How does Coolsculpting work?
During a Coolsculpting procedure a gel pad will protect your skin and the target area of fat will be placed between metal plates. This procedure freezes the fat cells and shrinks them, which makes it possible for the body to eliminate these fat cells on its own.
What areas can be treated with Coolsculpting?
Coolsculpting is often used to target stubborn fat on the thighs, abdomen, and back. At Nowak Aesthetics, Coolsculpting can also be used to improve the appearance of the knees, neck and area between the breasts and the underarm.
What can I expect after the procedure?
Because the procedure isn’t invasive, you can return to your regular activities immediately. There may be some minor redness or discomfort in the target area, but it usually goes away quickly.
Because Coolsculpting helps your body eliminate fat on its own, the results are gradual. Instead of seeing results immediately, they become noticeable after about 3 weeks. Your body continues to eliminate the targeted fat cells for 4-6 months, so the most noticeable results will show up a few months after the procedure.
If you maintain a healthy weight through diet and exercise, the results of Coolsculpting can be permanent.
Who is a good candidate for Coolsculpting?
Coolsculpting is not a good option for those who want instant results or those who need to lose a substantial amount of weight. Instead, Coolsculpting works best for healthy patients who are close to their ideal weight, but who want to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat. For example, this procedure can help women improve their appearance after a pregnancy. In many cases women still feel self-conscious about their abdomens, even after losing the baby weight that was gained during a pregnancy. Coolsculpting can help to eliminate sagginess and improve this area.
If you’re interested in getting a sleeker look, Coolsculpting may be able to help. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Eugene Nowak to learn more about your options.