Coolsculpting

Coolsculpting

How does it actually work?
Fat cells freeze at a temperature that does not harm skin and muscle. By gently pulling sections of fat into the device and applying cold, the fat in the cells freezes, permanently killing the cells.

Where does the fat go?
The fat that is released in the process is absorbed into the lymphatic system and taken away for processing.

Can the fat grow back?
The cells that are destroyed do not come back. However, it is possible that the remaining cells can become more bloated with fat if a person’s lifestyle changes.

Does CoolSculpting raise cholesterol?
No.

Does the skin get frozen?
Not really. At the appropriate temperature, the skin and muscle cells – which are mostly water – do not freeze. The skin is generally back to normal in a few hours.

Who can get CoolSculpting?
As it is non-invasive and does not involve any anesthesia, almost any can get it. However, the Sweet Home Weight and Wellness staff will review with you to see if you are good candidate. In general, patients who are generally fit with ‘problem areas’ – such as the ‘love handles,’ ‘muffin tops,’ and the front belly ‘pooch.’

How long does the procedure take?
Based on how many areas are to be done, the procedure can take from 1 to 4 hours at time.
Each application takes 1 hour, plus time for set up, paperwork and pictures. Commonly two applications are done in a session – one on each side.

Can the same section be treated more than once?
Yes. Each session can remove 20-25% of the fat in the treated area. We recommend at least 3 months between sessions in the same area to see if it even necessary. Results continue to become apparent for weeks after the procedure. Repeat treatments can remove 20-25% of remaining fat in the area.

Does my health insurance cover CoolSculpting?
Usually not. Check with your carrier. Some health insurances allow for use of ‘Flex dollars’

How much does Coolsculpting cost?
Each application is $800. Treating both “lovehandles” would be considered two applications

Does it hurt?
Most patients describe a mild pulling. As the cooling is applied, some people feel the coldness. Rarely does anyone describe pain. Afterwards, there may be a soreness or stinging as the tissue warms.

How long does it take to recover?
There generally is no recovery time. Most people return to regular activities right after the procedure.

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Spot reduction intended for people who are generally fit but are frustrated by the “problem areas”

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