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Being bothered by unsightly fat deposits and stubborn bulges is nothing new. The treatment methods that people are using are. Instead of relying upon fad diets, and hours of punishing exercise, to regain their youthful contours, people are increasingly turning to modern, proven techniques based upon science.

Scientific advances have led to the development of a fat-reduction treatment called CoolSculpting. Unlike liposuction, CoolSculpting works by freezing fat cells, which the body then safely removes, leaving people with sleeker, more youthful contours.

What It Treats

The FDA has approved CoolSculpting for safely removing fat from multiple locations on the body. CoolSculpting treatments can help remove fat from the following areas:

  • Outer and inner thighs
  • Upper arms
  • Lower stomach
  • Abdomen
  • Stomach and flank
  • Buttocks and back
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Best candidates

The best candidates for CoolSculpting are those who are healthy and already close to their target weight.

The procedure should not be considered as an alternative to healthy weight loss. Instead, it is for those who are already doing most of the right things in taking care of their bodies, but just need some help with spot fat removal.

Good CoolSculpting candidates also understand how the procedure works and what to realistically expect in terms of outcomes. They should realize that their final results will take some time to become evident. Over the course of the next few weeks and months, your body will be processing the destroyed fat cells and removing them from your body.

What to expect

Your Genesis Lifestyle Medicine provider in Greenwood Village will begin by applying an applicator and gel pad to the treatment area. The applicator is the part that delivers controlled cooling to the fat being removed. Your provider will use a special handheld device, passing it over your skin.

You will feel a suction effect and cooling sensation when the device touches your skin. The suction draws fat deposits into contact with the cooling applicator. You may experience some sensations of minor pinching and pulling during your CoolSculpting treatment, but most people report the experience as being pain-free.

Periodically, your provider will massage the area of treatment to break up frozen fat cells. This will assist your body in absorbing and eliminating the destroyed fat cells.

Depending upon the size of the treatment area, a CoolSculpting treatment can last between one to three hours. While their procedure is being performed, many people listen to music, read, or browse the Internet.

It is important to note that not every individual obtains the results that they desire after only one CoolSculpting treatment session. The number of treatments that you will need to meet your aesthetic goals depends upon the size of the treatment area and your individual aesthetic desires.

Some people find that only one CoolSculpting treatment is sufficient, while others may require more than one treatment to achieve their goals.

Before & After

CoolSculpting Recovery Timeline

As a noninvasive procedure, CoolSculpting involves a fairly uncomplicated and short recovery time. Your body will be doing most of the work over the following days, weeks, and months to eliminate destroyed fat cells from your body.

Immediately After

Following your CoolSculpting treatment, you may notice some slight stiffness, which typically goes away within 20 minutes. The area of treatment will probably remain red for about the same amount of time, after your provider removes the CoolSculpting applicator.

Since the treatment involves some suctioning, you may notice some minor bruising or tenderness in that area, which can be expected to fade within two weeks at the most.

Since CoolSculpting involves freezing fat cells with controlled, cold temperatures, you may experience some temporary numbness for a while. This feeling of numbness should last for only a few hours, although it may take a few weeks longer to regain full sensation.

Days to Weeks Later

In rare situations, a CoolSculpting treatment can lead to some persistent redness; however, this should fade within the next few days, as well as any bruising.

People undergoing a CoolSculpting treatment typically experience sensations like minor tingling, pinching, and cramping while being treated. Some people find that these feelings persist, although they can be expected to resolve themselves within one to two weeks.

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