How does CoolSculpting work?

CoolSculpting involves a treatment called “cryolipolysis,” which freezes the targeted fat. Once the fat cells are frozen, the body naturally sheds the damaged cells over time, reducing stubborn fat by about 20 to 25 percent in the areas treated. 

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What areas can be treated with CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is FDA-approved to remove stubborn fat in several areas of the body, including:

  • Double chin fat
  • Jawline fat
  • Love handles
  • Abdomen
  • Thighs (inner and outer)
  • Bra fat
  • Back fat
  • Upper arm fat
  • Back fat
  • Above knees
  • Banana roll (beneath buttocks)
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What is a CoolSculpting treatment like to experience?

Your treatment time will vary, based on the number of areas addressed, but should last between one to three hours, based on the number of areas you want to sculpt. The treatment is not painful, does not involve incisions. You will be resting comfortably on a treatment bed, and a gel pad is placed on the skin in the area to be treated. 

The applicator is then placed over the area, with a sensation of vacuum pressure and intense cold. The cold has a numbing effect, and most patients find it reasonably easy to experience, and take the time to rest, read, or even sleep. Once complete, the gel pad is removed, and you are free to return to your usual activities, with no restrictions.

Aftercare what is the recovery after CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is noninvasive and comes with minimal side effects. You may have minor bruising, numbness,  or swelling or your skin may feel slightly sensitive in the treated area. Your skin will be massaged gently following treatment, helping to break down the damaged fat cells, and trigger lymphatic drainage to help your body shed the cells. 

If you experience any cramping, just apply a hot water bottle or hot compress to the treated area.  Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and avoid alcohol for one week before and after your treatment. A compression garment can be worn to promote blood circulation and speed recovery. Many people experience no side effects at all.

Watch the magic happen.

As your metabolizes the damaged fat cells, you will enjoy watching the treated area slimming, day by day, first becoming visible at about the three week mark, and continuing for three to four months to see the full slimming results of your treatment.

How many CoolSculpting treatments do I need?

Everyone is different, and some patients may need a single treatment, while others may undergo a series of three treatments

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Why choose South Florida Facial Plastic Surgery?

At South Florida Facial Plastic Surgery, we offer custom CoolSculpting treatments. Our CoolSculpting specialist, Christina Vasquez, Licensed Medical Aesthetician, will work closely with you to help you create the figure you want, addressing any fatty areas with a customized treatment.

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