CoolSculpting Body Contouring Treatments

Attempts to lose weight and get in better shape frequently end in frustration. Even individuals who are at or near their ideal weight deal with problem areas. While CoolSculpting is not a weight loss treatment, it is a nonsurgical option for reducing specific pockets of stubborn fat.

CoolSculpting is an FDA approved treatment for reducing pockets of fat in the body or under the chin. It is performed in North Carolina plastic surgery office, under the direction of a CoolSculpt-trained medical professional.

The CoolSculpting machine consists of a freezing unit and an applicator which uses a combination of suction and cold to reach beneath layers of skin and direct cold to fat cells. These fat cells freeze and die and are excreted from the body over time.

Most patients report that the treatments are relaxing and cause no discomfort. Most patients will undergo several treatment sessions.

While CoolSculpting is not designed to be used for weight loss, many patients will lose a small amount of weight. Fat deposits in treated areas can be reduced by as much as 25%. Results are seen gradually as the fat cells die off, which can take several months.

In addition to the reduction of fat cells in a treated area, patients may see additional benefits such as increased skin firmness and a small decrease in the appearance of cellulite.

Doctors caution that it is important to keep realistic expectations about CoolSculpting results, which may be subtle to moderate but will not result in extensive weight loss.

Because CoolSculpting requires no sedation and has no downtime, most healthy people are excellent candidates for the procedure.

The best way to find out more about CoolSculpting is to schedule a consultation with a cosmetic surgery provider, who can discuss this and other body contouring options and formulate a treatment plan based upon your goals, budget and needs.