CoolSculpting is a non-surgical fat reduction treatment that can be safely performed in up to four areas in one session. However, this depends on the type of machines and the number of applicators available at the medical spa. The CoolSculpting Elite, which has two applicators, is recommended for simultaneous freezing of fat in multiple areas. The number of sessions needed also depends on the patient's weight.
Generally, those who are 20 to 30 pounds within their ideal weight may only need one or two sessions, while those who are more than 30 pounds away from their ideal weight may need additional treatments. Non-surgical liposuction is another option for fat reduction, but it should be limited to small, persistent areas that remain after an adequate diet and exercise program or to patients who are unable to undergo surgery. To achieve the desired results with CoolSculpting, four to six sessions may be required. However, those who are already satisfied with their weight may only need one or two treatment sessions per area of interest.
Non-surgical fat reduction is not liposuction at all and can result in a fat loss of 20 to 80% per session, depending on the size of the area being treated and other factors. To see greater improvements in body shape, a second or third treatment can be given to stimulate a stronger inflammatory reaction that eliminates more fat. The surgeon may not be able to optimally treat fat in difficult areas or in patients with a large amount of scar tissue. Non-surgical fat reduction is performed in the plastic surgeon's clinic using one of several patented or brand-name procedures.
Eligible individuals are women and men aged 25 years and above who want to receive a fat-reducing body sculpting treatment in at least one area of their body. You may also experience vasovagal reactions such as dizziness, headache, and lightheadedness during the treatment, so it's best to have a bottle of water throughout your session.