CoolSculpting Frequently Asked Questions
For over 6 years (since Jan. 2012), we have been providing CoolSculpting. It is a fat reduction technique designed to sculpt and contour your body by freezing away stubborn fat cells without surgery. The technology includes the use of controlled cooling (cryolipolysis) to freeze fat cells so they can be naturally flushed from your body to reveal a leaner physique. At LCS Medical Spa in Seguin, near New Braunfels, San Antonio and Austin TX, under the careful control of medical director Dr. Melanie Carreon, we employ the use of state-of-the-art Cool Sculpting to help you meet your aesthetic goals. Schedule a complimentary consultation to learn more about cryolipolysis with Cool Sculpt and decide if it is right for you. We look forward to helping you achieve the look you desire.
CoolSculpting Procedure Technique
Although this procedure has proven successful on women and men of varying ages, those who are most likely to benefit from CoolSculpting:
- Are within 30 pounds of their goal weight
- Experience stubborn areas of fat that do not respond to natural weight loss efforts
- Are not interested in or do not qualify for surgical procedures
- Have realistic expectations for the outcome of their treatment
After your consultation with Dr. Carreon and once your CoolSculpting treatment plan has been developed, your procedure will be scheduled. During your appointment, the Cool Sculpting handpiece and a special gel pad will be applied to the desired area and controlled cooling will begin. The Cool Sculpt cooling, delivered through the applicator, will begin to target and freeze the fat cells. You will probably feel coolness during your treatment, but this typically does not cause great discomfort. As the applicator uses suction to pull the fat into the treatment area, you can expect to feel a slight tugging or pinching, but these are normal sensations
What to Expect with CoolSculpting®
Since the CoolSculpting procedure is nonsurgical, you will be able to return to normal activities following treatment. Typically you can return to work or normal activities immediately following your appointment. Side effects of the procedure usually include stinging, redness, swelling, bruising, and tenderness of the treatment site. These side effects are temporary and will subside in the hours and days following your procedure. You may expect to see results in as little as three weeks, while you may also see obvious results 1 – 3 months after your Cool Sculpting treatment.
CoolSculpting Ideal Candidates
How much does CoolSculpting cost?
The price of CoolSculpting is dependent on the number of treatments needed and the amount of fat being removed. We have affordable prices and monthly discounts! During your consultation, we will discuss your desired outcome to ascertain the best course of treatment to reach optimal results. We will also talk with you about other options and any concerns you may have.
How does CoolSculpting work?
CoolSculpting works by applying a controlled temperature to target fat cells in selected areas for treatment. Essentially, it freezes the fat cells until they die. The cells are then broken down by the body and expelled through natural functions.
Is CoolSculpting safe?
CoolSculpting is a noninvasive, external procedure in which the device is applied only to the skin’s surface. With this treatment, there is no need for a recovery period. You may experience some slight redness and swelling immediately after your session, but this typically only lasts for about a week.
How many treatment sessions will I need?
The number of treatments recommended to accomplish your wanted results will be decided during your initial consultation. For some patients, only one treatment is enough, but other patients may need more treatment sessions based on the amount of fat being removed. The total number of treatments is dependent on your aesthetic goals and if there are thicker layers of fat in target areas.
Do the fat cells grow back?
While the destroyed fat cells cannot regenerate, new fat cells can form. Additionally, significant weight gain will greatly affect your results. In order to maintain optimal results, it is advised that you adhere to a healthy diet and exercise routine.
Nobody has the perfect physique and we all have things we wish we could change, like stubborn pockets of fat that don't respond to a healthy diet and exercise. Thanks to modern technology, you no longer have to choose between living with the excess fat and undergoing surgical liposuction. LCS Medical Spa is pleased to be able to offer CoolSculpting in Seguin, and surrounding areas San Antonio, New Braunfels, Austin, San Marcos TX, women and men Cool Sculpting treatments to remove areas of stubborn fat without surgery for a smoother, slimmer physique. Schedule a CoolSculpting consultation with Dr. Carreon to determine if you are an ideal candidate for Cool Sculpt or if another procedure would better fit your needs and expectations.
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