Even with all of the CoolSculpting information available online, it is normal to still have questions. Everyone’s situation is unique, so the best way to get your questions answered is by visiting with a board-certified plastic surgeon and his team. To get you started, Dr. Paul Vitenas shares some of the most common questions that come up during a CoolSculpting consultation. Remember, no question is ever too small or too big for Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery. If you have more questions, contact our office.
I recently started going to the gym, as I need to lose 30 pounds. Can I use CoolSculpting to help kick-start my weight loss and improve my figure?
This is an excellent question. CoolSculpting is made to address isolated pockets of fat. The treatment works best for patients who are close to their ideal body weight. CoolSculpting is not used for weight loss. If you are overweight, plan on losing the extra pounds before scheduling your CoolSculpting session.
I’ve heard the CoolSculpting recovery is uncomfortable. Is this true?
Everyone’s CoolSculpting recovery is a little different. When the applicator is removed, the provider will massage the area for about two minutes, increasing blood flow and breaking apart fat cells. This can be mildly uncomfortable. Over the next two weeks, some patients will experience swelling, bruising, and moderate tenderness along the treatment area, as well as numbness. These side-effects are normal and are generally well-tolerated.
My wife had good results with CoolSculpting, but since I’m male, could this treatment work for me, as well?
CoolSculpting will address fat cells equally well in both women and men. At Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery, we provide CoolSculpting sessions custom-tailored to our male patients. This is important because men will struggle with accumulations of fat in different areas. Their desired physique is also very different from a woman’s. When you choose a CoolSculpting provider that is experienced in body sculpting treatments for both women and men, you can expect to get wonderful results just like your wife’s.
I want to look better before our upcoming family vacation. How soon after CoolSculpting can I finally see my results?
CoolSculpting freezes fat cells, which are then metabolized by the body. This elimination process takes three to four months. Some patients begin to see benefits in as little as one month, however, it will take three months for your final results to show. To look your best on your vacation, plan on having CoolSculpting three to four months before your trip.
What will happen if I gain weight after my CoolSculpting treatment?
This is a common question. We recommend that you stick to a healthy, balanced diet, and commit to a regular exercise routine to maintain your body weight after treatment. The fat cells eliminated through CoolSculpting cannot come back, but the surrounding fat can become more pronounced with weight gain. Talk to your cosmetic surgeon about the best ways to ensure your CoolSculpting results are long-lasting.
To see Dr. Vitenas answer more patient questions, follow Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery on Instagram and Facebook. Every Wednesday is Q&A day, with Dr. Vitenas answering questions from his office or the operating room. If you have a CoolSculpting question, no need to wait, call our office at (832) 975-0604
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