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CoolSculpting is a non-invasive approach to reducing the appearance of underarm fat.

While CoolSculpting often produces less dramatic results than surgical procedures, it requires no incisions and offers little-to-no recovery time.

CoolSculpting works by freezing away fat cells to reduce the appearance of excess fat and loose skin—the primary contributing factors to bra bulge.

What Should I Expect During a CoolSculpting Procedure?

CoolSculpting is performed fully awake without anesthesia.

To protect skin from the CoolSculpting device, a soft gel pad is placed over the selected treatment area.

After gel pads are placed, your doctor will suction and sandwich areas of loose skin and fat between them.

Once the gel pads are secure, the cooling process begins, freezing away stubborn fat cells.

A single CoolSculpting session may last as long as one hour, but when used to target the underarm region, sessions are generally brief.

For best results, several CoolSculpting sessions may be necessary.

CoolSculpting Aftercare and Recovery

As a non-invasive procedure, CoolSculpting requires little recovery or aftercare.

Patients may return to work immediately following the procedure, and exercise is encouraged.

Minor bruising, stinging, pain and skin discolouration may occur directly after or within the first few weeks following the procedure.

These side effects are temporary and typically resolve without treatment.

Full CoolSculpting results may not be visible until the first few weeks following the procedure, as the body naturally breaks down the fat dissolved during each CoolSculpting session.

CoolSculpting Risks and Complications

While complications are rare, CoolSculpting carries a few potential risks and side effects.

These side effects may include:

  • Lightheadedness
  • Freeze burn
  • Hardening of the skin
  • Fat cell growth (also referred to as paradoxical hyperplasia)

Targeting Underarm Fat with Kybella

Kybella reduces bra bulge by dissolving fat. The treatment is injected into the underam region over several sessions.

During a single session, your doctor may opt to use more than one Kybella injection.

For some patients, a single session reduces the appearance of underarm bulge. For others, several treatment sessions may necessary.

Kybella Aftercare and Recovery

Recovery following Kybella injections involves minor side effects and requires no downtime.

You may experience minor swelling, numbness, and bruising in the area surrounding the injection site.

While rare, serious side effects of Kybella may include difficulty swallowing, muscle weakness, and potential nerve injury.

Cost of The Kybella Procedure

A single Kybella treatment session typically ranges between $1,200 to $1,800, excluding applicable office fees.

As multiple treatment sessions are often required, the total treatment cost of Kybella ranges between $3,000 to $5,000.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Navin Singh today to discuss which non-surgical treatment options are best suited to address your cosmetic concerns.