CoolSculpting: Convenient Body Sculpting

Fill 1Created with Sketch.

Looking to trim those love handles? Craving washboard abs? Tried out everything from pills to dieting and that stubborn fat just refuses to go away? Don’t quit the battle of the bulge yet – CoolSculpting!

CoolSculpting is increasingly becoming the preferred way of contouring problem areas such as the love handles, tummy, arms, and thighs. The cool technology is an easy and quick way of permanently getting rid of unwanted fat.

What’s the Science Behind CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a technology that makes use of cold temperatures to destroy fat cells below the skin. The dead fat cells are then gobbled up by other cells. The lipids, or the actual fat that was stored in these dead cells, are eliminated from the body. The process is also called cryolipolysis.

It all started when Harvard doctors noticed that dimples develop in certain children as a result of eating popsicles. It was observed that the dimples were created because of the constant exposure to the cold that destroyed fat cells in the cheeks. The doctors went on to develop CoolSculpting, a fat-freezing technology, which was approved by the FDA in 2010.

What Should I Expect?

A consultation with a plastic surgeon is the first step. A treatment plan is provided by the plastic surgeon as a result of the consultation.

On the scheduled day, you will lie down comfortably. A warming gel pad is first placed on the problem area to protect the superficial skin from the cold temperature. A handheld device is then placed on the gel pad.

The applicator of the device pulls the fat inside it using suction and then starts to cool it down. You may feel a slight pinch while the area is pulled, but it subsides quickly. You will not feel any pain, since the area becomes numb with the cold temperature. The duration of the treatment is around one hour.

After the procedure, the device and the protective gel pad are removed. The area is then massaged gently to smooth out the lumps, if any.

Advantages of CoolSculpting

• There is no surgery, which means there are no incisions that take a long time to heal.

• The fat that is eliminated stays eliminated, making this a permanent solution!

• You can read, use a mobile device, or sleep while you undergo the simple procedure.

• The procedure is quick and and requires no recovery period. You can immediately get back to work after the treatment.

• You can contour your body shape by getting rid of love handles and bulges with this one-hour treatment.

• CoolSculpting that results in fat loss is better than normal weight loss – lost weight can come back, while fat that is destroyed by CoolSculpting won’t come back.

• Losing fat is known to reduce the risk of certain health conditions.

Want to Learn More?

Want to learn more about CoolSculpting? If so, contact the office of Doctors William Umansky and Jeffrey Umansky, board-certified plastic surgeons, to make an appointment for a consultation.