What to Know Before Deciding to Get CoolSculpting
Stubborn fat that refuses to respond to diet or exercise is one of life’s most universal frustrations. But thanks to CoolSculpting, there is finally an answer to losing unwanted fat. CoolSculpting is a highly effective, painless, non-surgical procedure that has revolutionized the field of medical fat loss.
Dr. Vikas Merchia has helped countless men and women in the Boston, MA area say goodbye to stubborn fat through CoolSculpting. In this article, we will discuss everything you should know before deciding if CoolSculpting is right for your fat loss goals.
The Best Candidates for CoolSculpting
The best candidates for CoolSculpting are within 30-40 pounds of their ideal weight. This is because CoolSculpting is not designed to be an overall weight loss method, but instead as a means of getting rid of noticeable bulges and other areas of excess fat. Going into CoolSculpting, a patient’s goal should be losing inches off of the desired area – but is not an appropriate means of weight loss for obese individuals.
Anyone in the Boston, MA area interested in CoolSculpting can schedule a consultation with medical fat loss expert Dr. Merchia, who will help them decide if CoolSculpting is right for them. During the consultation, Dr. Merchia will outline exactly what the patient hopes to achieve through CoolSculpting, and will answer any questions the patient has regarding the procedure. Once the patient is determined to be an ideal CoolSculpting candidate, Dr. Merchia will a treatment plan tailor-made to meet their unique needs.
CoolSculpting Treatment Areas
CoolSculpting can remove fat from practically any area of the body, except the calves and ankles. The FDA has approved CoolSculpting to remove visible fat not only from the abdomen, but also the thighs, back, buttocks, flanks (also known as “muffin tops”), neck, upper arms, and even the “double chin” area.
During their CoolSculpting consultation, the patient’s body will be examined and measured from all angles, allowing Dr. Merchia to determine which specific sections of the body will undergo treatment. In order to best serve the patient’s body type or meet their desired medical fat loss goals, a single session of CoolSculpting may be sufficient, while other patients may benefit from a customized treatment plan of multiple CoolSculpting procedures.
Preparing for the CoolSculpting Procedure
Since the CoolSculpting procedure is noninvasive, preparing for treatment requires very little on the part of the patient. Patients are simply encouraged to shower before their CoolSculpting treatment, in order to remove any oils from the skin. Additionally, patients should also refrain from putting any lotions or creams on the treatment area beforehand.
CoolSculpting Does Not Require Anesthesia
Since CoolSculpting is not a surgical procedure, it does not require the patient to be anesthetized. At the beginning of the procedure, a gel pad and applicator will be applied to the treatment area. The patient will experience a cold (but not painful) sensation. Once about 10 minutes have passed, the cold will have numbed the treatment area.
CoolSculpting Is Not Painful
The handheld CoolSculpting applicator uses mild vacuum technology combined with freezing technology to destroy fat cells in the body. During the vacuum process, the patient may feel a slight pinching, tugging, or pulling sensation – but patients generally on;y report this being only mildly uncomfortable. And because the treatment area quickly becomes numb, CoolSculpting is one of more comfortable or painful medical fat loss treatments available.
Our Boston area patients universally agree that any minor discomfort is well worth it, since CoolSculpting produces some of the best fat loss results available – all without diet, exercise or downtime.
How Long it Takes to Perform CoolSculpting
While the specific needs of each individual patient will inform the length of the procedure, most CoolSculpting treatments are over after a half hour to an hour.
And, ESP is one of only a few providers in the entire Boston area to offer Dual CoolSculpting – this allows us to apply two applicators at one time, allowing us to provide most services in half the time it will take others that don’t have Dual CoolSculpting.
And, thanks to the noninvasive nature of the procedure, there is absolutely no downtime. CoolSculpting patients are able to resume their normal routine as soon as they leave their appointment, with many CoolSculpting patients returning to work the same day as their treatment.
The treatment area may experience some slight redness, whiteness, or swelling that will generally go away in a few hours to a few days. In rare cases, the treatment area will feel slightly tender, or experience a tingling or stinging sensation. Minor bruising may also occur, but any such side effects are no cause for alarm, as they are a completely normal part of the CoolSculpting process and usually subside quickly.
Once the body has eliminated all of the fat cells destroyed during the procedure, most CoolSculpting patients see the fat in their treatment area reduced by a whopping 24%!
Boston Area CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting is a painless, noninvasive, and affordable means of medical fat loss, and comes with none of the downsides of surgical fat loss procedures such as liposuction. At ESP Medical & Aesthetics in Boston, MA Dr. Vikas Merchia has used CoolSculpting to help countless men and women meet their desired fat loss goals. A
If you live in the greater Boston, MA area and want to get rid of stubborn fat, contact us for a consultation to see how CoolSculpting can help you feel more confident, comfortable, and attractive in your body.
CoolSculpting Consultation – Boston Area: 508.521.9259