Cryolipolysis, also known as fat freezing or CoolScultping, has become pretty popular in recent years and it wouldn’t be surprising if you’ve heard or read about it and decided to try it out.
Here are a few basic things you should know as you’re preparing for your first cryolipolysis body contouring appointment:
- One fat freezing treatment session lasts about 60 minutes, per area, and it’s usually recommended that patients receive a couple treatments on the same targeted area for the best results. One study of cryolipolysis treatments found that 86% of patients reported a noticeable loss in cellulite in the targeted area, and a professional fat freezing body contouring treatment can result in a 20-25% fat reduction in the targeted area. In order to ensure the best results possible, make sure to schedule a full session and to make follow-up appointments, if necessary.
- Some body contouring procedures, like liposuction, will be slightly invasive and will be performed at an outpatient medical facility in a surgical procedure; other procedures, like a fat freezing treatments, are noninvasive and don’t require any surgery at all. If you aren’t sure whether your procedure will require anesthesia, it’s definitely a good idea to have someone accompany you there.
- One of the biggest advantages of fat freezing body contouring, however, is that the procedure is minimally invasive and doesn’t require any surgical instruments or strong prescription drugs. The side effects are minimal as well, and most patients experience side effects like slight numbness and bruising on the targeted area. Most people find that they’re comfortable enough to continue their daily activities after a session, but it never hurts to give yourself some free time after your first session just to make sure that everything went smoothly.
- Last but not least, remember that you won’t see results right away, but that doesn’t mean that your body isn’t processing and removing the dead fat cells! It usually takes anywhere between two and four months for the body to filter out the dead cells completely, but many patients have stated that they began to see slight results after just a few weeks. Just stay patient and confident!