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Top 10 Things The Media Doesn’t Tell You About CoolSculpting

Since its media arrival in late 2010, CoolSculpting by Zeltiq has taken the body-contouring world by storm. It’s non-invasive, cheaper than lipo, and is said to be almost painless. As it increased in popularity, CoolSculpting continues to gain media attention, but not everything about it gets mentioned on all the talk shows. Here’s a round up some some of the discoveries our community has made during their frolics with fat-freezing…original article realself.com

CoolSculpting in a new light:

  1. 7/10 people would do it again, according to the RealSelf Worth It Rating.
  2. “CoolSculpting is not a procedure to improve skin laxity.” – Dr. Leyda Bowes Meaning, if your skin is already saggy, it will not be improved. In fact, fat removal could make it more noticeable.
  3. It can be uncomfortable “ CoolSculpting by Zeltiq can be uncomfortable during the first 5 to 15 minutes when the vacuum grabs the skin and fat.” – Dr. Michael Persky
  4. It’s really a two hour procedure. It’s marketed to only be an hour, but that’s for “one area.” Each love handle is a separate area, and the lower abdomen counts as two. Who wants to be lopsided?
  5. Right after the procedure, the treated area will look like it’s got a stick of butter underneath, or as one RealSelf member wrote, “it looked like I had a 1lb piece of salmon under my skin…it was weird but they massaged it right down.”
  6. Only one treatment is needed to see 20-25% fat reduction in that area. But if you opt for more, doctors say you can see an additional 20-25% each time.
  7. Some patients don’t see success in round one, but find the “Second time’s a charm” to get visible results.
  8. Doctors and patients agree that “recovery”could involve a few days of soreness (“similar to the day after you’ve done a hard work out”), and lingering tingling in treated area (“pins and needles and bee stings were VERY uncomfortable”).
  9. Full results take an average of 2-3 months to show. Some people will show within weeks, some will take 4-6 months.
  10. It’s not a “license to eat.” If you gain weight, the remaining fat will get larger and lessen the results.” – Dr. Steven Weiner. Doctors recommend maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regime for lasting results.

Curious about CoolSculpting? Contact us in Old Greenwhich, CT to schedule a consultation.

Male patient receiving an Emsculpt NEO treatment to the abdominal area.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can EMSCULPT NEO do for me?

EMSCULPT NEO is an amazing noninvasive body sculpting treatment. It’s perfect for patients who are looking to get summer body ready! With this state-of-the-art, two-in-one technology, you build muscle and burn fat at the same time! This treatment provides a 30% reduction in subcutaneous fat and 25% growth in muscle on the treated area after a recommended number of treatments.

How does EMSCULPT NEO work?

While you lie down and relax, EMSCULPT NEO sends high-intensity energies deep below your skin, making your muscles contract in a big way that is like doing thousands of crunches or squats in a few minutes. While your muscles are contracting, the energy from the applicator simultaneously sends warmth to your fat cells, heating them up to the point of destruction. So you build real muscle from the contractions while destroying fat cells that are later naturally eliminated by your body.

How many EMCULPT NEO treatments will I need?

The recommended treatment plan is 4-6 treatments, one week apart. Depending on the patient, you may see improvement in your muscle tone, core strength and posture within a few weeks. And you’ll see fat reduction continue for about 12 weeks after your last treatment.

Are there any patients for whom you do not recommend EMSCULPT NEO?

EMSCULPT NEO is great because it has been shown to be safe and approved for all body and skin types. Contraindications include hernia, recent surgery, and pregnancy, so if a patient has any of these conditions, they should wait until they don’t to get EMSCULPT NEO.

What is the difference between CoolSculpting and EMSCULPT NEO?

CoolSculpting is a well-known treatment that is excellent for reducing unwanted fat in targeted areas. EMSCULPT NEO also reduces fat, but it has the benefit of building muscle, which is what its predecessor EMSCULPT was made to do.

Which treatment you choose depends on what your body needs and your personal goals. If you have great muscle tone and only need to get rid of some extra fat in a specific area like your abdomen or below your chin, CoolSculpting is an excellent option. But if you have loss of muscle tone and need more of a lift or tightening to a certain area like your abs or butt, EMSCULPT NEO is your two-in-one solution.

What is your favorite thing about EMSCULPT NEO?

Not only is this treatment super convenient with one treatment lasting only 30 minutes, but there is also no downtime! Patients can go about their day as they normally would immediately after their visit.

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