Debunking Common Misconceptions About CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting graphic featuring a logo and a woman walking towards mirrorsCoolSculpting has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures currently on the market.

Millions of CoolSculpting procedures have been performed since this new non-invasive treatment was introduced. It’s now a go-to option for those looking for a little extra help when it comes to slimming their physiques.

But as CoolSculpting’s popularity has grown, so have the rumors and non-truths spreading about it, often perpetuated by those who don’t fully understand the procedure and what it has to offer.

False Rumors About The CoolSculpting Procedure

At Garcia Plastic & Hand Surgery, we’re big fans of CoolSculpting and what it’s done for many of our patients. We’d like to set the record straight when it comes to misconceptions about this innovative body sculpting procedure.

Here, we’ll take a look at a number of CoolSculpting misconceptions that are out there and help recognize and understand what’s true and what’s false about the body sculpting procedure many have come to know and love.

Myth #1: CoolSculpting is Painful

There’s a misconception floating around out there that CoolSculpting is painful. While the CoolSculpting procedure may cause some discomfort during the cooling process and some patients may notice some bruising, tenderness, itchiness in the affected area following the procedure, most patients do not describe the treatment as painful.

Because the procedure is non-invasive, most patients only experience mild side-effects following CoolSculpting.

Myth #2: CoolSculpting Is a Weight Loss Alternative

Many people believe that fat reduction and weight loss always go hand in hand. The truth is, these two things are actually very different.

CoolSculpting is a fat reduction procedure, but it is NOT a weight loss procedure. Though you will look and feel slimmer after undergoing CoolSculpting, you may not lose weight.

Myth #3: CoolSculpting Treatments Require Recovery Time

Many cosmetic procedures and plastic surgeries do require recovery and downtime afterwards. Since CoolSculpting is often lumped in with these types of procedures, some people have come to believe that CoolSculpting also requires downtime to recover. This is not the case!

One of the best things about CoolSculpting is that the revolutionary procedure requires no recovery period or downtime! You can go right back to your regular activities immediately afterwards.

Myth #4: CoolSculpting Can Only Treat Stomach Fat

While many people choose to treat the abdominal area with CoolSculpting, the stomach is not the only area that can be treated. In fact, CoolSculpting is ideal for treating a variety of body areas, including:

  • Abdomen
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Love handles
  • Double chin
  • Arms
  • Bra line

Myth #5: CoolSculpting is Only for Women

Women do love CoolSculpting – but so do men! Though many people believe the procedure is intended for women only, the CoolSculpting procedure is actually ideal and effective for both men and women.  

Myth #6: CoolSculpting Results are Permanent

Despite what many think, CoolSculpting is not considered a permanent solution to your body sculpting needs. Results can be long-lasting, and the fact remains that once the fat cells are gone, they are gone for good.  Since not all fat cells are reduced, your results also depend on how you take care of your body after you undergo the procedure.   

If you want the benefits of your CoolSculpting procedure to last as long as possible, it’s recommended to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine afterwards and do your part to keep your body feeling lean and sculpted.

Myth #7: CoolSculpting Provides Immediate Results

Though CoolSculpting procedures are fast and effective, they don’t provide immediate results. You won’t leave the office with a more sculpted physique or notice changes right away.

Don’t be discouraged, though! You won’t have any downtime following the procedure and you will begin to notice changes emerging gradually in the weeks and months following the procedure as your body works through the process of flushing out the frozen fat cells.

Myth #8: CoolSculpting Is An Ideal Procedure For Everyone

As with other cosmetic procedures, CoolSculpting isn’t appropriate or safe for everyone. There are certain criteria you’ll need to meet in order to be a good candidate for this body sculpting procedure.

If you’re a man or woman looking to reduce fat in key areas of your body, especially those that are stubborn despite diet and exercise, CoolSculpting may be the right procedure for you. CoolSculpting has been proven to be effective for the right patient.  The best way to find out if you’re a good candidate for CoolSculpting is to schedule a consultation with a certified treatment provider.  

Experience CoolSculpting For Yourself

Don’t let the false rumors about CoolSculpting fool you! If you’re interested and you think CoolSculpting might be the ideal body sculpting procedure for you, come in and find out what it’s all about firsthand.

Give us a call at 518-793-0475 or schedule a consultation with us below.

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Interested in learning more about CoolSculpting before taking the leap? Here are some helpful resources to get you started:

CoolSculpting Frequently Asked Questions: Find the answers to questions our patients commonly ask about CoolSculpting. Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Contact us and we’d be happy to provide the information!

The Basics About CoolSculpting: Get the scoop on what CoolSculpting is all about so you can start determining if it’s right for you!

The CoolSculpting Procedure: Learn how CoolSculpting works and find out what to expect from CoolSculpting treatments at our Glens Falls office!