CoolSculpting® is a proven, non-surgical technology for fat reduction. It uses cryolipolysis, a form of fat freezing, to remove fat in the targeted area.
This non-invasive treatment breaks down even the most stubborn fat deposits in your body. Since fat cells are more affected by cold, Coolsculpting treatment does not affect surrounding tissues such as your skin. CoolSculpting is FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved.
How Does Coolsculpting Treatment Work?
First, your practitioner will take a before photograph. This is to let you document the improvements of body sculpting. Next, your practitioner will apply a gel pad. The gel pad creates a barrier between the applicator and your skin. The procedure is non-invasive and requires no down time.
The applicator uses a vacuum device to secure the skin above the fatty tissue deposit. Then, the applicator freezes the fat cells. Patients can feel an intense cold in the concentrated place of the applicator that numbs after a few minutes of treatment. Though we all have our own sensitivities, most patients do not report pain. Many like to read or watch television during the procedure.
The length of the Coolsculpting procedure will depend on the size of the targeted area. A CoolSculpting procedure should take a minimum of 35-75 minutes. On average, allow 1-3 hours for each procedure. Following the procedure, the practitioner removes the applicator and the gel pad. The practitioner will massage the area for two minutes to further aid in the breaking down of fat deposits.
Since there is no tissue damage, there is no recovery time following. Go back to work or otherwise continue on with your day. Patients experience various sensations following the treatment, including soreness like a heavy workout. Others note some stinging, mild discoloration, or swelling. Others say they felt itchiness or firmness around the site following the procedure.
The body eliminates fat cells slowly. In the 4-6 months following the procedure, expect the fat around the area to be reduced by 20-25%. Patients should expect to have a minimum of two treatments to reach their body contouring goals.
Coolsculpting Benefits For Men And Women
This popular treatment gets rid of stubborn fat for good. If you are in good shape and are eating right, but there are deposits in your body you can’t get rid of, Coolsculpting is a good option for you.
Both men and women enjoy the benefits of reducing fatty deposits. These can be under the jawline, under the chin, the upper arms, back fat, the flank area (love handles), abdomen, thighs, and under the buttocks (banana roll).
Coolsculpting for Women
Women focus on procedures for their thighs, upper arms, chins, and abdomen. Coolsculpting inner thighs gives your legs a more youthful appeal. Coolsculpting thighs also offer the added benefit of shapely, beach-ready knees.
Upper arms, armpits, and around the bra strap are areas where most women choose not to have surgery. This is because of possible scarring. PSSC can address these problem areas and reduce stubborn fat. Even without surgery, women can enjoy a defined jawline and lose inches from their lower abdomen.
Coolsculpting for Men
Coolsculpting can also reduce that dreaded double chin men can have and create a strong masculine jawline. Male breasts can be a source of embarrassment for men. Not only can Coolsculpting reduce the appearance of male breasts, but it can also shape and tone the whole torso area.
Coolsculpting Before and After
These before and after shots are indicative of the surprising results of Coolsculpting:
This man experienced a significant reduction in the appearance of love handles around the abdomen. Coolsculpting also gave him a smoother and stronger looking back.
This woman reduced the stubborn fat under her chin and melted away years along with the fat.
These amazing examples illustrate how effective Coolsculpting can be. And the Coolsculpting price is a fraction of invasive surgical procedures. For more ‘Before and Afters,’ visit our coolsculpting page.
How To Maintain Coolsculpting Results
Coolsculpting is not a weight loss procedure. It is recommended that patients continue with their regular diet and exercise regimes. Work out, drink lots of water, and eat a healthy diet. Good advice all around.
Massage the area in a circular motion to assist in the breaking down of fat and to reduce any discomfort. Consider avoiding anti-inflammatory drugs. Your body’s normal inflammatory response helps get rid of unwanted fat cells. Avoid Advil and Aleve. Opt for Tylenol instead.
You will likely need a follow-up treatment in 6-8 weeks. As the fat disappears, consider skin tightening treatments like Fractora to augment the look of the new you.
Coolsculpting Near Me
If you are healthy, eat right, and still struggle with problem areas of fat, it’s time to consider Coolsculpting. Contact us today for a consultation. We are proudly servicing the GTA.