The FDA indicates that coolsculpting can result in up to a 20-25% reduction in the areas treated. The pain you described are just some of the side-effects that can result but not all patients necessarily experience this pain. I would contact your CoolSculpting provider if you have any additional concerns about your treatment. Best of Luck.
Coolsculpting and Efficacy
Coolsculpting is an effective way to decrease the fat in a given area. Coolsculpting has excellent results that are repeatable and will reduce a bulge by 25% in a given area. Please be certain to consult a dermatologist with expertise with Coolsculpting.
Hi, there! Thank you for your question. While there certainly are limitations to non-surgical body contouring, CoolSculpting truly does offer excellent results with approximately 20-25% reduction in fat cells in the treated area(s) per cycle. To ensure optimal treatment, a comprehensive assessment must be performed and appropriate applicator(s) be selected and properly positioned. Inadequate tissue coverage from an inappropriately selected, or improperly positioned, applicator may result in under-treatment or contour irregularities.
Regarding your lack of post-procedure symptoms, I have observed that the amount of discomfort, etc. following CoolSculpting various from patient-to-patient, as well as treatment areas. If you were properly assessed and treated by an experienced provider, you will see results. It is important to note that more than one treatment cycle may be required to achieve ideal results.
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 body procedures.
Best of luck!
Coolsculpting and Results
I see many patients a week who are disappointed at how little the procedure did. However, the expectation should be 20% at a single treatment -- which means it will take a number of treatments overlapping to get improved contours AND size reduction. There is pain, swelling and bruising and often requires taking oral gabapentin for improvement. I suggest only seeing an expert or considering a body contouring procedure if you are have shaping/etching that needs to be done. Best, Dr. Emer.
For the right candidates and in the right hands CoolSculpting always produces results. This can be anywhere from a 20-25% reduction in fat on average. But it is important to know which applicators to use and how to position them in order to get the best results. If you are undertreated, or are not a candidate for the treatment then you will not get results. Not everyone experiences pain and discomfort. It's all relative to each individual. But the take home message is this: Do not underestimate the skill and experience required to perform this procedure. Hope this helps answer your question.
Coolsculptig results and pain.
Coolsculpting does indeed freeze and kill fat cells, depending on the appropriateness of patient selection and skill of the operator. In other words, if you are skinny, have tight skin, and cannot get much tissue positioned properly within the Coolsculpting instrumentation, there is little or no improvement that can reasonably be expected.
No pain is a good thing, unless this means your operator did not adequately freeze the tissues. In our office we have found that some patients experience fairly significant discomfort initially, but that this typically passes as the treatment progresses. Pain may be a sign that the treatment is indeed effectively freezing tissues, and therefore causing loss of fat tissue, but is not necessarily a requirement for improvement in outcome.
Bear in mind that as with many technology-related non-surgical procedures, it's not about the machine, the brand name, or the advertising, it's about the skill and experience of the operator. Best wishes! Dr. Tholen
We only offer coolsculpting to patients who we know will have good results. If you are not a good candidate or a different treatment is better, we will let you know. Pain depends on the area... We can let you know what to expect with that as well.
Cool Sculpting will definitely freeze fat cells, barring any technical problems which is unlikely.
If you a have a large amount of fat you may require multiple Cool Sculpting treatments or traditional Liposuction
Effectiveness of CoolSculpting and pain with procedure
CoolSculpting is effective in reducing isolated areas of unwanted fat, but the results can vary by individual. I would say in almost all cases, there is some fat reduction in appropriately chosen patients. Most patients do not have pain after the procedure and the presence or absence of pain does not influence the ultimate result.