Coolsculpting is a non-surgical method of reducing fat using a handheld device available right here in Las Vegas. The device will freeze and destroy the fat that is below the surface of the skin where Coolsculpting is being done. Patients should know that this procedure is not intended for weight loss, but for getting rid of the excess fats that are stubborn to diet and exercise. This procedure is ideal for women who have a healthy diet and are exercising. Coolsculpting involves intensely cold temperatures to make the body numb so as to crystallize and kill the fat cells.
Before undergoing the procedure, you meet the clinician, and you should get an explanation of what to expect during the procedure and after the procedure. The clinician will advise if you need a tailored Coolsculpting as it might be necessary for some patients. Here is a glimpse of what to expect during and after the procedure.
What to Expect During the Procedure
The first step involves evaluation of the body and drawing a treatment plan. This is the step where the clinician examines the area and comes up with an action plan. Expect the clinician to explain to you the findings, and you may raise any concerns. Once you agree and understand everything, the procedure starts.
You will be asked to get in the clinical bed before the doctor starts the treatment. During the preparation, the clinician applies a gel pad on the body part that the procedure will be done. When this is being done, you will feel cold, but it will only last for about ten minutes before the body gets numb. You should not get worried about this because only the fats respond to the cooling and the skin is not damaged. Remember the procedure is non-surgical. When the clinician places the device on your body to draw fatty tissue, you might feel some pulling, tugging and a mild pinching on your skin. This is not painful at all, and it will soon end after the body gets numb completely. You will be placed on the machine for about an hour. You will sit comfortably, and you can read your emails and reply as the procedure goes on.
After the Procedure
You might feel uncomfortable as the area treated may feel a little sore and appears reddish. You may also feel some stiffness, but this is normal and will last for less than 15 minutes after the procedure. The good thing is that there will be no downtime and you may opt to continue with your normal business.
Over the first two weeks, you might experience tingling and tenderness on the skin, and these should not persist beyond twenty days. In case it persists, you should see the clinician. Within the first month, you should realize a gradual reduction in the thickness of the fat layer. The overall effect will be measurable after two months.
It is advisable that the patient schedules review appointments with the clinician. It is also advisable that the patient continues eating a balanced diet and should prevent weight gain.