Preparing for cryolipolysis in Baden-Baden
As with every procedure, all of our candidates for cryolipolysis in Baden-Baden start with a comprehensive consultation session with a medical specialist for plastic and cosmetic surgery. This conversation allows us to clarify the results you are looking for and determine the limits of what is medically possible, as well as helping us rule out any potential contraindications (e.g., obesity, infections, pregnancy or nursing). Our experienced specialist will also explain the cryolipolysis process, give you the necessary safety information, describe any alternative treatment options, and tell you about any possible risks associated with cryolipolysis treatment. Generally speaking, treatment does not take place on the same day as the consultation, so that patients have time to make an informed decision about whether or not to undergo cryolipolysis.
What areas of the body can cryolipolysis be used on?
The crypolysis device has several different applicators of varying sizes and shapes, which allows us to adjust our treatment to the specific area. Among other places, cryolipolysis can be used on visible subcutaneous fat deposits under the chin, on the stomach, on the thighs, on the flanks, under the arms, on the back, or underneath the horizontal gluteal crease (the place where the bottom meets the legs). Before doing the procedure, we perform an examination to make sure that the fat in the areas you find bothersome can be treated effectively using cryolipolysis.
Cryolipolysis in Baden-Baden: how does it work?
We start by marking off and disinfecting the area to be treated, and then apply ultrasound gel to protect your skin and the surrounding tissue. After that, we place the applicator onto the area. It applies vacuum pressure to bring the tissue into a stable position between the cooling plates, and then cools the treatment area gradually. The applicator remains in place for up to an hour. The process is painless, even without anesthesia—the only mild discomfort you may experience is a feeling of tightness and/or numbness, and even that unpleasant feeling goes away after a few minutes. During treatment, you can relax, read, listen to music, or do some other quiet activity. When we remove the applicator, the treatment area will be very hard at first, so we massage it for a few minutes to soften the tissue and help transport fat cells away. After that, you can leave the clinic and go on about your day.
Aftercare following cryolipolysis in Baden-Baden
Keep massaging the treated area regularly at home to help your body transport fat cells away more easily. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is very important to getting and maintaining ideal results from your cryolipolysis in Baden-Baden. Generally speaking, there are no other special measures to take following cryolipolysis. We will schedule a checkup appointment with you for about eight weeks after your treatment, so that we can review your results and plan any follow-up sessions. In most cases, however, no corrections are needed.
Are there risks involved in cryolipolysis?
After cryolipolysis, it is normal to experience mild swelling, redness, or bruises due to the vacuum pressure involved; these are nothing to worry about, and generally go away on their own very quickly. Some people also experience temporary tingling, prickling, or numbness in the treatment area. Should the cryolipolysis treatment leave your skin uneven, we can correct it with additional sessions. In general, however, cryolipolysis is an extremely safe and effective method of eliminating “trouble spots” of subcutaneous fat.
Are the results of cryolipolysis in Baden-Baden permanent?
Once destroyed, fat cells do not regenerate, so the effects of cryolipolysis are permanent. However, patients should be mindful about maintaining their ideal weight, because contouring procedures like CoolSculpting® or liposuction are not protection against weight gain.