Freeze Away Unwanted Fat Cells with CoolSculpting
It comes down to a science. Fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than surrounding tissues and with our CoolSculpting technology we can safely deliver precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. The treated fat cells crystallize (frozen), and then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you. CoolSculpting results are long-term because those fat cells, and that fat bulge, Bye Bye stubborn fat cells! Be gone!!
With CoolSculpting technology it’s easy to sit back, relax and say goodbye to stubborn fat. After we select the area(s) to be treated, the device is positioned on your body and controlled cooling is applied. During your procedure, you may choose to read, check your email, or even take a nap.
The CoolSculpting fat-freezing procedure is completely non-surgical, so you can typically return to work and normal activities immediately.
Am I a Candidate?
The CoolSculpting procedure is designed for people who want to eliminate fat bulges in specific areas. The CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight loss solution (unlike weight loss surgery, such as gastric bypass). People who choose CoolSculpting often want a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Good candidates for the CoolSculpting procedure have noticeable fat bulges in certain areas.
How long is each session? How many sessions will I need?
During your 1:1 consultation, you and your provider will come up with an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your CoolSculpting session will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. Please note that additional sessions may need to be scheduled in order to meet your goals.
What does it feel like?
As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptops, or even take a nap during their treatment. Yay naps!
Do I need to take special supplements or follow a strict diet and exercise program?
No supplements or pills are required and you do not have to adopt new diet or exercise habits. Many patients feel more motivated to take care of themselves after their CoolSculpting treatment. It is as if they get a second lease on their body and want to start anew again by taking even better care of themselves.
What happens if I gain weight down the road?
If you do gain weight, you may gain it evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas.
Are there any side effects?
During the procedure you may experience deep pulling, tugging, pinching, numbness or discomfort. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, and pain. Rare side effects may also occur but your provider will go over everything in full detail at your consultation. The CoolSculpting procedure is not for everyone and you should not have the CoolSculpting procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. Please also note that the CoolSculpting procedure is not a treatment for obesity. As with any medical procedure, ask us if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you. Results and patient experience may vary.
So, what really is “non-invasive fat reduction”?
Non-invasive fat reduction melts away your body fat without making an incision in your skin. For people experiencing a dreaded plateau in their battle with weight loss or aggressive exercise plans, these procedures can act as a life-turner. Non-surgical body-sculpting (fat reduction) technologies offer:
- Minimally invasive
(no incisions or aesthetics needed)
- Short procedure time, with minimal downtime
- The best aesthetic results compared with the side effects and recovery period
- Permanent results
(if one adopts a healthy lifestyle after the procedure)
(compared to surgical procedures like liposuction)
- Minimal side effects
- FDA approved
Non-invasive fat elimination is the treatment of choice for people who have failed to get rid of stubborn areas of body fat, despite strict dieting and hard training, and even for people who have not achieved their desired results from surgical procedures. Genetics does play a role where different people retain their unwelcome “fat pockets” and often find their parents and grandparents retained these “fat pockets” in the same areas.
The ASAPS (American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) data on emerging aesthetics trends clearly reflects the recent hype of non-invasive fat elimination and body sculpting.
Remember these procedures are not an alternative to a healthy lifestyle, it just gives you the push to jumpstart the motivation to maintain healthy habits. These procedures are not for anyone who wants to lose weight, in fact, these procedures rarely result in any weight loss. If weight loss is your goal, you should participate in a physician-directed medically supervised weight loss program, which we offer at aNu Aesthetics™ and Optimal Wellness with Dr. Watkins.
As well, none of these devices rival the results of surgical intervention. It is important to understand what this equipment can and cannot do. Most people will have better results with a tummy tuck/liposuction combination than with any of these devices. However, most patients also don’t want the downtime, surgical scars, and having to wait months to see their final results which are associated with these surgeries. Non-invasive fat elimination procedures are really meant for patients who don’t want to go under the knife and are happy with a one-inch reduction of the circumference of their abdomen. Often patients just want their clothes to fit better, and dropping a size or two is all they want. Many are of a healthy weight, and no amount of exercise is ridding them of their problem area.
Through these procedures, one can accomplish similar results without the risks of surgery.
One can avoid:
- Anesthesia and its complications
- Risk of fat embolism
- Bleeding problems
- The extended post-op recovery phase
- Post-op infection risk
- Extensive post-op medications
- In addition, some fat-burning procedures also provide a certain degree of skin tightening, to protect from the aftereffects of lipolysis (i.e. saggy body areas).
When will I see the results?
The body removes damaged fat cells gradually, but most patients begin to see visible results at about 4 weeks and optimal results at about 12 weeks. Once the fat is zapped, a patient cannot just go back to eating and drinking all that bad stuff! We take baseline measurements (weight and body measurements), and photos of every patient before and 9 to 12 weeks after the procedure.
Are you ready to love every view of you?
The sooner you set up your consultation, the sooner you’ll see results in the mirror. Contact us today to find out if CoolSculpting is right for you. We will develop a customized CoolSculpting treatment plan that addresses your problem areas. Additional sessions may further enhance your results. Your individualized treatment plan will be tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget. Book your consult today with one of our trained staff.