CoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure for body contouring, based on cryolipolysis. Your board certified plastic surgeon uses a device to freeze fat cells under your skin. Once these fat cells are destroyed, they are slowly broken down and your liver removes them from the body.
Does CoolSculpting hurt?
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive and safe fat reduction procedure that has become a popular alternative to traditional methods like liposuction. Most patients do not feel anything during their CoolSculpting procedure other than a slight tugging sensation where the skin is pulled between the two cooling panels.
Since there is no involvement of incisions, tissue manipulation or anesthesia during the procedure, you do not require any recovery time and most patients can resume their normal routine immediately. After the procedure, there might be some mild swelling, tightness, and numbness, but these should resolve very quickly.
What should you consider?
It is important to choose a board certified and well-experienced plastic surgeon for your CoolSculpting procedure which will make all the difference in your risks for side effects and complications. You must also know that CoolSculpting has been proven effective for removing minor fat deposits from certain body areas including your abdomen, thighs, flanks, back, buttock area, and underarms.
To learn more about CoolSculpting and to find out if non-surgical fat removal is right for you, contact our office and schedule your consultation with Dr. Colony.