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Important CoolSculpting Questions Answered

Tina West June 28, 2017 0 comments 11

Is CoolSculpting Right for Me?

CoolSculpting has been a game changer in fat reduction. It’s safe, it’s easy to recover from, and it gives long-lasting results.

Not only are people flocking to it in droves, but even men, who tend to shy away from fat-reduction treatment, are deciding to undergo it.

If you’ve heard the buzz, and want to know what it’s all about, here are five questions that might help you out immensely.

  1. Okay, What Is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting freezes your fat cells, and kills them. That’s it. Washington DC CoolSculpting is one of the most popular body contouring procedures on the market.

Sound simple? Some time ago, doctors noticed a phenomenon where kids eating popsicles developed dimples on the chin.

They realized that cold can kill fat tissue, without harming the tissue around it. That’s the key here.

  1. Why Not Just Do Liposuction?

The first thing is that CoolSculpting is just a lot cheaper. The CoolSculpting cost is going to run you about 1/3rd of what Liposuction does.

If that doesn’t sound great already, patients who undergo CoolSculpting report being able to go to the gym the next day.

Now that’s a winner.

  1. What’s the Procedure Like?

For the most part, the most a patient will feel during and after CoolSculpting is a small amount of discomfort—a cooling sensation that goes just below cold enough to be slightly painful.

There are some patients who experience some pain after the procedure, but this will subside within two weeks after the procedure.

The procedure itself takes only 30 minutes to a couple of hours. As doctors describe it, it can feel like someone taking your breath away—but then with the cold, you go numb within 10 minutes.

  1. Do the Results Last?

When you diet and exercise, you simply shrink fat cells. CoolSculpting kills them.

Fundamentally, this can lead to body reshaping that simply isn’t possible from just diet and exercise.

While diet and exercise are an important lifestyle change to make for anyone, CoolSculpting has aesthetic capabilities you simply wouldn’t be able to achieve even with the most dedicated diet and routine.

Though they would probably work best together.

  1. Is the Treatment Right for Me?

Potential patients should discuss their body contouring goals with certified CoolSculpting practice like The West Institute.

The proper question and answer period during a consultation at The West Institute will verify whether you are a good candidate for CoolSculpting.

CoolSculpting is an incredibly safe and accessible procedure, and some candidates will even see better results than others depending on how their fat is distributed through their body.

If you want to find out more about CoolSculpting, schedule a consultation by clicking here.


About KaT Butterfoss, RN

KaT is a Registered Nurse and a graduate of Georgetown University’s Accelerated Second Degree BSN Program.  She also has a BS in Psychology from Penn State and is a licensed esthetician.

KaT has over 9 years of experience in the skin care industry and is passionate about expanding her knowledge of new technologies and treatments in cosmetic nursing.  She strives to provide her patients with high quality, individually-tailored skin care services.

KaT is also proud to be a new mom having welcomed her first child, Chase Alexander, in August of 2015.

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