What Does CoolSculpting Feel Like?

When it comes to non-invasive treatments like CoolSculpting, patients expect that the process will be more comfortable than surgical alternatives like liposuction.

However, many women and men are still concerned that any fat removal procedure may be associated with pain or discomfort.

The good news is that CoolSculpting is not only safe and effective, it’s also well-tolerated by most patients, who read or watch Netflix while the device delivers a cooling effect.

That being said, it’s important to know exactly what to expect during treatment.

Continue reading as we answer: What does CoolSculpting feel like? Is CoolSculpting safe? Who’s an ideal candidate?

Who Is an Ideal Candidate for CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical body contouring treatment designed to target and destroy stubborn bulges, for a leaner and sleeker physique.

Accordingly, ideal candidates are healthy women and men that are at or near their goal weight, but struggle with diet and exercise resistant fat.

These individuals should also be able to pinch bothersome areas between their fingers and note that the bulge peaks in the center.

What Does CoolSculpting Feel Like?

One of the key advantages of CoolSculpting is that is it quick, easy, and effective. With that being said, it’s not uncommon for patients to ask, “What does CoolSculpting feel like?” or “Will it hurt?”

For most patients, CoolSculpting is a virtually painless and comfortable experience. During the 35 to 60-minute treatment cycle, you are able to recline, watch tv, do work on your laptop, or talk on the phone.

You may feel some tugging as the applicator suctions the fatty tissue into place, followed by a cooling sensation, and then mild and temporary numbness.

This discomfort is fleeting and often resolves several minutes into the treatment.

Is CoolSculpting Safe?

CoolSculpting is a tried-and-true body contouring procedure and underwent rigorous testing to gain FDA-approval in 2010.

Since then, it’s gone on to gain a number of additional clearances that demonstrate its efficacy and safety.

Additionally, CoolSculpting has amassed over 100 peer-reviewed publications, and is significantly safer than surgical fat removal options.

Want to Get Started with CoolSculpting?

If you are considering CoolSculpting, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly skilled and experienced providers.

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