Non-Surgical CoolSculpting® Eliminates Stubborn Fat Cells
Sometimes even vigorous exercise and a strict diet are not enough to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat. If you desire a firmer figure but you are hesitant to undergo surgery, Dr. Suzanne Yee has the answer. CoolSculpting® uses advanced technology to freeze away stubborn fat cells in your abdomen, hips, thighs, and other areas. This non-surgical treatment poses few risks and involves no downtime. CoolSculpting® treatment typically takes one to three hours, and with proper diet and exercise, the results can last for years to come. Contact our practice to learn more about CoolSculpting® and find out if it is right for you.
How CoolSculpting® Works
CoolSculpting® is based on the technology of Cryolipolysis®, developed by leading researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital. Because fat cells are more sensitive to cold temperatures, CoolSculpting® literally freezes away these cells, leaving the surrounding tissues unaffected. Controlled cold temperatures cause the fat cells to crystallize, and over the next several months, your body will naturally eliminate them, leaving you with a firmer, sleeker figure. CoolSculpting® is particularly effective on the abdomen, hips, and thighs.
What to Expect During Treatment
CoolSculpting® treatment is non-invasive and involves little discomfort. In fact, many patients find the procedure to be quite relaxing. During your one to three-hour treatment session, Dr. Yee will place two cooling panels over the treatment area. You will notice a cold sensation, and you may experience some mild pressure. However, most patients quickly adjust to these sensations, and can enjoy reading, watching TV, or napping during their sessions.
Following your treatment, you may experience some mild irritation, skin redness, and tingling, but these feelings typically dissipate within a few days. Because CoolSculpting® is non-invasive, there is absolutely no downtime. You can return to work or even to the gym immediately following treatment.
CoolSculpting® utilizes your body's own natural processes to eliminate fat cells. Therefore, the results of your treatment will appear gradually over the next few months. Some patients see their desired results after just one treatment, while others require several sessions. Dr. Yee will work with you to determine how you can achieve your optimal results, but she will never recommend more treatment than is necessary.
Because CoolSculpting® completely eliminates excess fat cells, the results of your treatment could last for years. Of course, no cosmetic treatment can prevent future weight gain, so to maintain your results, you should exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet.
Candidacy & Considerations
If you struggle with excess fat around your abdomen, thighs, or hips, and you are in generally good health, you are likely a good candidate for CoolSculpting®. Because the treatment is not a weight loss procedure, you should be at or near your ideal weight. You must also have realistic expectations of your outcome and be dedicated to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
The only way to know whether CoolSculpting® is right for you is to schedule a consultation with our highly trained cosmetic surgeon. Contact Dr. Yee today to learn more about this innovative procedure.