CoolSculpting® 101 (Click To Play)
The CoolSculpting® 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 safely target and eliminate diet- and exercise-resistant fat. CoolSculpting results are proven, noticeable and lasting.
How CoolScuIpting works
Freeze away fat? Yes, you can reshape your body! It comes down to science. Fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than surrounding tissues. CoolSculpting 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, revealing a more sculpted you.
Fat Loss With No Downtime
The CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure is completely non-surgical, so you can typically return to work and normal activities immediately.
The procedure is easy, too. Sit back, relax and say goodbye to stubborn fat while in the comfort and privacy of our in-clinic treatment rooms. After selecting the areas 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.
You will like what you see. In the weeks and months following your procedure your body will naturally process the dead fat cells, revealing a slimmer, more sculpted you. And once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.
Areas of the Body Ideal for Treatment
Most areas of the body that have pockets of unwanted body fat can be improved with ProLipo treatment. Popular areas include:
- Chin & neck
- Love handles
- Inner & outer thighs
- Back and bra roll
- Upper knees
Is This Procedure Right for You?
The ideal candidate for CoolSculpting is reasonably fit with localized pockets of fat. It is perfect for addressing those stubborn areas where exercise and diet alone cannot fix. It is an easy and relatively painless procedure that requires no downtime and can be performed over a lunch hour. CoolSculpting is not a massive weight loss solution.
The professionals at the Center for Plastic Surgery can help develop a customized treatment plan that addresses your problem areas. Additional sessions may further enhance the results. The plan will be tailored to fit your body, your goals and your budget.
The Center for Skin Care is Traverse City’s and northern Michigan’s only provider of Coolsculpting backed by board-certified plastic surgeons. Our physicians are always available should questions or complications arise.
Results and patient experience may vary.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a good candidate?
Good candidates have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of. The CoolSculpting fat reduction procedure is specifically designed for those who have unwanted fat that resists diet and exercise. Unlike gastric bypass surgery, the CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese. It is, however a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Request a one-on-one consultation with us to determine if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.
How much does the CoolSculpting procedure cost?
The price for CoolSculpting procedures varies depending on your areas of concern, the number of sessions needed, and your ultimate goals. We will help create a customized treatment plan, in person, that’s tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget.
How long is each session? How many sessions will I need?
We will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your CoolSculpting session will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. We may schedule additional sessions in order to meet your goals.
Where does the fat go? Are the results permanent?
Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), your body processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.
What does it feel like?
As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment.
Is the CoolSculpting procedure safe?
The CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared for the flank (love handles), abdomen, and thigh. With over one million CoolSculpting treatments performed worldwide, it is proven to be a safe and effective treatment for non-surgical fat reduction.
Are there any side effects?
During the procedure you may experience deep pulling, tugging, pinching, numbness or discomfort. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging and pain. Rare side effects may also occur. The CoolSculpting procedure is not for everyone. You should not have the CoolSculpting procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. The CoolSculpting procedure is not a treatment for obesity. As with any medical procedure, ask us if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.
Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?
Yes, you can. The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Often times, patients return to work once their CoolSculpting session is complete.
When will I see results?
You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. But your body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.
Do I need to take special supplements or follow a strict diet and exercise program?
No supplements or pills are required and you do not have to adopt new diet and exercise habits. Many patients feel more motivated to take care of themselves after their CoolSculpting treatment. It is as if they get a second lease on their body and want to start anew again by taking even better care of themselves.
What happens if I gain weight down the road?
Many people, after seeing the results from their CoolSculpting procedure, take even better care of themselves. However, if you do gain weight, you may gain it evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas.