CoolSculpting® After Effects Questions and Answers
If you want to reduce body fat then contact Rejuvenate MD in Richmond, VA, where our compassionate professionals are experienced in coolsculpting procedures. If you want to know about the after effects of coolsculpting, please read below. For more information, please call us or request an appointment online.
What can I expect after CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® is a fat reduction procedure that uses cryolipolysis technology to freeze stubborn unwanted fat cells. Because of its non-invasiveness there is very little to no downtime following treatment and patients are able to return to their normal daily activities on the same day. Some people report minor symptoms following a CoolSculpting® procedure that may include temporary mild soreness, redness, itching, bruising and numbness at the treated area which normally subside after a few days. Wearing light or loose-fitting clothes after a session may help if the area is particularly tender, and some people bring a small snack to help with any nausea or to keep blood sugar levels correct. The best advice is to listen to your body – if you feel sore or tender don’t push yourself into going to the gym or squeezing into tight-fitting clothes. You can take over the counter medication to help with any soreness, and bathe or shower in warm – not hot or cold – water, taking care to dry the area thoroughly.
Where does the fat go after CoolSculpting®?
Unlike liposuction, which physically removes fat from the body, CoolSculpting® involves the freezing of excess subcutaneous fat cells causing them to collapse and release their fatty contents into the bloodstream. These contents are then processed by the lymphatic system and are flushed out of the body over the course of a few months as part of the body’s normal detoxification process.
Will I notice an immediate difference after CoolSculpting®?
The results of a CoolSculpting® treatment don’t appear immediately. In most cases, you will see a reduction in fat within three weeks of a treatment, with the most dramatic results appearing between four to six months later. As long as a healthy diet and lifestyle are maintained the final results should be permanent as the fat cells destroyed in the treatment will not return and the fat contained in them will have been expelled permanently from the body. People often need more than one treatment to achieve their desired results and if this is the case further CoolSculpting® sessions can be scheduled to help them achieve and maintain their new-look body.
How can I speed up CoolSculpting® results?
If you’ve had a CoolSculpting® treatment, it’s only natural that you are going to want to achieve the best possible results, in the best possible time. First and foremost, you should follow the aftercare advice that you receive from the clinic following your procedure. In order for you to achieve optimal results it is important that your body isn’t clogged up with excess waste and toxins. These could come from too much caffeine, alcohol and junk foods, so these should be restricted and water intake increased. This latter point is crucial as it will help your body to remove waste quickly and efficiently. In short:
- Drink 2.5 litres water every day
- Have only 1 or 2 caffeinated drinks per day
- Limit alcohol to a maximum of 8 units per week
- Limit processed foods, takeaways and junk food
- Avoid smoking
- Avoid recreational drugs
Whilst not essential, the following things will be beneficial to your overall results along with helping you make healthier lifestyle choices:
- Reduce sugar and refined carbohydrates
- Watch portion sizes
- Increase healthy fats (oily fish, animal fats, nuts, seeds, olive oil, coconut oil etc)
- Increase protein (white meat, fish, grass-fed red meats, plant proteins)
- Be more active – exercise regularly and include weight training
- Get plenty of good, restful sleep – aim for around 8 hours every night
- Lower stress levels
If you would like to know more about CoolSculpting® and the way it can rid yourself of stubborn body fat and give you a more contoured look, then Rejuvenate MD can help. Please book your appointment with us through our website or call us. We serve patients from Richmond VA, Glen Allen VA, Mechanicsville VA, Midlothian VA, Goochland VA, Chesterfield VA, Powhatan VA, Fredericksburg VA, Williamsburg VA, Charlottesville, VA.