Say goodbye to stubborn fat!
Find out what Coolsculpting is really like.
Welcome to Part Four of our new Prevention Series! We’re exploring the best treatments for patients who want to look and feel their best.
Whether you’re just noticing your first lines and wrinkles or already enjoying more mature stages of life, this series offers insights for everyone. Last month our skincare explorer Alyssa tried Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatment for the first time at Oakville Plastic Surgery.
This month Alyssa explores a Coolsculpting treatment for the first time.
A balanced diet and regular exercise are important factors in staying healthy and burning fat. But it can be frustrating when stubborn pockets of fat just don’t seem to budge. Areas like a double chin, love handles, bra-area fat, and extra arm fat are especially difficult to target with exercise. Coolsculpting is a non-invasive, effective solution for these areas of fat.
Let’s explore Alyssa’s experience with Coolsculpting!
What made you decide to try Coolsculpting?
I have some areas with stubborn fat that have always been a concern of mine. I learned a bit about the benefits of Coolsculpting and felt inspired to give it a shot.
What were you expecting from the treatment?
I was hoping to find a solution for some areas of fat that I find hard to target with exercise. I was hoping and expecting to have less stubborn fat in the treated areas.
What was the process to get started?
At the start of my treatment, Michele mapped out my areas of concern. She was very thorough and made sure I felt confident about the process, ensuring that the Coolsculpting technology could target the right areas. Once the areas were mapped out, she wiped and cleaned the area, placed a cloth soaked in what felt like a serum on the area, and placed the machine on the area she had marked. After each section was treated, she’d repeat this process for my other concern areas. I was made to feel extremely comfortable the entire time, and I was even able to watch Netflix to help the time pass.
Was the treatment painful at all? How did it feel?
The actual treatment wasn’t painful to me. Michelle did an excellent job explaining the whole procedure- so that if I felt any discomfort, I was fully expecting it. The machine basically suction cups to the area you’re treating, and gets extremely cold quite fast. After that, you don’t feel a thing until the treatment is over. The only part I found painful was after the treatment is done. Once it’s complete, you have to have the area massaged to break the fat back up and that can be uncomfortable. But because I was already aware of this, it wasn’t surprising and only felt funny for about a minute. After a few days following the procedure, you feel like you’ve done an intense workout on the treated areas.
What are you hoping to notice in terms of results?
I understand that it could take up to 12 weeks to see the full end results, but I’m hoping to have a smoother stomach and back, with less stubborn fat. I’m really looking forward to that!
What would you tell people who were also thinking about getting the treatment?
The technology we have to help people feel more confident in their appearance is amazing! Coolsculpting is probably the coolest treatment I’ve had done (no pun intended)!
What advice would you give to someone who was thinking about trying CoolSculpting?
This is a great procedure if you have trouble getting rid of extra fat that you can’t seem to get rid of. I would highly recommend it. I can’t wait to see my results over the coming weeks!
How many treatments will you need?
I was told I could possibly need 2, but that depends on my end results. Every person’s treatments are specialized to the size and type of the area they’re having treated.
What is the cost of a Coolsculpting treatment?
The cost depends on the number of sessions that are done. It makes sense to book multiple treatments together. When you go in for a consultation, the team will help you figure out how many treatments you’ll likely need. They even have payment plans available to help break up the cost!
Book a consultation today to try Coolsculpting for yourself. Get ready to say goodbye to that stubborn fat for good!