CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical method for losing those annoying bumps and bulges of stubborn fat. This revolutionary technology targets and cools unwanted fat cells in the selected area to induce a noticeable, natural-looking reduction in fat. Unlike other traditional methods of fat reduction, CoolSculpting involves no needles, surgery, or downtime. The procedure is so relaxing that our patients often spend the procedure time reading or working on their laptops.
While it is important to follow a regular exercise regimen and a healthy diet, it is not always possible to get rid of stubborn fat pockets in certain areas of the body, such as the love handles, abdomen, and thighs. CoolSculpting offers an effective solution for unwanted fat, without having to undergo surgery or a lengthy downtime.
Some of the most exciting advances in aesthetic medicine are in the area of body contouring and fat reduction. While you may not be able to “spot treat” certain areas of the body with a regular gym routine, there are now non-surgical treatments that eliminate stubborn fat.
Advanced Non-Invasive Fat Removal
Traditional methods of removing fat involve surgical procedures, such as liposuction, buttocks lifts, and tummy tucks. Fortunately, the latest advances in technology have produced new, minimally invasive techniques that involve less risk and downtime.
Developed by Harvard scientists, CoolSculpting is a unique, FDA-cleared, patented procedure that uses a targeted cooling process that kills the fat cells underneath the skin, literally freezing them to the point of elimination. Only the fat cells are frozen while the skin cells remain healthy. No knives. No suction hoses. No needles. No scars. Once crystallized, the fat cells painlessly die and are naturally eliminated from your body.
Am I a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?
It is important to note that CoolSculpting is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese and is not a substitute for surgical methods such as liposuction. Good candidates have noticeable fat bulges in certain areas that have not responded to diet and exercise. Your doctor will determine if CoolSculpting is right for you during a one-on-one consultation.
What to Expect During the Treatment
Following a consultation at Gold Skin Care Center to understand your goals and expectations, our aesthetician will prepare you for the CoolSculpting treatment. The CoolSculpting device will be positioned on your body to target the stubborn fat on your midsection or other areas of your body. The device will then draw the bulge up between two cooling panels. The sensation is a firm pull and pressure – enough of a pull to ensure the selected tissue will be cooled most efficiently. As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates.
Many people read, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment.
An hour or so later, depending on your needs, the treatment is completed and you can return to your normal daily routine. There is no downtime necessary.
How Long is Each Treatment?
During your consultation, your doctor will discuss how much time should be allotted based on your individual treatment plan. A typical treatment can last between one and three hours. For optimal results, it is recommended that patients undergo three or more sessions on each target area.
No Downtime Necessary
Yes, you can. The CoolSculpting body contouring procedure is completely non-surgical, so you can return to normal activities immediately. Some patients experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, numbness or discomfort in the treated area but this is temporary and will resolve completely in a matter of hours. Often times, patients return to work after the session is over.
Typically, each CoolSculpting treatment results in a noticeable reduction of fat in the treated area. After the initial treatment is complete, you can attain further reductions with additional treatments, resulting in an additional fat loss. Some patients find that just one treatment fully addresses their goals. We will discuss and design a plan that suits you best.
You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. But your body will still flush out fat cells and continue doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.
Do I need to take special supplements or follow a strict diet and exercise program?
No supplements or pills are required and you do not have to adopt new diet and exercise habits. Many patients feel more motivated to take care of themselves after the CoolSculpting treatment, too.
Start Your Body Contouring Journey Today
Call us today to set up your consultation at Gold Skin Care Center in Nashville, Tennessee. We’ll see if you’re a good candidate for CoolSculpting and work with you to develop a treatment plan. Contact our body contouring specialists today.