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What Is Coolsculpting Treatment?

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CoolSculpting treatment is used to help people who are just barely outside their recommended weight range. CoolSculpting treatment is not used to treat obesity and should not be used to replace a healthy diet or exercise. 

What Is CoolSculpting Treatment?

CoolSculpting treatment is a nonsurgical method of removing fat cells by using cold temperatures to freeze and kill the fat cells. This process is called cryolipolysis. CoolSculpting treatment is used to get rid of the fat in areas that are tough to burn the fat using traditional diet and exercise. 

CoolSculpting treatment can be used to kill fat cells in the following areas:

  • Chin
  • Thighs
  • Stomach
  • Love handles
  • Upper arms

CoolScultping Procedure

A trained medical professional uses a small handheld device to perform the CoolSculpting treatment. The medical professional places gel pads and the applicator on the part of the body being treated. The medical professional will slowly move the device around the area allowing it to cool and suction the area of fat. 

After the procedure is complete, the medical professional may massage the treated area in an attempt to further break up the fat cells. The procedure will likely take 35-60 minutes and involves minimal pain in the treated area. 

How Much Does CoolSculpting Treatment Cost?

CoolSculpting treatment is estimated to cost between $2,000 and $4,000 for one session. Because this procedure is considered cosmetic and not medically necessary, insurance will not cover any of the cost of the treatment. The patient will have to cover the entire cost of the procedure out of pocket.

What Are the Risks of CoolSculpting Treatment?

Just like all procedures, there are risks that come along with the treatment. 

Side effects after the treatment may include:

  • Cramping
  • Bruising
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Aching
  • Tenderness

What Are the Benefits of CoolSculpting Treatment?

The obvious benefit of CoolSculpting treatment is the weight loss that comes along with the treatment. 

Some other benefits of this treatment include:

  • Noninvasive
  • Painless
  • No recovery time needed
  • Fast results

After the Treatment

Once the treatment has been completed, you won't have to worry about those fat cells growing back as they have been destroyed. You do, however, have to think about new fat cells growing back. CoolSculpting can kill existing fat cells, but it is not a preventative treatment. Therefore, to keep the results you received from the treatment, you will have to keep up a healthy diet and exercise regimen. 

Reach out to a local medical professional to learn more about CoolSculpting treatment.