CoolSculpting is a non-surgical fat reduction treatment that is FDA-approved to treat 9 different areas of the body. This fat-freezing procedure is the most sought after treatment to reduce stubborn fat without surgery or downtime.
How does it work?
CoolSculpting uses cryolipolysis, or “fat freezing” technology to reduce stubborn fat. During your procedure, the applicator is placed over the treatment area and brings the unwanted fat to a freezing temperature. When the fat cells are exposed to these temperatures, they damage and die. Over the next following weeks, the body’s lymphatic system removes the dead fat cells as waste.
During your consultation, your treatment provider will examine your areas of concern and help determine whether you are a good candidate for CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting is a fat reduction treatment and is not for weight loss. This treatment is ideal for patients that are looking to target fat in localized areas. You may need two or more treatment sessions for desired results. Your provider will help create a treatment plan that is best for you during your initial consultation.
Your treatment will be completed in our office in typically under an hour. You’ll get comfortable in our treatment room to prepare for your procedure. Many patients read a book or watch television during their procedure. The applicator will be placed on your treatment area(s) and left to cool the fat. The cold temperatures will numb the site, and you may experience a cooling sensation throughout treatment. Our CoolSculpting Elite applicator is the newest in CoolSculpting technology, with improved treatment results and patient comfort.
What can I treat with CoolSculpting?
- Inner and outer thighs
- Flanks (love-handles)
- Fat beneath the chin and along jawline
- Bra fat
- Back fat
- Upper arms
- Fat beneath the buttocks (banana roll)
Results and Recovery
Patients may resume their normal activities immediately after treatment. Mild tenderness, redness, bruising or swelling of the treatment area may occur for a week or two as the body processes the dead fat cells. Results are typically visible two to four months after the body has processed the waste, but a series of treatments may be necessary to achieve desired results. CoolSculpting results have been shown to be long lasting, however continued diet and exercise is recommended to ensure you continue seeing results.