The Top 5 CoolSculpting® Questions
CoolSculpting® is an FDA-approved non-surgical method of eliminating fat cells from the body. The process involves the use of a special device that selectively freezes fat cells. Physicians have been using CoolSculpting for almost a decade to help patients achieve a slimmer, well-defined physique.
Dr. James Paine, Jr. at Mountain State ENT & Aesthetics is a triple-board-certified physician who has helped many patients put finishing touches on their bodies. Below, get answers to your top questions about this popular body contouring treatment.
What Areas of My Body Can be Treated With CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is intended to smooth and tighten small to moderate fat pockets throughout the body. It is most commonly used to achieve a flatter abdominal area, reduce or eradicate bra bulge, and get rid of muffin top or love handle issues.
The procedure can address many other problem areas as well. Dr. Paine has successfully used CoolSculpting to help patients reduce the severity of double chins, slim their thighs, sculpt their buttocks, eliminate back fat, and achieve more toned arms.
The fat cells that are frozen during the procedure will be expelled from the body over several weeks after the session. You can expect to see gradual results over the first few weeks and full results within a few months after treatment.
Are the Results Permanent?
CoolSculpting destroys selected fat cells, so the fat cells that are frozen will be gone permanently. It is absolutely possible to maintain your slimmer figure indefinitely by following a healthy diet and exercise plan after the procedure.
It is important to note that untreated fat cells will remain after the procedure. As such, it is possible to have fat accumulate in treated and untreated areas of the body if smart eating and regular physical activity are not practiced.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Most patients need 1-5 treatments to achieve their goals. The number of treatments varies based on how much fat reduction is needed. A small fat deposit may only require one treatment. If you have multiple problem areas, stubborn fat pockets, or a larger treatment area, you may need 3, 4, or 5 separate sessions.
CoolSculpting appointments are typically spaced out by six weeks to allow time for your body to process and expel the frozen fat cells. If you have substantial amounts of unwanted fat, Dr. Paine can perform alternative body contouring methods to most effectively attain the results you want.
Is CoolSculpting Safe?
As CoolSculpting is a non-surgical treatment with no anesthesia, incisions, or lengthy recovery, the likelihood of complications is relatively low. Over 7 million treatments have been performed worldwide. The device is back by numerous clinical studies.
It is essential to have CoolSculpting performed by an experienced professional using an authentic CoolSculpting device. Dr. Paine is a highly skilled CoolSculpting provider who prioritizes patient safety.
How Long is a CoolSculpting Treatment?
Each CoolSculpting body contouring treatment lasts approximately an hour per area. If you are having multiple sites treated, you may be able to plan on an additional hour per site.
We recommend you bring a book or electronic device to keep yourself entertained during the procedure. We even have some patients who elect to take a nap.
Contact Mountain State ENT & Aesthetics in West Virginia
We are here to answer any questions you might have about our facility in the Beckley, West Virginia area and the CoolSculpting procedure. You can easily schedule a consultation with Dr. Paine by calling 304-255-0330.