Men and women often ask us about how effective CoolSculpting® is and whether it’s possible to lose so much fat this way. Can you really contour your problem areas by freezing and destroying the stubborn fat cells around your abs, neck and love handles? It sounds so simple, but that’s why we ave carried out over 8 million treatments across 5000 medical centres worldwide.
CoolSculpting® is also a non invasive fat reduction treatment unlike procedures like liposuction, which adds to its appeal. And because it's non-surgical, you don’t have to go anywhere near a needle, which means no scarring.
Apart from a tugging feeling and a cold blast that quickly subsides, CoolSculpting® is also relatively painless. You won’t have to take time off work, although we wouldn’t blame you for using your annual leave on a holiday. Not because you’ll need to recover but because there’s nothing better than being able to show off a new, more sculpted you at the beach. But by now, you’re probably wondering how long it takes to see results.
We’ll explain everything here.
What CoolSculpting® results can I expect?
The most noticeable result you’ll see with CoolSculpting® is a more defined body shape that cuts in and contours around your body. It won’t be long before you see yourself in the mirror and not the unwanted bulges and lumps. That could be in one area, such as around your torso and abs, or in several like your back, chin and thighs. After completing over 8 million treatments, some of which are in our before and after gallery, we’ve seen nearly every body shape and know what every area requires.
To give you an example: multiple CoolSculpting® treatments can reduce the fat cells in your abdomen by 27% within six months*, which is equivalent to over a quarter of the fat cells in your body gone for good. That’s more than can be achieved with exercise and diet control alone, as these only shrink your fat cells. That being said, CoolSculpting® isn’t a substitute to either; it’s a convenient accompaniment to a healthy lifestyle. A balanced diet and exercise can help you feel as good as you look on the outside. It’s just that with our help, you won’t have to go to extremes to shift fat that won’t budge.
How long before the results of CoolSculpting® take effect?
The average timeframe for seeing results is just two to six months after treatment. During this time, the body goes through a process called apoptosis, where it naturally destroys and gets rid of cells. You won’t feel anything at this point aside from some mild cramping and a tense feeling. This is usually rare, anyway, and can be treated with normal strength paracetamol. If anything, mild discomfort is a sign your treatment is working. By this point, you’ll notice positive changes in how your body looks and feels. If you’ve had CoolSculpting® in your neck area, the ‘double chin’ will reduce giving more definition to your face and a smooth neckline.
For a visual overview of CoolSculpting® and the positive benefits of fat freezing, check out our gallery of before and after pictures from a handful of our satisfied patients. We suspect they’re busy wearing whatever they want while looking good in the mirror and feeling more confident. So, we now know the results of fat freezing are impressive but are they permanent?
How long do the results of CoolSculpting® last?
We’ve spoken about how long it takes for CoolSculpting® results to appear, but how long do they last after treatment? Once your fat cells are destroyed, and once they exit the body through natural means, they won’t come back. That’s why CoolSculpting® is so popular. With other corrective treatments, you may need to visit a surgeon time and time again. CoolSculpting®, on the other hand, is a permanent solution to the fat cells in your body. If you were wondering how much CoolSculpting costs click here to find out.
Is CoolSculpting® right for me? Book a no-obligation consultation to find out
If you’re unsure if CoolSculpting® is right for you, we can help. Most consultations are free across the clinics we work with, there are over 100 up and down the country, and we promise you’ll never pay for a treatment you don’t want or need. What’s the harm in finding out more when the outlook could boost your self-esteem and give you the chance to finally feel more comfortable in your body? If you’ve already read our FAQs page, get in touch to see how we can help.