How Does CoolSculpting® Work?
CoolSculpting® is the innovation that body sculpting has been waiting for. Scientists have discovered that fat cells freeze at a temperature higher than that of surrounding tissues. By reducing the temperature of your unwanted fat cells to around 53°, Longwood Plastic Surgery certified practitioners can decrease those stubborn pockets of fat that targeted exercise, weightlifting, and eating healthy can’t seem to touch. The membrane of the fat cells is damaged, causing cellular death, and the body absorbs the remnants and filters them out through the normal metabolic process. The CoolSculpting® system has built in safeguards to regulate the temperature, ensuring surrounding tissues remain healthy and unaffected. The result? The sculpted, more toned appearance you’ve always wanted, without surgery or downtime.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Because CoolSculpting® is not approved as a treatment for significant weight loss or obesity, ideal candidates are generally in good health and within 30 pounds of their ideal weight. If you’re tired of gym time or your at-home regimen and not getting results and want your clothes to fit better, call LPS to schedule an in-depth consultation. Those fat pockets on your abdomen, thighs, and flanks don’t stand a chance.
What is the Procedure Like?
CoolSculpting® is non-invasive, and the cool temperatures have a numbing effect, so once the handpiece is attached to your treatment area and activated, you’ll experience no discomfort when the numbness takes effect. It takes between 35 minutes to 1 hour to complete treatment. While uncomfortable side effects are rare, patients can experience temporary redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, and firmness from CoolSculpting® treatments. They subside quickly and you can get on with your active schedule immediately following your appointment.