If you have been looking into CoolSculpting to lose fat in your problem areas but are
concerned about the recovery time and experience, look no further. This information will
guide you through what to expect during and after the procedure. As you will soon find
out, it is a simple procedure with very little side effects and an easy recovery process.
CoolSculpting gets rid of your fat cells. It isn't immediate results, but within weeks, your
fat literally shrinks as if it is disappearing. The technology used for this procedure is
called cooling technology, which uses cooling plates and a painless laser to kill about
20 percent of your fat cells. Within 1-2 weeks, you start noticing the fat in those areas
lessening more and more.
How the Process Works
CoolSculpting works by destroying fat cells in the problem areas of your body.
Because it is not considered a weight loss procedure, you must meet certain eligibility
requirements. For example, you should only be about 20-30 pounds overweight, and
have no more than a couple inches of fat in the area you want this procedure done.
This is because that area will be pinched and placed between two cooling plates. These
plates hold your fat area with a vacuum suction device, then when the plates reach a
certain temperature, 20 percent of the fat cells are destroyed. This takes about an hour
Where Your Fat Goes
If it sounds like a good idea but you're wondering where exactly the fat goes, don't
worry; it will make more sense in a minute. Shortly after the procedure is complete, you
will be exactly the same size. It is not like a weight loss procedure where the fat is gone
instantaneously. It actually takes about 2-3 weeks for the fat in this area to shrink to
where it will be. The fat cells are destroyed, not the fat itself. So over a few weeks, the
destroyed cells cause those fat areas to shrink.
CoolSculpting Before & After Photos
The Potential Side Effects and Risks
One of the greater benefits of CoolSculpting is that there are minimal risks and
side effects involved. This is going to offer you a much easier recovery time. Unlike
liposuction and even laser procedures, you can get back to your normal activities right
away. Part of the reason for this, is because there are very few side effects. The most
common ones are minor bruising, soreness and numbness of the area. The amount
of soreness experienced really depends on the person, but for most, it isn't enough to
cause you any real problems. Occasionally, someone has numbness or soreness for a
longer period of time, but that is extremely rare.
For the majority of people getting CoolSculpting, there isn't any type of downtime.
This makes your recovery practically non-existent. Most people have minor bruising or
soreness, which is gone in the same day or after a few days. If you need to get back to
work the following day, there shouldn't be any sort of problem. Most people even get
back to activities a few hours after having the procedure done.
Another thing to consider is that depending on your skin elasticity, you may experience
slight droopiness or loose skin after the fat starts shrinking after a few weeks. But this is
also rare because only a small amount of fat is going to shrink.
With such a short recovery time, it is no surprise that this is becoming a popular
way to shrink fat and sculpt your problem areas. Contact Dr. Delgado
to find out if you're a good candidate for the procedure.
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