The decision to get body contouring for fat removal is a big step for many people. Fat reduction can make you look and feel like a million bucks. Booking the procedure is very exciting because your new body is right around the corner. Everyone who gets it done eagerly awaits their results. The first thing most fat freezing patients want to know is this: How long does it take to see results from CoolSculpting? This blog post answers exactly that.
You may be anxious to get the procedure one you have made up your mind. There is much to look forward to. This body contouring procedure can help you achieve weight loss in the upper arms, thighs, flank, get rid of bra fat, and more. However, getting results from CoolSculpting does not happen overnight. Once you have an appointment, you will have to wait for the results because it doesn’t happen instantly (as much as we would like it to!).
How it works
Next, it is important to understand how CoolSculpting works. The average session takes about an hour to complete. This can vary depending on the number of areas you want treated and the size of the target area. CoolSculpting uses extreme cold temperatures to kill fat cells in a process called cryolipolysis. The device targets fat alone. Each session treats approximately 20 to 25 percent of fat cells treated.
After the session, you will eventually begin to see the pocket of fat get smaller as the fat cells rupture and die off. Your body needs time to flush the treated fat out of your system. The excretion process takes time.
How long to see results after the procedure
Once your CoolSculpting session is complete, you can look forward to finally getting rid of that unwanted fat. This is when the real fun begins.
Some patients see the full results from CoolSculpting in as little as four to six weeks. By three to four months, that is when the body has broken down the fat cells and flushed much of that fat out through the liver. However, it is important to note that this timeline is not a guarantee. Every human body is different. Your age, health, metabolism, and other factors can play a role. For other patients, it can take up to six months to see results from CoolSculpting.
What if it doesn’t work?
It is important to remember that results can’t be rushed. For patients who have to wait longer to see results, it may feel like a letdown. And they understandably tend to voice those frustrations online. Some people expect results to happen faster than their body can produce. The disappointment makes sense. Everyone wants instant gratification. It is just part of human nature.
They may even worry that CoolSculpting didn’t work if they don’t see fast results. For the vast majority of people, the results will come. It just takes time. Also, remember that each session treats up to 25 percent of the fat cells at a time. You can expect the fat to reduce by about one-fourth realistically per treatment. Fat freezing helps refine your body by removing small areas of fat. If you want more extensive fat removal, a tummy tuck, arm lift, mummy makeover, or body lift may be the answer.
Are the results permanent?
The best part is that the results are permanent. You may have to wait a while, but once the dead fat cells are gone, they won’t come back. You should maintain a healthy diet and work out to reduce the chance of new fat forming.
Is there any way to speed up CoolSculpting results?
Massage is recommended to help the results along. Many plastic surgeons also recommend drinking water to hasten results, although this is anecdotal. The good thing is that CoolSculpting procedures have no downtime. And you will get final results faster than invasive fat reduction procedures like surgery because of that.
Your new body awaits
The bottomline is it takes three to four for most people to see results from CoolSculpting. The time is takes can vary from person to person. While this is a short time in the grand scheme of your life, the results can never come soon enough. Practice patience and know that your results will come eventually.