CoolSculpting Non Surgical Fat Removal Procedure
WHAT IS COOLSCULPTING?
This new innovative approach to fat reduction is taking the cosmetic surgery industry by storm. Simply explained, CoolSculpting freezes fat cells and destroys them. The crystallized fat cells are then flushed from your system during the body’s natural cleaning and removal of foreign organisms and toxins.
This revolutionary process is a non-surgical fat removal procedure so there is little discomfort and virtually no recovery time. No general or local anesthesia is required during treatment, which is an added benefit. While CoolSculpting is not conducive to major weight loss, it is perfect for treating stubborn fatty areas such as the stomach, mid-back, hips, love handles, neck and back of arms.
HOW DOES COOLSCULPTING WORK?
The CoolSculpting device targets one specific location at a time. Each location is treated for approximately 30-60 minutes. During the CoolSculpting procedure fatty areas are lightly pinched between the device’s applicator. The device delivers a controlled cooling to the exact temperature that will freeze and kill the targeted fat cells. And because fats and lipids crystallize (freeze) faster than other cells, there is no damage to nerves or tissue surrounding the area being treated. Over the next few weeks and months the fat cells shrink and begin to die, the frozen fat cells are naturally metabolized and evacuated from the body.
IS COOLSCULPTING SAFE?
CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared for treatment of fatty areas in the thighs, abdomen and flank. No general or local anesthesia is required and absolutely no incisions are made into the skin. This treatment is the epitome of a non-invasive cosmetic procedure. With hundred of successful CoolSculpting non-surgical fat reduction procedures given all over the world, the cosmetic treatment is proven to be safe and effective.
WILL THE COOLSCULPTING PROCEDURE CAUSE FROSTBITE?
A common fear associated with CoolSculpting is frostbite. During the CoolSculpting process, the cold selectively effects only the fat cells in the targeted area and since fat cells freeze quicker then other cells, such as skin cells, the CoolSculpting device is removed before your skin cells are effected (or other cells and tissue around or near the targeted fat cells). Therefore, no frostbite is experienced. The CoolSculpting fat reduction procedure safely delivers precise cooling to gently freeze only the fat cells underneath the skin.
WHAT ARE COOLSCULPTING SIDE EFFECTS?
To date, no serious side effects have been reported from the CoolSculpting non-surgical fat reduction procedure. The area receiving treatment may turn red; show some bruising; or experience numbness. Typically, within a week, these side effects will resolve themselves.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR COOLSCULPTING?
No preparation for this non-invasive cosmetic procedure is necessary. As mentioned before, no anesthesia (general or local is given) so no diet restrictions are necessary. During your consultation, Dr. Zubowski or Dr. Gandolfi will map out a custom treatment plan targeting your specific fat reduction goals. The amount and frequency of sessions will be scheduled based on your CoolSculpting treatment plan. During treatment the patient is free to listen to music, nap, read a book, play games on a mobile device or check emails and surf the Internet. After treatment the patient can resume normal activities: go back to work, workout, shop, cook or whatever they want.
While no diet restrictions or exercise routines are required, the results from this effective, non-invasive fat reduction treatment inspire patients to start eating better and moving around more or exercising to increase the euphoric feelings associated with their new slimmer physique.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR COOLSCULPTING?
Most people with stubborn pockets of fat, especially in belly and thighs, are perfect candidates for CoolSculpting. This innovative procedure will actually remove the fat, instead of simply shrinking it. The CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure is perfect for treating fatty areas that are not responsive to diet and exercise. So if you are looking for just a little help getting rid of those love handles or belly bulge, this is a great procedure to have.
WHEN WILL I SEE COOLSCULPTING RESULTS?
For six months following treatment, your body will be metabolizing fat cells from your body. The most dramatic results will be seen after two months, however you may see some results as quickly as three weeks after the CoolSculpting procedure.
WHAT IS THE COST OF COOLSCULPTING?
As with most cosmetic procedures, the cost of the CoolSculpting treatment is dependent on the areas being treated. Contact our practice to arrange a CoolSculpting consultation appointment. During consultation, Dr. Zubowski or Dr. Gandolfi will work with you to create a customized treatment plan specific to your personal requirements, including fat reduction goals, time and budget.