You’ve actually reached your ideal weight. Your bathroom scale, fat calipers and BMI all indicate you’re healthy. But why do you have extruding underarms and loose upper arms? At the office of Dr. Gregory E. Rauscher, M.D. in Hackensack, NJ, we’d like you to know that sculpting the body of your dreams is simple with body sculpting via CoolSculpting. Today, we answer your 8 most commonly asked questions about this revolutionary, FDA-approved body contouring treatment method.
8 Most Commonly Asked Questions About CoolSculpting
1. What Is Body Sculpting?
Body sculpting is a cosmetic treatment that removes fat deposits from a targeted part of your body to help you achieve your desired contours. Treatment sites may include the chin, arms, thighs, back, chest, lower buttocks, abdomen, hips and sides.
2. Is CoolSculpting Right for Me?
When considering CoolSculpting to treat pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise, it’s crucial that you understand that CoolSculpting is a body sculpting treatment. It is not designed to help you lose the 50 pounds you’ve put on over the past decade. Rather, it is designed to spot-reduce five to 10 pounds of fat from your trouble areas.
The ideal candidate for body sculpting with CoolSculpting is within 10 to 30 pounds of her goal weight, has elastic skin, and is dedicated to leading a healthy lifestyle. While a region’s fat cells are removed with each treatment session, the remaining subcutaneous fat cells anywhere in your body can expand and look fuller if you gain weight again.
3. Exactly How Much Fat Can I Expect to Lose?
With each treatment session, you can expect to lose between 20% and 80% of the fat cells that currently exist in a given treatment region. If you have 50% of the fat cells in your chest removed and then come in for a second treatment session and lose 50% of the existing fat cells in your chest again, you will experience a 75% total loss of fat cells in your chest.
4. How Many Treatment Sessions Will I Need?
How many treatment sessions you will need depends on the number of areas you want treated, the volume of fat in each of those areas and the size of the areas you want treated. We will assess your current fat deposits and review your aesthetic goals to determine how many treatment sessions you will probably need to achieve your desired results.
CoolSculpting address submental fullness, or chin fat, can often be accomplished in one treatment session. Contrastingly, you may need two to three treatment sessions to achieve your ideal results if you are trying to treat your upper, middle and lower back.
5. What Is DualSculpting?
DualSculpting is the use of two CoolSculpting devices at once. There are a couple reasons this is done. Some people like this body contouring method because their treatment sessions are completed in half the time. Others like it because it guarantees symmetrical results.
For example, if you are trying to treat excess fat of your outer thighs, inner thighs and upper arms, you don’t want your left arm to be less toned than your right arm and your right leg to be less toned than your left leg. Two devices running simultaneously at the exact same operating temperature for the exact same amount of time ensures that fat removal from each treated region is equal.
6. How Long Does Each Treatment Session Take?
Like the number of treatment sessions you will need, the length of each treatment session depends mostly on the number of areas you are treating, their size and the volume of fat you are trying to reduce from each area. You may be able to treat fat around your jowls, neck and chin in 35 minutes before your post-treatment massage.
If you’re trying to remove fat from your middle back, flanks, hips, thighs and underarms, you may be receiving treatment for closer to two hours. How many CoolSculpting devices are used at once to remove your fat also plays a large role in how long you can expect each treatment session to last. If you are having several large areas with high volumes of fat treated in one day, expect for your entire appointment to take three hours. This includes marking the treatment sites, applying the pad and applicators and a post-treatment massage.
7. Why Do I Need a Post-Treatment Massage?
A relaxing post-treatment massage is necessary to break up large blocks of frozen solid fat. This helps your body absorb the dead fat cells faster, meaning you will see results faster.
8. How Long Until I See Results?
How long it takes a client to see results varies on a case-by-case basis. Once your body has absorbed the dead fat cells, your lymphatic system has to process them via deoxycholic acid from your gut. Depending on the number of fat cells destroyed, you won’t see final results for two to three months after your treatment session. However, you will see continuous improvement starting around the one-month mark, and the results will look completely natural.
Sculpt Your Ideal Body Today
To learn more about how much fat you can lose with body sculpting, contact the office of Dr. Gregory E Rauscher, M.D. in Hackensack, NJ today to schedule your initial consultation. Our dedicated aesthetic experts will help you determine the best body contouring treatment to achieve your aesthetic goals.