Are you bothered by unwanted bulges of fat that seem to be resistant to diet and exercise? Does the idea of liposuction give you pause because of the time commitment and expense? The team at Coastal Plastic Surgery Institute is pleased to offer a revolutionary non-surgical body sculpting treatment called CoolSculpting that can eliminate unwanted fat quickly and virtually painlessly!
CoolSculpting uses controlled cooling technology to crystallize surplus fat cells and contour targeted areas of the body. Freezing the cells causes them to break down and die in the months following treatment. Gradually, the treated area becomes smaller and slimmer.
If you wish to shape and slim areas of your physique without needles, injections or anesthesia, CoolSculpting may be a great option for you!
Are You a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?
You could be a good candidate for CoolSculpting if you meet the following criteria:
- Have pinchable areas of unwanted fat in areas like the lower abdomen, flanks, thighs, upper arms, or underneath the chin
- Are in good health
- Are close to your ideal body weight
- Do not plan to fluctuate in weight after treatment
If you think you may qualify for CoolSculpting but aren’t sure, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with a member of our team. Call (850) 233-7674 or email us today to request an appointment.
What Is Involved in CoolSculpting Treatment?
The first thing that occurs during a CoolSculpting treatment session is a short consultation to assess the targeted area of unwanted fat. This area is mapped out and a gel pad is applied to protect the skin.
Then, the CoolSculpting applicator is placed over the targeted area. With gentle vacuum pressure, the bulges of unwanted fat are pulled between two cooling plates. The CoolSculpting applicator freezes the fat. As this occurs, there is generally no discomfort (you may feel only a cooling sensation). The targeted bulge of fat may feel numb after a while.
The applicator is moved over the target area to reach all of the unwanted fat. The process can take one to two hours depending on the size of the target area.
In the months following treatment, the treated fat cells break down and die, and the body naturally filters them through metabolic processes. A gradual improvement in the treated area can be seen two to four months after treatment.
Once the fat cells have been eliminated from the body, they cannot return. As long as you maintain your weight with a healthy diet and plenty of exercise, you can enjoy your CoolSculpting results for a very long time.
What Is the Recovery Like?
Normally there is no recovery downtime after CoolSculpting treatment. You can immediately resume most of your normal activities. You might have mild redness or soreness in the area that was treated, but these aftereffects typically subside within a week or so.
Schedule a CoolSculpting Consultation
For more information regarding CoolSculpting treatment and to discuss whether it can help you achieve your body sculpting goals, please schedule an appointment at Coastal Plastic Surgery Institute. You can reach us by calling (850) 233-7674 or sending us an email today.