Unlike liposuction, when you undergo coolsculpting, you will not immediately see the results of the procedure. It will take about 2-4 months for you to see any considerable coolsculpting results before and after. That is why you should be patient and not think that the procedure has failed if you can’t see any considerable difference just after undergoing the procedure.
Coolsculpting is a gradual process since the effects of fat freeze removal depends on the frozen fat cells getting eliminated from the body. Once the cells are frozen, they eventually die and they are eliminated from the body through the kidneys. You have to wait about 3 weeks before you can start seeing results. But for most people, it takes about 6-8 weeks to start noticing a substantial difference. The fat loss peaks at about 12-18 weeks post treatment. It takes about 6 months for the frozen fat cells to be completely removed from the body after you have undergone the procedure.
It is best to repeat the procedure after 3 months. This will help you lose more fat. With each treatment that you undergo, you will lose about 25 percent body fat.
You will notice a better response in areas where you have localized fat cells rather than in areas where you have large amounts of fat. You need to realize that this is not a one stop fat removal shop like liposuction, so when you compare your coolsculpting results before and after, be more realistic. This procedure is meant for people who are looking for mild improvements and not drastic weight loss solutions.
Once you see the cryolipolisis results that you are getting in one part of the body, you can opt to have other body parts treated too. You can also choose to undergo more sessions since just undergoing one session will not yield very substantial results. Even though some people complain that they cannot see any difference when looking at before and after pictures of those who have undergone this procedure, you need to realize that after multiple treatment sessions, you will see at least a 25 percent reduction in body fat. This will result in a more improved waistline or a less bulgy abdomen or reduced love handles.
Weighing yourself is not one of the best ways to determine the results you have obtained from this procedure. This is because muscle weighs more than fat, so the weighing scale won’t show much difference. The best way to see the results obtained from this procedure is by
- Checking to see if you have lost a dress size or two
- Check if the areas that used to bulge out of your clothes are still bulging e.g. your waist
- Compare before and after photos
Coolsculpting works. It will help you get rid of that excess fatty bulging area without you having to go under the knife.