CoolSculpting® by Zeltiq® is an FDA-cleared non-surgical, non-invasive office-based way to lose those annoying bumps and bulges of stubborn fat. CoolSculpting® involves no needles, surgery, or downtime. It’s safe and effective. Results look natural and can be seen as early as three weeks following treatment, with the most dramatic results after one to three months. 95% of patients achieve a visible, measurable reduction in fat bulges in a single treatment. On average, each CoolSculpting® procedure results in a 22.4% reduction of fat in the treated area. After the initial treatment is complete, you can attain further reductions with additional treatments to the same area, or with treatments to new areas.
Patients can take advantage of two CoolSculpting devices treating two different areas simultaneously. DualSculpting is an ideal treatment for patients who have several areas of stubborn fat that they would like treated with CoolSculpting with the convenience of being treated in half the time.
What Areas Can Be Treated with CoolSculpting?
The CoolSculpting® device can be customized to treat a variety of areas on the body through the use of specially designed applicators.
Many patients want CoolSculpting® for fat reduction at their belly, where a bulge is obvious and often difficult to get rid of. The CoolCore™ applicator is frequently used on the abdomen, forming the core of a fat-reduction plan.
Where there’s a belly, there are also often love handles or a muffin top, made up of pinchable fat cells that prevent the lean, straight lines desirable when a shirt is tucked in. This applicator has a rounded shape to better allow it to treat the targeted tissue in flank area.
While CoolSculpting® is an aesthetic procedure and intended for shaping a body already close to a patient’s ideal weight, some patients need more help than others. CoolMax™ is for what is known as large-volume de-bulking, tackling areas where a large number of unwanted fat cells have come together.
Some bulges are round and compact, while others are spread across a more vertical area, such as the inner thighs. This is shaped with lengthier sections of unwanted fat in mind.
Not all excess fat is as pinchable as a love handle. Fat on the outer thighs tends to be visible, but not so easy to pull between the cooling plates of other CoolSculpting® applicators. The CoolSmooth™ is unique in its design, since the hand piece is flat and able to easily slide over the treatment area.
What will my results be?
Our staff will discuss specifics and expected results with you during your consultation. After the initial treatment is complete, you can attain further reductions with additional procedures. Most patients, though, find that one treatment (typically two applications of the device) fully addresses their goals.
What happens during the procedure?
We will select the area(s) to be treated during your consultation and position the device on your body. The device will draw the bulge of fat up between the cooling panels using a vacuum.
What does it feel like?
As the cooling goes to work in the first few minutes, you’ll feel pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates, and the treatment is comfortable. Many people spend this time reading, watching TV, or even taking a nap.
When will I see results?
You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and will experience more noticeable results after two months. But your body is still flushing fat cells, and will continue to do so for up to six months.
Can I Return to Normal Activities After the Procedure?
CoolSculpting® is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Some patients experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, numbness, or discomfort in the treated area, but this is temporary and will resolve completely. Oftentimes, patients return to work after the CoolSculpting® session is over.
Schedule a consultation with one of our staff members. Since each individual’s body is unique, a consultation is the best way to determine if CoolSculpting® is right for you!