After hearing a lot about the treatment, you’ve gone ahead and scheduled a Coolsculpting consultation to learn more. But making an appointment is just the first step. It’s also important to prepare a few questions so that you can learn as much as possible about the treatment and make an informed decision about whether to go forward or not. To help you out, here are a five important questions to ask during your Coolsculpting consultation.
What Will Happen During Coolsculpting?
One of the biggest questions you probably have about Coolsculpting is what happens during the treatment. You might understand that Coolsculpting gets rid of unwanted fat by freezing it. But you might be less clear on how that works or what the experience will feel like.
During a Coolsculpting treatment, a special applicator is placed on the area being treated. The applicator uses a bit of suction to pull up the treatment area, then directs freezing air to that area. Since the treated area quickly becomes numb due to the cold, many people find the procedure to be pretty comfortable. Your surgeon will be able to provide you with more details on what happens during treatment and how you can expect the procedure to feel.
What Can I Expect in Terms of Results?
It’s important to make sure that the type of results you’ll get from Coolsculpting will make the treatment worth your time, effort, and money. Your surgeon will explain how long it can take for results to appear, how much fat you can stand to lose, and how long results will last. Typically, results can take up to 16 weeks be visible, but everyone’s experience is slightly different. You might see results sooner, depending on how quickly your body flushes away the fat.
Usually, people lose up to 25 percent of the fat in the treated area, though your results might vary.
Are There Side Effects?
Side effects can happen after any type of cosmetic treatment, surgical or not. The good news is that who you choose to perform your procedure has some impact on the side effects you experience, if any. Your surgeon will review potential side effects with you at your Coolsculpting consultation as well as what you can do to minimize the chance of developing any unwanted effects.
Some side effects can’t really be avoided, such as redness or bruising. In those cases, your surgeon will give you an idea of what you can do to minimize those effects or help them fade quickly.
How Much Will the Treatment Cost?
The cost of Coolsculpting varies from patient to patient and depends in large part on the number of areas you’re having treated and how many treatments you’ll need. So that you can budget for your procedure, it’s a good idea to discuss costs during your consultation. You can also discuss financing options for the treatment. For example, there are usually a number of ways to arrange for payment.
You might be able to qualify for medical financing, such as Care Credit, which offers low or no interest rate payment plans, doesn’t charge an annual fee, and doesn’t require a down payment.
Is Coolsculpting Right for Me?
Are you a good candidate for Coolsculpting or is Coolsculpting right for you might be one of the most important questions you ask during your consultation. Not everyone is a candidate for the treatment at the moment. But that doesn’t mean that someone who isn’t a candidate today won’t be a candidate at a future date. For example, you should be very close to or at your goal weight before scheduling Coolsculpting. That’s because the procedure is meant to take off that last bit of stubborn fat, not help you drop pounds for good.
If you’re not at your goal weight, your surgeon might advise losing a certain amount of weight before considering the treatment. It’s also important that you be committed to maintaining your weight after treatment. If you exercise and eat a healthy diet, you’re likely a candidate for the treatment.
It’s also important that you have areas of bulging fat or fat that can be treated by the Coolsculpting devices to be a candidate for the treatment. Your surgeon will review your body fat and discuss your goals with you and help you determine if it’s the body shaping procedure that will work best for you.
Ready to learn more about Coolsculpting and have your questions answered? Schedule a consultation at Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique in Houston, Texas, today. To make your appointment, call 281-810-9083.