CoolSculpting FAQ’s

Treat those stubborn bulges and get rid of unwanted fat, quickly and easily, with CoolSculpting®.  Vein and Body Specialists in Bellevue, OH offer this non-surgical treatment to freeze your fat and eliminate it from many areas of your body. CoolSculpting® is an ideal treatment if you are looking to sculpt your body and help regain your confidence. Get all your questions about CoolSculpting® answered here. Vein and Body Specialists also serve patients, looking for this solution, in Sandusky, Fremont, and Norwalk, OH.

How does CoolSculpting® work?

CoolSculpting® works through the use of controlled cooling on areas of the body with stubborn fat pockets or deposits. The cooling action kills only the fat cells, which are then eliminated by your body over the next couple of weeks. This highly targeted process allows other areas of your body to remain unaffected while freezing the fat cells and killing them off.

Is CoolSculpting® safe?

The answer is a resounding “YES!” The CoolSculpting® procedure is extremely safe, works consistently, and is FDA-cleared to treat visible fat bulges under the chin, on the thighs, the abdomen, and the flanks.

What should I expect during the treatment?

During your consultation, a specialist at Vein and Body Specialists will discuss your personal goals with you. It is extremely important for you to share these goals and expectations with your specialist, so a specific plan can be tailored to meet your needs and achieve the best results. If CoolSculpting® is determined to be right for you, our office members will schedule the appointment. The actual treatment is typically completed in less than one hour. Since everyone’s body is different, your treatment time can vary depending on your unique needs. The doctor and the highly trained staff at Vein and Body Specialists will review all the details of your procedure during your consultation and take the time to answer any questions you may have.

Does CoolSculpting® hurt?

There can be some mild discomfort during the first five to 10 minutes of your CoolSculpting® procedure; however, due to the cooling or “freezing” of the treatment, the area will go soon go numb. You will feel an intense cold during this time. Patients typically report little to no discomfort after the cooling sensation takes over. There may continue to be a slight pulling sensation after the first five to 10 minutes, which is the suction that is applied. Most patients will return to normal activity directly following the appointment.

How soon will I see results?

Results will take two to three weeks to be noticed. You will not see an immediate change, and optimal results will not be seen for at least two months. It will take time for your body to flush out all of the dead fat cells and eliminate them from the treated areas. You may continue seeing improvements even four to six months after the CoolSculpting® treatment was completed.

Will CoolSculpting® tightening my skin?

CoolSculpting® has been FDA-Cleared for skin tightening of the double chin area! A recent study found that 77% of patients showed visible improvements in the appearance of their submental skin after treatment for the double chin.

How long does the CoolSculpting® treatment take?

The CoolSculpting® treatment is one of the quickest fat reduction systems; however, the length of time is determined by which area you would like to treat and which applicator can be used for that area of the body. Some applicators will take one to two hours while others will only take 35 minutes.

How many CoolSculpting® treatments are necessary?

The physicians at Vein and Body Specialists will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to achieve your desired results. The number of CoolSculpting® treatments that are needed can vary depending on the number of areas you would like to have treated. The new applicators can treat an area in 35 minutes, so some patients can choose to have more than one treatment during the same office visit.

What happens if I gain weight after my CoolSculpting® treatment?

The CoolSculpting® procedure kills off the current fat cells that you have in an area. Those fat cells are then eliminated from your body naturally over time. If you do gain weight back, you are likely to gain the weight evenly and in proportion. The CoolSculpting® procedure is not a permanent solution to fat reduction but rather works on ridding your body of the fat cells have accumulated prior to the procedure.

Call today to find out more about  CoolSculpting®, the Vein and Body Specialists understand that removing stubborn fat is the primary concern for patients in and around Bellevue, Sandusky, Fremont, Norwalk and the surrounding communities in Ohio. Contact us for a consultation and get all your questions answered.