What is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive fat reduction treatment that removes 20-25% of fat on your body, and it is approved by the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration).
It uses cryolipolysis (fat freezing) technology to freeze undesirable fat cells and remove them from the body. Fat cells that have frozen and crystallized are then normally passed out from the body.
CoolSculpting® allows doctors to do spot reduction and body sculpting with a level of precision that is impossible to achieve with any other method of spot toning. The results are natural and there is no downtime for this treatment.
How Does CoolSculpting® work?
CoolSculpting® requires no needles or surgical incisions. A gel pad and non-invasive applicator are placed on the skin surface during the process to offer precision-controlled cooling to target and destroy fat cells in specific parts of the body.
In the first few minutes, the applicator will gently bring the bulge up between two cooling panels, and the sensation will be a firm pull with an intense chill.
Fat cells that have been treated are crystallized (frozen), then slowly die off and leave the body through the body’s natural elimination process.
Hence, the results are long-term. The distribution of fat cells in untreated areas will remain unchanged.
Unlike usual fat-reduction procedures such as liposuction, CoolSculpting® is completely non-invasive and requires little to no downtime. It is very effective since the frozen fat cells will leave our through it’s natural elimination process.
With just one CoolSculpting® treatment, you can expect to see about 20%- 25% reduction in fat.
CoolSculpting® is an ideal treatment on the following areas:
Each treatment takes between 35 to 75 mins, depending on the areas that are being treated.
Most patients can see some results about 2 weeks after treatment, but the fat cells will continue to be flushed out over the next 3 months. When CoolSculpting® is combined with a balanced diet and an active lifestyle, the best results are achieved.
While each CoolSculpting treatment eliminates about 20-25% of fat cells in the targeted area, the procedure can be repeated if necessary to attain the desired result.
The CoolSculpting® technique, as the name implies, can be a little chilly. To freeze the targeted fat, controlled cooling is delivered via an applicator. Though you may feel quite cold at first, the sensation normally fades as the area numbs. You may feel some pulling, tugging, and/or light pinching since most applicators use a suction to draw fatty tissue into the applicator cup.
CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical procedure with minimal downtime. Most of our patients can resume their usual activities immediately after their CoolSculpting® treatment. This may differ among individuals and depends on the treatment area as well.
There are no known side effects though after the procedure there may be some redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, tenderness, aching, itching, skin sensitivity or numbness. Numbness may persist for up to several weeks. A sensation of fullness in the back of the throat may occur after submental treatment.