CoolSculpting® in West Palm Beach and Jupiter, FL
Have you dieted and exercised, and yet there are areas of your body that just don’t respond? If you’re too familiar with the terms muffin top, love handles, saddlebags and belly pooch, and you don’t want to undergo surgical liposuction, then you may be a good candidate for CoolSculpting®. If you live in West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Palm Springs, Wellington, Lake Worth or any surrounding areas of South Florida, schedule an appointment with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons.
What is CoolSculpting®?
Created by Harvard scientists, CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive procedure that employs cooling technology that noticeably reduces stubborn fat without surgery. This FDA-approved, exclusive procedure uses a focused cooling process that kills the fat cells underneath the skin, freezing and killing them. Only fat cells are targeted, so your healthy skin cells remain undamaged. Results are achieved through a series of sessions. During a CoolSculpting® session, a gentle, vacuum-like applicator is applied to the treatment area. Fat cells are frozen, die, and are eliminated naturally from the body. Patients feel minimal or no discomfort during this treatment, and there is no downtime involved.
Am I a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting®?
Good candidates for CoolSculpting® are 19 years of age or older, and have unwanted fat pockets that cannot be addressed by exercise and healthy eating alone. CoolSculpting® is not a weight loss solution for obese patients, nor is it a substitute for surgical methods, such as liposuction.
What Results Can I Expect from CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® treatments can reduce 20-25 percent of fat in treated areas, and patients may begin to see changes in their body as quickly as three weeks after treatment. Full results are commonly seen after two months. However, the body will continue to flush out fat cells for four to six months after treatment. In order to maintain your results, it is advised to continue a healthy and active lifestyle.
How Long is Recovery After CoolSculpting®?
Treatments are completely non-surgical, so you can typically return to normal activities directly after. Some patients experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, temporary numbness or discomfort in the treated area, but this should resolve quickly on its own. Call us today to schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation.
Additional FAQs About CoolSculpting®
Can I Return to Normal Activities After the Procedure?
Because CoolSculpting® is a no-downtime fat reduction treatment, patients can return to their everyday activities right after treatment.
How is the CoolSculpting® Treatment Performed?
During the CoolSculpting® treatment, a gel pad and applicator will be applied to the treatment area(s). Then, cooling will be delivered to targeted stubborn fat, freezing and killing fat cells. The body will then continue flushing fat cells over the course of the next couple of months.
What is Cryolipolysis?
Discovered by two Harvard University scientists years ago, cryolipolysis is the fat-freezing technology that is used in the CoolSculpting® treatment to freeze stubborn fat. It is based off of the idea that cold can target fat cells without damaging surrounding tissues and eliminate these cells permanently. Over time, the body naturally processes the fat and eliminates it from the body.
How Long Does a CoolSculpting® Treatment Take?
One treatment of this non-invasive fat removal procedure usually takes about 30-60 minutes to complete. However, if more than one treatment area is being targeted, treatment time will be extended.
How Long Does CoolSculpting® Last?
One of the benefits of CoolSculpting® is that results are long-lasting. Because fat cells in the targeted areas are eliminated, they cannot return. If weight gain were to occur, you may gain it evenly over your body, and not just in the treated areas. It is important to follow a healthy lifestyle to maintain your CoolSculpting® results.
Does CoolSculpting® Hurt?
During the CoolSculpting® treatment, patients will experience an intense cold sensation followed by a numbing sensation. Because the area is numb for the treatment, patients rarely feel any CoolSculpting® pain. During CoolSculpting® recovery, some patients may experience a numbing, tingling sensation and the treatment area may be tender.
What are Some Benefits of Choosing CoolSculpting® for Fat Elimination?
Some of the advantages of CoolSculpting® include:
- Nonsurgical- reduces unwanted fat cells without surgery
- FDA-cleared- safe and effective
- Eliminates fat for a slimmer body silhouette
What Happens if I Gain Weight After CoolSculpting®?
If you were to gain some weight following your CoolSculpting® procedure, it should not significantly impact your CoolSculpting® results. Because the cooling technology aims to deteriorate stubborn fat cells to permanently destroy fat cells, these fat cells cannot come back in the treated area. If weight were to be gained, it would most likely be distributed throughout your entire body.
What Parts of the Body Can Be Treated with CoolSculpting®?
This body sculpting treatment is a great non-invasive way to fight stubborn belly bulge, and can be used to target many areas of the body, including:
- Double chin
- Inner and outer thighs
- Flabby upper arms
- Bra fat
- Love handles/muffin top
CoolSculpting® uses many different applicators to treat different areas of the body, including the CoolAdvantage applicator for the upper arms and the CoolSmooth applicator for the abdomen and thighs.
When Can I Expect to Notice Fat Loss Results?
While some people may see results from this fat-freezing technology as soon as three weeks after their treatment, full results will be able to be seen after about two months. The body will also continue to flush fat cells from the body for 4-6 months following treatment.
Can CoolSculpting® Treat My Double Chin?
Yes! CoolSculpting® can treat visible fat bulges underneath the chin and help to contour the neck for a more youthful neck and chin profile. Many patients choose CoolSculpting® to eliminate a double chin because there is no surgery, no needles, and no downtime needed.
How Many Sessions Will I Need for a Successful CoolSculpting® Treatment?
The number of CoolSculpting® treatments needed will depend on your individual fat loss goals, which you can discuss with your CoolSculpting® provider during your consultation.
Is it True That CoolSculpting® is an FDA-Approved, Non-Invasive Fat Reduction Method?
Yes! CoolSculpting® is a FDA-approved fat elimination treatment, and is proven to be safe and effective for a moderate reduction in fat. This treatment is the #1 option for fat reduction, and with more than 4 million procedures done worldwide, it is proven to be a safe method. It has been studied in more than 5,500 clinical trial patients, with high patient satisfaction.
After My CoolSculpting® Treatment, Will I Need to Take Special Supplements or Follow a Strict Diet?
Following treatment, patients will not need to take any supplements or follow a strict diet. However, because CoolSculpting® does slim the body, many patients do feel more motivated to make healthy lifestyle choices after treatment, including eating healthier and exercising regularly.
What is the Cost of CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® cost will vary depending on the size of the treatment area and the number of areas you wish to have treated. In general, the pricing ranges from $2,000-$4,000 for a personalized treatment plan. Pricing information can be discussed during your initial consultation.
What Are Some CoolSculpting® Risks or Side Effects?
Following the CoolSculpting® procedure, patients may experience redness, firmness, itching, cramping, swelling or bloating, numbness, bruising, tingling, stinging, and mild to moderate pain.
Our beautiful and conveniently located offices provide our patients with the utmost security and comfort. At Plastic Surgery of Palm Beach, our board-certified plastic surgeons take great pride in ensuring our patients’ safety and education for each procedure through their aesthetic journey. Contact us today if you live in or around West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Palm Springs, Wellington, or Lake Worth.