How does CoolSculpting® Work
CoolSculpting® by ZELTIQ utilizes a patented method called Cryolipolysis™; the use of precisely controlled cooling to remove fat. This body sculpting treatment method is designed to kill and freeze fat cells without injury to the skin or other tissue that results from more invasive procedures such as liposuction. This non-surgical fat removal approach is suitable for both patients who need removal of areas of stubborn fat, as well as for those who are unwilling or hesitant to undergo surgery for fat removal. Visit the CoolSculpting®website for more information on these fat freezing treatments!
As the cooling starts, the patient feels a sensation of cold as the fat is being frozen. After a few minutes, that cold sensation soon dissipates. The patient is seated comfortably or lying down during the procedure. Many of our patients spend this time reading, working on their laptop, watching Netflix, HBO or even take a nap.
What Happens During the Procedure?
At Sculpt MD, we have the recently released – new and improved – ZELTIQ’s CoolSculpting® Applicators which provide shorter treatment times and have been shown to provide a 45 percent increase in treatment comfort. We listen to our patient’s needs and evaluate areas of concern, Dr Samra determines the best plan for fat reduction. During the procedure the applicator draws the fat into a cooling panel, The applicator draws in the bulge into a cooling panel, the sensation is a firm tug and pull – enough of a pull to ensure the tissue will be frozen most efficiently. Initially patient’s feel a cold sensation, after approximately 5 minutes the area tends to go numb.
CoolSculpting® is FDA-approved fat freezing technology. While the treatment is safe on your body, it is tough on the stubborn and resistant fat cells. CoolSculpting® was developed by scientists at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Natural Looking Results
Three months following a single CoolSculpting® session, patients have seen natural-looking results of a smoother and more toned treated area. Most of the crystallized fat cells will naturally work their way out of your body in the first two months, but we have patients reporting seeing fat reduction within just four weeks.
Safe and Convenient
A single CoolSculpting® session lasts only 35-45 minutes, with no incisions or downtime. CoolSculpting® is safe because of the highly targeted delivery of cooling affects in the affected area, leaving adjacent tissues untouched. It’s so convenient that during CoolSculpting® sessions, patients are able to read or even take a nap!
CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive and non-surgical fat reduction procedure. That means there are no incisions or pain to recover from. You’ll be able to get your treatment and go back to your normal routine of live, without any interruptions! You can even get CoolSculpting® on your lunch break!
CoolSculpting® is a great alternative to other fat reduction procedure that require you to go through surgery. In your treated areas, you can see up to 25% reduction in fat.
Zimmer ZWave Technology
The Zimmer Z-Wave is an innovative device which uses radial pulsed therapy in place of a manual massage following a CoolSculpting® procedure. The benefits of using Z-Wave in place of a manual massage have been clear; patients report less bruising and discomfort, and the results of the CoolSculpting® procedure are enhanced by up to 50%. Using the Z-Wave following a CoolSculpting® procedure has become standard among many CoolSculpting® practices, and we at Sculpt MD like to use it as well in order to give our patients the best results possible.
CoolSculpting vs Other Procedures
CoolSculpting vs Liposuction
While liposuction is a surgical procedure that requires anesthesia, CoolSculpting requires no downtime and allows you to return to daily activities. Liposuction may provide immediate results, but it will require weeks of recovery time. CoolSculpting offers excellent results and can be completed in about an hour or less.
CoolSculpting vs Weight Loss Procedures
CoolSculpting is not an alternative to weight loss procedures since it is a fat reducing method. It can be used as a complimentary procedure to help you achieve the sculpted body you are looking for after you’ve been losing weight. Diet, exercise, and weight loss procedures will help you lose weight, but they may not remove unwanted fat cells. CoolSculpting will freeze fat cells off your body.
Areas We Can Treat with CoolSculpting®
Your individualized treatment plan will be tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget. Additional sessions may further enhance your results.
Before and After Pictures
All patients treated by Dr Samra
Patient results may vary, ideal results are expected at 12 weeks
Frequently Asked Questions
The price for CoolSculpting® procedures varies depending on your areas of concern, the number of sessions needed, and your ultimate goals. We will help create a customized treatment plan that’s tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget.
We will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your CoolSculpting® session will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. We may schedule additional sessions in order to meet your goals.
Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), your body processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.
The CoolSculpting® procedure is FDA-cleared for the flank (love handles), abdomen, and thigh. With over one million CoolSculpting® treatments performed worldwide, it is proven to be a safe and effective treatment for non-surgical fat reduction.
Yes, you can. The CoolSculpting® procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Often times, patients return to work after their CoolSculpting® session is over.
During the procedure you may experience deep pulling, tugging, pinching, numbness or discomfort. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging and pain. Rare side effects may also occur. The CoolSculpting® procedure is not for everyone. You should not have the CoolSculpting® procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. The CoolSculpting® procedure is not a treatment for obesity. As with any medical procedure, ask us if the CoolSculpting® procedure is right for you.
You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. But your body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.
No supplements or pills are required and you do not have to adopt new diet and exercise habits. Many patients feel more motivated to take care of themselves after their CoolSculpting treatment. It is as if they get a second lease on their body and want to start anew again by taking even better care of themselves.
Many people, after seeing the results from their CoolSculpting® procedure, take even better care of themselves. However, if you do gain weight, you may gain it evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas.1
1. Data on file. ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc.