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How Long is the Recovery Time After CoolSculpting® Treatment?

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There are many reasons to pursue CoolSculpting, a noninvasive form of body contouring at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery. Whether you want to enhance your appearance or boost your confidence, CoolSculpting can reduce small fat pockets in different areas of the body through cryolipolysis, or freezing fat cells, so you can achieve a more sculpted look.

So, how does CoolSculpting work, and how long is recovery after treatment? The good news is most patients can return to work and daily activities almost immediately after their procedure. Of course, you should discuss your questions about CoolSculpting with the best plastic surgeon in Dallas. Below, Dr. Phillip Dauwe describes what you can expect from a CoolSculpting procedure.

Does CoolSculpting really freeze away fat?

The short answer is yes! CoolSculpting uses a scientifically-based process called cryolipolysis for freezing fat cells, so they eventually die and are safely removed from your body. The surrounding cells are not harmed by cryolipolysis and remain healthy after treatment.

CoolSculpting has become far more popular than options like plastic surgery, and for good reason. Dr. Dauwe can assess which body areas are right for CoolSculpting and what kind of results you can expect afterward. Areas we can cover include the abdomen, flanks, back, and upper arms.

What happens after CoolSculpting?

Common side effects of CoolSculpting include temporary discomfort or numbness in the treatment areas. Patients may also experience slight swelling and bruising. These side effects are normal and should dissipate over the next few days. It's possible to attend a CoolSculpting appointment before returning to work or other activities. While complications from CoolSculpting are rare, contact our office if you do experience any lasting problems after your treatment.

How long is recovery from CoolSculpting?

Recovery from cryolipolysis is very short as patients can return to most activities almost immediately after treatment. However, Dr. Dauwe may provide a short list of restrictions to ensure recovery is successful. Instructions may include avoiding strenuous exercise for the rest of the day. Patients should also wait at least a few weeks before their next CoolSculpting appointment to ensure safe and effective results.

How many CoolSculpting sessions do I need?

CoolSculpting is effective in reducing small pockets of fat, but multiple sessions may be required to create dramatic results. The number of CoolSculpting sessions needed depends on your individual needs and goals. Dr. Dauwe can provide you with an estimate during your initial consultation.

What results should I expect from CoolSculpting?

Once you've completed cryolipolysis, you should notice a slimmer appearance in all the treated areas. This may include places like the abdomen, thighs, hips, and arms. Even though CoolSculpting results show gradually over time, there is no need for incisions, general anesthesia, or long hospital stays. Freezing fat cells is an ideal process for patients who want to improve their overall look without undergoing invasive surgery.

Contact one of the best plastic surgeons in Dallas

CoolSculpting produces amazing results with very few side effects and a short recovery period. Reach out to one of the best Dallas plastic surgeons, Dr. Phillip Dauwe, today to learn how you can boost your confidence through cryolipolysis. Our professionals at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery are proud to provide safe and effective treatments that yield excellent results.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.