Am I a good candidate for CoolSculpting? If so, how many sessions would I need? (photo)
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Candidate for CoolSculpting of Abdomen? Number of cycles?
Thank you for sending in the photos. It looks like you may be a good candidate for CoolSculpting. How many cycles needs to be determined by exam and measurement. CoolSculpting has FDA approval for fat reduction since 2010. CoolSculpting freezes the fat cells. Fat cells are more susceptible to damage by freezing than the other cells, (nerve, vessel, bone, etc.), around them. The fat cells die via a process called apoptosis, (programmed cell death). The number of fat cells are therefore reduced. This happens over a period of time, so the body is not overwhelmed with dead fat cells. The body will take these cells up, process them and excrete them, just as any other cell. The remnants are filtered through the liver, and then excreted eventually via stool. We have had good experience with the skin snapping back. Each individual is different. We usually see about a 25% reduction with CoolSculpting. Liposuction gives more dramatic results, but is more invasive. See an experienced CoolSculpting practice, they will determine if you are a candidate. Moreover, would also consider seeing a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, who can give advice on both CoolSculpting and Liposuction.
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Not all patients experience pain. The pain they are experiencing is called neuropathic pain. Nerve fibers may be temporarily stimulated by the extreme cold. You should be given a prescription for a pain medication specifically for neuropathic pain. Patients typically have pain 3-7 days after treatment and it resolves in a few days.
Good candidate for CoolSculpting
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You appear to be a great candidate for CoolSculpting
Thank you for your question! It appears by your photos that you would be an excellent candidate for the CoolSculpting treatment. The best way to determine your treatment plan would be to visit a Certified CoolSculpting provider and have them do a full Treatment-to-Transformation assessment on you. This is the time to ask questions, familiarize yourself with the pre and post treatment care for CoolSculpting, and to determine the best treatment plan for your body. You may only need one treatment, but we have seen that the best results are seen after two treatments per area. Wishing you all the best! "Dr. Joe"
Good candidate for CoolSculpting
Candidacy for Coolsculpting
You appear to be an excellent candidate for Coolsculpting!
Bear in mind, however, that the determination of your candidacy can only responsibly be decided by a Certified Coolsculpting provider after a careful physical examination in person. Also keep in mind that your happiness with your outcome will depend greatly on who does the procedure, and on your commitment to completing your series of treatments ("Treat to Transformation").
Am I a candidate for coolsculpting
Good CoolSculpting candidate
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