Metabolic changes associated with aging, as well as certain lifestyle and nutrition choices, can lead to a gradual buildup of body fat. While increased exercise and healthy food choices can certainly help improve your overall body composition, stubborn areas of fat may yet remain.
There are several ways to address modest areas of unwanted fat throughout the body. A brief consultation appointment with our doctor can help you find the method that is right for you. As a licensed provider, we may recommend CoolSculpting® for patients who are generally within 13% or their ideal body mass index (BMI).
This innovative technology has been cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration as a non-invasive fat reduction treatment. Many patients embrace CoolSculpting to address lingering areas of unwanted fat on the abdomen, chin, upper arms, inner and outer thighs, as well as the love handle or so-called muffin top area.
The CoolSculpting treatment process is designed to directly target an area of unwanted body fat with controlled cooling technology. The process, which is known as cryolipolysis, affects small accumulations of fat cells and essentially freezes them.
The procedure involves placing a special gel pad and applicator onto the treatment area. A gently targeted cooling is then applied to the area to freeze the localized fat cells. The duration of the treatment can vary. Many patients will take it as an opportunity to read or check their email.
You might notice a gentle tingling sensation or feeling of intense cold in the treatment area. It should only last for a few minutes until the area numbs.
There is no downtime or necessary rest and recovery. Our doctor can answer any other questions you might have.
After the CoolSculpting treatment, your body’s natural processes will go to work on the fat cells in the treated area to safely eliminate them. The amount of time needed for the treatment area to show a more sculpted appearance can vary from person to person as well as the specific body part.
The number of treatments needed to achieve your desired results might vary depending on your goals as well as the areas you would like sculpted. If you have multiple areas in need of CoolSculpting, we might recommend scheduling additional treatment sessions.
If you have one or more stubborn areas of unwanted body fat that you would like addressed, we invite you to give us a call to see if you are a candidate for non-invasive CoolSculpting.