Exciting news for men and women dealing with diet- and exercise-resistant fat bulges!
CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ™ is a breakthrough, non-invasive technology that freezes away stubborn fat. CoolSculpting gently targets and cools unwanted fat cells in the selected area to induce a noticeable, natural-looking reduction in fat bulges. Each CoolSculpting procedure results in an average 20% reduction of fat in the treated area. Unlike most other methods of fat reduction, CoolSculpting doesn’t involve needles, surgery, or downtime.
Results can be seen as soon as three weeks following treatment, with the best results occurring over the next 2-4 months.
CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ™ can reduce the fat layer by 20%. If the patient’s treatment plan calls for a second procedure, an additional 20% reduction can be experienced. Final losses may be more or less, depending on the patient.
Patients who have small fat deposits that are resistant to diet or exercise can be excellent candidates for CoolSculpting. Realistic expectations are vital.
For patients who are still pursuing their weight loss, it will be necessary to wait until they have reached their goals before applying for this procedure. The same goes for patients who are still healing from recent surgical procedures.
When applying for CoolSculpting, patients will need to come in for a consultation in order to discuss what they want to achieve. Their medical history will be discussed, along with their current health. Dr. Rivela will walk them through the details of the CoolSculpting process.
During the consultation, patients can ask as many questions as needed in order to address any concerns that they may have regarding this procedure. Details such as the cost can be brought up, as well.
After you have chosen the area to be treated, the device then draws the bulge up between two cooling panels. The sensation is a firm tug and pull – enough of a pull to ensure the selected tissue will be cooled most efficiently.
As the panels go to work in the first few minutes, you will feel a sensation of intense cold. This soon dissipates. The patient is seated comfortably or lying down during the 1-2 hour procedure. Many people spend this time reading, working on their laptops, or simply relaxing.
Following a successful CoolSculpting treatment, patients are advised to wear loose, comfortable clothing such as jogging pants during the next few days. Regular movement will also help promote better circulation and reduce inflammation during the recovery period. Some swelling and minor discomfort can also occur. Downtime will not be necessary.
Is the procedure non-invasive?
Yes. The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-invasive, so the patient can return to normal activities immediately. Patients may experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, or numbness in the treated area, but this is temporary.
When will I see results?
Patients may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after their treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. But their body will still be flushing fat cells at that time, and will continue doing so for up to four months.
Are the results permanent?
During the CoolSculpting procedure, the treated fat cells are eliminated. As long as the patient maintains his or her weight with their normal diet and exercise, long-term results should remain stable.
Call us today to schedule your consultation to find out if CoolSculpting is right for you!