Liposuction has been the cool solution for removing unwanted fat among cosmetic surgery patients for decades, but something much cooler has come along in the form of CoolSculpting. Effective for all the usual areas including the neck, thighs, abdomen, and arms, CoolSculpting is superior to liposuction for many patients due to the non-invasive nature of the procedure. Using advanced cooling technology this approach freezes fat cells, causing them to be swept away by the body and creating a slimmer look.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
Cooling panels found inside a special device are placed on the area being treated, freezing fat cells so the body can wash them away over the next few months. Fat is far more vulnerable to cold than the cells that surround it, allowing this system to target them without harming any of the surrounding tissue. Even better, its able to accomplish its goal in just about an hour.
Will One Treatment With CoolSculpting Meet My Needs?
One treatment per target area is usually sufficient for meeting a patients intended goal, but occasionally more than one treatment may be necessary.
What Areas Are Eligible For Treatment With CoolSculpting?
The area under the neck where double chins form, the love handles, outer thighs, and inner thighs are all eligible for treatment using this procedure.
When Will I Start To See Results?
Typically patients treated with CoolSculpting will begin to see results in just a few weeks, but the total time it takes for the body to wash away the frozen fat can be as much as six months. The process isn’t fast, but its meant to eliminate fat that hasn’t responded to more traditional methods such as diet and exercise.
Is CoolSculpting An Invasive Procedure, What About Downtime?
CoolSculpting has no downtime associated with it in part due to its non-invasive nature. The results from CoolSculpting are a permanent fix for the area treated provided that the patient maintains a healthy diet and routine of exercise that prevents them from putting on more weight.
Is The Procedure Expensive?
While the final cost is going to depend on the physician you use and the size of the area you want to be treated, in addition to the number of treatments required, the full price of CoolSculpting falls in the $2-$4,000 range if treating multiple body areas. A consultation with your cosmetic surgeon can give you a better idea of what it’s going to cost you to treat your concerns.
The team at Allen Aesthetic Surgery has been helping people like you tackle their toughest aesthetic problem areas through the use of cosmetic surgery. Dr. Amber Allen is an accomplished plastic surgeon who is proud of the work she does, and would love to help you gain confidence by defeating those problem areas at her Raleigh, NC office. Call and schedule an appointment today to get a consultation on CoolSculpting, and learn what this advanced technology of cosmetic surgery can do in the hands of a caring professional.