How much down time do you need after CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting ranks among the most sought-after body contouring treatments for candidates who want to get rid of unsightly fat bulges without plastic surgery. During the pre-op consultation, the treatment provider will discuss all aspects of CoolSculpting procedure, including its estimated recovery.

Patients should feel free to ask questions during the consultation, and satisfy themselves completely before going ahead with CoolSculpting. Board certified plastic surgeons at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery (VIPS) receive patients from Richmond, Virginia, and other cities and towns in Old Dominion for CoolSculpting.

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No Recovery Period

One of the key reasons behind the soaring popularity of CoolSculpting is that the procedure is completely non-invasive and involves no cuts, incisions, needles, medications or plastic surgery. As a result, the patient usually does not require any specific recovery time.

Some of the salient features of CoolSculpting include:

The patient does not experience any significant pain or discomfort during the treatment or afterwards. The procedure can be safely performed in-office. A treatment session can be completed in less than one hour. The procedure does not involve anesthesia, scalpels, incisions, injections or traumatic suction. There is no post-procedure risk of surgical complications. CoolSculpting does not result in any burning sensation, which typically occurs with heat-based techniques.


Suitable for Busy People

Working people and busy moms are often more worried about the post-treatment downtime that a fat reduction procedure may entail. CoolSculpting serves as the ideal solution for such patients because they can resume their normal routine almost immediately after the treatment session and without any restrictions on food or activity.

CoolSculpting treatment sessions can be easily accommodated within the busy lifestyle of a patient. Working people may even schedule a treatment session during their lunch hour at office, and simply go back to work after the session.  


No Healing Time

No anesthesia or sedation is administered before CoolSculpting. Therefore, the procedure avoids any temporary side effects or recovery and monitoring that is necessary in case of general anesthesia procedures. Unlike liposuction, there is no wound bed created with CoolSculpting, and no sutures are needed. Therefore, post-treatment healing is not an issue.

Post-treatment healing is integral even to non-surgical laser body contouring or strong chemical peel procedures. But CoolSculpting simply does not involve any acids, chemicals or sharp lasers or ultrasound energy. The CoolSculpting applicators ensure high precision of cooling treatment within the targeted area, while leaving the healthy surrounding tissue unaffected. No aggressive manipulation of fat cells is required in CoolSculpting.


Mild Side Effects

Some patients may go through minor side effects after CoolSculpting, such as temporary numbness, soreness and a slight tinging sensation in the treated sites. A few patients may also have mild bruising. The soreness from CoolSculpting is akin to the condition one may experience after an intensive fitness session.

These minor side effects will dissipate on their own in about two to three days, without hampering the normal routine of the patient. VIPS, led by profound and stellar plastic surgeons Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin, provides CoolSculpting to patients in Richmond, Virginia, and surrounding locations.

For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit

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