8 Frequently Asked Questions About Coolsculpting

Coolsculpting or freezing liposuction is a non-surgical process that kills fat cells permanently. It’s most commonly used to remove love handles and fat from the inner and outer thighs, belly, bra bulge area, back, and underneath the buttocks.

Here, we give you a low-down on the eight most frequently asked questions about Coolsculpting.

How effective is Coolsculpting?

It removes about 20-25% of the total subcutaneous fat in any area. It is recommended that patients are within 20lbs of their target weight in order to see satisfactory results.

What are the benefits of Coolsculpting?

Its significant benefits are:

  • Permanent reduction of unwanted fat

  • Non-invasive treatment

  • No anesthesia

  • No needles

  • Minimal to no downtime

  • No scars

  • Can treat multiple areas of the body in a single session

How does Coolsculpting work?

The Coolsculpting applicator freezes the target area and kills fat cells underneath the skin using suction and cooling technology. Our body’s lymph system then flushes out the dead cells, getting rid of them permanently.

What is the downtime for Coolsculpting?

There is minimal to no downtime. You may resume regular day to day activities immediately following treatment; however, you may feel soreness, tenderness, and minimal swelling for the initial 48 hours.

Is Coolsculpting different from laser liposuction?

Absolutely. Unlike Coolsculpting, laser liposuction is a minimally invasive surgical process that uses laser energy to heat fat cells, which are then removed with a suction device. Meanwhile, Coolsculpting is a non-invasive treatment that uses simple liposuction to freeze fat cells below the skin. The body naturally excretes the dead cells in 4 to 12 weeks.

Who is the right candidate for Coolsculpting?

It is safe for both men and women who want to remove excess body fat that they can’t lose with exercise and dieting. Unlike invasive surgeries, it is not a weight loss solution. Therefore, you must consult with a specialist to determine your candidature.

Is Coolsculpting safe?

In 2010, the FDA cleared a cryolipolysis device (CoolSculpting®; ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc.) to reduce flank and abdominal fat. It’s safe and effective to remove fat from love handles, abdomen, bra line, inner thigh, outer thigh, and double chin.

When will I see results?

As the lymph system takes between 4-12 weeks to dispose of dead cells, initial results will be visible after three to four weeks. They will continue to improve for a few months. We recommend multiple sessions (typically two) for optimal results.

Why Ballentyne Medical Aesthetics for Coolsculpting?

Training and experience are necessary to contour body parts and remove fat cells. Therefore, you must find a reliable professional who understands the art and science behind body curvature. Ballantyne Medical Aesthetics should be your one-stop destination for all skin rejuvenation, Coolsculpting, injectable, and laser skin lightening treatment.

Started by Dr. Ballentyne and his daughter Alexis in 2017, we provide services in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. You can call us at (603) 319-8432 or email at hello@ballentynemedicalaesthetics.com to know more. You can also fill our online contact form, and we’ll get back.