7 CoolSculpting Recovery Tips for The Best Results
While some celebs don't admit it, Khloe Kardashian shares how much she loves undergoing body shaping treatments to fine-tune her body. She admitted in 2015 to using CoolSculpting.
CoolSculpting, technically called cryolipolysis, is a non-surgical body contouring procedure that targets stubborn fat cells in an area of the body treating them with controlled cooling to freeze the fat cells. Typically, the amount of fat cells in that targeted area is reduced by 20-25% per treatment.
If you are curious about CoolSculpting but want to know more about what to expect during CoolSculpting recovery, read on.
We'll give you 7 tips to help you get the best results possible.
1. Understand the CoolSculpting Procedure
It's vital that you understand the CoolSculpting procedure (including follow-ups and timeline) so that you can get the most out of your treatment.
During CoolSculpting, a cooling device is placed on the target area of your body. The machine pulls in the area of fat and only freezes those fat cells. Once the fat cells are destroyed, they are removed naturally from the body.
You will probably feel pressure but shouldn't feel any pain. Each CoolSculpting application takes around 35 minutes per area. You may treat several areas during one session if you wish.
This procedure is performed without any local anesthesia and there’s no downtime.
2. Expect Some Soreness, Swelling, and Redness
Immediately after your procedure, you may see some minor redness and swelling in the treated area. This is normal. Don't be discouraged by your "results" right now. The true result will come later once your body has recovered.
You might feel sore in the treated area. It will likely feel like you have a bruise in that spot. It's also possible that you will feel numb in the area that was treated. That's normal, too.
3. Wear, Loose Comfortable Clothes
Don't go home after your procedure and try to squeeze into your skinny jeans. The minor swelling will make you feel uncomfortable.
Let your body heal and while it does enjoy your comfy stretch pants and shirts.
4. Get Ready for Nerve Twinges on Days 3-5
Everyone’s experience with CoolSculpting will vary. A few days after your treatment, you may start feeling some nerve twinges. It may feel like a short zap in the treated area. This is normal. Your nerve endings are regenerating or “getting back to normal”.
Call your CoolSculpting provider if anything seems unusual.
5. Listen To Your Body
Even though you know the possible side effects, if anything is causing your concern, contact your CoolSculpting provider and discuss your symptoms.
Your provider will be able to give you a better understanding of what you are experiencing and what you can do about it.
Trust your instincts. If something feels wrong, contact your provider.
6. Be Patient During CoolSculpting Recovery
After CoolSculpting, many see changes as early as 3 weeks after treatment with the most dramatic changes 2-4 months later.
Remember, your body is flushing out fat cells and will continue to do this for up to 6 months after your treatment. Stay well hydrated following CoolSculpting. Drinking plenty of water will flush the fat cells out of your body more quickly. Don’t get frustrated, it will happen!
In the meantime, it's a good idea to keep track of your progress through a blog or even in a journal. Take progress pictures, measurements and write about your experience as you go through recovery.
You will likely see the results as you review past measurements and photos more so than just looking at how you look today.
7. Remember That Long-term Results Are Up to You
Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good, however; maintaining your CoolSculpting results will depend on your lifestyle. Exercising regularly and eating a healthy, balanced diet is the best thing you can do to maintain your results.
Remember, CoolSculpting won't prevent you from gaining weight and storing fat.
CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss solution. Looking great for years to come is up to you.
For many, the CoolSculpting treatment is what they need to kickstart a proper fitness and nutrition lifestyle. You may find that looking good fuels your desire to stay that way. It's not uncommon for people to start and maintain a new lifestyle that includes being active regularly and eating well.
Final Thoughts on CoolSculpting Recovery
We hope these 7 tips for your CoolSculpting recovery help you understand what you can expect after your treatment.
Getting mentally prepared for months of gradual results coupled with a personal commitment to do what is necessary to keep your results will ensure that your experience is a success.
Now that you know what to expect, all that's left to do is choose your procedure provider. Check out our reviews to see why so many people choose The Peer Group Plastic Surgery.
* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.