CoolSculpting™ is a gentle, non-invasive alternative to liposuction that offers fat reduction without surgery. It reduces stubborn areas of fat comfortably, with no scars and no downtime. The results are permanent as long as a healthy lifestyle is maintained.
The process, called cryolipolysis, is a controlled cooling technology that targets and destroys layers of fat cells in the body without harming surrounding tissues. The body’s natural response is to metabolize and eliminate the treated fat cells. This natural and effective treatment works best on small areas of fat that do not warrant a surgical procedure.
CoolSculpting’s unique technology is FDA-cleared, safe and effective. Coolsculpting is designed for individuals who are healthy and fit, but who want to eliminate fat in areas of their body that have not responded well to diet or exercise. It is not a substitute for weight loss or liposuction, nor does it address problems with obesity.
A 1 hour treatment crystallizes fat cells in targeted areas, which the body will break down and naturally eliminate over the next 2 – 4 months. Since CoolSculpting is non-invasive, there is no risk of infection, complications from anesthesia, or other side effects associated with surgery. Patients can read, work on their laptops, and relax during their treatment.
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The first step is to meet with Dr. Sabry to discuss your goals, and determine if Coolsculpting is the best option for you. He will do a complete medical history and physical exam, take measurements and photographs, record your weight and discuss realistic expectations. If CoolSculpting is the best option to achieve your desired outcome, you and Dr. Sabry will decide on a unique treatment plan that addresses your goals and priorities safely and effectively.
Your Coolsculpting treatment specialist will begin by mapping the exact areas you want treated. Then one or two applicators are placed on the treatment site. Using light suction the applicators will pull the skin up gently into the applicator. A deep cool and mild pulling sensation will occur as the procedure begins. It will only last a few minutes before the area becomes numb. The applicator(s) stay in place for one hour. Each CoolSculpting treatment targets one area per hour, so if you are planning to do multiple areas you will need additional time.
While undergoing Coolsculpting patients can relax enough to chat on the phone, surf the Internet, or even take a nap. Patients experience a 20-27% reduction of fat in the treatment area and significant improvement in the shape of the body.
Coolsculpting can be repeated after two to four months, resulting in an additional 20% reduction of the fat layer. Coolsculpting results are long-term, as treated fat cells are gone for good.
Coolsculpting is so non-invasive that most patients resume their normal routine, even exercise, the very same day as treatment, without any downtime.
Temporary side effects have been minor and temporary and may include redness, minor bruising, cramping, tingling or numbness in the treatment area. Itching and tenderness are not uncommon, but will also resolve quickly.