One of the most effective ways to reduce stubborn pockets of fat that may be resistant to diet and exercise is liposuction. However, if you are hesitant to undergo a surgical procedure that may entail a significant recovery process, there may be another option. At our practice, we offer state-of-the-art CoolSculpting® treatments for individuals seeking targeted fat reduction without the downtime associated with traditional methods. Our skilled plastic surgeon, Dr. Wally Zollman, can determine if this approach may be able to help achieve your aesthetic goals.
The CoolSculpting® Process
Using an innovative technology called Cryolipolysis™, CoolSculpting is capable of destroying fat cells in the targeted area by freezing them. Once the cells have been cooled to the point of breaking down, your body will gradually filter them out over the course of about two to four months through normal metabolic processes. Typically, the surrounding tissue will be left unharmed by this method, and there are no needles, incisions, or other invasive measures involved. A handheld device will be placed on the area to be treated, which is designed to chill the tissue and provide a shrinking effect for the excess fat cells.
Depending on the number of areas to be addressed, CoolSculpting® treatments generally take approximately one hour per region of the body. A gentle sensation of pulling, pinching, or tugging is normal during the process. After completion, tingling, mild numbness, and redness may occur; however, these effects typically subside within a few hours or less. Most patients can return to normal activities immediately following treatment.
In some cases, a single CoolSculpting® treatment can provide the desired results, but multiple sessions may be necessary to optimize your outcome. Dr. Zollman will develop a customized treatment plan that can best achieve your cosmetic goals.
For more information about CoolSculpting®, or if you wish to schedule a consultation with Dr. Zollman, please contact us today.