If you are looking for a way to get rid of stubborn areas of fat that won’t respond to diet and exercise, surgery is no longer your only option. Today, you can literally freeze that fat away with a non-surgical procedure known as CoolSculpting. This innovative treatment is available at the Institute of Plastic Surgery, giving our Colorado Springs patients the perfect way to sculpt the body contour without discomfort or downtime.
How does CoolSculpting work?
CoolSculpting uses a process known as cryolipolysis to destroy fat cells so they can be eliminated by the body. The procedure works on the theory that fat cells freeze at a higher temperature than other cells in the body. This means the controlled cooling delivered to the treatment area during a CoolSculpting treatment destroys stubborn fat cells without damaging the surrounding skin and tissue. The CoolSculpting treatment takes about one hour to complete and is relatively comfortable. In fact, our patients find they can relax, read or even sleep during their treatment session. After treatment, you will be able to return to your regular activities right away in most cases, without any telltale signs you just had a cosmetic treatment performed.
Who is it for?
CoolSculpting is recommended for both men and women with isolated, stubborn areas of fat they have not been able to get rid of through lifestyle changes. The procedure typically removes about 25 percent of the fat cells in the treatment area with each treatment session. This treatment is not to be used for weight loss and is generally advised for patients that are within about 30 pounds of their target weight. For these patients, CoolSculpting offers significant body contouring benefits in typical problem areas where bulges of fat commonly accumulate.
What areas can it treat?
CoolSculpting is a versatile treatment that can address a broad range of problem spots, including:
- Abdomen and muffin top
- Hips and flanks
- Inner and outer thighs
- Upper and lower back
Dr. Rupesh Jain at the Institute of Plastic Surgery will meet with you prior to your CoolSculpting treatment to discuss your specific concerns and body contouring goals. If CoolSculpting is not the best choice for your needs, they also offer other types of body contouring procedures, including the revolutionary Vaser Lipo, to help you achieve the body profile you are hoping for.
What can I expect from the results?
CoolSculpting is not an instant fix for those problem bulges. After your procedure, it will take time for the treated fat cells to die and be eliminated through your body’s natural processes. You will see your results develop in the weeks and even months following your procedure. In fact, your friends may think you have been putting in extra workouts at the gym rather than undergoing a cosmetic treatment! Some patients will achieve full results after a single Cool Sculpting treatment, but others may opt to undergo one or two more sessions to get even more dramatic results. If you have more than one session, they are generally spaced a number of months apart to ensure the results of one treatment are fully evident before scheduling another. Once you achieve those full results, they should be permanent as long as you maintain a healthy weight over the long term. CoolSculpting is an innovative, versatile treatment that can address many different problem spots in your quest to create a smoother, leaner body contour. To learn more about this procedure, contact us today!