Sometimes, excess fat that has accumulated in the body cannot be removed even with rigorous diet and exercise, which can be really frustrating. CoolSculpting is a non-surgical body contouring procedure that relies on the principle of cryolipolysis to remove such excess fat without harming the surrounding tissues or skin. Non-invasive procedures are an ideal option for individuals who are not comfortable with surgery. Unlike traditional fat removal procedures, this treatment does not involve any surgical incisions, needles, pain, or anesthesia. Coolscupting by Zeltique can effectively eliminate fat from the abdomen, love handles, bra rolls and muffin-tops — without any recovery time.
CoolSculpting Zeltiq Procedure
This is an innovative alternative to invasive and minimally invasive liposuction techniques. The FDA approved CoolSculpting device makes use of advanced cooling technology called cryolipolysis to remove stubborn, exercise resistant fat bulges from the targeted area. The surgeon places the non-invasive applicator on the treatment site and the fatty bulge is drawn up between its two cooling panels using a gentle vacuum pressure. The cooling plates are activated to the specific temperature where fat cells are broken down leaving the skin, nerves, blood vessels, etc. unaffected. The body then absorbs these dead cells and eliminates them naturally via the body’s normal metabolic process.
Depending on the size and number of the areas to be treated, each CoolSculpting treatment can last anywhere from one to several hours. During the procedure, the patients remain totally relaxed and active.
After the treatment, some redness, minor bruising, stinging, discomfort or lack of sensation in the treated areas is typical. However, these issues are temporary and resolve quickly and completely. There is no recovery time after the procedure and patients can resume normal activities the same day, including work and exercise. However, recovery time may vary depending on the condition of the patient.
This process usually takes an hour per area and several areas can be treated at one time in some cases. Results are visible after one session and additional sessions may further improve the results. The most dramatic effects are seen after one to three months. As the body is flushing out dead fat cells it will continue doing so for up to four to six months after the treatment. Results are considered permanent as the cells are eliminated four to six months after treatment.
The best candidates for the treatment are individuals who are close to their ideal body weight with small fatty bulges that are resistant to diet and exercise. It is also important that the patient has realistic expectations about the results. As a completely non-surgical option, CoolSculpting offers many benefits
- No needles and suction hoses
- No scars or incisions
- No anesthesia
- Simple and painless
- Short procedure
- No pre-surgical preparations
- Little to no downtime
- Quick recovery
- Effective fat removal and natural-looking results
For optimal results, it is important to have the CoolSculpting Zeltiq treatment at an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practice. Reliable practices would be equipped with a state-of-the-art outpatient operating room and have skilled and experienced surgeons to perform the procedure. Optimal results can be expected by choosing a plastic surgeon who is experienced in performing this procedure.