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How to Prepare for a CoolSculpting Fat Freezing Session


Posted by October 29th, 2019 in News

If you’re eager to get rid of stubborn belly fat the fast and convenient way, consider CoolSculpting. Fat freezing is at the center of this revolutionary, FDA-cleared fat reduction treatment. What’s more, the procedure is non-invasive, meaning no needles or cutting are involved.

As CoolSculpting technology and the mere notion of freezing fat cells are new to a lot of people, most don’t know what preparing for the treatment entails. For this reason, we’ve prepared a list of the things you should do before you have your CoolSculpting fat freezing session.

  • CoolSculpting works best when you’re already fit and your weight is within 20 pounds of what’s considered ideal for your body type and height. While the procedure will freeze your fat off, it’s not the magical quick fix for obesity. It’s, therefore, crucial to stay in good shape by eating right. If your body is healthy, you’ll achieve those desired CoolSculpting results faster.
  • Avoid smoking a week before your CoolSculpting fat freezing session. Smoking can slow down the healing process and postpone the emergence of your CoolSculpting results.
  • A week before you have your physician freeze your fat off, avoid blood-thinning supplements or medications such as fish oil or Aspirin, Motrin, Aleve, Ibuprofen, Excedrin as these can increase the occurrence of bruising after the procedure. Speak to your doctor about what you can safely stop taking.
  • Avoid injury in the skin area to be treated. The procedure entails the massaging and suctioning of said area, which could make any bruises or wounds worse. You should also avoid tanning, as it can make the skin extremely sensitive.
  • On the day of the CoolSculpting treatment, come to the clinic in loose, comfortable clothing. This includes underwear you’d use when relaxing at home. It’s also a good idea to bring extra garments in case you need a change of clothes after the session.
  • Just before the procedure to freeze your fat off, have a snack or light meal. This will prevent nausea from the CoolSculpting fat freezing treatment. There is no need to avoid food like when you are having surgery.
  • Freezing fat cells takes between one and four hours, so make sure to bring an iPad, book, or any other item that can stave off boredom during the CoolSculpting session.
  • You should know beforehand that it’s likely your doctor will take photos of you before and after your CoolSculpting session. This will allow you to see your CoolSculpting results—specifically the improvements in the target areas—when you go back to the clinic a few months later for your follow-up appointment.

Eager to get rid of fat that won’t go away no matter how committed you are to exercise and healthy eating? Then consider freezing fat cells off via CoolSculpting. If you have any questions about the treatment or would like to schedule a consultation withDr. John Tang, MD, please feel free to call us at (408) 740-5320.

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