CoolSculpting®: Non-surgical Treatment for Fat Loss
How Does CoolSculpting® Work?
CoolSculpting® involves a handheld device that delivers precise, targeted cooling to underlying fat cells. When fat cells become frozen, they die and are shed from the body naturally over time. While the underlying fat cells are frozen, the skin is unaffected and the procedure is safe and comfortable for most candidates. CoolSculpting® can be used on your abdomen, inner thighs, outer thighs, and other smaller areas.
CoolSculpting® removes fat cells from the body permanently and can have long-lasting results with proper care and maintenance.
In order to maximize the results of CoolSculpting®, you can choose to treat multiple areas in the same appointment. CoolSculpting® is unique since it does not only reduce the volume of fat cells, but eliminates them entirely in a process called apoptosis. This means that fat cells are removed from the body permanently and the treatment can have long-lasting results with proper care and maintenance.
Am I a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting®?
To experience the most effective results, you should be in good health and committed to a diet and exercise plan prior to undergoing CoolSculpting® treatment. In some cases, liposuction may be a more appropriate procedure for you to achieve your desired results. During an initial consultation, Dr. Zavell can help you assess your overall health and decide whether CoolSculpting® alone will help you treat your specific areas of concern. If you decide that CoolSculpting® is the appropriate procedure for you, Dr. Zavell will create your customized treatment plan.
CoolSculpting® vs. Liposuction
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that requires anesthesia and careful recovery. The process of liposuction requires incisions, while CoolSculpting® does not. Patients who choose liposuction usually only require a single treatment to see dramatic results. Meanwhile, CoolSculpting® patients may require a few sessions spread out over the course of several weeks to help them achieve their desired results.
Benefits of CoolSculpting®
Patients, both men and women, can experience a variety of benefits due to the non-invasive body contouring technology behind CoolSculpting®:
- No downtime: CoolSculpting® is non-invasive and the recovery is immediate, meaning you can resume your normal routine and activities immediately following treatment.
- No pain: Although patients do not experience pain during liposuction, they may experience tenderness and swelling during recovery. Most patients who undergo CoolSculpting® only experience an intense cold sensation that fades over the course of the treatment as the treatment area grows numb.
- No scarring: While surgical fat removal techniques require incisions and stitches, CoolSculpting® is entirely non-invasive.
Effective and Long-lasting Results
It is important that patients undergoing CoolSculpting® maintain realistic expectations. CoolSculpting® works over the course of several weeks, and results will not be instantly apparent. It may take several weeks to notice small changes, and four to six months to achieve the final results of the procedure.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you are interested in a nonsurgical body fat reduction method, Dr. Zavell can help you determine whether CoolSculpting® is right for you. To schedule your consultation, call (419) 534-6551 or contact us online.