It is important to follow the instructions of your aftercare provider after a nonsurgical fat reduction treatment. This may include applying ice packs to reduce swelling, massaging the treatment area to break up frozen fat cells and help remove them from the body, and wearing loose, comfortable clothing. You may also need to wear an elastic bandage, a supportive bra, or a compression garment to minimize swelling and support your body as it recovers. If you have drain tubes, you may be asked to monitor and record the amount of liquid that is emptied into the tank. It is also important to avoid certain supplements such as ginkgo biloba, garlic, flax oil, cod liver oil, vitamin A, and vitamin E (or any other essential fatty acid) at least three days before treatment.
Once you have completed your treatment package and achieved the desired results, it is important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regime so that your body's remaining fat cells do not get bigger. Results are typically achieved after two to three months, and the fat washing process continues up to six months after the initial treatment. During this time, the digested fat cells are sent to the lymphatic system to be filtered out as waste. After the procedure, there will be a gradual reduction in the thickness of the fat layer. We recommend scheduling a follow-up appointment about three months after each treatment session to review the results and determine if more treatments are needed. CoolSculpting fat removal treatments involve extracting energy from the fat layers which causes fat cells to gradually die while leaving surrounding nerves, muscles and other tissues unaffected.
As a patient, you have the right to be informed about your treatment so that you can decide whether to continue with CoolSculpting or reject it after learning about the risks involved. Body contouring can help eliminate fat and shape areas of the body when diet and exercise don't work. By following your aftercare provider's instructions and maintaining a healthy lifestyle after treatment, you can achieve optimal results from your nonsurgical fat reduction treatments.