CoolSculpting™ utilizes Cryolipolysis™, an advanced patented technology with the ZELTIQ system. There are other non-invasive techniques for getting rid of fat, but CoolSculpting is different because its fat freeze system chooses fat cells to target and eliminate, leaving other tissue intact. This process is gentle and gradual.
CoolSculpting™ is an excellent option for individuals with difficult to remove fat bulges. Freezing fat is an excellent technique for stomach fat loss, love handles, tummy pouches, and specific localized areas of fat on the abdomen or back. It is not an alternative to exercise, or procedures such as gastric stapling (weight loss) or liposuction (large volumes of fat reduction). Most importantly, this treatment to get rid of fat does not replace a healthy diet and regular exercise.
Assessing overall suitability for CoolSculpting
Assessing for appropriate treatment sites for fat freeze
Assessing and discussing expectations of treatment
Discussion of what to expect during the treatment process
Discussion of number of treatments likely to be required to get rid of fat
Marking out treatment sites with marker
A gel pad is applied carefully to the skin to protect the skin surface
An applicator cup uses a vacuum to gently pull the area where the fat is to be removed between the cooling panels.
Once the tissue is satisfactorily clamped within the cooling panels, fat freeze is commenced. This sensation can be uncomfortable for a few minutes before numbing out.
Patients typically sit or lie down during the procedure, depending upon the area being treated; they can read, work on a laptop/ iPad, or simply relax and listen to music during the procedure
As the procedure is non-invasive, there is minimal recovery time after the procedure. Patients can return to work the same day, and can generally return to exercising the following day after the fat freeze procedure.
Redness and tingling will affect the treatment site, lasting a few minutes to a few hours. Some localized bruising may occur, which clears within a few weeks. Many patients experience a temporary dulling of sensation in the treated area lasting one to eight weeks. Fat cells damaged through the treatment are gradually removed from the body through the body's normal metabolic elimination processes. The result is a gradual reduction and smoothing of fat bulges over 2 to 3 months. This is a wonderful treatment for stubborn pockets of fat like the inner thighs, stomach, etc. Among our most common requests with this procedure is stomach fat loss.
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