FAQ’s and Things to Know
How do I know if I’m a candidate?
CoolSculpting® is optimal for women and men who have small to moderate amounts of fat in common problem areas like the abdomen, lower stomach, love handles, lower back, mid back, thighs, arms and under the chin. Individuals who have only thirty or fewer pounds to lose are good candidates. It’s great for those who want to sculpt and target fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. One CoolSculpting® treatment can result in up to a 25% fat reduction of the treated area, multiple treatments may be recommended. Maintaining a healthy diet and participating in a regular exercise routine enhances your results.
How safe is this procedure?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has already cleared the CoolSculpting® procedure as a safe and effective way to reduce fat non-surgically on the abdomen, lower stomach, upper and inner thighs, upper arms, buttocks, back, flanks, and underneath the chin. More than a million procedures have been safely performed to date, reinforcing the FDA’s decision.
Do side effects occur?
Shortly after the procedure, many patients experience at least one or two minor side effects that go away quickly. These issues include temporary stinging, tingling, numbness, swelling, redness, bruising, or pain of a mild nature. The treated area may feel tender to the touch, and the skin may feel itchy or sensitive to touching. Typically, numbness and swelling will go away within 1 to 2 weeks.
A small number of people may experience a side effect of a more serious nature. It is called paradoxical adipose hyperplasia and involves the treated fat cells growing in size rather than shrinking.
Is there anyone who should not undergo this procedure?
Fat freezing isn’t an optimal procedure for everyone. People who suffer from paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria, cold agglutinin disease, or cryoglobulinemia do not make good candidates and should not go through the CoolSculpting process.
Obese patients who are looking to lose a large number of pounds are not good candidates for this procedure. They should not consider it as a good option for their weight-loss goals. Ageless and Beautiful does offer other weight loss treatments like liposuction for more drastic weight loss and other weight loss treatments.
Are the results permanent?
Since treated fat cells die and are eliminated from the body, the intended results are permanent.
Are special diets, supplements, or exercise routines necessary?
You do not need to begin special diets, take supplements/pills, or begin new exercise routines once you’ve undergone fat reduction. You may discover new motivation to do do so once you begin to notice your body’s new physique.
*Individual results may vary patient to patient. CoolSculpting® results are not guaranteed.
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San Diego, CA 92103
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