CoolSculpting has been the leading nonsurgical body treatment for the past several years. We completely understand why. The FDA-cleared device doesn’t require incisions or anesthesia. Patients can resume normal activities as soon as they leave their appointment, and, of course, CoolSculpting has a proven track record of success. Who could argue that there aren’t some major benefits to be had with this convenient treatment! Perhaps only those who believe lingering myths about it. Let’s look at what those are so you can avoid falling for them.
That whole idea that we gain nothing without pain is malarkey. We do not ascribe to the motto of “no pain, no gain.” Neither do our CoolSculpting patients. What patients report as they undergo their fat-freezing treatments is that they feel a brief period of an oddly uncomfortable sensation as their fat is sucked into the applicator. The cold that works on fat cells is pretty intense, we won’t mince words here. However, because of this, the sensation quickly moves from “wow, that’s cold” to numbness. This progression occurs within 10 minutes or less, after which point the rest of treatment is a breeze.
What about after treatment?
After CoolSculpting, the crystallization of fat and reinvigoration of the nerves that had gone numb during the procedure can lead to soreness and/or tenderness. Some patients find gentle massage helpful. Our staff may be able to offer additional strategies to maintain comfort after CoolSculpting.
CoolSculpting is for the Tummy Only
If you limited CoolSculpting only to your tummy, you might miss out on your best body! Some of the areas we sculpt with this technique include:
- Banana fold below the buttocks
- Bra fat
- Inner and outer thighs
- Backs of the arms
Let’s Talk Limitations
Some of the myths about CoolSculpting overstate what the procedure can do. We want you to have the very best experience. This means you also need to have realistic expectations. Know that CoolSculpting cannot help you lose weight, tighten your skin, or give you instantaneous results. It can, however, give you amazing contours that can last years when you take good care of your body.
If you’re ready to stop the grueling routine of fighting against stubborn fat, give us a call. We’ll schedule a consultation for you in our La Casita or Sonterra office where you can learn more about CoolSculpting and other body contouring treatments that may be right for you.