It used to be that liposuction was the only type of body contouring procedure that was available to patients. However, times have luckily changed and there’s a new non-invasive, FDA approved procedure that can help get rid of stubborn, unwanted fat: CoolSculpting®
How Does Coolsculpting® Work?
CoolSculpting® technology works by freezing targeted fat cells and killing them. Once the fat cells have been frozen, your body will naturally eliminate them over the process of several months; leaving you with a slimmer looking physique.
Am I a Candidate for Coolsculpting®?
Typically, good candidates for CoolSculpting® are of a healthy weight but just have a few extra pounds of fat that they want to get rid of. Additionally, patients who are good candidates for CoolSculpting® also don’t smoke, aren’t pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant, and are generally healthy. During your initial consultation, your physician will be able to determine whether or not CoolSculpting® is right for you.
What does a Coolsculpting® Treatment Feel Like?
Some patients experience a slight amount of pain or discomfort during the CoolSculpting® procedure itself while other patients don’t. For the most part, patients experience a strong cooling sensation that’s followed by a vacuum feeling.
What Should I Do to Prepare for Treatment?
The good news about CoolSculpting® is that there really isn’t much you have to do to prepare for treatment. On average, we encourage patients to quit smoking several weeks before treatment and to not take any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen for at least 24 hours before the procedure.
What Are the Benefits of Coolsculpting®?
The biggest benefit of CoolSculpting® is that it gives patients real results every time. And, because CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive procedure you won’t have to worry about any sort of surgery or recovery time. Additionally, because CoolSculpting destroys the fat in the body, it permanently gets rid of it.