CoolSculpting® Before & After
What can I expect with this procedure?
Cryolipolysis has been proven to be a very safe and effective method for body contouring. (Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2014) Patients have reported only minimal discomfort with this procedure, with mild side effects such as redness, bruising, and temporary numbness. These effects typically resolve within 14 days after treatment.
A 2013 multicenter study published in Dermatologic Surgery investigated the safety, tolerance, and patient satisfaction of noninvasive cryolipolysis in 518 European patients. The results of the study revealed that 89% of respondents reported a positive perception of treatment duration and 96% reported minimal to tolerable discomfort. Additionally, no significant side effects or adverse events were reported.
In terms of the efficacy of cryolipolysis procedures, the study found through caliper measurements that fat layer thickness was reduced by 23% at 3 months. Furthermore, treatment of the abdomen, back, and flank areas proved to be the most effective, with 86% of subjects showing improvement per investigator assessment. (Dermatol Surg. 2013)
Due to the minimal side effects, zero downtime, and lasting results CoolSculpting® has a very high patient satisfaction rate of 73%, which is higher than with other technologies used for noninvasive lipolysis. (Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2014) Most patients can return to their normal activities on the same day as the procedure, even their normal exercise regimens. Additionally, a survey administered in the aforementioned study found that 82% of patients would recommend the cryolipolysis procedure to a friend.
Since this procedure actually reduces the number of fat cells that are present in the treated areas, your results are permanent. During the weeks and months following a CoolSculpting® treatment, you can expect to gradually notice your clothes start to fit and feel better and your body contours are sleeker and slimmer. While these results are permanent, it is still recommended that you continue to follow a healthy diet and exercise routine in order to prevent the areas of fat from developing again.