CoolSculpting® is a cutting-edge fat removal procedure designed to help patients who have areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise, without the need for surgery or injections. This method, which is effective and FDA-approved, works by using cooling technology to freeze fat cells in a targeted area, which are then broken down by the body in a natural process, creating a smooth contour. CoolSculpting is most effective at removing fat from the abdomen (known as a “muffin top”), flanks (“love handles”) and back area.
The patients best suited for CoolSculpting are those that are in good overall health and close to their ideal weight, with bulges of stubborn fat in problem areas. The procedure is performed in a comfortable setting and usually takes about two hours, depending on the size of the area being treated. Patients are free to resume their daily activities immediately following treatment.
Benefits of CoolSculpting
As a non-invasive procedure, CoolSculpting offers many advantages over traditional methods of fat reduction such as liposuction. There are several ways in which patients benefit from this body contouring technique, including:
- No needles or incisions
- Pain-free procedure
- No anesthesia required
- No downtime following treatment
Many patients who undergo CoolSculpting notice some improvement in as little as three weeks, though optimal fat reduction becomes noticeable one to three months following treatment. As the body breaks down fat cells, results can continue to improve for up to six months. CoolSculpting boasts a high satisfaction rate, with patients enjoying a smoother, natural-looking appearance in the treated area.