Fat loss has never been easy, especially when you want to reach your body goals quickly. It takes time and dedication, and even when you put in the work, some areas just don’t respond. At Chetco Medical & Aesthetics in Brookings, OR, we want to introduce you to Coolsculpting.
This non-invasive body contouring treatment can freeze away your most stubborn fat cells. It’s painless, quick, and effective. In as little as one treatment, we can target and destroy those fat cells so that you can become a tighter, more contoured you.
CoolSculpting Frequently Asked Questions
How Many Sessions Does It Take to Get Results?
Coolsculpting is a customized treatment. Everyone who chooses this body contouring treatment wants to lose stubborn fat, yet treatment plans vary among patients. Some patients only need one session to achieve their desired results. Others may need a few sessions to achieve their goals. When you come in for your initial consultation, we will analyze your problem areas and help determine the total number of treatment sessions you need to reach your body goals.
What Is Coolsculpting?
Coolsculpting is one of the original body contouring treatments. It’s a painless and non-invasive way to target stubborn fat, and it works. It was designed by Harvard-based scientists who discovered that fat cells crystalize at a precise temperature. Once they crystalize, they die.
This process is called cryolipolysis. Coolsculpting delivers controlled cooling to specific areas of the body to freeze and destroy fat cells. After your treatment, the body views the dead fat cells as extraneous waste and removes them naturally over the next several weeks.
What Can I Expect From a Treatment?
The Coolsculpting treatment process is two-fold. It begins with an initial consultation at our office. During this consultation, you will sit down with one of our trained clinicians, who will evaluate your problem areas and any other areas you want to treat. Then, once she confirms that you are a treatment candidate, she will create a customized treatment plan.
This body contouring treatment has multiple applicators, which allows the device to target various body areas. During your treatment session, we can target larger and smaller areas of the body to freeze and destroy fat cells so that you can achieve your ideal physique. Your clinician can also make recommendations when creating your treatment plan to help you get the best results possible.
On the day of your treatment, all you need to do is arrive in comfortable clothing. Then, when you enter the treatment room, you will lie back in a semi-reclined position, and your clinician will apply the gel pad and applicator to your treatment area. The applicator will deliver the cold temperatures directly to your stubborn fat cells. During this process, all you have to do is relax. You won’t need any anesthesia but instead can enjoy a completely painless treatment.
Many patients spend their treatment sessions reading, working remotely on their phones, or even napping. Once your treatment is complete, you will be free to go about your day and resume all your normal activities.
When Will I Notice Results?
This treatment relies upon the body to perform the final step, which is the natural elimination of the dead fat cells from the body via the lymphatic system. This process typically takes one to three months in total. However, some patients begin to see their treatment results within three weeks of their first session.
The rate at which you notice results depends on your body and how efficiently and quickly your body removes the fat cells. Once this process is complete, you will notice that your problem areas are now tighter, more sculpted, and have significantly less fat volume.
What Does the Process Feel Like?
Once the cooling applicator is applied to your treatment site, you will feel an intense cold sensation. This sensation only lasts for a few minutes. As soon as your treatment area becomes numb, you won’t feel anything at all. The process is completely painless and won’t cause any discomfort.
What Areas Can It Treat?
This treatment is designed to eliminate stubborn fat virtually anywhere on the body. It is FDA-approved to treat the most stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. It can treat nine specific areas: the upper arms, back, flanks, abdomen, inner and outer thighs, jawline, double chin, bra fat, and buttocks.
How Many Areas Can It Treat?
The benefit of this body contouring treatment is that you can treat multiple areas of your body. Coolsculpting can remove fat virtually anywhere, so you can treat as many areas as you desire. When we create your treatment plan, we can give you a better idea of how many areas we can treat during the same session and determine whether you need to schedule multiple sessions to treat multiple areas.
How Much Fat Will I Lose?
Most patients can expect to lose 20 to 25 percent of the total fat volume in their problem areas. The best way to measure your results is by taking progress photos and using a measuring tape to record how many inches you have lost.
The scale is not the best way to measure your progress because your water weight can fluctuate daily, which interferes with your ability to effectively track your progress. Using a measuring tape and taking progress photos will give you tangible evidence of your body’s changes.
How Long Will My Appointment Take?
This body contouring treatment is relatively quick and can take as little as 35 minutes to complete. Those who want to treat multiple areas during the same session will spend a little bit longer at their appointment, but they will also achieve their ultimate body goals that much faster. During your consultation, we will create a treatment plan for you and give you a better idea of how much time you can expect to spend at your appointment.
Are the Results Permanent?
Once these fat cells are frozen, and the body eliminates them from your system, they will not return. This treatment is intended to deliver permanent results. However, you must realize that you play a role in maintaining your results. Since this treatment is not a weight-loss treatment, it is possible to gain weight after a session.
If you do gain weight after your treatment, the fat cells will not return, and you won’t grow new ones, but the remaining cells in the area may expand. Weight gain can sabotage your results to some extent, so it’s important that you maintain a healthy lifestyle, eat a healthy diet, and exercise consistently even after achieving your desired results.
Am I a Candidate?
Both men and women who have areas of stubborn fat that are resistant to their diet and fitness efforts make good candidates for Coolsculpting. This treatment will remove those areas of stubborn fat that you have been unable to address on your own, despite eating a healthy diet and working out consistently.
If you are committed to a healthy lifestyle, have reached a relatively healthy weight, and want to address pockets of stubborn fat, you most likely qualify as a candidate for this treatment.
Weight Loss vs. Fat Loss
The best candidates for this treatment should have realistic expectations regarding what this treatment can and cannot do. This treatment is not a weight-loss treatment; it is a fat loss treatment. It is designed to help fine-tune your body and reduce stubborn fat, not eliminate large or dense pockets of fat.
The best way to determine whether this body contouring treatment is right for you is through an initial consultation. At this consultation, you can meet with one of our clinicians who will review your health history, discuss your goals, and ensure that this is the treatment that will help you reach those goals.
Who Shouldn’t Undergo Treatment?
Most men and women are good candidates for this treatment, but some are not. Pregnant or nursing women are temporarily disqualified from treatment as well as those who cannot tolerate cold temperatures due to underlying medical conditions. Additionally, since this treatment is not a weight-loss treatment, those who haven’t reached a relatively healthy weight or are obese will not qualify as treatment candidates.
Target Fat the Easy Way
If your workouts and your diet have been unable to target and eliminate your stubborn fat, you may need something else, and we have just the thing. Contact us today at Chetco Medical and Aesthetics in Brookings, OR and schedule your initial consultation to learn more about Coolsculpting and how it can help you achieve your dream body.