Is CoolSculpting safe?
CoolSculpting is a very safe, non-surgical procedure as long as you choose to work with a licensed, experienced medical professional. It has been FDA-approved as safe for use.
Are there any risks or side effects?
After your CoolSculpting appointment, you’ll be able to go right back to your regular activities, although you may have some soreness, swelling, redness, tingling, bruising, or cramping in the treated areas for a few days.
Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia (PAH) is an incredibly rare condition that develops in 1 in 20,000 CoolSculpting patients. There is no known cause yet for why PAH develops in some individuals, but we do know that it is very uncommon. If you’re concerned about this condition, please bring it up with us during your consultation.
Individuals with cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria should not do CoolSculpting.
What happens if I gain weight after CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting totally eliminates the fat cells that are targeted during treatment; however, there will still be fat cells surrounding the treated areas. If you gain weight after CoolSculpting (approximately 10 pounds or more), these remaining fat cells will grow and expand, and your results will be compromised. The best way to keep your CoolSculpting results is to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine after you’ve completed your CoolSculpting series of treatments.
How long do results last?
Your CoolSculpting results will be permanent as long as you maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine after you’ve completed your CoolSculpting series of treatments.
How much does CoolSculpting Elite Cost?
The price for CoolSculpting Elite will be based on your specific areas of concern, as well as the number of treatments you will need. In general, however, CoolSculpting Elite will cost between $1,200 and $4,000. We can give you a more detailed price during your consultation.
What happens to the frozen fat cells?
In CoolSculpting, the fat cells are eliminated using a process called “apoptosis” in which the cell becomes smaller and moves away from the other fat cells. The surface of the cell then begins to disintegrate into fragments, vanishing like bubbles from a boiling water. Eventually, the fat cell will die (collapse), and is then taken out of your body through your lymphatic system. This means that they are urinated out over the course of the following weeks.