As we make our way through the cooler months of the year, more people are thinking about how they can best prepare for sunshine-and-shorts weather. We hear every year that wintertime is the best time to start getting ready for summer. Now is the time for laser treatments that remove unwanted hair and wrinkles. Now is the time to rethink what we’re eating and to maybe drop the few pounds we gained over the holidays. Now is also CoolSculpting season, the time during which a series of body-contouring treatments feels oh, so right. If you’re wondering about CoolSculpting, you’re not alone. Here, we answer some of the most-asked CoolSculpting questions found online.
DO I NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT BEFORE COOLSCULPTING?
There is no strict guideline about weight for CoolScupting patients. However, the device has been developed as a spot-treatment to eliminate mild to moderate pockets of fat in hard-to-slim areas. Common treatment areas include the lower abdomen, the hips, thighs, chin, and backs of the arms. CoolSculpting can also be performed on banana rolls just under the buttocks and on the small roll of fat that can be seen at the bra-line. People interested in CoolSculpting should know that this treatment does not result in weight loss.
DOES COOLSCULPTING REALLY WORK?
CoolSculpting really works. Otherwise, this FDA-cleared treatment would not continue to be so popular over as many years as it has. Even with the proven track record CoolSculpting has, we often treat people who are skeptical about the results they might achieve. After seeing a difference, these same people often schedule touch-ups to fine-tune the contouring they have experienced. Skeptics often become the biggest fans of CoolSculpting!
HOW MUCH DOES COOLSCULPTING COST?
The cost of CoolSculpting varies from one person to another. This is because every person has their personal goals they wish to achieve. In general, patients can expect a loss of up to 24% of the fat in the treated area after each session. This occurs over several weeks but is permanent once the fat is destroyed. The cost of treatment is discussed after our initial consultation, which provides us with a clear objective based on your desired outcome.