When diet and exercise aren’t enough to get rid of those stubborn fat pockets, CoolSculpting® may able to bring you the results you desire. CoolSculpting is a clinically proven, nonsurgical body contouring treatment that freezes fat cells to sculpt a new physique.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Kolder and our Aesthetic Nurse Specialists are proud to offer this breakthrough technology to our patients at the Pacifica Center for Plastic Surgery.
To find out if CoolSculpting is right for you, contact us online or call us today at 805-484-2855 to schedule your free CoolSculpting consultation.
The CoolSculpting Procedure
Although CoolSculpting is not intended as a weight loss tool, it can help address stubborn, unwanted fat. CoolSculpting has been FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges just about anywhere on the body including:
- Under the chin and jawline areas
- Upper arms
- Abdomen and flank
- Along with bra ling
- Underneath the buttocks
CoolSculpting uses a cooling technique known as cryolipolysis to non-invasively freeze and remove fat cells. As the fat cells shrink and die, they are naturally metabolized by your body for 2 to 3 months after treatment. During that time, you should continue to see positive changes to your treated area.
CoolSculpting is a convenient outpatient procedure that requires no anesthesia or downtime. Unlike many fat reduction procedures, CoolSculpting does not cause interruptions in your daily routine.
During the procedure, you may initially experience some pulling and tugging at the treatment site. However, as the CoolSculpting device continues to cool the area, you should feel relatively numb soon after. Depending on the size of the area being treated, your CoolSculpting treatment can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour to complete.
After your treatment, the results will last for a long duration of time, as long as you keep up a healthy lifestyle. Depending on your specific goals, you may benefit from multiple treatments, which can be discussed during your initial consultation.
While there are no inherent risks with CoolSculpting, you may experience some temporary side effects including mild redness, bruising, numbness, soreness/tenderness, tingling and itching. You should be able to continue your normal routine shortly after your CoolSculpting procedure is complete. Many patients choose to have their CoolSculpting treatments performed during their lunch break and then get back to work right after.
CoolSculpting can help you lose up to 25 percent of stubborn fat in the treated area. You should notice your body change over time as fat cells are gradually eliminated through the cryolipolysis process.
With a customized series of treatments, you could lose up to a few inches off your waistline and feel more confident and comfortable in all your clothes.
Once the fat cells are eliminated, they will not come back. However, it is possible for new cells to grow and surrounding fat cells to increase in size. That is why it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle so that you may continue to enjoy long-lasting results.
CoolSculpting Next Steps
CoolSculpting may be the non-invasive procedure you have been looking for to reduce those areas where it seems impossible for you to lose fat!
Contact Pacifica Center for Plastic Surgery to schedule a cosmetic consultation and find out if this procedure is right for you. To schedule your free CoolSculpting consultation, call 805-484-2855.