If you’re new to CoolSculpting®, you may not know all the possible uses of this revolutionary non-invasive fat reduction technology. Perhaps most famous for helping reduce belly fat, CoolSculpting can be used in many areas of the body, sometimes even two at once! Find out how CoolSculpting can help you shed those last few stubborn pounds of fat you’ve been trying to get rid of without the need for incisions or surgery.
Currently, CoolSculpting and CoolSculpting® Elite are FDA-cleared to treat 9 specific body areas. This essentially means that any body area with pinchable fat is likely to be treatable by CoolSculpting. The specific areas are:
- Flanks (love handles)
- Bra roll (back fat)
- Upper arms
- Inner and outer thighs
- Under the chin
The CoolSculpting device utilizes different applicators that are specifically sized and contoured to optimally adhere to the various treatment areas, such as the CoolMini® applicator used to get rid of a double chin.
CoolSculpting works by lowering the temperature of fat cells beneath the skin to a temperature at which they cannot function. This kills off individual fat cells which are then eliminated by the lymphatic system over the course of a few weeks.
When you arrive for a CoolSculpting session, we will take you to a private room where you’ll receive a pre-treatment consultation. When you are cleared for the procedure, our CoolSculpting technician will place the applicator in the desired treatment area(s) and begin the process. CoolSculpting sessions take about an hour and result in no downtime whatsoever.
Men and women looking for more significant results can always schedule another appointment to enhance the benefits of their first one.
You can expect a reduction in the appearance of isolated pockets of fat in the treatment area up to 25% after CoolSculpting, making it a highly effective body contouring procedure. The results do take time, as the body must naturally excrete the dead fat cells over a few weeks. This means you can start to see results as early as three weeks, but may not see the full results until up to three months following treatment.
Because it kills, not shrinks, fat cells, the results of CoolSculpting are permanent in theory. However, gaining or losing a significant amount of weight will affect your results, although the distribution of fat should remain the same. That is, you won’t gain the fat in the treated area first before gaining it throughout your entire body.
With so many areas of the body capable of benefitting from CoolSculpting’s non-surgical body contouring treatment, this is a great and painless way to sculpt the body from head to toe. To learn more and find out what results you can enjoy from CoolSculpting, schedule a consultation at Basile Plastic Surgery today. Start the conversation by calling our office or contacting us online today.