Do you wish you could have a slimmer, more toned physique without undergoing a lengthy, invasive procedure? For many men and women, stubborn fat deposits prevent them from feeling confident in their appearance. CoolSculpting® is an FDA-approved, non-invasive fat removal procedure designed to help sculpt a firmer, more fabulous you. Dr. Thompson is a board-certified plastic surgeon who can customize a treatment to transformation plan just for you.
How Is CoolSculpting® Performed?
During your initial consultation, Dr. Thompson will evaluate your treatment areas and will develop your custom-tailored treatment to transformation plan based on your body type and the results you desire.
- CoolSculpting® uses science, not surgery, to treat your stubborn fat deposits. Fat freezes at a higher temperature than other body tissues, making it more susceptible to freezing while preserving the surrounding tissue.
- Controlled cooling is directed into the adipose tissue, gently freezing the fat cells underneath the skin.
- The targeted fat cells crystallize and are destroyed.
- Over time, your body naturally rids itself of the frozen cells, which leaves a slimmer and more sculpted appearance.
CoolSculpting® Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a good CoolSculpting® candidate?
Ideal candidates for CoolSculpting® are in good health and have realistic expectations about their results. People seeking CoolSculpting® have noticeable deposits of fat that prevent them from having the sculpted figure they desire. CoolSculpting® is specifically designed to treat fat that is resistant to diet and exercise, but it is not a weight-loss program.
Should I combine other treatments with my CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® can be performed alone to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat in the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks area, or it can be followed-up by other non-surgical body contouring procedures, such as CoolTone™. CoolTone™ enhances your slimmer contours by helping to build muscle in the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks. This technology uses magnetic muscle stimulation (MMS) to force repeated muscle contractions, resulting in muscle development.
Is CoolSculpting® an alternative to liposuction?
CoolSculpting® effectively reduces localized fat deposits; however, it cannot achieve the same level of results as liposuction or any other body contouring surgery. Because liposuction is a surgical procedure, it can achieve much more significant fat removal. Liposuction or Smartlipo can be performed nearly anywhere on the body to firm up your silhouette.
Is CoolSculpting® safe?
Yes. Although it may sound intimidating to “freeze” and “eliminate cells,” CoolSculpting® is very safe. Fat cells are very sensitive to cold temperatures; however, the surrounding healthy cells are not. Therefore, with this treatment, you can minimize the fatty cells you do not want while protecting the healthy cells around them.
What is the cost of a CoolSculpting® procedure?
The cost of your CoolSculpting® procedure will vary depending on the extent of correction required to help you achieve your desired results and the number of areas you would like to treat. Our patient coordinator will provide you with a price based on your individual treatment to transformation plan.
You can now earn Allē points for your CoolSculpting® treatments. With this program, you earn points for various treatments and can redeem $10 for every 100 points to save on future treatments. In addition to CoolSculpting®, all of the following products and treatments are eligible for Allē points: BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM®, KYBELLA®, LATISSE®, and Natrelle®.
How long is a CoolSculpting® session?
Each CoolSculpting® treatment is different, and treatment time varies between patients depending on the number of areas being treated. Some CoolSculpting® treatments can be as short as an hour or up to several hours and take place in our comfortable spa room. Many patients use this time to read, check email, watch a movie, or even sleep.
Do you offer CoolSculpting® with the benefits of the new CoolAdvantage™ applicator?
Yes. The CoolAdvantage™ applicator system offers three interchangeable heads to treat certain areas on the body, specifically the abdomen, flanks, and inner thighs. Compared to its earlier design, this new applicator cuts the treatment time nearly in half, covers more of the area being treated, and is more comfortable for the patients.
What happens to the fat that is damaged during the CoolSculpting® process?
The fat cells that are frozen during your CoolSculpting® treatment will die. Your body absorbs the dead cells and naturally eliminates them. This process permanently treats the stubborn fat in your problem areas. Once removed, these fat cells do not return.
When will I see my results? And how long will they last?
Many patients begin to see noticeable results about four to six weeks after their treatment, but some patients may require a second treatment to achieve the results they desire. CoolSculpting® permanently eliminates excess fat. Results are long lasting when patients maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Are CoolSculpting® treatments painful?
Some patients may feel some minor discomfort initially in the form of pressure, tugging, pinching, numbness, and intense cold. However, this feeling usually dissipates after the first few minutes of treatment. Most patients find CoolSculpting® treatment so comfortable that they can read, watch videos, use their phones, or even nap during their treatment.
What are the side effects of CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® has a low risk of complications. However, some patients do experience minor side effects. Aside from the minimal discomfort that may be experienced during treatment, typical side effects following the procedure include numbness, redness, swelling, minor bruising, tingling, and stinging. These side effects are mild and generally only last several hours. It should be noted that if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria, CoolSculpting® is not the right treatment for you.
How can I maintain my CoolSculpting® results?
While you don’t need to take supplements or alter your lifestyle to achieve your results, most patients find that a healthy lifestyle that includes diet and exercise helps them maintain the quality of their results. CoolSculpting® provides many patients with a new outlook on their life and body, and they commit to maintaining their appearance following treatment. However, if you do gain weight, fat is distributed throughout your body.
We Want to Hear From You!
Our friendly staff is eager to hear from you. We are available to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your CoolSculpting® procedure. Contact us to schedule your consultation with Dr. Thompson today!
“As always Dr. Thompson and the staff are awesome. They have answers to all your questions and make you feel at home, lets not forget the fact that no matter what you get done you will be happy with the results.”Lillian L. (Patient since 2019)
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