There once was a time when invasive liposuction was the only procedure available to men and women who wanted to contour their bodies by removing stubborn pockets of fat. That changed in 2010 when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the cryolipolytic device used to administer CoolSculpting.
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure that kills fat cells through a process called cryolipolysis. The practitioner attaches the CoolSculpting applicator to the targeted fatty area, which is subsequently cooled. This process kills fat cells but does not harm skin or muscle tissue.
Over the weeks and months that follow a CoolSculpting session, the patient’s body naturally expels the targeted fat cells. A single session of CoolSculpting can reduce fat in the target area by up to 25 percent.
If you intend to undergo CoolSculpting, it is important that you follow your practitioner’s instructions in the weeks before your procedure. If you would like to learn what to expect before, during, and after CoolSculpting in Charlotte, contact Evolve Medical Associates.
We personalize every procedure to ensure the results look natural. Call 704-935-5745 today to schedule an appointment.
Read on to learn how to prepare for your CoolSculpting treatment:
How to Prepare for CoolSculpting
There has not been a single report of a serious side effect from CoolSculpting. The procedure is incredibly safe; however, your practitioner will provide instructions for you to follow before your procedure in order to improve your comfort and optimize the results.
For example, you may be advised to avoid anti-inflammatory drugs such as Advil and Aspirin during the week before your treatment. This may reduce bruising. Mild bruising is a normal side effect of CoolSculpting, but it typically dissipates within a few days of the treatment.
You should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes to your procedure. That way, it will be easy for your practitioner to access the areas of your body that you would like to target with CoolSculpting.
You don’t have to worry about taking time off work or skipping other obligations. Most CoolSculpting patients require no downtime. Most sessions typically take about one hour, and afterward, you can continue your day as usual.
What Should I Do on the Day of the Procedure?
In addition to wearing loose-fitting clothes, you should bring some entertainment to your CoolSculpting session. If you intend to target a large area or several areas, the procedure may take longer than an hour. Consider bringing a book or tablet to pass the time during your treatment.
What to Expect after CoolSculpting
As previously mentioned, most patients require no downtime after CoolSculpting because the procedure is non-invasive. There will be no suture scars and zero risk of a suture-site infection. You may notice some mild bruising and redness, and the area may be tender to the touch for the first few hours after CoolSculpting, but you will not need to change any bandages or take medications during recovery.
Bear in mind that the results of CoolSculpting may take three to six weeks to show, and it may take four to six months to see the final outcome. However, the wait will be worth it because the results tend to look more natural than those of traditional liposuction.
If you have questions about CoolSculpting in Charlotte or if you would like to see CoolSculpting before and after photos, contact Evolve Medical Associates. Call 704-935-5745 to schedule an appointment.