understand the desire to see results by now after undergoing a cosmetic
procedure, but I encourage you to be patient. The CoolSculpting process encourages
the body to gradually remove fat cells through its normal metabolic system, and
it typically takes up to 3 or 4 months for results to emerge. Based on your
measurements and concern about a belly pooch, CoolSculpting sounds like it was
the right treatment. With a little more time, I'm confident your disappointment
will turn to satisfaction.
understand how patients can become a bit frustrated after investing in a series
of treatments, but it does take longer than a month to see a difference. The
price and recommended number of treatments vary per patient, but CoolSculpting
typically removes 20 to 25% of the fat cells in a treatment area over the
course of a few months, which is how long it takes your natural metabolic
processes to remove damaged cells. I encourage you to be patient and allow the
fat-removal process to work. I have never seen CoolSculpting not work for
patients who were good candidates for the treatment. Good luck.
Full results from CoolSculpting can take up to 3 months to appear. CoolSculpting does not provide the same kind of dramatic results that liposuction can, but you should see a 20-30% reduction that will appear gradually. You may also want to compare before and after photos, because the change is so gradual that some patients might forget their original shape until they see the before photo. If the amount of reduction is not enough for you, you can have another treatment done. It is important to have a Z-wave treatment immediately applied to the frozen fat to achieve an additional 10 – 20% fat loss. Be sure your physician has this device for best results.
Thank you for your question. CoolSculpting results take 30 - 90 days, be patient. Best of luck.
It is too soon to anticipate seeing a change. It takes four months to see the results and you shouldn't expect to see a different yet. Please return after 4 months and examine your before and after photos to best evaluate. Continue to diet and exercise in the meanwhile. Best, Dr. Green
The full results won't be evident until at least 3 months after the procedure. At one month I wouldn't expect you to see results. If after 3-4 months you still have a "pooch" I would recommend you be evaluated by a board certified plastic surgeon to see if the pooch is from abdominal wall laxity instead of fat. Best wishes!
One month is not enough to throw in the towel. We tell patients to expect results beginning at about two months and that they can expect improvement for up to four months. So hang in there and keep your plastic surgeon advised of your concerns. See my answers about the treatment also in the attached video.
It can be frustrating to have so much anticipation about seeing great results, but two months is really not long enough. I would suggest waiting another two months and then returning to your treating physician for assessment of the results.
In in my experience, CoolSculpting is unique in delivering results, and the same effect, in every treated patient.
All the best,
As stated you may experience results as soon as 3 weeks post treatment but I typically tell patients to wait a full 3 months to see final results. Without your before and after pictures it is difficult to weigh in on how many treatments you may require to see the best outcome. Good luck!
I often have patients who had coolsculpting and saw minimal results. This is because you should only be expecting 10-20% improvement during each treatment. If you want more improvement, HI DEF liposuction is the best. Dr. Emer.