CoolSculpting literally freezes fat to death. Coolsculpting technology developed by Harvard doctors is based on the simple observation that children who constantly suck on popsicles consistently lose the fat in their cheeks. Exposed to enough cold, fat cells selectively break down and die out. Children can replace the fat cells; luckily for adults the fat cell loss is permanent. CoolSculpting is approved by the FDA to selectively and permanently kill fat cells without harming the skin and underlying tissue.
What Is CoolSculpting?
Until recently, surgery, in the form of liposuction, was your only available option to permanently kill fat and spot reduce those pockets of body fat that are just plain resistant to diet and exercise. Now there is a very cool non-invasive non-surgical alternative called CoolSculpting to quickly and safely slim, shape and spot sculpt your body in just the right places. CoolSculpting simply freezes your fat in targeted areas; no needles, anesthesia, lasers, downtime or scars.
Am I A Candidate For CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is not intended as a weight-reduction program for overweight individuals. The best candidates for CoolSculpting are those who are near their ideal body weight, eat well and exercise regularly and have resistant fat bulges.
How Long Does A CoolSculpting Treatment Take?
CoolSculpting takes very little time and is simple to fit into your daily life. After your CoolSculpting treatment you can typically get right back to your busy day. Each treatment lasts from 35 minutes to one hour, the same time you might spend at the gym. So you can easily fit your appointment into a lunch break or before or after work. Within a few weeks your clothes will start to fit differently and before you know it, you’ll have the sculpted body and flat belly you’ve been dreaming of.
What Should I Expect At My CoolSculpting Session?
During the CoolSculpting procedure, you sit or lie comfortably, exposing the area to be treated. The treatment applicator is then placed over the targeted area. Suction is created to draw the unwanted bulge into the 3D cooling applicator. After an initial feeling of intense cold, most patients tolerate the procedure quite well and can relax, read or use their mobile device during the treatment.
The patented cooling system of CoolSculpting targets and cools the fat cells to the precise temperature that triggers them to crystalize and go through a process of natural cell death. During the ensuing weeks your body’s own natural metabolic processes flush out the remnants. Clinical studies show a 20-40% reduction of the bodyfat layer under the skin from a single treatment. 100% of the 20-40% of the fat you did lose is permanently gone, forever.
Is CoolSculpting Painful?
It is possible you may experience redness, bruising, tingling and slight numbness in the area being treated, but this is temporary, and the skin will return to its normal condition within a few hours after the procedure.
How Long Will It Take Until I See Results?
Each CoolSculpting treatment typically results in an undeniable reduction of fat in the treated areas. It takes a few months to fully realize the effects, mainly because it takes that long for your body to naturally dispose of the fat cells. Most people see results in about three weeks after their treatment, as their body begins flushing out the fat cells. The most dramatic results can be expected after the two-month mark, and progressive results can be expected after the four-month mark. CoolSculpting treatments may be repeated in the same or adjacent areas for additional sculpting. During your consultation, Dr. Mattone will discuss an appropriate long-range sculpting plan with CoolSculpting to give you the body you have always desired.
Is CoolSculpting Covered By Insurance?
CoolSculpting is intended for cosmetic use and is not covered by health insurance. Like other cosmetic procedures, it should never be substituted for a healthy diet and exercise. CoolSculpting is an attractive alternative to more invasive procedures but is certainly not for everyone.