The world’s #1 non-invasive fat-reduction procedure.
Do you want to get rid of stubborn fat? Despite regular diet and exercise, stubborn fat cells that are difficult to get rid of tend to accumulate in the body. Weight loss can help shrink unwanted fat cells, but CoolSculpting treatment can help destroy fat cells and eliminate them.
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting® is the only FDA-approved, non-surgical fat-reduction treatment using controlled and comfortable cooling to eliminate fat*. CoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure aimed at reducing or eliminating visible fat bulges on areas like the belly, flanks, chin, upper arms, back, banana roll, and/or buttocks.
How it works
When scientists at Harvard University observed that children who ate popsicles got dimples in their cheeks , the scientists—Dieter Manstein, MD and R. Rox Anderson, MD—realized that the cold popsicles were freezing and removing small pockets of fat cells. The idea that cold can target fat cells—without damaging the skin or surrounding tissue—was the insight behind Cryolipolysis®, the proven science on which CoolSculpting technology is based.
The CoolSculpting treatment involves fat freezing by safely delivering controlled cooling to fat cells underneath the skin. Treated fat cells are crystalized (frozen), and die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you.
Cryolipolysis (CoolSculpting treatment) does not involve needles or any surgical tools. During treatment, the doctor uses the device to hold the targeted areas between two paddles. The paddles cool quickly and are left in place by the doctor for around 30 to 60 minutes. During this period, around 20-25% of the fat cells are targeted in the treated area.
The final results will be visible in a few months after treatment, but one can start noticing changes within a few weeks. The body’s immune system slowly clears out dead fat cells from the body.
What We Love About It
It’s enduring (in most cases)! More than 5 million procedures have been performed across the world according to the Coolsculpting Site. It’s safe and effective, and after a few treatments, patients were highly satisfied with the results.
What to Expect
Your first consultation will create a body plan to eliminate fat. At treatment time, a gel pad and applicator are applied to target areas. Within 60 minutes, you will be free to resume normal activities. Results will begin to show for some patients within 3 weeks. Best results are seen in 1-3 months as the body naturally eliminates fat cells.
What does it feel like?
In the initial few minutes when the fat freezing procedure starts, you may feel discomfort and intense cold. This will soon go away. The treatment is practically painless and comfortable, and most patients read, watch videos or work on their laptop during the procedure.
How many treatments?
You may achieve your goals in just 2-4 treatments.
Who is an ideal candidate for CoolSculpting?
Cryolipolysis or CoolSculpting treatment is not a weight loss treatment. This treatment is advisable for candidates who have tried diet and exercise but have been unsuccessful in getting rid of certain fat bulges.
Patients should avoid cryolipolysis if they have loose skin or poor skin tone. People suffering from Cryoglobulinemia, Cold urticaria, Paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria, and Raynaud’s phenomenon should avoid undergoing the CoolSculpting procedure.
One should also avoid it if they find it difficult to handle cold or are pregnant and nursing. Obese people are not good candidates for the procedure. Cryolipolysis should not be done on areas with varicose veins, nerve problems, or areas with rashes and lesions.
Common Side Effects
During the procedure, you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping at the treatment site. These sensations subside as the area becomes numb. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, or skin sensitivity. There may be a sensation of fullness in the back of the throat after submental area treatment. These effects are temporary and generally resolve within days or weeks. Though rare, some additional side effects may occur.
What Others Are Saying
“It took a few weeks as I observed my results daily but then my pants felt like they were starting to fit better, my belt could be worn on a looser notch, and my stomach really flattened out! There’s no doubt in the result – it was pretty dramatic.”
Some patients experience slight discomfort, a sensation of cold which numbs within minutes. Many people read or nap during the procedure and may experience some soreness after treatment.
Here are some common reasons why you may want to consider nonsurgical fat reduction:
- You have pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise .
- You wish to achieve a trimmer look without having to undergo an invasive surgical procedure.
- It is important to note that nonsurgical fat reduction is not a weight loss treatment. This procedure is best suited for treating very limited volumes of fat of the abdomen, flanks, back and thighs. Because larger volumes of fat require multiple nonsurgical treatments, liposuction is probably a better option for larger fat accumulations.
- If you are in good general health and have a positive attitude and realistic expectations, you are most likely a good candidate for this procedure.
- Effective in diminishing stubborn areas of unwanted body fat.
- Outpatient treatment with little to no downtime and minimal discomfort.
- No incision required.
- Multiple treatment sessions may be needed to produce satisfactory results.
- Small burns are extremely rare but have been noted with ultrasound devices.
- Temporary redness and numbness may occur.
These are the top three pros and cons to weigh when considering nonsurgical fat reduction. If you want to focus on those specifically unique to you, please consult Perfection Plastic Surgery & Skin Care for Coolsculpting Tucson Trusts.
Three reasons to consider:
- If you are struggling with pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise programs.
- If you have undesirable but limited fat deposits on your abdomen, flanks, back or thighs.
- If you wish to achieve a trimmer appearance without having to undergo surgery.
Before and After
Individual results may vary