6 Tips for your CoolSculpting Recovery

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Achieving the perfect body is a journey that a lot of people embark upon using any means necessary. From crash dieting to relentless hours spent at the gym, sometimes it just isn’t enough to achieve the body of your dreams. There are several methods to achieve your ideal body, including nonsurgical body contouring in Manhattan at Preminger Plastic Surgery. Whether you want to get rid of belly bulge in Manhattan, or are looking for a surgery-free way to reduce saddlebags in NYC, body contouring is a great way to shape your body and treat those stubborn areas of localized fat.

CoolScultping is a noninvasive and nonsurgical procedure that uses a controlled cooling process to target stubborn fat cells, often eliminating 20 – 25% of fat cells per treatment. CoolSculpting can freeze away fat anywhere on the body such as thighs, buttocks, stomach, arms, and underneath the chin. Unlike liposuction, CoolSculpting does not require any downtime, so you can return to work the same day, although there are a few things that you should know.

First, let’s take a look at the CoolSculpting procedure

When you schedule your appointment Dr. B. Aviva Preminger, a top-rated plastic surgeon in Manhattan, she will determine if you are a candidate for CoolSculpting. Once targed areas have been identified, a cooling device will be placed on the area needing treatment. The cooling device will pull the fat pocket in between the cooling panels where the freezing process begins. During this step, some pressure in the area may be felt, but there should be no pain. Typically, the process takes 35 minutes per area, and you can treat more than one area during one body contouring session.

Read on to learn six helpful tips for your CoolSculpting recovery:

  1. Expect Redness, Soreness, and Swelling

Immediately after the procedure, you may have some redness and soreness in the treated areas, although this is normal. You may also experience some swelling in treated areas as well. If you feel numb or tingling in the treated area, rest assured that the sensations are normal and will subside over time.

  1. Wear Comfortable Clothing

Although it may seem like you can go home and fit into your favorite skinny jeans again, it is advisable that you wait a little while due to potential swelling. The swelling can make you feel uncomfortable in tight-fitting clothing. So, while your body is healing, enjoy your comfy pants, and avoid wearing anything form-fitting or that restricts your movement.

  1. Nerve Twinges on Days 3-5

Your body will continue to react to the nonsurgical body contouring treatment days after the procedure is completed. While each patient’s experience varies, most patients begin to feel the nerves twitching in the treated area about 3-5 days after the procedure. The twitching can feel like a short zap and is completely normal. The feeling is from your nerve endings getting back to normal or regenerating.

  1. Pay Attention to Your Body

With any procedure involving your body, there will be some side effects. However, if you have concerns, please contact our office and inform us of the situation. By choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon in NYC, like Dr. Preminger, risks can be minimized. However, you know your body best, so if you notice anything that seems unusual or painful, contact our office immediately.

  1. Have Patience During Recovery

Even though it may seem that you should have immediate results, the actual results will begin to show around three weeks with complete results appearing in 2-4 months. It takes time for your body to flush out the fat cells, and it could take up to six months to do so. To help the recovery process, drinking plenty of water will help keep your body hydrated and help flush out the fat cells faster. While you are waiting to see your final results, it is a good idea to keep a journal of your progress, including pictures and measurements so you can see how your body’s shape improves.

  1. Long Term Results Depend on You

Once the CoolSculpting process is complete and the fat cells have been flushed from your body, they are gone for good. Although body contouring is an effective way to remove stubborn pockets of fat, you could potentially regain fat if you do not adhere to a healthy diet and exercise regularly.

Get rid of fat without exercise

From fad diets to crazy exercise routines, most people will do whatever it takes to get that perfect look. With nonsurgical body contouring on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and New York City, you can achieve your perfect body in less time than with regular diet and exercise alone. To get started on your ideal body, call Preminger Plastic Surgery today at (212) 706-1900 to schedule a consultation.