It can be incredibly frustrating to eat well and work out regularly, but still, see a stubborn layer of fat concealing your muscles. CoolSculpting is a cutting-edge, non-invasive fat elimination option for patients who do not want to try or might not qualify for more involved procedures like liposuction. Thankfully, CoolSculpting is known for being a comfortable procedure and a rather quick treatment for patients who would like to make finishing touches to their physique.
CoolSculpting technology safely exposes targeted areas of a patient’s body to temperatures low enough to induce fat cell death. The skin is unharmed, with no scarring, and the body naturally expels the unwanted fat over the following months.
This is an amazing fat removal procedure that can give patients a slimmer, sculpted body, without making a single incision.
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a fat removal option that applies the science of cryolipolysis to eliminate fat cells from a patient’s stomach, thighs, or other areas of the body, without requiring physical extraction of the fat. In just a little over half an hour, a patient can receive a CoolSculpting treatment that will expose their fat cells to freezing temperatures.
The frozen cells will eventually die and the body will eliminate these cells through natural processes over the next few months. This is a convenient way to get rid of the last amount of flab a patient would like to lose without interrupting their usual schedules.
Due to the fact that the procedure requires no incisions or needles, the patient is back on their feet without missing a moment from their daily routine.
Benefits of CoolSculpting include:
– It helps people take their body to the next level. Patients can sculpt specific pockets of fat that they have been struggling to lose through diet and exercise. CoolSculpting will finally reveal the body they have been working hard to improve.
– It is time efficient. A CoolSculpt session can usually be completed in under an hour. Your recovery concerns will be fewer and your recovery time frame will be much shorter than other fat sculpting techniques.
– Patients can resume their daily lives while their body processes and expels the unwanted fat on its own over a few months’ time.
– Patients who are candidates can decide to undergo DualSculpting and have two areas of the body receive the fat-freezing treatment at once. Patients can also easily do multiple CoolSculpt sessions over time to see their ideal results, safely and effectively.
– The treatment will diminish up to 25% of the fat in the treated area each time. With this remaining fat now gone, patients can enjoy a slimmer, more toned appearance in any number of places on their body.
Areas That Can Be Treated
- Banana Roll
- Flanks (also known as “love handles”)
What is DualSculpting?
Patients have the option of receiving DualSculpting, which is a form of CoolSculpting in which a patient receives CoolSculpting in two areas of their body at once.
The team at Quinn Plastic Surgery Center is well-trained in the use of CoolSculpt applicators and the safe, convenient practice of DualSculpting. This is a great option for patients who want to maximize their weight loss with less time commitment.
Types of CoolSculpt Applicators:
Cool Advantage & Advantage Plus:
Advantage Plus is the larger of the two applicators. These applicators are most effective on the abdomen, waist, hips, and male chest. Cool Advantage & Advantage Plus are the applicators medical professionals choose to treat patients with the most frequently.
Cool Advantage best treats fat on a patient’s thighs, delivering the
desired thigh gap.
This mini applicator shapes the chin and neck to get rid of a pesky double chin.
This new applicator is ideal for contouring the bra line, arms, thighs, back, and banana rolls.
Ideal candidates for CoolSculpting will be within 30 pounds of their goal weight and already be committed to a healthy, active lifestyle that they intend to maintain into the future after their CoolSculpting treatment. CoolSculpting is an effective body contouring option, but it is important to remember that CoolSculpting is not a weight loss solution. Patients who will see their best results are those who are close to their target weight, are in active shape and would like to get rid of the last of their stubborn fat that has been resistant to diet and exercise. Candidates will also benefit from keeping an open mind to the changes CoolSculpting can offer them.
CoolSculpting is a great option for patients who do not want to subject their bodies to liposuction or other invasive surgeries to combat fat. However, it may not be the right fat loss or body sculpting solution for everyone. Dr. Quinn will assess your candidacy during your initial consultation.
If you feel ready to see a more sculpted you, please reach out to the friendly staff at Quinn Plastic Surgery Center to schedule your free consultation.
Your consultation with Dr. Quinn will be an excellent opportunity to have your questions about your body contouring options answered. The staff at Quinn Plastic Surgery Center takes pride in providing the most tailored, successful treatment plan for their patients possible. In addition to performing a physical exam, they will take care to assess a patient’s medical history, their medication use, and their current health practices. After they have a thorough understanding of the patient’s unique needs, they will suggest the best CoolSculpting plan for the patient.
Some patients may be better candidates for other types of fat reduction and sculpting procedures.
Dr. Quinn will suggest alternative treatment options if they do not feel CoolSculpting is the right fit for someone. While after your consultation you are welcome to schedule your CoolSculpting appointment, there is no obligation to do so. Contact Quinn Plastic Surgery Center to schedule your consultation today!
What to Expect During a CoolSculpt Treatment
When a patient arrives for their CoolSculpting session, the areas that will be sculpted will first be sterilized. The appropriate CoolSculpt applicator will then be attached to a frame, which sits securely and suctions to the skin in order to maximize and target the results. Patients will feel the area grow cold, and then numb. The skin will be kept at a comfortable temperature during the treatment section to ensure the patient is able to enjoy their treatment session. Many patients relax with a book while they undergo their CoolSculpting.
A patient who is a candidate and has opted for DualSculpting will have two applicators set on different areas of their body. An average CoolSculpt appointment can be completed within 1-2 hours and slightly longer for those having more than one area CoolSculpted.
Once the CoolSculpt session is complete, the treated area will be massaged. Patients will then be released and free to return home or to work that day.
Depending on the patient’s body and their specific sculpting goals, certain patients may see their best results after two or three CoolSculpting treatments.
Heavy lifting should be avoided for the first few days of recovery. Patients are allowed to resume all other usual activities almost immediately after their CoolSculpt treatment.
Immediately after a CoolSculpting session, patients may notice the skin in the treated area is red or numb. This is caused by the exposure to the suction and cold temperatures. These symptoms will subside within a few hours. The area may remain swollen or sore for a few days, but this too heals within a short period after the procedure.
As the swelling subsides and the body expels the destroyed fat cells, patients will slowly see the results of their CoolSculpting emerge. It takes the body a few months to naturally expel the fat cells; once the cells have been eliminated, the patient will see a new, toned slimness in their CoolSculpted area.
After minimal inconvenience and discomfort, patients can enjoy the effective body contouring abilities of CoolSculpt. Patients who maintain a healthy lifestyle will see long-lasting results.
Some patients, after consulting with Dr. Quinn and the highly-trained Quinn Plastic Surgery Center staff, may decide they would like to undergo 2-3 CoolSculpting procedures in order to achieve their best results.
The cost of a patient’s CoolSculpting procedure will depend on the number of applicators used, the areas being treated, and the patient’s desired body sculpting outcomes. Patients will receive a breakdown of the anticipated price of their personalized treatment during their consultation with Dr. Quinn.
Please reach out to the friendly staff at Quinn Plastic Surgery Center to schedule your consultation and find out if CoolSculpting is the right body contouring solution for you.