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Yes, CoolSculpting is an effective way to reduce excess fat around the abdomen. On average, one fat freezing session can result in a 20% reduction of fat around the abdominal area. The cold temperatures used during the fat freeze treatment causes permanent fat cell death. This means that you can maintain the results of your treatment with proper exercise and diet – as long as you don’t gain wait, the fat cells will not regrow.
During a fat freezing session, the fat cells beneath the skin will be destroyed as the device cools your skin and tissue to the specified temperature. Because fat cells are destroyed at a higher temperature than skin cells, your skin will not be damaged by the treatment. Once the fat cells have been destroyed, your body will begin to flush out the dead cells through its natural elimination processes. You may begin to see results as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, but the most dramatic results will be seen after two months. Your body will continue to eliminate the fat cells for four to six months after the treatment.
Candidates for the fat freeze treatment will have noticeable bulges around their abdomen and will be able to pinch at least an inch of fat in the area. CoolSculpting is not a weight loss solution or a cure for obesity. Ideal candidates will be generally content with their bodies, but wish to target a specific area for further refinement and sculpting. During your initial consultation with our Doctor in Beverly Hills or Santa Monica, he will help you determine if CoolSculpting will produce the results you desire.
The length of your session will depend on the area(s) being targeted. On average, sessions will last between one and three hours. During this time, patients will be able to rest comfortable and enjoy any activity that involves minimal movement, such as reading, listening to music, or working on a laptop.
One of the advantages of CoolSculpting is that there is absolutely no downtime required after the procedure! When you freeze the fat with our Doctor in Los Angeles, you will be able to return to normal activities immediately. Some patients opt to undergo a fat freeze treatment before work or during their lunch break, and most choose to return to work right away. Some patients experience temporary redness, numbness, tingling, and bruising. This is normal and will resolve completely within a few days without medical attention.
There are other non-invasive, non-surgical procedures that can reduce the amount of fat on certain areas of your body. These procedures may use laser or sonic waves to remove fat, but their methods involve burning or shattering fat cells, which can actually damage surrounding tissue and skin, thus requiring some amount of downtime for the patient after the treatment. With Cool Sculpting, only the fat cells are targeted, leaving the surrounding skin and tissue untouched. When you freeze the fat during a Cool Sculpting treatment, you will see effective, natural results without experiencing the pain or downtime associated with other fat reduction procedures.