Ask anyone, and they’ll tell you they’d love to change just one part of their body. It’s usually stubborn fat pockets they’ve been unsuccessful in dieting or exercising away. While we are usually our own worst critics, what if you didn’t have to be? What if you like how you look in the mirror and photos? At Longwood Plastic Surgery, CoolSculpting® is one way we can do that for you.
5 Facts About CoolSculpting®
CoolSculpting® is Non-Surgical
An alternative to liposuction, CoolSculpting® uses cryolipolysis, which freezes fat cells at a higher temperature than other cells. There is no trauma to surrounding tissues, so it’s much faster and safer than liposuction. Once the fat cells are damaged, the body filters them out through the natural metabolic process. No scalpels or anesthesia required.
CoolSculpting® Was Reportedly Discovered by Accident
Researchers at Harvard who were studying the effects of eating popsicles on teething pain in children noticed the subjects were developing dimples in their cheeks. Once the cause of the dimples was discovered as fat cell reduction in the cheeks, the research behind CoolSculpting® was reportedly born.
Patients Often See Up to 25% Fat Loss After One Treatment
In clinical studies, patients measure up to a 25% fat loss after a single treatment. Because CoolSculpting® is engineered for sculpting rather than weight loss, and is not recommended as a treatment for overweight or obesity, this is often enough fat loss for patients to be satisfied with their new silhouette. For those who opt for additional treatments, it only takes 1-2 more to reach optimal results.
CoolSculpting® Requires Very Little Downtime
The procedure itself is relatively quick depending on the target area being treated. Patients can be in and out of the LPS offices in under an hour. While the treatment itself can begin with some tingling, pinching, and deep cold sensations when the handpieces are placed on the target area, you’ll quickly become numb. Most patients tolerate the treatment well, with some even napping during the procedure. Aftereffects may include some redness, swelling, blanched skin, bruising, and firmness, which typically subside within a few hours. You’re immediately free to resume your regular schedule.
CoolSculpting® Results Take Time to Become Visible
The body’s metabolic process doesn’t happen overnight; it takes time to filter away dead fat cells. The results become noticeable 3-4 weeks following your treatment, and they’ll continue to improve over the next 6 months. When they do, they’re worth it. The fat cells remaining shift to fill in the gaps left by the filtered cells, so your treatment area is smooth, with no dimpling or uneven pockets of fat left behind. You’ll be slimmer with a sleeker profile than ever before.
Am I a Good Candidate?
CoolSculpting® is not approved for significant weight loss, so ideal patients are those within 30 pounds of their goal weight who have stubborn fat they’ve been unsuccessful in reducing. CoolSculpting® slims and tones away those last few bulges. If this sounds appealing, get started with a consultation at Longwood Plastic Surgery.
Why Choose Longwood Plastic Surgery?
We have over 40 years of combined experience with aesthetic procedures, and our board-certified physicians have been recently named Top Docs in Boston for 2020. Our practice is built on a foundation of individualized care, and we’re committed to top-notch patient care every step of your aesthetic journey.
Take the Next Step
Interested in learning about CoolSculpting®? Schedule your consultation with Longwood Plastic Surgery today by calling our Brookline office at (617) 383-6250. We serve the Brookline and Greater Boston area with distinction.