Patient Review of CoolSculpting
One of our patients, Valerie, was recently kind enough to share her thoughts on her CoolSculpting treatment. We, in turn, wanted to share it with the awesome readers of our blog as we figured it would be interesting to see how a fellow patient experienced the procedure.
CoolSculpting is the only FDA-approved cosmetic treatment that targets and eliminates unwanted fat. Through a body sculpting technique called Cryolipolysis, the CoolSculpting device freezes your fat cells, eliminating stubborn fat.
For the actual procedure, Nikki will place the CoolSculpting device on the desired area of the body to be treated.The device will then draw your fat bulge up between the cooling panels. It will feel like someone is pinching and pulling on your fat, and the sensation is a result of the CoolSculpting device cooling your tissue and targeting your fat cells.
CoolSculpting does not burn, shatter or extract any cells. It uses apoptosis, which is a programmed sequence of events which leads to the natural elimination of cells without releasing harmful substances into the surrounding area. This unique technology uses a targeted controlled cooling process that kills the fat cells underneath the skin. These cells are then eliminated through the body’s natural process.
Once the fat cells are crystalized from the CoolSculpting treatment, the fat cells die and are naturally eliminated from your body. After just one treatment, most patients see a noticeable reduction in fat. However, it does take a few months to see the final results, as it takes a while for the body to completely dispose of the unwanted fat cells.
Keep reading to see what one of our recent patients, Valerie, had to say about her CoolSculpting experience!
Patient review of Coolsculpting (Day 1)
“CoolSculpting was an interesting experience. Not painful, just uncomfortable. The staff was great, and they made me feel at ease right off the bat. Both Chloe and Nikki explained everything to me in great detail, and they also recommended the area, my abdomen, where I would see dramatic results.
Even though I work in the medical field I am always hesitant about procedures because I know there are always risks involved. However, I must say I felt comfortable doing CoolScuplting because it is a completely external treatment, non-invasive, and it can get rid of fat that even extreme diets cannot.
I was in the office for a total of an hour and a half, so it did not take long at all. On top of that, I was told that the treatment would take a couple of inches off my stomach area! You really cannot beat that.
But what I really like about the procedure is that it allows your body to dispose of the fat cells naturally, rather than doing something like liposuction. I have considered SmartLipo in the past, but I think this is much better because it is a simpler process that allows your body to dispose of fat while still sculpting an area.
I went swimming the same day I had CoolScuplting and there were no issues! The water actually felt really nice. Overall, it was a good experience and I’m excited to see the results.”
Patient Review of CoolSculpting (Day 3)
“It has been two days since my treatment, and everything is back to normal. My stomach does still feel a bit numb and tingly, but I was told it could take up to two months before I had 100% feeling back. As I do not really see or experience any swelling or redness, there are no other concerns whatsoever”.
If you are considering CoolSculpting, do not hesitate to schedule a consultation by giving us a call at 310.461.0303.
Check out these before and after pictures, courtesy of CoolSculpting: