Because CoolSculpting is non-invasive, there is virtually no downtime or risk involved. Individuals are generally able to return to normal activities right after their appointment. You may develop some minimal bruising, swelling, redness and/or soreness in the treated area, but these effects should improve within the next few days to weeks and should not hinder your busy lifestyle.
Once the treated fat cells are frozen, they die and are naturally processed and eliminated from the body through the lymphatic system. You may begin to see your initial results in as little as 3 weeks following your final treatment. However, full results take some time to appear — on average, about 2 to 4 months — as your body continues to flush out the fat cells.
To ensure your results are long-lasting it is important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine. Although fat cells have been eliminated, it is still possible for the remaining fat cells to grow.