CoolSculpting Frequently Asked Questions
Cutting-edge CoolSculpting is a fat cell minimizing treatment created to sculpt and contour the body by freezing away stubborn or excess fat cells without undergoing a surgical procedure. FDA approved for the treatment of fat in several target areas, CoolSculpting technology employs the application of regulated cooling (cryolipolysis) to freeze fat cells so they may be naturally expelled from the body to create a tauter silhouette. At Après Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Portland, OR, board-certified plastic surgeons Drs. Aric Aghayan and Matthew Lewis employ the use of advanced CoolSculpting to help you meet your aesthetic goals. Schedule an appointment to learn more about CoolSculpting and decide if this noninvasive treatment alternative is right for you.
In addition to CoolSculpting, Drs. Aghayan and Lewis are pleased to offer the option of CoolTone to help Portland, OR patients achieve their desired appearance. CoolTone is a noninvasive body contouring treatment that is FDA approved for toning and strengthening muscles in the buttocks, thighs, and abdomen. Harnessing the power of magnetic muscle stimulation (electromagnetic energy), the CoolTone device causes involuntary contractions within the muscle fibers, strengthening, firming, and enhancing muscle definition with targeted treatment areas. While some patients may see a noticeable difference after initial treatment, many men and women undergo a series of four CoolTone sessions over the course of two weeks to achieve optimal results.
"The positive results of his work are inescapable -- the cosmetic goals I was striving for were met and more - What made my experience with Dr. Aghayan so rewarding was not just his wildly competent and professional procedural skills as a plastic surgeon, but his addicting spirit of reassurance and strong bedside manner. I found his manner of walking me through the procedure calming and, frankly, the pain involved was simply not something I even noted. Many doctors have the intellectual capability to perform plastic surgery related procedures, Dr. Aghayan goes beyond this by his spirit of kindness and respect. Finally, the positive results of his work are inescapable -- the cosmetic goals I was striving for were met and more."- G. / RealSelf / Jun 22, 2020
"Dr. Aghayan is honest, kind and patient. He answered all my questions and explained options available to reach my goals - Dr. Aghayan is honest, kind and patient. He answered all my questions and explained options available to reach my goals. His office team is wonderful! I highly recommend Dr. Aghayan. I’ll never go to anyone else for my surgery and aesthetic needs."- P. / RealSelf / Jun 20, 2020
"I never imagined me getting a mommy make over and literally after 1 consult with Dr Aghayan I decided instantly that I would - I never imagined me getting a mommy make over and literally after 1 consult with Dr Aghayan I decided instantly that I wanted rk go through with one!!! I was super hesitant about getting breast implants but after discussing them with him and having the procedure explained, my mind was eased and I made my decision right then and there! I love my results and the healing is going AMAZINGLY!!! I was super scared about scaring but the cream they gave me has been working wonders!!! I couldnt be more happier having gotten done my mommy make over! Dr Aghayan is a awesome and very reassuring Dr and I couldn't be more happy about my results!!! Thank you!!"- C. / RealSelf / Jun 16, 2020
"I had a breast augmentation and lipo on my arms, legs and stomach. I am only a couple weeks out and already loving my results. - Dr. Aghayan and his team are nothing short of amazing. I had a breast augmentation and lipo on my arms, legs and stomach. I am only a couple weeks out and already loving my results. I know they will only continue to get better! Would definitely recommend and will go back to him for anything I decide to do in the future."- N. / RealSelf / Jun 16, 2020
"So Thankful! - Dr. Aghayan was fully communicative prior, the day of and after my surgery. I never felt like Dr. Aghayan was in a rush or minimized my questions. My results are life changing. I am thankful for Dr. Aghayan."- G. / RealSelf / Feb 24, 2020
CoolSculpting Procedure Technique
While CoolSculpting has proven beneficial for men and women of varying ages, those who are most likely to benefit from this treatment:
- Are at or near their ideal weight
- Deal with difficult areas of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise
- Are not interested in or do not qualify for surgery
- Have realistic expectations for the results of their procedure
Following your consultation with Drs. Aghayan or Lewis to design your CoolSculpting treatment plan, your first procedure will be planned. During your appointment, the CoolSculpting applicator and gel pad will be applied to the desired area and controlled cooling will begin. The cooling effect delivered through the CoolSculpting handpiece will start to target and freeze the fat cells. It is not uncommon to feel a cold sensation at the time of your procedure, but this should not cause pain. Because the CoolSculpting applicator uses suction to pull the fat toward the predetermined treatment area, you will likely feel a small amount of tugging, pinching, cramping, or stinging during the procedure.
What to Expect with CoolSculpting®
As CoolSculpting is noninvasive, you will be able to return to your daily activities after treatment. In most cases, patients can return to work or school immediately after receiving CoolSculpting services. Side effects of the procedure usually include bruising, stinging, redness, swelling, and discomfort at the treatment site. These symptoms are temporary and will subside in the hours and days following the treatment. Patients generally experience visible results within three weeks with the most dramatic and obvious results occurring 1 – 3 months following a CoolSculpting procedure.
CoolSculpting Ideal Candidates
How much does CoolSculpting cost?
The expense of CoolSculpting varies based upon the number of treatments needed and the amount of fat to be removed. At your consultation, our team will discuss your desired outcome and determine the best course of action to reach those results. We will also speak with you regarding any out-of-pocket expenses.
How does CoolSculpting work?
CoolSculpting is a process that uses a monitored temperature to destroy fat cells in predetermined areas of treatment. It essentially freezes the fat cells as they begin to die. The cells are subsequently broken up by the body and released through natural bodily functions.
Is CoolSculpting safe?
CoolSculpting is a minimally invasive external treatment in which the device is applied to the skin’s surface. With this procedure, there is generally no need for a recovery period. You might notice slight redness and swelling immediately after the session, but this usually subsides in approximately one week.
How many sessions will I need?
The number of treatments required to attain the desired outcome will be determined during your consultation. For some patients, a single procedure is sufficient while others may need additional treatment sessions dependent on the amount of fat being addressed. The total number of treatments is based upon individual aesthetic objectives and whether there are thicker layers of fat in target sections.
Do the fat cells grow back?
While the affected fat cells will not regenerate, brand new fat cells may form. In addition, considerable weight gain can significantly affect overall results. Thus, in order to maintain optimal outcomes, it is important to follow a proper diet plan and exercise regimen.
Plan Your Procedure
Thanks to advancements in modern technology, you no longer have to decide between living with excess fat and surgical fat removal. Après Plastic Surgery & Med Spa is proud to offer Portland, OR women and men CoolSculpting and CoolTone procedures to minimize excess or stubborn fat without surgery and achieve a smaller, tauter physique. If you have stubborn pockets of fat that do not respond to exercise and a healthy diet, schedule a consultation with Drs. Aric Aghayan or Matthew Lewis to learn if you are an ideal candidate for CoolSculpting or other options. We look forward to helping you meet your aesthetic goals.
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