CoolSculpting: A Non-surgical Alternative to Body Contouring


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Much like liposuction, CoolSculpting is specially designed for those who have unwanted fat in targeted areas. CoolSculpting is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction that can remove excess fat from problem areas that do not respond to diet and exercise alone. Unlike with weight-loss surgery, the CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight-loss solution. Good candidates for the CoolSculpting procedure have noticeable bulges they’d like to get rid of through non-surgical treatments. The CoolSculpting fat-freezing procedure is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental (under chin) area, thigh, abdomen and flank, along with bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll), and upper arm. It is the only FDA-cleared, non-surgical fat-reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat.

So how does it work? CoolSculpting technology uses precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target and kill fat cells underneath the skin. In the weeks following the procedure, the treated fat cells that were crystallized (frozen) during the CoolSculpting procedure gradually die off naturally and leave the body through the body’s natural elimination process, leaving the patient a more sculpted version of themselves. As this procedure doesn’t simply minimize fat cells, but eliminates them entirely, results are PERMANENT.  The treated fat cells are gone for good. Areas of the body that are untreated will remain unchanged in fat cell distribution. Results begin to show as soon as 4 weeks after treatment. At 2 months the patient will experience the most dramatic results. The body will continue to eliminate fat cells for up to 6 months after the treatment. The results of this procedure are proven, noticeable, and lasting. The Before & After gallery shows what results look like several weeks after the CoolSculpting procedure.

In the initial CoolSculpting consultation, our patients meet with a CoolSculpting Specialist to identify which areas of opportunity on the body they would like to target during treatment. CoolSculpting treatment plans are then individually tailored to each patient’s specific body image goals. Depending on the treatment recommendation, our patient coordinator will provide a quote and provide scheduling options.

On the treatment day, the CoolSculpting Specialist applies a gel pad and applicator to the targeted area. The CoolSculpting applicator then delivers controlled cooling to the targeted fat. As the cooling begins patients typically experience an intense cold that soon dissipates after the first few minutes have passed. In some cases, patients will feel some pulling as suction is applied from the applicator. After the initial 5-10 minutes the targeted area generally goes numb.  To pass the time during their CoolSculpting treatment, many patients will read, watch videos, do work on their laptop, or even take a nap. At the conclusion of the treatment, the area is massaged for 2 to 3 minutes, at which time patients may experience a tingling to the treated area. The CoolSculpting procedure is non-surgical and patients are usually able to return to their normal activities immediately following their appointment. Patients often return to work on the same day as their CoolSculpting treatment is completed.

To schedule your complimentary CoolSculpting consultation call (970) 624-7979.

 

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