Is it typical to notice more fat above and below areas where cool sculpting was performed?
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CoolSculpting needs sculpting.
More fat above and below treated areas.
At 3 weeks you may still be swollen.
Also you might be noticing fat above and below the treated area.
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.
best of luck!
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Seeing fat around the areas that were treated with CoolSculpting
Also, 3 weeks after treatment is when you START to see results. Your final results will be 3-4 months after treatment, so be patient:)
Waiting to see your final Coolsculpting result is the key...
CoolSculpting freezes fat cells that are grasped by the applicator. This could explain why the areas surrounding the treated area appear larger in comparison to the smaller treatment area. CoolSculpting is ideally suited for localized fatty deposits that fit into one of the applicators and there are several sizes of applicators. The solution for your contour issue is either additional CoolSculpting or contouring liposuction. Liposuction contouring can now be done under local anesthetic and is more flexible in its ability to smooth out areas and determine exactly how much fat to remove in each area.
Coolsculpting and fat in different areas other than was treated
Coolsculpting is a great procedure for treating fat in a given area and reducing the fat by approximately 25%. Depending on how much fat is in the back, or where the applicator was place, you may need more treatments around that area. Please consult with a board certified dermatologist with expertise in Coolsculpting for the best cosmetic results.
Coolsculpting And Fat Improvement
Disappointment with Limited CoolSculpting results
Thanks for your post. This is a common misunderstood limitation of the NON-SURGICAL CoolSculpting (CS) process. While effective for up-to a 20% fat loss; it is limited to the size of the applicator.
This is in contrast to surgical lipocontouring which in capable, skilled hands will reduce up-to 90% of the fat over a larger region and sculpt the body's contour.
Each CS applicator is fitted to allow a maximum of skin and fat bulge to enter the suction cup. Only the region "cooled" or "frozen" under the cooling panel will partially resorb through apoptosis (natural cell death) and inflammation. This will leave a potential edge or difference between the CS area and the adjacent tissue not CoolSculpted.
For the majority of patients, this is an excellent trade-off as it is not surgery and you can arrange to smooth and contour larger areas with a series of CS sessions. In fact, this is the concept of "Treatment to Transformation" where an individual as yourself will continue the process for as long as you wish to achieve a NON-SURGICAL LipoContouring-like result.
Remember that like surgical lipocontouring, you MUST reduce "calories-in" or you will redistribute this fat to adjacent or other areas of fat cells. Lifestyle change is an important part of the Body Contouring process.
I hope this has been helpful and you will continue your quest to "Body Beautiful" using CoolSculpting. All the best!
More Fat Above And Below The Areas Treated With CoolSculpting
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