How does CoolSculpting® work?

CoolSculpting® works by the process of cryolipolysis, which is the controlled, targeted freezing of fat cells. The cooling process is able to terminally damage our fat cells, and only the fat cells, while leaving all the surrounding tissue completely unharmed. The damaged cells signal to the body that they are no longer functional, and through a natural process our body clears away the fat cells never to return.

Am I a good candidate for CoolSculpting®?

The best candidates for CoolSculpting® are patients with stubborn, pronounced pockets of fat that seem resistant to diet and exercise. The ideal patients are males and females who are anywhere from 5-15 pounds of their desired weight, but anyone with pinch-able, pull-able fat that will fit into an applicator is a candidate for the procedure.

What are my treatment options?

The FDA has cleared CoolSculpting® on the abdomen(spare tire/belly fat), flanks(muffin top), inner and outer tights(banana roll), and submental area(double chin). But, CoolSculpting® will harmlessly work in just about any area where there is enough tissue to fill an applicator sufficiently and unwanted fat. Cool Sculpting® has been successfully used on: Upper and Lower back’s, Knees, Arms, Cavs

What can I expect during my CoolSculpting® treatment?

Patients will come in for a complementary, full body consultation. We will work together to create a treatment plan, to target most susceptible and effective areas to achieve the most desirable results.
Patients will then return for their treatments which can last anywhere from 35-60 minutes per area. Expect to have a minimum of 2 areas per visit. During treatment, patients can expect slight discomfort as the freezing process begins. Once the area is numb, the treatment is virtually painless. Patients can watch Netflix, listen to music, or read with few distractions.
There is no downtime with CoolSculpting, and patients can return to normal activity the same day of their procedure.

What can I expect from my results?

Patients can expect to see up to a 25% reduction of fat in the treated area per cycle. It is not untypical to do 2-3 treatments on an area to see truly transformational results. Patients can start seeing results in as little as 3 weeks and best results are in 1-3 months. Once the unwanted fat is removed from an area, it does not come back, so the results are sustainable.

Why is CoolSculpting® such a good option?

CoolSculpting® is a great fit for patients who are looking for a non invasive option for removing fat that are resistant to edit and exercise. Our patients love the fact that there is no recovery time, no needles, and little discomfort during and after the procedure. CoolSculpting is not a weight loss option, but will improve the way you look, the way your cloths fit, and the contours and shape of your figure.

This 43 year old patient is seen 3 months after 2 cycles of Coolsculpting to her upper arms. Coolsculpting offers less dramatic, less rapid fat removal than liposuction, but has the tremendous advantages of no recovery downtime or risk of scar and injury. Some patients are very pleased with a subtle improvement after one or two treatments and some patients undergo additional cycles for a more dramatic result. As with liposuction, it is very important to monitor your weight. Weight gain will limit effectiveness and can result in unnatural contours.

This 43 year old is seen 3 months after 4 cycles of Coolsculpting. This patient is a terrific example of how simply maintaining your weight combined with a very focused area of Coolsculpting can transform your appearance to highlight pre-existing fitness and good health.