What is CoolSculpting®
CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical, FDA-cleared fat-freezing procedure. This fat-reduction treatment utilizes controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that resists all efforts of diet and exercise. CoolSculpting® is an excellent alternative to liposuction as it safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively freeze fat cells underneath the skin. Over a short period of time, your body will naturally process the fat and eliminate these dead fat cells for good. It is specially designed for those who have noticeable fat bulges underneath the chin, in the thighs, in the abdomen and flank, as well as those who have bra fat, back fat, and fat underneath the butt. CoolSculpting® results are proven, noticeable, and lasting.
What to Expect from CoolSculpting®
At Altaire Clinic, you will meet with one of our medical professionals with specialized training in the CoolSculpting® procedure. Together, we can focus on specific areas where you want to eliminate fat. From there, the two of you will create a customized treatment plan to achieve your desired goals. It may even take as little as one office visit to attain your goals. With each CoolSculpting® application, you should expect a 20-24% reduction in fat cells. If you desire more reduction, additional applications can be safely done at follow up appointments.
*Please keep in mind that every patient is unique and your results for each treatment may vary.
During your treatment, a gel pad and applicator will be applied to the targeted area. The CoolSculpting® applicator delivers controlled cooling to the targeted fat. You should expect minimal to no pain throughout the CoolSculpting® process. During your procedure, feel free to read, check email, watch TV, or even take a nap. At the consultation, your provider will help you create a plan to ensure allotment of time with respect to your busy schedule.
How CoolSculpting® Works
Many of us have stubborn areas of adipose tissue (fat) despite diet and exercise. The CoolSculpting® procedure safely delivers controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. Treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), then die. Over time, your body will naturally process and eliminate the dead fat cells. This leaves a more sculpted you.
Fat cells that are frozen during the CoolSculpting® procedure gradually die off and leave the body through the body’s natural elimination process. That’s why the results are long-term. Untreated areas will have no change in fat cell distribution. Once you destroy a fat cell, it is permanently gone. If a person gains weight in the future, their body can stretch the remaining fat cells, thus causing potential weight gain in previously treated areas.
CoolSculpting® Frequently Asked Questions:
The CoolSculpting fat-reduction procedure is specially designed for those who have unwanted fat in targeted areas that are resistant to diet and exercise. Good candidates for the CoolSculpting procedure have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of. It is a great procedure for those wanting a non-surgical alternative for fat reduction. This is a fat reduction treatment and not a weight loss regimen. Some individuals may notice weight reduction after the procedure, but toning and debulking is the optimal goal.
The price for CoolSculpting procedures varies depending on your areas of concern, the number of treatments needed, and your ultimate goals. Most patients opt to receive treatments in multiple body areas in order to achieve their desired goals.
Create a customized treatment plan in person with one of our CoolSculpting providers that’s tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget.
Our CoolSculpting physician will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your CoolSculpting treatment will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. At Altaire, we have the latest CoolSculpting technology which can treat a patient in 35-60 minutes. Most patients utilize more than one application during the same office visit. You and your provider may also schedule additional office visits in order to meet your desired goals.
The CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental area, thigh, abdomen and flank, along with bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll), and upper arm.
Yes! The CoolSculpting procedure can treat visible fat bulges under the chin (submental) and jawline (submandibular). Freezing away fat from a double chin is as easy and tolerable as using the CoolSculpting procedure in other parts of the body (e.g., abdomen, flank/side, thighs). It is also FDA-cleared to affect the appearance of lax tissue with submental area treatments. With CoolSculpting treatment for a double chin, patients see results after just 1 to 2 visits. And with no surgery, there is little to no downtime.
Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), they die and are naturally processed and eliminated from the body.
The CoolSculpting device requires a suction for proper efficacy. As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you typically feel intense cold. This soon dissipates. The area generally goes numb within 5 minutes during treatment. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their CoolSculpting treatment.
After the treatment, you may experience some mild swelling, inflammation and redness of the treated site. Patients can return to normal activities following their appointment.
The CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental area, thigh, abdomen and flank, along with bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll), and upper arm. It is also FDA-cleared to affect the appearance of lax tissue with submental area treatments.
The CoolSculpting procedure is not for everyone. You should not have the CoolSculpting procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. The CoolSculpting procedure is not a treatment for obesity. As with any medical procedure, ask your physician if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.
During the procedure, you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping at the treatment site. These sensations subside as the area becomes numb. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, or skin sensitivity. Sensation of fullness in the back of the throat after submental area treatment may occur as well. These effects are temporary and generally resolve within days or weeks. Though rare, some additional side effects may occur. As with any medical procedure, ask your provider if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.
Yes, you can. The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Patients often return to work on the same day after a CoolSculpting treatment is completed.
Always be sure to schedule a follow-up assessment with your CoolSculpting provider to review your results and discuss the option of additional treatments. Try to maintain a healthy lifestyle. A healthy body is a happy one. And we want you to be happy with your results!
You may start to see changes as quickly as 3 weeks after your treatment and will experience the most dramatic results after 2 months. Your body will continue to flush out fat cells for up to 4 to 6 months after treatment. However, results may vary for each patient.
No supplements are required after your CoolSculpting treatment. It’s not a diet and exercise program, so you won’t need to change any of your lifestyle habits. Many patients do feel more motivated to take care of themselves after a CoolSculpting treatment. It’s an investment in looking and feeling your best!
Many people, after seeing the results from their CoolSculpting procedure, feel even more motivated to stay close to their ideal weight. However, if you do gain weight, you may gain it evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas.