20-25% reduction in the area treated.

Best wishes.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 1,487 reviews

Early partial results from Coolsculpting may be seen as early as 3 to 4 weeks post procedure.

Dear writer, Early partial results from Coolsculpting may be seen as early as 3 to 4 weeks post procedure. However, there is a significant variation on this, and some patients may not see results until after two months. The maximum fat reduction after Coolsculpting is seen at 3 to 4 months after the procedure. Also, the best way to assess the fat reduction is comparing your standardized before and after pictures. An exciting piece of information that I can also contribute to you is the fact that our male and female patients over 60 have had excellent results with Coolsculpting. Best wishes from Miami, Dr. Bowes

Leyda Elizabeth Bowes, MD
Miami Dermatologic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

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