CoolSculpting is a noninvasive fat reduction treatment performed at our Atlanta CoolSculpting studio. You can undergo a treatment during your lunch hour and then return to work or other daily activities. The procedure begins with a member of our medical team applying a gel pad and applicator to the treatment area. A vacuum-like suction pulls the fatty tissue between the cooling panels if you are treating the abdominal area or flanks, so you’ll feel some tugging. Areas where you can’t “pinch an inch,” such as the thighs, are treated with contoured applicators.
In the first few minutes you’ll probably feel some intense cold before the area becomes numb. Most patients read, check their smartphones, or nap during a treatment, which typically lasts about an hour for each area.
What is DualSculpting™?
We know our patients lead busy lives, and we are committed to being as efficient as possible for your convenience. That’s why we have multiple CoolSculpting devices, which enables us to treat more than one area at a time. For example, if you come in for CoolSculpting for the hips, we can cut the treatment time in half by treating both the left and right sides at the same time.
One of the factors that makes CoolSculpting so popular is that it doesn’t involve any downtime after the treatment. That’s why some patients interested in localized fat reduction choose CoolSculpting instead of surgical liposuction, which involves scheduling some time off work.
Because the process is gradual, results don’t show up immediately. While patient experiences vary, it typically takes about 3 weeks to begin seeing changes in the treatment area; more significant results usually emerge after 2 months. Less dramatic changes continue occurring for several weeks after that as the body continues to flush out fat cells.
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