At Weston Plastic Surgery we offer non-invasive CoolSculpting® treatments. CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical body sculpting method proven to reduce pockets of fat from areas of the body. Using patented technology, the CoolSculpting® system is designed to freeze fat cells without harming the skin, which can diminish unwanted bulges and create smoother, leaner contours. Typically, patients who choose CoolSculpting® are either not good candidates for surgical procedures, such as abdominoplasty or liposuction, or are patients who may be good candidates for liposuction, but do not want to undergo the the anesthesia and recovery of surgery. With customized CoolSculpting® treatment plans developed by our plastic surgeon, Robert E. Rothfield, MD, FACS, men and women who desire a slimmer physique have been able to resculpt troublesome areas of their figure.
If you are interested in learning more about CoolSculpting®, we invite you to explore the informative sections below and schedule a body contouring consultation with Dr. Rothfield.
Benefits of CoolSculpting®
The versatile, FDA-approved CoolSculpting® system can reduce fat in several areas of the body, including:
- Lower back
- Saddle bags
- Banana roll
- Double chin (See CoolMini™)
Each CoolSculpting® session typically reduces approximately 20 to 25% of excess fat from treatment areas. Sessions can be repeated to produce further fat loss and achieve the optimal results you desire. Ultimately, a consultation with Dr. Rothfield will reveal which approach is best suited for addressing your needs.
How Does CoolSculpting® Work?
Through a process called cryolipolysis, fat cells become damaged and are then eliminated from the body. As the number of fat cells diminishes from the treatment area, a leaner, smoother look gradually appears. Results typically take at least three months to achieve. As with liposuction, the fat cells that are removed with CoolSculpting® will not come back. It is important, however, to maintain your weight to prevent your remaining fat cells from expanding.
Candidates for CoolSculpting®
Good candidates for CoolSculpting® are typically at or near their target weight, with isolated areas of excess fat. Typically, patients who are not interested in or who are unsuitable for liposuction techniques gravitate toward this non-invasive option.
What to Expect During CoolSculpting® Treatment
There is no anesthesia or topical anesthetic required to complete CoolSculpting® treatment. To begin the session, a gel pad is placed upon the treatment area. Gentle suction from the applicator firmly draws your skin and fat into a specialized cup where it is then cooled until numb. Once the apparatus reaches the appropriate temperature, the fat cells become frozen and begin to die off. The skin immediately initiates an inflammatory response to begin the process of ridding the damaged cells from the body. The area is massaged to facilitate circulation to the area, which aims to optimize the quality of results. Each treatment session lasts approximately 30 minutes.
CoolMini™ for Double-Chin Reduction
When treating excess fat beneath the chin, we use a specialized CoolSculpting® applicator called the CoolMini™. The unique size and design of the applicator makes it ideal for double-chin reduction. On average, each session with the CoolMini™ can result in 20% fat loss in the treated area.
The three interchangeable CoolAdvantage™ applicators can make treatment more effective in different areas of the body. The unique designs conform to the inner thighs, flanks, and abdomen and allow for treatment of larger areas of tissue.
While the fat reduction process begins immediately upon treatment, it typically takes about three weeks before patients start noticing results. As the body keeps working to metabolize the damaged fat cells, results should continue to progress. Final results are usually visible at three months after treatment; however, each patient is different and times may vary. Patients are generally very pleased with the smoother, more slender look that CoolSculpting® can create. In some instances, Dr. Rothfield may recommend additional treatment sessions to help patients achieve their goals. These sessions can be scheduled in advance to ensure optimal timing between treatments.
If you are interested in achieving a slimmer, leaner physique without surgery, we encourage you to contact our practice to schedule a CoolSculpting® consultation with Dr. Rothfield.