Freezing the fat to nothingness

CoolSculpting is an FDA cleared procedure that freezes the fat through non-surgical treatments by the use of controlled cooling to destroy the fat that is difficult to remove through normal dieting and exercise that would take extensive amounts of time and effort to get rid of at least one pound of fat. Controlled cooling is used to precisely target  the fat cells that is located underneath the skin without affecting the surface of the skin. The fat cells that are affected will then become crystallized and then die off. Over time your body will naturally process the fat and get rid of the dead cells, resulting in a more slimmer body.

The best thing about this method? No surgery, anesthesia or downtime is required to perform this procedure.

 
 

Questionnaire

Who is a good candidate?

All men and women who have squeezable fat in lower abdomen, upper abdomen, flank areas, thighs, and inner arms.

What does it feel like?

During your treatment, a gel pad and applicator are applied to the targeted area. Applicators that use vacuum will draw the tissue into the applicator cup. You may feel pulling, tugging, and mild pinching. Controlled cooling is then delivered to the targeted fat so you may feel intense cold but this sensation typically subsides within 10 minutes as the area becomes numb. Many people read, check email or even take a nap during their sessions. Afterwards, patients are usually able to return to normal activities.

Where does the fat go?

Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), the body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they're gone for good.

Does it really work? When will I see results?

Indeed! The CoolSculpting procedure has a 95% patient satisfaction rate. Your provider will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. While some patients may see results as early as 3 weeks after their session, most dramatic results are usually seen 1-3 months after treatment.

How long does it take?

1 hour per each cycle. 1 applicator is equal to 1 cycle. Lower abdomen below umbilicus is needed to have 2 cycles or more if needs further.

How many times do I need the treatment?

It varies depending on your needs. If you wish to reduce the size of clothes, you may need less treatment. If you wish to sculpt more, you may need more treatment. Usually 1 treatment reduce 20-25% of fat. The effect of the treatment varies depending on individuals.

What are the side effects?

You may experience very mild swelling, redness, and warmth on the treated area, but it resolves in few days. You may also feel numbness, and it resolves in 3-4 weeks spontaneously. Sometimes people (10-15%) experience late-onset pain, and you can take pain medication (Gabapentin) for few days.

What happens if I gain weight down the road?

Many people, after seeing the results from their CoolSculpting procedure, take even better care of themselves. However, if you do gain weight, you may gain it evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas. It is important that you set up a plan to better maintain your weight before scheduling the procedure and to follow it after the procedure.

 

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CoolSculpting Procedure

 

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