If you’ve nearly reached your ideal weight range or have long been “almost there,” you may be a good candidate for CoolSculpting®.
This minimally invasive body contouring system can minimize stubborn fat pockets that seem to cling to your waist, upper thighs, upper arms, and back. It can even do away with a pesky double chin.
At Sterling Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Mark Mathieson offers CoolSculpting as one of numerous services designed to enhance your appearance, as well as your self-confidence. Read on to learn more about this treatment and whether it may be a smart option for you.
CoolSculpting technology cools fat cells in targeted treatment areas to disrupt their integrity. These fat cells gradually die off and your body eliminates them. All of this is done without any needles, incisions, or special diets.
When CoolSculpting treatment starts, you’ll briefly feel intense coldness before the treatment areas grow numb. Throughout the 35-60-minute session, you may feel a pushing and pulling sensation and a bit of tingling or mild stinging, but most people find these effects quite tolerable.
You can relax by reading, napping, or playing a game on your phone. And afterward you can get back to your usual daily activities, no downtime required.
Results from CoolSculpting
Results appear gradually as your body eliminates fat cells. These fat cells are eventually reduced by an average of 20%.
Given the natural look and gradual nature of the results, you won’t look as though you suddenly “had work done.” And because eliminated fat cells don’t return, CoolSculpting results are permanent.
Good candidates for CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared and was rigorously tested for patients’ ensured safety. It’s so targeted and controlled, the treatment won’t damage surrounding tissues. That said, it’s not ideal for everyone.
You may be an excellent candidate for CoolSculpting if:
- You maintain an overall healthy body weight
- If you do carry excess weight, the amount is modest
- You have fat stores that stick around, even with healthy lifestyle habits
- You aren’t pregnant, attempting to get pregnant, or breastfeeding
- You don’t have a chronic medical condition
- You tolerate brief coldness well
- You hope to trim down in particular areas without surgery
- You plan to continue healthy lifestyle habits after your treatment
To learn more about CoolSculpting or schedule a consultation, call our office in Sarasota, Florida, or email us through our website. We would love to help you meet your aesthetic goals and feel more comfortable about your physique.