by Bharat Kothakota , MD MPH
CoolSculpting isn’t recommended for everyone. And even if you fit as a candidate for the procedure, you still might be wondering, “Is CoolSculpting right for me?” The answer is up to you and your doctor.
The CoolSculpting fat-reduction procedure is specially designed for those who have unwanted fat in some stubborn areas in their body. Unlike weight-loss surgery (e.g., gastric bypass), the CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight-loss solution for people who are obese. Good candidates for the CoolSculpting procedure have a healthy weight, but also have noticeable but modestly-sized bulges in certain areas of their body that they’d like to get rid of. Many others want a non-surgical alternative to liposuction.
A good way to start is to take the “Is CoolSculpting Right for Me?” Quiz on the official CoolSculpting website. Then, a one-on-one consultation with a CoolSculpting provider is the next step. During the appointment, you two will discuss the procedure and your CoolSculpting provider will make their recommendation for if the procedure is right for you and for which areas would be the best to treat.
While CoolSculpting isn’t a surgery and doesn’t have many of the same risks, it’s still a cosmetic procedure that should be approached carefully to only be used when it is safe to do so.
The CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges on the chin, thigh, abdomen, arm and flank. As the #1 non-invasive fat reduction procedure and with millions of CoolSculpting procedures performed worldwide, it is proven to be a safe and effective treatment on the right candidates.
You should inform your physician of your entire medical history. You should not have the treatment if you are seeking treatment for obesity as CoolSculpting is not a treatment a weight loss solution for obesity. You should not have treatment if you have one of the below conditions:
If you have any of the below conditions, you might not be a good candidate for the CoolSculpting procedure. Tell your CoolSculpting physician if you have any of these conditions so that they can make the right recommendation.
If you have none of the above conditions, you might be a good candidate for CoolSculpting but there are still other things to think about before making your decision. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive and low-risk procedure, but you should be aware of these potential side effects anyway.
These things can happen during and after a treatment of CoolSculpting. These side effects are temporary and usually resolve themselves within days or weeks
During a treatment:
Right after a treatment:
One to two weeks after a treatment:
There are other specific side effects that can happen when getting CoolSculpting for the chin:
Rare Side Effects:
You may start to see changes in as early as three weeks after your CoolSculpting appointment, then you will experience the most dramatic results after one to three months. Your body will continue to naturally process the fat cells treated by CoolSculpting for around four months after your procedure. CoolSculpting works great and has very low risks for those who are good candidates. If you and your doctor decide that CoolSculpting is a good fit for you and your goals, you can expect to be 20-25 percent slimmer with time after your procedure.
Our top doctors at Self Care LA are involved in the CoolSculpting process from consultation to treatment. From your first appointment you will be receiving excellence in care from our experienced CoolSculpting physicians. They will help you determine if CoolSculpting is right for you and work with you to design your treatment for the best and safest results possible. Contact us at Self Care LA today to book your first consultation/ appointment to find out if you’re right for CoolSculpting.