If you are struggling to get rid of pockets of fat and slim down to your ideal shape, you are not alone. Eating right, exercising regularly, and taking good care of yourself are important factors to help attain the body that you desire. But for many people, their aesthetic goals remain just out of reach.
For those looking to achieve a leaner body and say goodbye to problematic deposits of fat, there is CoolSculpting. This treatment that can be done during your lunch break to rid the body of stubborn fat and lose inches from your waistline! With CoolSculpting, our patients come away satisfied, successfully getting rid of their love handles, stomach pooch, or stubborn bits of flab that don’t respond to exercise.
To find out more about this innovative treatment, please contact our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Joshua Korman today.
What is CoolSculpting?
Convenient, non-surgical, and effective, CoolSculpting is a state-of-the-art, fat-reducing, body slimming technology. The CoolSculpting procedure reduces stubborn fat safely and efficiently, without surgery or downtime.
This fat reduction treatment is the only FDA-cleared procedure to use controlled cooling to target and reduce fat on the body that has been unaffected by diet and exercise. CoolSculpting results are proven, noticeable, and long-lasting, so you’ll look and feel great for years to come.
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The Science Behind CoolSculpting
Freeze away fat? It comes down to science. Fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than surrounding tissues. CoolSculpting technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), and then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and expels these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you.
What makes CoolSculpting possible, is a patented cooling process developed at Harvard University. The idea originated from the observation that children who have a habit of eating popsicles tend to get dimples. Further studies have revealed that the cold of the popsicles affected the fatty “adipose” tissue in the cheeks.
That idea is called “cryolipolysis,” which uses controlled cooling to destroy unwanted fat cells. The CoolSculpting applicators use cooling temperature to destroy unwanted fat. This is possible because fat cells are easily affected by colder temperatures. While the surrounding tissues, such as skin cells, are left completely unharmed.
Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), your body processes these cells and removes them from the body through natural elimination. Frozen fat cells undergo apoptosis, and the body’s macrophages naturally engulf and digest the cells. Clinical trials have shown about 40% reduction of the treated fat layer’s thickness after just a single treatment.
CoolSculpting Vs Liposuction
Coolsculpting is a non-surgical fat reduction alternative. Classically, the only option for those who wanted to target and remove stubborn fat deposits was liposuction. Liposuction is still one of the most effective methods for fat removal. However, liposuction is a more extensive, minimally-invasive procedure that may not be appropriate for everyone.
Liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure that requires a small incision near the treatment area. Anesthesia is also necessary to ensure the utmost comfort and to reduce possible bleeding. Following a liposuction procedure, patients will need to limit their activity as they recover.
For those whose fat sculpting goals aren’t as extensive or for those who are not interested in undergoing a surgical procedure, Coolsculpting is an ideal alternative. Dr. Korman can discuss possible treatment options during the initial consultation.
The CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared to reduce fat and slim down different areas of the body, around the face, abdomen, and legs. Coolsculpting can treat: the double chin, belly fat, back fat, banana roll under the buttocks and knees, under arms, love handles, inner thigh fat and outer thigh fat. These areas of the body can be tightened, sculpted and slimmed in just one session. With over one million CoolSculpting treatments performed worldwide, it is proven to be a safe and effective treatment for non-surgical fat reduction.
The CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure does not require any incisions or anesthesia, so you can typically return to work and normal activities immediately. You will like what you see. In the weeks and months following your procedure, your body naturally processes the fat and remove the dead cells.
Good candidates have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of. Fat stored around the abdomen, sides, neck, and thighs can be very difficult to remove through diet and exercise alone. The CoolSculpting fat reduction procedure is specifically designed for those who have unwanted fat that resists traditional fat reduction methods. Unlike gastric bypass surgery, the CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese.
It is, however a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Request a one-on-one consultation with us to determine if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you. Many patients feel more motivated to take care of themselves after their CoolSculpting treatment. It is as if they get a second lease on their body and want to start anew again by taking even better care of themselves. Are you ready to love every view of you? The sooner you set up your consultation, the sooner you’ll see results in the mirror—long-term results in those areas that have resisted all efforts through diet and exercise.
Patients in the Mountain View area can schedule their consultation and achieve a slimmer, leaner body contour through CoolSculpting treatments. During your consultation, you can meet with Dr. Korman and discuss your bodily goals.
The doctor will develop a customized treatment plan to addresses your problem areas and ensure you attain the body you desire. Additional sessions may further enhance your results. Your individualized treatment plan will be tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget. We will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals.
The CoolSculpting Treatment
The CoolSculpting treatment is a very simple and relaxed experience. There is no necessary pre-treatment or complicated preparation. Patients can schedule a treatment session in the middle of the week and even the middle of your workday.The length of your CoolSculpting session will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit.
We may recommend undergoing additional treatments in order to meet your goals. During your treatment session, you’ll easily be able to sit back, relax and say goodbye to stubborn fat. After we select the area(s) to be treated, the device is positioned on your body, and controlled cooling is applied. During your procedure, you may choose to read, check email, or even take a nap. The vast majority of people experience little discomfort if any.
The CoolSculpting applicator is placed on the targeted treatment area and using a suction technique the fat is pulled closer to the cooling temperature. While in the treatment, many people, read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap.
Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging and pain. Rare side effects may also occur. The CoolSculpting procedure is not for everyone. You should not have undergone this treatment if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. This treatment is also not ideal to treat large amounts of excess fat.
Recovery and Results
The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Often times, patients return to work immediately after their CoolSculpting treatment is complete. On the area treated, some patients may experience some redness. To resolve this concern, we recommend lightly massaging the treated region.
You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. But your body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to four to six months after treatment. The areas of the body that tend to experience the most significant fat reductions are the abdomen, and back.
In the following months, inflammation of the treated area will continue to recede, and the body will remove fat cells. Research has shown that results persist for the long-term with no frozen fat cells returning to treated areas. Many people after seeing the results from their CoolSculpting procedure take even better care of themselves. However, if you do gain weight, you may gain it evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas. To ensure permanent results, it is advised to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The results are long-lasting, and fat cells that are destroyed by Coolsculpting will not return.
The price for CoolSculpting procedures varies depending on your areas of concern, the number of sessions needed, and your ultimate goals. We will help create a customized treatment plan, in person, that’s tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget. To get a custom CoolSculpting quote, please contact our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Korman today!