What People Should Expect After Cryolipolysis

One of the most frequently asked questions about cryolipolysis is if the patient can resume their usual activities right after treatment. Surgeons say that one of the many benefits is that cryolipolysis is a non-surgical procedure, so it does not require healing time. People can resume their usual routine without having to reorganize his or her schedule.

Depending on the size and the number of zones to be treated, the treatment can last between one and two hours. View the RateMDs page for Dr. Zacharia to learn more.

Swelling may occur

Patients should not worry if they notice some swelling during the first few days after their session. Swelling, redness, and tingling are relatively common after this treatment. The good news is that these annoyances disappear by themselves in a few days.

Men and women should understand that it may take several sessions to get the desired result. Although many people have experienced excellent results in one sitting, a qualified surgeon will recommend one or two extra sessions to deliver the results their patients expect. Each patient has different goals and responds differently to treatment.

The length of time between each session may vary but is, on average, between 8 and 12 weeks. Once any redness and swelling disappear, the surgeon may determine the appropriate time for the next session.

The result is seen after a few weeks

Most people notice an early change in the treated area three weeks after treatment. People have to be patient and allow their body time to dispose of the destroyed fat cells. Once this occurs, they will see a change in his or her shape. Again, some patients will see results faster than others, and they should not worry if they take more than three weeks to appear.

The final result takes a while to appear

It is important to remember that any changes that may be observed after three weeks (or before) are not necessarily the end-result. For most men and women, it takes an average of three months for the body to eliminate the treated fat cells. Before that, gradual changes in the contours of the silhouette should be observed.