CoolSculpting™ is a non-invasive procedure to gently and effectively reduce fat in targeted areas of the body. The result is a noticeable, natural-looking fat reduction in the treated areas, such as abdominal fat, love handles (flanks), double chin, saddle bags (bulky thighs) and/or back fat. To perform the CoolSculpting™ procedure, an applicator is attached to the desired area for fat reduction, and extracts energy (cooling) from the underlying fat tissue without damage to other tissues. When fat cells are exposed to precise cooling, a natural process of cell removal is triggered. The fat cells in the treated area are gradually eliminated through the body’s normal metabolic processes.
Because the procedure is non-invasive and targets only unwanted fat cells, there is no recovery time after the procedure. The result is a gradual reduction and smoothing of fat bulges that is apparent in most patients in two to four months.
The procedure is completely non-invasive, which allows return to normal activities such as work or exercise on the same day as treatment. Redness may appear in the treated area, which may last from a few minutes to a few hours. Some localized bruising may occur, which clears within a few weeks. Many patients experience a temporary dulling of sensation in the treated area lasting one to eight weeks.
The ideal candidate for the CoolSculpting™ procedure is seeking to decrease specific areas of fat, such as abdominal fat, love handles (flanks), double chin, saddle bags (bulky thighs) and/or back fat areas, where you can grab hold of a roll. The procedure is not intended for weight loss or obesity; nor is it a substitute for liposuction procedures that remove a large volume of fat. A good candidate should be relatively fit and have modest-size fat bulges in areas that are not easily reduced through diet or exercise.
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