The CoolSculpting Procedure
The Bethesda CoolSculpting procedure is relatively quick and simple and requires no anesthetics. The CoolSculpting device is placed over the treatment area and gently pulls that area into its vacuum-like opening. Once the fat is inside the device, the cooling process begins. The temperature is specific so as to only damage fat cells and not adversely affect the healthy surrounding tissues. Initially you will feel discomfort or mild pain as the freezing begins, but this will quickly disappear as the area becomes numb.
The treatment takes about thirty minutes to an hour depending on the number of areas being treated and the size of those areas. You will be able to read, work on a laptop, or just relax during the treatment time.
How Long does it Take to See Results After a CoolSculpting Treatment?
You will begin to notice results within the first three weeks and full results are often visible after the first two months. Your body will continue to shed fat cells for up to six months after treatment. During this time, more treatments can be scheduled if they are needed to help you maximize your results.
Side Effects of CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting may leave you with some redness, soreness and swelling directly after the treatment. This tends to subside within the first few days although it may take up to ten days. There may also be some bruising or numbness in the treated areas.
These typical side effects tend to be easily managed and are not uncomfortable enough to get in the way of your usual routine. Pain relief medication can be recommended, if it is necessary, during the first few days, although this often is not usually necessary.
What if I Gain Weight After CoolSculpting?
If you gain weight after CoolSculpting, then the results of the treatment will be diminished in proportion to your weight gain. Though some of your fat cells were destroyed during treatment and shed by your body, it does not mean the area won’t get larger, as not all fat cells are affected, although less fat will collect in the treated area. The best option to maintain your results is to prevent excessive weight gain and to maintain a weight that is within a close range of your ideal weight.
Why Choose Us for your CoolSculpting Treatment?
The advantage of coming to a plastic surgery practice for your coolsculpting treatment is that you will be evaluated by a plastic surgeon. Therefore you can trust that you are a good candidate for the procedure. If you are not a good candidate for coolsculpting, we can discuss optimal results through other procedures. Getting the treatment by a less comprehensive surgical and non-surgical office such as a dermatology office or MedSpa can have a disadvantage where you are sold on a procedure even if you aren't an ideal candidate.
Choosing the Plastic Surgery Institute of Washington means selecting a leader in advanced aesthetic surgery. Our experienced board-certified plastic surgeons employ the latest, cutting-edge technology and techniques.
We will work with you to determine the ideal body sculpting treatments for your body type, goals, and budget. We pride ourselves in maintaining the highest standards of patient care so that you can come in for a CoolSculpting treatment and feel confident, welcome, and relaxed. Our team of medical and aesthetic professionals are dedicated to achieving superior results with CoolSculpting. We invite you to discover the difference at our clinic with all treatments performed under the care of some of the most acclaimed plastic surgeons in the region.
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