More then once I have heard that CoolSculpting does not work. Why?
Obviously, I am convinced that it works very well. After all it is the #1 non surgical fat reducing procedure.
As recommended in Prevention Magazine in March, patients seeking CoolSculpting should be evaluated in the office of a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon; unfortunately, many patients are not properly evaluated and then do not receive appropriate treatment. It then becomes a waste of money and is disappointing- patients need to seek appropriate help.
Like any procedure or treatment in Plastic Surgery, patients have to be appropriate candidates. CoolSculpting only affects fat. The number of fat cells in our bodies typically becomes a fixed number sometime in our teenage years. Losing or gaining weight generally does not increase or decrease the number of fat cells. Instead, it changes the size of fat cells.
The CoolSculpting procedure actually reduces the number of fat cells in the treated areas by 25%. CoolSculpting is not for weight loss; it is indicated for diet and exercise resistant bulges.
If a patient has a child and has loose skin and lax abdominal muscles as a result of pregnancy, CoolSculpting will not correct those concerns; an abdominoplasty would be a more appropriate procedure.
While some areas can be corrected with one treatment, some bulges will need more than one treatment to get to the desired result. While some patients may see results as early as 3 weeks after their first treatment, the most dramatic results are usually seen between 1 and 3 months following treatment.
CoolSculpting works very well. There is no down time and results we see are great. The photos show real results for our patients.