Do you have stubborn fat around your midsection that you have not been able to eliminate through rigorous diet and exercise? If you want to get rid of these fat deposits without surgery, and you are at or near your ideal weight, CoolSculpting® is an FDA-approved, non-invasive fat reduction treatment that can help you achieve your desired look. This innovative treatment, available from our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul LoVerme, requires no anesthesia or incisions. CoolSculpting® is designed to eliminate excess fat cells naturally and gradually around the abdomen, lower back, and hips and thighs. Depending on your ultimate needs and goals, this procedure can often serve as an alternative to liposuction or other surgical fat reduction options. As a plastic surgeon, Dr LoVerme can expertly offer you multiple options in body contouring to give you the best option for YOU, your lifestyle and budget.
How Does It Work?
CoolSculpting® utilizes a carefully controlled cooling technique called cryolipolysis to specifically target the fat cells in the treatment area – any surrounding skin and tissue are typically unharmed during the process. A specialized cooling device is pressed against the target areas, which cools and ultimately shrinks the targeted fat cells. These fat cells are later filtered from the body through natural processes. The skin is often tightened during the process.
What to Expect?
CoolSculpting® typically takes no longer than one hour per treatment area, and many patients can have this treatment performed during their lunch break and resume normal activities right after the procedure. During the procedure, some patients may experience a mild sensation of pulling, tugging, or pinching around treatment sites. Following the procedure, mild numbness, tingling, or redness may be present at treated areas. Any side effects typically subside quickly, and many patients do not experience any significant side effects at all. Patients have often described the CoolSculpting® procedure as pleasant enough to peacefully fall asleep during treatment. Since this isn’t a surgical procedure, there is generally no downtime following CoolSculpting®. Full results can typically be seen within two to four months following the procedure. Multiple treatments may be necessary to achieve optimal results.
If you have any questions about CoolSculpting®, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. LoVerme or our Coolsculpting Team Leader, please contact us today.
Postoperative Photos: Two months after (+3 pounds)