What to Expect from Your CoolSculpting Treatment

Posted on: September 28, 2017 In: CoolSculpting

The CoolSculpting procedure freezes stubborn fat that can’t be eliminated through diet and exercise and uses a controlled cooling system to reduce fatty deposits. If you want a slimmer body without the surgery, you might be considering CoolSculpting. You can learn more about what to expect from your treatment and if it is the right option for you!

Your First Consultation

At your first visit, your board certified surgeon or clinician will want to discuss the areas you want treated and your expectations for results. After examining your body, you will work together to develop a treatment plan. This plan can be customizable with different applicators to choose from depending on your desired results. If you have stubborn fat in multiple areas of the body, you might require multiple treatments.  Those looking for a more traditional procedure may consider Liposuction.  For more information on CoolSculpting vs Liposuction, visit our blog.

The Day of Treatment

Because this is a nonsurgical procedure, no anesthesia is needed and you will experience virtually no pain. During the process, a gel pad is placed over the treated area where the applicator then delivers controlled cooling. There may be some mild discomfort as cooling begins, but the area will become numb within a few minutes. Fat cells will then freeze and die and your body will naturally process and get rid of them. The body enhancement treatment may take an hour or two to complete. During that time, you can read, be on your phone, or even take a nap.

After Treatment

There is no recovery time for CoolSculpting and most patients can return to their normal daily activities immediately after. You may experience some redness, swelling, stinging, or skin sensitivity that is temporary and should resolve within a few days. You might start to notice results within three weeks, but you can expect more dramatic results 1-3 months after treatment.

To start your journey towards a slimmer body, ending the stubborn fat frustration, call Dr. Lee H. Colony to schedule your first consultation in East Lansing Michigan!  For more information, visit our blog page.