We recommend scheduling a follow-up appointment about three months after each treatment session to review the results and determine if more treatments are necessary to achieve the best possible fat reduction. Many people want to get rid of as much fat as possible and want to get follow-up treatment as soon as possible, but it's important to space out treatment sessions so as not to refreeze dead cells. By allowing the body time to eliminate damaged fat cells, you ensure that your future treatments are more effective. At the end of the first week after the liposuction procedure, you should attend your follow-up appointment.
If the same area is being treated more than once, it is highly recommended to wait two months between CoolSculpting sessions. It usually takes six to eight weeks for the final results of a treatment session to become apparent, so if you wait two months between treatments in the same area, you can know if a follow-up appointment is necessary. However, you can receive one fat-removal treatment per week if you target different areas. The doctor or nurse will see you at your one-week follow-up appointment and will tell you when is the best time to remove the sterile strips.
Until then, the only bandages that should be removed are large pieces of white tape and gauze, and only after 36 hours have passed after surgery. CoolSculpting is a new and innovative treatment that can attack fat cells directly (such as liposuction), but without the need for surgery or long recovery periods. To be eligible for this fat removal treatment, there cannot be too much fat in the affected areas and there must be enough fat for the device to be effective. This treatment is great for anyone who wants to get rid of their last few pounds of tough fat without surgery, downtime, or long treatment sessions.
If your BMI is greater than 29.9, you are obese and will have too much excess fat for this treatment to be effective. Therefore, you can be completely sure that the fat removal results of the treatment are permanent. Individual results may vary, but patients who are just starting treatment typically lose between 20 and 25% of their fat cells in the target area. This is because the cryolipolysis device freezes many of the fat cells in the treatment area and causes them to die.
The treatment area will be cooled with special applicators that are designed to lower the temperature of the fat cells to the point where the cell walls begin to break down.