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CoolSculpting® Procedure

The freezing procedure eliminates stubborn fat safely and effectively without surgery or downtime. This fat reduction treatment is the only FDA-cleared procedure to use controlled cooling to target and eliminate diet safely- and exercise-resistant fat. CoolSculpting results are proven, noticeable, and lasting, so you’ll look and feel great from every angle.

CoolSculpting® is FDA-approved

The CoolSculpting fat-freezing procedure targets stubborn areas of fat resistant to diet and exercise. It is the only FDA-approved, non-surgical fat-reduction treatment with minimal discomfort and no downtime. 

CoolSculpting, or cryolipolysis, is a non-invasive body contouring procedure that utilizes controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat deposits. This technique, developed by Harvard scientists, applies a cooling device to the skin’s surface, which targets and crystallizes fat cells beneath without damaging surrounding tissues. Over time, the treated fat cells undergo apoptosis and are naturally eliminated by the body’s metabolic processes. Clinical studies have shown that CoolSculpting can reduce fat in treated areas by 25% after one session, making it a popular alternative to more invasive procedures like liposuction.

The science behind CoolSculpting is rooted in the differential susceptibility of fat cells to cold temperatures. Fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than surrounding tissues, allowing the procedure to selectively target these cells while preserving skin, muscle, and nerve tissues. The process begins with a consultation to assess the patient’s needs and develop a personalized treatment plan. During the treatment, a gel pad and applicator are applied to the targeted area, delivering precise cooling to the underlying fat. Patients may experience pulling, tugging, or mild discomfort during the procedure, typically lasting between 35 to 60 minutes per session.

Post-treatment, patients can resume normal activities immediately, as there is minimal downtime associated with CoolSculpting. Common side effects include temporary redness, swelling, bruising, and sensitivity in the treated area, which usually resolve within a few days to weeks. Optimal results are typically observed within three months as the body gradually flushes out the dead fat cells. CoolSculpting has gained widespread popularity due to its efficacy, safety profile, and convenience, offering a non-surgical solution for individuals seeking to sculpt their bodies and reduce localized fat deposits.

CoolSculpting® Freezes Away Fat

Fat cells are more sensitive to cold than other cells in your body. When the applicator cools the fat cells, they freeze and crystallize. This freezing process doesn’t harm the surrounding skin, muscles, or tissues because these other cells don’t freeze at the same temperature as fat cells. As the fat cells freeze, they are damaged and eventually die. The body recognizes these dead fat cells as waste and slowly removes them through the natural processes that clear out dead or damaged cells.

After the Cool Sculpting session, you might feel numbness, tingling, or mild discomfort in the treated area. These sensations are temporary and usually go away on their own. There’s no need for recovery time so that you can return to your normal activities immediately. Over the next few weeks and months, your body continues to flush out the dead fat cells. As this happens, you’ll start to see a reduction in fat and a more contoured shape in the treated areas. CoolSculpting is effective because it specifically targets and removes fat cells without surgery, making it a popular choice for many people looking to slim down.

It comes down to science. Fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than surrounding tissues.  Cool Sculpting 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 eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you.

CoolSculpting procedure results

Will Coolsculpting Make Me Lose Weight?

CoolSculpting is a popular treatment for reducing fat in specific areas of your body, but it’s important to know that it won’t help you lose a lot of weight. Instead, it is designed for body contouring, which means shaping and slimming down certain areas where fat tends to stick around, even when you eat healthily and exercise regularly.

When you go through a treatment, a device is used to freeze the fat cells in the targeted area, like your belly, thighs, arms, or under your chin. These fat cells are more sensitive to cold than the other cells in your body, so they freeze and die without harming your skin or other tissues. Over time, your body naturally removes these dead fat cells, reducing the amount of fat in that area. However, this process doesn’t remove enough fat to make a big difference in weight.

The main goal of freezing fat is to improve the shape of your body by getting rid of stubborn fat pockets. It’s great for making specific body parts look slimmer and more toned, but because fat doesn’t weigh much compared to muscle or bone, you won’t see a significant drop in weight. Also, to keep the results you get from CoolSculpting, it’s essential to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This means eating a balanced diet and staying active. If you gain weight after the treatment, the remaining fat cells in your body can still expand, which might change the results.

So, while CoolSculpting can help you look better in specific areas, it’s not the right choice if you want to lose weight. You should focus on eating healthy foods and exercising regularly for significant weight loss. CoolSculpting can be an excellent addition to these efforts, especially if you have stubborn areas of fat that won’t go away, but it’s not a replacement for a healthy lifestyle.

You can reshape your body!

We will develop a customized fat reduction treatment plan that addresses your problem areas.  Additional sessions may further enhance your results. Your individualized treatment plan will be tailored to your body, goals, and budget.

Sitting back, relaxing, and saying goodbye to stubborn fat is easy. 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.

What Can I Expect?

The CoolSculpting fat-freezing procedure is completely non-surgical, 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 eliminates these dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.

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. Contact us today to find out if the fat-freezing procedure suits you.

*Results and patient experience may vary.

CoolSculpting Before and After

CoolSculpting Before and After Tampa Bay
CoolSculpting Before and After Tampa Bay

CoolSculpting FAQs

Q: What is CoolSculpting?
A: CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to freeze and eliminate stubborn fat cells. It’s often used for areas like the abdomen, thighs, flanks, and under the chin.

Q:. How does CoolSculpting work?
A: It applies a cooling device to the skin, which targets and freezes fat cells underneath. The cold temperature causes the fat cells to crystallize and die. Over time, the body naturally processes and eliminates these dead cells.

Q: Is CoolSculpting a weight loss procedure?
A: No, it is not designed for weight loss. It is intended for body contouring and fat reduction in specific areas. It helps remove stubborn fat pockets that resist diet and exercise but does not result in significant weight loss.

Q: Who is a good candidate for CoolSculpting?
A: Good candidates are individuals near their ideal weight but have noticeable fat bulges in certain areas. It is not suitable for those who are significantly overweight or obese.

Q:What areas can be treated with CoolSculpting?
A: CoolSculpting can treat various areas, including the abdomen, thighs, flanks (love handles), back, upper arms, and under the chin.

Q: How long does a CoolSculpting session take?
A: A typical CoolSculpting session lasts between 35 to 60 minutes per treated area. Some areas may require more than one session for optimal results.

Q: Is CoolSculpting painful?
A: Most patients experience minimal discomfort during the procedure. You may initially feel a pulling or tugging sensation and intense cold, but these feelings usually subside as the area becomes numb.

Q: Are there any side effects?
A: Common side effects include temporary redness, swelling, bruising, and numbness in the treated area. These effects usually resolve within a few days to weeks.

Q: How soon will I see the results?
A: Results from CoolSculpting are not immediate. It takes a few weeks for the body to eliminate frozen fat cells, with full results typically visible after three months.

Q: Is there any downtime after the procedure?
A: No, there is minimal downtime after CoolSculpting. Most people can return to their normal activities immediately following the treatment.

Q: How long do the results last?
A: The results of CoolSculpting are long-lasting as the treated fat cells are permanently eliminated. However, maintaining a stable weight through a healthy diet and regular exercise is essential to prevent remaining fat cells from expanding.

Q: How much does CoolSculpting cost?
A: The cost of CoolSculpting varies depending on the treatment area and the number of sessions required. It’s best to consult with a provider for a personalized quote.

Q: Can CoolSculpting be combined with other treatments?
A: Yes, CoolSculpting can be combined with other cosmetic procedures to enhance overall results. Consult with your provider to develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs.

Q: Is CoolSculpting safe?
A: CoolSculpting is FDA-approved and considered safe when performed by a trained professional. As with any medical procedure, there are some risks, so it’s important to discuss these with your provider.

Q: How do I know if CoolSculpting is right for me?
A: The best way to determine if CoolSculpting is right for you is to schedule a consultation with a qualified provider. They can assess your needs and goals and create a customized treatment plan.

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