CoolSculpting is a non-surgical body contouring treatment that freezes away stubborn fat. The science behind this procedure was developed when doctors and scientists realized children were developing dimples from frequently eating popsicles. The suction and freezing combination that occurred while eating frozen treats resulted in dimples due to the loss of fat in children’s cheeks.
Coolsculpting is currently the only FDA approved non-surgical method of fat reduction. The technology freezes adipose tissue (a.k.a. fat cells) to 4○ Celsius, causing crystallization and demise of the cells. This is called Cryolipolysis. Over a period of 3-6 months the body will rid itself of the treated cells and each of those areas will appreciate anywhere from 20-40 fat loss. The surrounding (non-fat) cells are not damaged, there is no downtime and the expense is minimal. Although treatments can be repeated in the selected areas, we do not recommend more than two; If you need two-plus treatments per area, liposuction is more time and cost effective. Some of our patients ask if CoolSculpting will also shrink drooping skin, I let them know you can get some skin retraction but it doesn’t truly address saggy skin as much as one would like. It affects the fat cells underneath, not the skin around your belly, neck or area in question.
I have tried CoolSculpting myself and among the obvious curve appealing benefits, it only took 1 hour and was painless. The specialist discussed the areas I was interested in minimizing and freezing, set me up with the device, massaged the area to promote cell demise and better results – all while I was relaxing, reading an issue of Golf Digest! The next day I went to the gym the with no problems or discomfort and I can happily say I had great results in about 60 days.
CoolSculpting has been pretty popular in the past few years… the technology is newer, the results are real, and it’s fairly inconspicuous because the fat cells secrete through your body overtime. When someone says “You look great lately! What have you been doing!?”, you get to choose who knows how and why because it’s so discreet! People rave about it because this procedure has honestly helped over a million men and women feel more comfortable in front of the mirror!!
Authored by William A. Stefani, M.D.