At Tarola Plastic Surgery in Murfreesboro, TN, Dr. Nicholas A. Tarola, MD is passionate about helping his clients improve their self-confidence. One of the most popular cosmetic treatments he offers is CoolSculpting Elite, an FDA-approved body contouring treatment that can enhance the appearance of virtually any contour. Keep reading to discover everything you need to know about this treatment and more.
How Much Fat Can You Lose With CoolSculpting?
With CoolSculpting Elite, you can generally expect to lose between 20 and 25% of the subcutaneous fat cells in the targeted area per session. For instance, if you have pounds of subcutaneous abdominal fat, you can expect to lose between two and 2.5 pounds of belly fat after just one treatment session.
How Soon Will You Be Able to See Your Desired Results?
It will be at least three weeks before you can enjoy your desired CoolSculpting results. It takes this long for your lymphatic system to process and eliminate the fat cells frozen to death during treatment. If you need several sessions to achieve your desired contours, it may be closer to four months before you are satisfied with your appearance.
What Can You Do to Enjoy Your Final Results Faster?
You must ensure that your lymphatic system is operating as efficiently as possible to enjoy your desired results as quickly as you can. One of the most effective steps you can take to boost your lymphatic system’s efficiency is to eat a balanced diet that is packed with essential minerals and other important micronutrients. Simultaneously, you should limit your intake of processed foods and alcohol.
Another effective step you can take is to stay active. You should aim to get 2.5 hours of moderate cardio weekly if you are already happy with your weight. If you want to lose weight, aim for five hours of cardio weekly.
How Long Will My Treatment Session Take?
You can generally expect to need one to three hours per treatment session. Several factors affect how long each treatment session lasts, including the number of areas you are targeting for treatment and the size of the areas you are targeting for treatment. Generally, if you are treating a smaller area, like the submental region, your session may only take 35 minutes.
Your treatment session may take closer to 75 minutes if you need to eliminate a lot of fat from a large area, like the upper and lower abdomen. During your initial consultation, we will gain an understanding of your goals and advise you on how long you can expect your sessions to take based on your current contours. We will also advise you on how many sessions per area of concern you can anticipate needing.
Are You a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
You need to attend an initial consultation with Dr. Tarola to determine if you are a good CoolSculpting candidate. This cryolipolysis-based body contouring treatment is safe for most people, but there are some contraindications that preclude people from treatment. For instance, you will be considered a poor candidate for this treatment if you suffer from:
- Diabetic neuropathy
- Raynaud’s disease
- Paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria
- Cold urticaria
You also will not be able to receive this treatment if the skin in the targeted area is infected or cut. Additionally, bleeding disorders, pregnancy, and lactation will disqualify you from this treatment. Moreover, this treatment is not appropriate for people who are underweight or suffering from obesity.
Where Can This Treatment Remove Fat From?
This non-invasive fat removal treatment is FDA-approved for removing unwanted subcutaneous fat from nine regions of the body. Women and men can treat submental fat, abdominal fat, flank fat, upper arm fat, upper back fat, buttocks fat, and inner, outer, and distal thigh fat.
What Other Cosmetic Treatments Can Help You Improve Your Confidence?
We don’t just offer body contouring treatments. We also offer a wide range of cosmetic treatments and procedures designed to reverse the signs of aging. If you have concerns about dynamic wrinkles and other problems caused by muscle hyperactivity, you may be an ideal candidate for BOTOX. This FDA-approved injectable muscle relaxant can correct a wide variety of concerns, like:
- Glabellar lines
- Forehead folds
- Crow’s feet
- Smoker’s lines
- Nasolabial folds
- Platysmal bands
- Chin dimpling
Most people start seeing the results of this treatment a day or two after their injections are administered. However, it may take up to four days for you to start seeing an improvement in your appearance, especially if you have never been treated before. Usually, it takes a week or two for the final results of treatment to develop. However, it may be closer to a month if you need multiple sessions to achieve your desired results.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
You can lose up to 25% of your localized subcutaneous fat cells with each CoolSculpting Elite session. However, you may only lose around 20% of the subcutaneous adipose tissue in your areas of concern. To find out if it, or any other cosmetic treatment, is right for you, contact us today at Tarola Plastic Surgery in Murfreesboro, TN to schedule an initial evaluation.