What to Expect from CoolSculpting or Body Contouring in Arlington?

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Body contouring treatment allows eliminating the stubborn fat not reacting to stringent exercise and diet plans. Arlington body contouring at Advanced Plastic Surgery Center offers non-invasive cool sculpting treatment. The principle of this procedure is based on cooling the subcutaneous fat until it is destroyed and is absorbed by your body. The “tubby” layer under your skin is called the subcutaneous fat.

What to expect from cool sculpting?

Cool sculpting uses the cellular response to the cold and breaks the fatty tissue. The fat layer’s energy gets extracted in the cooling process and then dies leaving surrounding muscles, nerves, and tissues unaffected. The digested fat cells go to the lymphatic system and get filtered as waste post-treatment.


A trained Arlington doctor performs the procedure. A hand-held device with applicators that look like vacuum cleaner nozzles is used. The applicator and gel pad are applied to the target area. Controlled cooling is delivered by the applicator to the targeted fat. The device is moved across the skin to administer cooling and suction across the target spot. 

Expect to experience sensations of pulling and pinching during the process. However, the pain involved is minimal. The doctor gives a massage on the treated spots instantly after treatment to break frozen deep tissues. This helps the body start absorbing the smashed fat cells. The treatment takes around 1 to 3 hours. You can enjoy reading, music, or even working on your laptop during the procedure.

Which areas can cool sculpting target?

  • Lower & upper abdomen
  • Flanks
  • Inner & outer thigh
  • Arms
  • Bra & back fat
  • Double chin
  • Buttocks

Are there any side effects?

The FDA has approved cool sculpting for many body areas. The safety and efficacy have been confirmed in clinical trials. It is relatively safe, but some common side effects during treatment are as follows:

  • Intense cold sensation
  • Stinging
  • Tingling
  • Aching
  • Pulling
  • Cramping

The side effects will subside soon after treatment. You can experience minor and temporary side effects such as:

  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Tenderness
  • Bruising
  • Cramping
  • Aching
  • Skin sensitivity

What should I expect post-cool sculpting?

There is hardly any recovery time necessary. You can continue your routine activity instantly after the procedure. The minor side effects will vanish within a couple of weeks. Early results will be visible within 3 to 4 weeks post-procedure. The final results will be seen after 2 to 3 months. The fat flushing process persists for 6 months after initial treatment. Some people need more than one treatment session. To maintain results, regularly exercise and eat healthily!

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