Ask the Doctor: Today’s Questions Are About Coolsculpting

Can I exercise after CoolSculpting treatments ?

CoolSculpting is popular due in part to the fact that it doesn’t require any notable downtime after treatment. While you may be too sore to return to the gym the very same day, there are no restrictions on exercising the day after. You don’t need to alter your routine in any way.

Can CoolSculpting be done on the neck ?

CoolSculpting is a relatively recent favorite for reducing the appearance of a double chin, but it’s not as adept at treating “turkey neck” or loss of definition and tone in this area. Nonsurgical treatments such as Ultherapy are better suited for the neck. Depending on the significance of your concerns, a surgical neck lift may also give you the results you want.

What is CoolSculpting and how is it performed?

CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical procedure that uses low temperatures to freeze away fat cells. The CoolSculpting device has special applicators that attach to your treatment areas with suction. The treatment does not require an incision or anesthesia. Fat cells die at higher temperatures than other cells, so CoolSculpting doesn’t harm the skin or other tissues. The procedure is performed in a doctor’s office, and you can return to your daily activities as soon as your visit is over. CoolSculpting does treat the areas you mention in your question, so I recommend seeing an experienced provider to learn more about the results you can expect.

Sagging skin on upper arms, will CoolSculpting help ?

CoolSculpting is intended to reduce unwanted fat, not skin. If you’re bothered by unwanted skin on your upper arms, you may be a better candidate for a nonsurgical skin tightening procedure or even an arm lift. If you have areas of unwanted fat that you’d like to reduce with CoolSculpting, the procedure is performed in-office on an outpatient basis. Some doctors have 2 machines to allow then to treat 2 areas at once. Each provider is different. You have many options for improving the look of your upper arms, but CoolSculpting may not be one of them.

If I did CoolScultping on my stomach, would other areas be affected?

CoolSculpting is a targeted fat reduction treatment that uses cold temperatures to trigger the breakdown of fat cells. During a CoolSculpting treatment, the provider uses a specialized applicator placed directly on the treatment area. That could be the love handles, abdomen, thighs, or even under the chin — but it’s important to understand that the benefits of CoolSculpting won’t extend beyond your chosen treatment area(s). If you’re concerned about excess fat in the chest, it’s best to ask a plastic surgeon about surgical options specifically for this issue. Liposuction is typically effective for removing excess fat in the chest.

Can I get CoolScuplting done 3 months after pregnancy ?

Hi, thanks for your question. Even though CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical procedure, it is probably wise to wait a few more months before undergoing a treatment. Pregnancy and childbirth take a toll on the body, and since you have had surgery to remove the gallbladder, too, you should give your body time to be fully recovered before undergoing any aesthetic treatment. It’s also best if you are at the weight you intend to maintain before getting CoolSculpting, so be sure to take that into consideration, as well.

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