The FDA cleared CoolSculpting in 2010 as an aesthetic fat reduction procedure. Ever since then, CoolSculpting has continued to reign has one of the most popular body contouring treatments for people who want to avoid liposuction plastic surgery.
Scientists at Harvard developed the unique cooling technique of this procedure once they discovered that fat cells respond more quickly to cold temperatures than other healthy cells. This principle works for CoolSculpting, which selectively freezes and eliminates fat cells to create a sculpted figure.
During the initial consultation, the CoolSculpting treatment provider will discuss all aspects of the procedure, including the estimated recovery.
The poignant and tremendous Modern Body Contouring & Laser Center, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin, provides CoolSculpting to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and other communities and suburbs in this section of the nation.
No Post-Treatment Downtime
CoolSculpting has continued to be a fat reduction treatment of choice for people who want to avoid plastic surgery because the procedure is completely non-invasive. No specific recovery process or post-treatment downtime is technically involved in this procedure. Patients can simply go back to their normal work routine following a CoolSculpting treatment session, which may last for about 45 minutes to an hour.
The patient can eat or drink anything immediately after the treatment, and no movement restrictions are imposed. Many patients even return to their regular exercise regimen the next day of the CoolSculpting procedure. Busy moms and working individuals particularly prefer CoolSculpting because it allows them to return to their busy routine quickly.
Although no specific downtime or recovery process will be involved in CoolSculpting for most patients, it can result in mild and transient side effects in some cases. Just after the treatment, a patient may feel some stiffness in the treated tissue areas. Temporary redness may occur once the applicators are removed after the procedure.
In a few instances, patients report of minor bruising and tenderness in the treated tissue because of the vacuum pressure involved in fat reduction. However, no specific treatment is usually needed, and these symptoms will resolve in a few days to a few weeks. The treated sites may have a dull sensation for some time, which is a normal occurrence.
On the day of the treatment, some patients may experience a sensation of cramping, tingling or stinging in the treated areas. Patients should be prepared for such transient side effects and be aware that they may experience slight discomfort and numbness for some time. With reasonable expectations, patients can usually manage the symptoms comfortably.
CoolSculpting is not a replacement for exercise and diet. This does not give any patient the green light to indulge themselves in bags of potato chips, carrot cake, cans of soda, one pumpkin pie slice after another, full plates of pasta, for example, and so forth. If you do this, expect to gain that weight back and then some. Moreover, the patient should have to commitment to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle after the treatment to enjoy the results of CoolSculpting for a long time.
Plastic surgeons at MBody receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and nearby areas in this part of the northeast for CoolSculpting fat reduction and various other aesthetic procedures.
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