CoolSculpting ® results are typically not seen for 6 to 8 weeks after a CoolSculpting ® treatment session. During this period, the frozen crystalized fat cells undergo cell death. This results in inflammation and migration of white blood cells into the treated area. The white cells will then remove the dead fat cells and take them to the liver for excretion. This process sets to motion after CoolSculpting ® treatment but normally takes several weeks to complete. Once all the dead fat cells are removed, the final results of your CoolSculpting ® treatment flourish.
When seeking permanent fat reduction using Zeltiq’s CoolSculpting ® device, many patients are curious about hints, tips, and tricks for even better CoolSculpting ® results. While there are no known shortcuts, there are steps that you can take to prepare for and perhaps enhance your CoolSculpting ® results.
First, remember that CoolSculpting ® provides about 30 to 35 percent fat reduction for almost all patients. This means that your expectations for your CoolSculpting ® results should be reasonable and in line with this standard. You should not set high expectations of somehow losing more fat using freezing technology.
It has been shown that CoolSculpting ® results can be enhanced further by massaging the targeted area for several minutes after each treatment. After your CoolSculpting ® session is completed, the applicator will be removed from your body. In Orange County CoolSculpting ®, our trained CoolSculpting ® technician will then massage the region of frozen fat for several minutes in order to enhance fat crystallization. Massaging is believed to improve circulation and aid in lymphatic drainage, better mobilizing the dead fat cells and possibly enhancing CoolSculpting ® results.
To enhance your fat reduction results, it is often possible to plan additional sessions of CoolSculpting ® per body area. These additional treatments are usually planned 6 to 8 weeks after the initial CoolSculpting ® session and can yield more dramatic fat reductions. Also, a change in placement of the applicator to adjacent areas may garner additional CoolSculpting ® results for a slightly altered region of treatment.
Staying fully hydrated by drinking lots of water may improve CoolSculpting ® results. Although it is just logical, we believe that drinking clear liquids like water is helpful in mobilization and elimination of fat after CoolSculpting ®. Try to ensure you consume at least 64 ounces of water each day. This may be difficult in the first few days. However, your body soon adapts and thirsts for water more after several days. You will find yourself quickly able and eager to consume at least that much water each day. Beyond CoolSculpting ® results, your skin will show its gratitude through healthy, hydrated appearance.
Exercising can certainly enhance CoolSculpting ® results. Most plastic surgeons encourage patients to do at least a little exercise each day after CoolSculpting ® treatment. If you are a fit patient with a regular gym routine, this may be a good time to work the treated region a little more and engage in a bit more cardio than usual. Just step your activity to help your body better cycle through its natural processes following treatment and you will likely see the best possible CoolSculpting ® results for your body.