Chances are you’ve heard about CoolSculpting, the revolutionary body contouring treatment that freezes fat cells to death, getting rid of them permanently. If you’re unhappy with the shape of your body and find yourself struggling with problem spots, this approach to fat reduction could be the perfect solution. But you may be wondering how many of these treatments, offered by Biotech Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in Aventura, FL, will be needed.
How Many Coolsculpting Sessions Should You Have?
We’ll make a more specific recommendation regarding your treatment schedule once we’ve had a chance to evaluate your areas of concern. We recommend that patients schedule their sessions at least 60 days apart. Spacing the treatments out gives the body a chance to dispose of fat cells destroyed by the treatment before the patient’s next session.
What Is Coolsculpting?
This is a non-invasive treatment that can sculpt the body by slimming down areas of unwanted fat. Unlike diet and exercise programs, which shrink existing fat cells, this treatment removes fat cells for good, giving the patient a permanent improvement. This treatment uses cool temperatures to crystallize and destroy fat cells, which are then flushed naturally from the body during the weeks after treatment.
This approach to contouring can be performed all over the body, including the arms, legs, abdomen, flanks, and back. This highly successful treatment is effective 95 percent of the time. Patients average a 25 percent fat reduction in the targeted area.
How Is This Treatment Administered?
At the start of your appointment, we’ll apply gel to the skin in the treatment area and then place an external applicator against your skin. You’ll feel the cool temperatures and gentle tugging as the applicator chills fat in the area. But the treatment won’t be uncomfortable, and many patients spend the time reading or relaxing. Most treatments can be performed in about an hour, and you’ll be able to get right back to your regular schedule afterward.
How Soon Will I See Improvement in My Body?
Although fat cells will be destroyed during your treatments, it usually takes several weeks for the body to dispose of those cells and for the first signs of improvement to become evident. Your results should be fully developed three months after treatment.
Why Is This Treatment So Popular?
The non-invasive nature of this treatment means it can easily be worked into a busy schedule. You won’t have to worry about any special preparations or setting aside time to recover. You also won’t have to worry about being cleared as a surgical candidate, because this treatment doesn’t involve anesthesia or an incision. Coolsculpting is a no-hassle way of getting your body in shape.
It Can Be Tailored Just for You
This treatment is all about helping you achieve a figure you can be proud of. The first step will be an initial consultation at our practice, where we’ll review your medical history and talk with you about the areas of the body you’re concerned about. Some patients are eager to tackle belly fat, while others are more concerned about achieving sleek arms. Once we understand your goals, we’ll develop a custom treatment plan just for you.
It Gets Rid of Fat Permanently
Patients love the permanent results this treatment offers. Each of us is born with a set number of adipose fat cells, which grow and shrink over time based on caloric intake and activity levels. This treatment does something few other treatments can: it destroys some of those fat cells and removes them from the body. That means you’ll never have to worry about that problem spot again.
Although the targeted fat will be permanently gone, it will still be possible for you to gain weight in the future elsewhere in your body. To maintain their overall physique, we recommend that patients adopt a healthy lifestyle going forward.
It Offers Natural Results
The gradual way your Coolsculpting results will develop ensures that they appear completely natural. You won’t have to worry about looking as though you suddenly went and had a cosmetic treatment performed. Instead, you’ll look as though you’ve been getting in shape and taking great care of yourself.
It Allows You To Take Control of Your Figure
This treatment system gives you control over your figure in a way that traditional diets and exercise plans don’t. When you lose weight by reducing your caloric intake, you can’t control where the weight comes off. You may even find that you’re losing weight in places where you don’t want to lose it. But this treatment allows you to pinpoint problem areas and tackle them head-on, allowing you to fine-tune your figure just the way you want it.
Am I a Good Candidate?
You’re Not Looking To Lose Weight
Coolsculpting can tame problem spots and improve the overall contour of your body, but it won’t help you lose a bunch of weight. This treatment eliminates small amounts of fat, but losing fat is different than losing weight. Most patients don’t lose more than a couple of pounds as a result of this treatment. If you’re primarily interested in losing weight, you may be better served by one of our weight loss solutions
You’re in Relatively Good Shape
The best candidates lead healthy, active lives and are in pretty good shape, but they need a little help addressing pockets of stubborn fat. Most patients are no more than 20 pounds over their goal weight.
Your Fat Is Pinchable
This treatment gets rid of pinchable subcutaneous fat, which is the soft squishy fat that doesn’t always respond to exercise and dietary changes. It helps if you have enough fat for the device to work with. If you can pinch the fat in your problem area, you probably have enough fat.
It helps if you’re in good health, and if the skin in your treatment area is healthy. Patients should not be pregnant or nursing, and they shouldn’t have pacemakers or defibrillators.
Can This Be Combined With Other Treatments?
Yes. This treatment can be combined with other cosmetic services. Our clients routinely combine Coolsculpting with skin tightening treatments or facial rejuvenation services.
Will This Help With Cellulite?
Although this treatment has proven to be effective in getting rid of fat, it is not guaranteed to eliminate the rumpled, dimpled skin associated with cellulite. If you’re concerned about cellulite, our practice offers cellulite reduction treatments.
How Much Will This Treatment Cost?
The cost of your treatment plan will depend on how many different sessions you need. At your initial consultation, we’ll make a recommendation about your treatment schedule and provide you with pricing information. Our practice offers health care financing through Carecredit.
Can This Treatment Get Rid of a Double Chin?
Yes. This treatment can be put to work all over the body, including in tight, highly contoured areas such as beneath the chin. One or two Coolsculpting treatments are usually necessary to eliminate submental fullness or the fullness that develops beneath the chin.
Will This Get Rid of Visceral Fat?
This treatment won’t get rid of visceral fat, which is the fat that develops around the internal organs and has been linked to health conditions like diabetes. Instead, it focuses on superficial fat, also known as subcutaneous fat, which forms just beneath the skin.
What Should I Do After Treatment?
This approach to fat reduction doesn’t require any special post-treatment care. One small step you can take to maximize your results is to engage in light exercises, such as walking, in the days following your session. Light activity encourages your body to begin disposing of the destroyed fat cells.
Are You Ready To Shape Up Your Body?
If you’re ready to say goodbye to problem spots and shape up your body, a series of these non-invasive treatments may be just what you’ve been looking for. You’ll start seeing results within weeks, and the fat will be eliminated for good. Don’t wait any longer. Call Biotech Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in Aventura, FL, and schedule your initial consultation today!