Stubborn fat can be removed permanently and non-surgically with CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved non-invasive procedure that uses the power of cooling to disrupt fat cells underneath the dermis. The key to this process is called cryolipolysis.
The idea that cold can target fat cells without damaging the skin or the surrounding tissues was the insight behind cryolipolysis, the scientific concept on which the CoolSculpting procedure is based.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
With each session, there is a decrease in the number of fat cells in the treatment area, usually about a 20% reduction in the number of fat cells in the area treated. CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss plan, and patients are encouraged to maintain a healthy diet and exercise program even after undergoing CoolSculpting.
The CoolSculpting Treatment Process
You will feel intense pulling and cold during the first five to seven minutes of the procedure, but once the area becomes numb, you will be comfortable enough to watch Netflix (we have an amazing big screen TV for you!), read a book, spend time on your phone, and even nap.
Once treatment is completed, a two-minute massage of the treated area will be performed and this can be uncomfortable. However, once the treated area has rewarmed, you will be able to return to your normal activities with no restrictions, other than avoiding NSAID medications for two weeks.
Results After the Procedure
Since the fat cells are eliminated rather than shrunk, there is no chance of them growing back or regaining their former size. Because of this, your results will be long-lasting.