CoolSculpting® are for those who have reached or are near their goal weight, but are still seeing stubborn pockets of fat on their stomach, upper arms, back, love handles, or other areas.
It’s not a weight-loss treatment; instead, it’s a way to permanently eliminate stubborn fat cells that you haven’t been able to get rid of through diet and exercise alone. With CoolSculpting®, you can finally get rid of that last fat you’ve been working so hard on and see lasting results.
How Does it Work?
Some people have stubborn pockets of fat that just don’t seem to budge, despite eating right and exercising. That’s where CoolSculpting®, can help. The scientific name is cryolipolysis, which literally means freezing fat because that’s what the procedure does.
It freezes and kills up to 25% of the fat cells in an area per treatment, allowing the body to metabolize and eliminate them naturally over the weeks and months following the treatment.
CoolSculpting® can help eliminate stubborn fat pockets in one or more of these areas:
- Under the chin
- Bra fat
- Love handles
- Upper arms
- Underneath the buttocks
The FDA has cleared CoolSculpting® to treat all nine of these areas. Some patients may require multiple treatments in one or more areas to achieve the desired results. When you set up your initial consultation with one of our doctors, we will work with you to customize a plan that will help you achieve the results you’d like to see.
What to Expect During a CoolSculpting® Treatment
The procedure may take one hour or several hours, depending on your goals and the area being treated. While you are undergoing treatment, you’ll be free to read, talk to a friend, or work on your phone as you like.
Since the procedure isn’t invasive and doesn’t require anesthesia, there is no downtime, which means you’re in, you’re out, and you’re back to your normal life.
In terms of the procedure, it’s pretty straightforward. One of our providers will apply a gel pad to your skin in the area being treated. This pad acts as a barrier between the cooling panel and your skin to minimize discomfort. The applicator will be adhered to your body and use controlled cooling to target and freeze fat cells, killing them for good.
You might feel sensations during the treatment such as mild pinching, intense cold, pulling, tugging, or similar in the area being treated. As the area goes numb throughout the treatment, these feelings will subside.
If you have questions about whether or not CoolSculpting® is right for you, reach out to our team today to find out more. Full safety information can be found at www.coolsculpting.com.