- About Coolsculpting
- What can I expect
- Who is a good candidate?
- Safety / Side effects
- After treatment instructions
The new, non-invasive way to reduce fat.
Exciting news for men and women dealing with diet and exercise resistant fat bulges. If you're struggling to lose a muffin top or love handles, Coolsculpting by ZELTIQ is the answer. There's no knife, no suction hoses and no needles. CoolSculpting is a breakthrough, non-invasive technology that freezes away stubborn fat. Developed by Harvard scientists, Coolsculpting gently targets and cools unwanted fat cells in the selected area to induce a noticeable, natural-looking reduction in fat bulges.
Each Coolsculpting procedure results in an average 20% reduction of fat in the treated area. If your treatment plan calls for a second procedure, an additional 20% reduction can be experienced. Final losses may be more or less, depending on the patient. The results are permanent as long as you maintain your weight with normal diet and exercise.
Unlike most other methods of fat reduction, CoolSculpting involves no needles, surgery, or downtime. Patients often spend the 1-2 hours of procedure time reading, working on their laptops, or simply relaxing.
Results can be seen in as soon as three weeks following treatment, with the best results occurring over the next 2-4 months.
Coolsculpting treatment areas include:
- Love handles
- Man boobs
- Non-invasive, no needles or surgery
- Virtually pain free
- Quick results in as little as 3 weeks with results improving over then next 4 months
- Permanently removes fat cells
- No down time
First we select the area(s) to be treated. For instance, if the patient's goal is to reduce their love handles, the Coolsculpting handpiece will be positioned on the patient's side. The handpiece then draws the bulge up between two cooling panels. The sensation is a firm tug and pull – enough of a pull to ensure the selected tissue will be cooled most efficiently. As the panels go to work in the first few minutes, the patient feels a sensation of intense cold. This soon dissipates. The patient is seated comfortably or lying down during the 1-2 hour procedure. Many people spend this time reading, working on their laptop, or simply relaxing.
CoolSculpting is completely non-invasive so you can return to normal activities immediately. You may experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, or numbness in the treated area, but this is temporary. you may start to see changes as quickly as 3 weeks after your treatment, but you will experience the most dramatic results after 2 months. But your body will still be slowly digesting these fat cells and will continue doing so for up to 4 months, improving your results.
Ideal Coolsculpting candidate:
- Is within 10-15 pounds of their desired weight
- Has a problem area(s) that's resistant to diet and exercise
- Wants to permanently remove fat cells
- Will resume a healthy liftstyle after the procedure
Coolsculpting is FDA approved and very safe. There are no needles, surgery or downtime. There are no adverse side effects aside from mild redness, bruising, tingling or numbness following the procedure. This is temporary and does not require excessive down time.
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure and there is no recovery time. The treated area may be firm or feel stiff immediately after the procedure. This is normal and dissipates within minutes. The treated area may be red for 20 minutes after the Coolsculpting handpiec is removed. The vacuum action may cause bruising, numbness or tingling but this typically dissipates within 2-3 weeks. You may resume normal activities immediately following the Coolsculpting procedure.